Arantza Ozaeta and Alvaro Martín head the architectural office TallerDE2 since 2007 [ ], which makes an ongoing commitment to research and knowledge, both in training and innovative practice. Their work has international scope, been recognised, published and awarded on several occasions.
Arantza Ozaeta and Alvaro Martín’s work is mainly developed between Spain, Germany and Italy, where they are teaching, researching and building recent winning competitions. They studied architecture at the Madrid Polytechnic ETSAM and at the TU Delft of The Netherlands. In Rotterdam they collaborated in MVRDV. They completed the coursework for the PhD at the Madrid Polytechnic ETSAM in the Department of Advanced Projects where they are PhD candidates.
They have taught at the Architectural Association (Summer School London 2013), the Architectural Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain), Hochschule Coburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), Ural State Technical University of Ekaterimburg (Russia). In addition, they have actively participated in debates and lectures.
Arantza Ozaeta and Alvaro Martín won the European competition Europan-9 in Selb (Germany) in 2008, where they are developing an entire master-plan through the Urban Acupuncture Principle. Among their awards, they have received the German Bauwelt
Prize 2013 “First Works”, Finalists at the XII Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennale 2013, the prize COAM Luis M. Mansilla 2013 as the Best foreign project made by a Spanish office abroad. Recently, the Spanish magazine ‘Arquitectura Viva’ selected them as “one of the eight most representative young Spanish studios”, and director Arantza Ozaeta was shorlisted “Emerging woman of the year 2014” from the British magazine AJ.

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