CARLOS MARTINEZ-ARRARAS

COORDINATOR / FACULTY MADRID

Carlos Martínez-Arrarás (Madrid, 1961) is an architect and urbanist by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in 1986 and Master in Research in Art and Creation (MFA) by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2012.

Founding partner of the office Taller de Ideas in 1988 where he developed his professional work for 25 years managing numerous projects of Urban Design and Architecture. The work done during this stage have received numerous awards such as, the European Prize for Urban Development (“Highly Commended “) awarded by the European Community and the European Council of Town Planners to the work “Planning Guidelines Basque Country ” in 1995, the “Pedro Bidagor” planning Award of the Architects Association of Madrid, to the best of urban project in 1998, given to the Historic Center Renovation Guidelines Project in Alcobendas, Madrid.  The works carried out under his direction have been awarded numerous prizes in architectural competitions such as the 1st. Prize Competition of Ideas for the IMDEA NETWORKS Headquarters in Madrid 2007.

Additionally is the founding partner of URBAN NETWORKS in 2010, a company whose mission is innovation in transforming cities and territories.

His teaching activity started in 1991 as Professor of Urban Design in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning at University San Pablo CEU. Professor of Urban and Regional Planning and Metropolitan School of Architecture at the University CEU San Pablo since 1998 and has been also teaching at the University of Salamanca.

His research is directed toward the urban design and the development of tools for the symbolic construction of the city as well as the relationship between Art and City.

He has been member of the advisory committee in Urbanism of the Architects Association of Madrid (COAM) and currently is member of the board of representatives of COAM and member of Madrid Think Tank as director of the Virtual Madrid project.

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