José María Sánchez García

José María Sánchez García was born in Don Benito (Badajoz, Spain) in 1975 and graduated in 2002 at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM), where he is nowadays associate professor in architecture. In 2006 he established his own studio in Madrid. 

His work has been awarded the first prize in the AR+D Architectural Review Awards for Emerging Architecture (2009), the Design Vanguard 2009 Award, the IX European Prize for Architecture Philippe Rotthier (2011), as well as the distinction for Young Architects at the XI BEAU - Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism and the prize of the VII Iberoamerican Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism; his work was selected for the X Contractworld Award 2010, in the Zumtobel Group Award 2012 and in the Mies van der Rohe Award 2013.

His work has been widely published, nationally and internationally, in periodicals such as  “Arquitectura Viva”, “2G”, “Casabella”, “Abitare”, “The Architectural Review”, “Detail”, “Architektur Aktuell”, “Azure”, “Future” and “A+U”.

He has been invited to the Cornell University in New York, held lectures and conferences at the RIBA-Royal Institute of British Architects and in several other universities, both in Spain and abroad; in 2007-2008 he received a scholarship from the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome.

Among his works: Environment of the Roman Temple of Diana in Mérida (Spain, 2005-2008); Sports Innovation Centre “el Anillo”, Guijo de Granadilla, Cáceres (Spain, 2008-2009); Rowing Centre, Alange (Spain, 2008-2010); Hostelry of tourism in the Castillo de la Luna en Alburquerque, Badajoz and in the Convento de San Juan de Dios in Olivenza, Badajoz (Spain, under construction).

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