María and Juanjo graduated from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Sevilla in 2000. In 2001, after a one-year scholarship at L´École d´Architecture de Paris-la Seine in France, they both worked for renowned Spanish architect Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra. Following this experience they established their own office SOL89 in 2003, a practice in which they strive to accommodate research, teaching and professional practice. Over the years, SOL89 has had the chance to carry out and build projects throughout intermediate spaces of the city as well as reusing obsolete structures. This work has been widely published in national and international magazines and journals and has received several awards, most recently: Silver Medal of the Fassa Bortolo Prize (Italy, 2013), the Wienerberger 1st Prize (Austria, 2014), Silver Medal of the Fritz-Höger Preis (Germany, 2014), the Grand Prix Philippe Rotthier of European Architecture (Belgium, 2014), 1st prize of the X Enor Spanish Young Architecture Award (Spain, 2015) and the 40under40 prize of the Chicago Athenaeum for Young european architects (USA, 2015). They are finalists of the Spanish Biennale of Architecture 2014, they have been nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture-Mies van der Rohe Award 2015 and chosen for the Spanish Pavilion in the XV Biennale di Venezia 2016, winner of the Golden Lion. They are Associate Professors at the Department of Design of the Architecture School in Seville since 2005 and their professional and academic career also spans the field of architectural thought; They have published articles and spoken at conferences, as well as directed seminars and meetings, such as the International Congress dedicated to the work of Jørn Utzon for the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía (2009) and the triannual seminar Acciones Comunes (2013-2016) for the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo about artistic and architectural strategies that intervene in the intermediate spaces of the city. They are the coauthors of the books Cuaderno Rojo (2010) and Acciones Comunes (2014), and authors of Proyectos Encontrados (2012) as well as El dibujo del mundo (2014, Research Award of the Spanish Biennale of Architecture 2016). In this order, these books are reflections about the debris of contemporary architectural culture and the idea of journey and drawing in the work of the Norwegian architect Sverre Fehn.
Marta Pelegrín and Fernando Pérez established MEDIOMUNDO arquitectos in 2005, a practice for the production of architecture and research. Their works have won numerous prizes at both national and international competitions for the completion of urban design, housing, rehabilitation and inheritance, social and educational facilities, and university buildings.
MEDIOMUNDO arquitectos is a space of reflection and production of architecture which, by means of diverse projects, is linked to professionals and agents involved in creative processes, thus generating a common net of interests.
After working for Spanish architects Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos from 2000 to 2005 in Seville and Amsterdam, Marta stablished her own practice together with Fernando. Marta is Associate Professor at the Department of Design of the Architecture School in Seville since 2006, in Malaga (2005-2006), and is leading professor and coordinator of Cátedra Blanca Sevilla since 2006. She is visiting professor for Master Courses Ciudad y Arquitectura Sostenibles (R.D.1393/07), Universidad de Sevilla. Fernando has been associated professor at the Facultad de Arquitectura de la Universidad de la República Uruguay (1996-2001), and at Department of Design of the Architecture School in Seville (2017).
Their works have also been awarded such as the International 2ºPrize “XXIV Premio obras CEMEX 2015” Best Sustainable Building Category and 2ºPrize Best the Institutional/Industry Category. 1ºPrize Andalucia Interior Design Award 2016, Honorable Mention of Colegio Oficial Arquitectos Sevilla, Research Award and Publication Award the 13th Spanish Biennale of Architecture 2016 (“Architecture set: everyday life prepositions” Programm and Catalog Edition), “DayLight Spaces Award” from Danube University of Krems Austria (2014), Finalist at VI Endesa Awards 2012, finalist at “Architectural Processes 2014 Award”( Superior Council of Architects of Spain), shortlisted Archdaily Best Project 2016, 0+10+X World Architecture Community (2014 Awarded Social Center, Sevilla), Shortlisted at 11th Spanish Architecture and Urban Planning Biennale 2014 (Cañada del Rosal Library, Sevilla), Awarded at 9th Spanish Architecture and Urban Planning Biennale 2010 (Research Award “Urban Attributes Programme”), finalist at Architectural Journal Emerging Women Architectural Awards 2015, London.
