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Juan Gavilanes, Madrid 1967.

Architect graduate by ETSA Madrid / UPM (1992). Doctor in Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) in 2012 with his doctoral thesis entitled: “A trip to Costa del Sol (1959-1969): Project and Transformation at the beginning of Modern Tourism".

He currently works as an architect from his professional study. Co-founder member of the study GG2 architects (visit website). During recent years, GG2 architects have implemented a vision of architecture understood from the qualities of space, proportion, light and materiality, in a wide range of scales of intervention.

His work has been received several awards from 2001 up to present in recognition of his architectural and urban design projects. Award winner in different categories such as Planning and Public Space (2001, 2003, 2007, 2009), Rehabilitation and Restoration (2003, 2005, 2007), Architecture (2003, 2005, 2015, 2016) and Interior Architecture (2003). His studio has won several national and international competitions (1997, 2000, 2006, 2012).

He has just been awarded the first Prize of the "Premios Malaga 2016" by the Official College of Architects of Malaga for his building for the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Malaga. Also selected as Finalist in the XIII BEAU, Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism 2015 by the Ministry of Development and Second Prize Award at the Ateneo de Malaga 2015, in the period 2005-2010.

Other projects featured in his career are the Miraflores Health Center and the OMAU building in Malaga; the Cervantes Theatre, the Archaeological Museum and the Viewpoints of Uriqui in Alora; or the Urban Renewal of the Street of Marqués de Larios and the Plaza de la Constitucion in Malaga, along with other areas in the historic center of Malaga, such as the Plaza de las Flores, Calle Bola or the squares Spinola and Siglo.

Member of the Board of Contemporary Architecture Foundation, based in Cordoba, since 2014. Patronato de la Fundación Arquitectura Contemporánea. As an trustee, he has participated in the program MadeinSpain 5 of the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at CUNY (New York, 2016).

He has been guest professor in international workshops and workshops at UNAM (Mexico City, 2008), Quito (2009) and San Salvador (2010).

His research interests range from architecture and Tourism, Artificial Intelligence applications in architectural design issues or renovation and rehabilitation projects of the urban landscape in European historic centers.

He received the TurismoEspaña Fellowship in 2008. And his Doctoral Thesis has won the 2013 Prize in Malaga Architecture Promotion granted by the Official College of Architects of Malaga.

Photography: Javier Albiñana