They have been invited to present their work at internationally at Instituto Cervantes in Beijing, Instituto Cervantes in Vienna, Universidad de la Republica Uruguay, Universidad International de Andalucía, and in Congreses at Vienna University, Facultad Arquitectura Oporto, Lusófona Lisboa, Politéncia Valencia, ETS. Arquitectura Madrid, Málaga, Granada, Zaragoza, Barcelona, Colegio Oficial Arquitectos de Cádiz, Málaga, Almería y Granada, among others.
They have directed several research programs and seminars such as Urban Atributes (Contemporary Andalusian Centre of Art, CAAC,2006-2009), teached at several programs of UNIA Arte y Pensamiento (2005-2015) and curated the exhibition program Architecture: Everyday Life prepositions (for CAAC, Mostra Espanha2015 and Centro Centro Cibeles Madrid, 2014-16). They are co-author and editors of of publication, Architecture: Everyday Life prepositions (Universidad de Sevilla, 2015), and Marta is to publish Exposed Projects (Universidad de Sevilla, KORA collection 2015) linked to her PHD research.
Their designs have been shown in several exhibitions, such as “The Summer Exhibition 2016” at the Royal Accademy of London, 13th Spanish Architecture Biennale (Granada, 2016), “22Couples and Co” at Berlin Spanish Embassy(2015), Hamburg TU-IBA(2016) and Fundación Madariaga Sevilla(2016), in Centro Centro Cibeles Madrid (2016), Mostra Espanha (2015),and Contemporary Art Andalusian Centre (2014).
Amongst other works one should highlight the Health Sciences Faculty (University of Granada), Ciber social Centre Macarena (Seville), San Francisco Movie Theatre (Vejer de la Frontera, Cadiz), Cañada Rosal Municipal Library (Seville), Membrilla Health Centre (Ciudad Real), the Primary School Arrayanes (Granada), and several council housing projects.
MEDIOMUNDO arquitectos also designs in collaboration with EDDEA and ATLANTICA platforms (Seville) urban master plans, offices and facilities design and housing developments, in Moskow, St Petersburg, Minsk, and Nairobi (2015-2017)
Granada, Metropolitan Gravel Mine Park and La Rinconada Fairgrounds in Sevilla, all of which focus a great deal of attention on sustainability and environmental design.
Alejandro Acosta Morales
Alejandro Acosta Morales, Spanish producer and DJ, founding member of Mojo Project in the 2000, with more than 300 concerts in recent years and 3 albums in the Spanish revelation group market of 2004 according to the newspaper El País. He has one nomination for Grammy Latinos 2008 as Producer of the Year, as well as two nominations for Music Awards as “Best Sound Technician” and “Best Artistic Production”. He is currently immersed in his new project Fuel Fandango with the singer Cordobesa Nita, with which they have 3 albums and more than 25 countries visited.
Ana Ruiz Pérez
Architect Counseling Public Works. Cabildo of Lanzarote
Ana Ruiz Pérez, Graduate Architect by the “ Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Granada” in 2012 and Master in Cadastre, urban architecture and Property Valuations by the Jaen University.
From the beginning of her career she has worked in several areas of the public administration; Urban architecture and cadaster Director in Encinas Reales Town hall, Córdoba from 2012 to 2015. She has participed in the energy efficiency proyects developed by the Granada Town hall from 2012 to 2015. Now a days, she’s architect in “Consejería de Obras Públicas del Cabildo Insular de Lanzarote” where she directs building works and urban works In Lanzarote Island.
José Carlos Márquez
Coordinator of Culture
Jose Carlos Márquez Martín is the Coordinator of the Culture Department at the island council in Lanzarote – one of the Canary islands declared Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO in 1993. Jose Carlos is graduated in Social Education and has worked in different management jobs since 2004, developing his professional work in the cultural area as responsible of different cultural areas such as: The Salinero Theatre; The Music Conservatory and School-CIEM; El Almacén (Cultural Innovation Centre) and the Island Library being these, among others, the main cultural institutions of the island. At the same time, Jose Carlos is in charge of the financial organization and management of the Cultural Department.