Óscar López Alba


Category: Architect
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 Curriculum

He took a degree in Architecture, ETSA, A Coruña (2001). He directed the Restoration Office of Sarria (Lugo) from February 2004 to September 2011. He is the correspondent of “Pasajes de Arquitectura y Crítica” for Galicia.

 Work & Activities

PRIZES FOR RESTORATION WORKS:

-February 2007 - December 2007: 1st prize for the restoration of Felguera Market in Langreo (Asturias).
-October 2006 - July 2010: 1st prize for the restoration of the old ‘Hotel Comercio’ to be used as flats for young people (Monforte – Lugo). Xunta de Galicia.
-November 2001: Finalist of the contest to design the central offices of the Association of Architects of Leon.

SELECTION OF RESTORATION PROJECTS:

-March 2010 - November 2010: Restoration of the old ‘Joyería Malde’ in Santiago for the central offices of Araguaney Foundation.
-January 2010 - May 2011: Restoration of the Music School of Sarria (Lugo).
-June 2007 - March 2010: Restoration of a building for pilgrim’s lodging in Palas de Rei (Lugo). S.A. Xestión do Xacobeo - Xunta de Galicia.
-January 2009 - December 2011: restoration of two buildings of the Xunta de Galicia in A Tinería (Lugo). IGVS. Units 151205 150438.

PRIZES OF NEW WORK IDEAS CONTESTS

-September 2011 (finalist). Caldoval Centre, Mugardos (A Coruña).
-December 2009 (3rd prize). Mandeo Ethnographic Centre, Curtis (A Coruña).
-July 2008: 2nd prize in the Contest of Ideas to design the Cultural Centre of Lérez (Pontevedra).
-March 2007: 1st accesit for the courts building in O Barco de Valdeorras (Ourense). Xunta de Galicia.
-December 2005: (accesit). Centre for Maritime Education in Burela (Lugo).
-October 2002: Mention for the proposals of the houses in Huercal – Overa at the Nacional Contest for Young Architects in Andalucia.

PRIZES OF PROJECTS CONTESTS:

-September 2012 (1st prize). HOTELERA TERMAL School in Verín (Ourense) within the Euroregión Termal-Agua Project. Operative programme of cooperation between Spain and Portugal 2007-2013 (poctep), FEDER funds of the European Union.
-October 2008: 1st prize for the Centro Tecnológico Lácteo de Galicia building, USC - Xunta de Galicia.
-March 2008: 1st prize for the old people’s home in Arriendas (Asturias).

PROJECT SELECTION

-January 2008 - August 2012: Residencial home for mental sick people in A Mariña (Cervo - Lugo).
-April 2008 - May 2010: Centre for visitors reception and Ribeira Sacra Ethnographic Museum, Sober (Lugo).
-September 2007 - March 2008: Project for the urbanization and pedestrianization of Rua Maior in Sarria (Lugo). Xunta de Galicia.
-July 2003 - December 2005: Project for the urbanization of Plaza de España and the surroundings in Navia de Suarna (Lugo). I.G.V.S. Xunta de Galicia.
-September 2001 – December 2004: Basic and execution project for eight semi-detached houses and social centre in Sober (Lugo).

WORKS RELATED TO HERITAGE AND TOWN PLANNING

-January 2012: He wrote the programma for the definition of the integral rehabilitation area (ARI) in Sober. It was a work about the present situation, about town analysis and economical analysis of the intervention for the future management of the Rehabilitation Office. -September 2007 - June 2008: Protection and ordination works for the Plan for the rehabilitation of Riomao areas, A Veiga (Ourense). -2005. Study on the preservation balance of real state subjected to a plan of special protection, restoration and alterations in the walled enclosure of Lugo and its area of influence. Works on detailed account, protection and town planning for the Restoration Plan of Riomao, A Veiga (Ourense). -January - March 2004: Programme for the definition of the Restoration Area in Sarria: detailed account, analysis of the present situation and urban and economical analysis for the future management of the restoration office.

EXHIBITIONS:

-2012: Studio selected for the exhibition METAGENESIX a new architecture in Galicia. Itinerant exhibition and catalogue. -July 2007: “Avance dunha continxencia”, collective exhibition about architecture in Galicia in the last thirty years, CGAC. -January 2006: “Después del Espacio” (video installation), gallery of the Association of Architects (Madrid). -May 2003: “La arquitectura racionalista en Lugo” (design, setting up and photography), Uxío Novo Neira Gallery (Lugo).

ARTICLES

-February 2012: "Hotel Comercio", published in Diseño interior nº 238. -September 2005: Tienda bbb, published in Diseño interior nº 158. -May 2011: "Entre la roca y el aire", Documentos de arquitectura nº 67. -2007: Catalogue for the exhibition “Avance dunha continxencia” CGAC, “Enfrentamientos: sobre nuevos usos y sostenibilidad”. -Collaboration in “Guía de Arquitectura de la ciudad de Lugo” (photographic work). -Collaboration with Editorial M&TPENCIL, Alboraya (Valencia). Fotografías del edificio Universidad de Vigo EMBT-Spain unique architecture. -Collaboration with Editorial América Ibérica (Madrid). Photography, design and texts in “Álvaro Siza. Facultad de Ciencias de la Información de Santiago de Compostela”. -2004: Report of the magazine of the Association of Architects of Catalonia, EMBT FAD Prizes.

ARTICLES AND REPORTS FOR "PASAJES DE ARQUITECTURA Y CRÍTICA"

2008. Article in Pasajes nº 97. “Búsquedas, bombardeo. V Encontros internacionais de Arquitectura”. 2007. Article / photographic report in Pasajes, nº 85. “Un paseo entre las nubes: Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación, Pontevedra. Irisarri-Piñera”. 2005. Photographic report in Pasajes, nº 66. MUSAC- León: Mansilla and Tuñón. 2004. Article in Pasajes, nº 61. “Renovando energías. Centro tecnológico del acero Jovino Martínez Sierra”. 2004. Article in Pasajes, nº 54. “Sombras tras los robles, Conservatorio Superior de Música. A. García Abril”. 2004. Photographic report about the University of Vigo in Pasajes nº 58. 2004. Article in Pasajes, nº 51. “Espaldas de piedra. Sobre la obra del estudio DMG”. 2002. Article in Pasajes nº 41. “Deseos. Sobre la obra de Jovino Martínez Sierra”. 2002. Photographic report about the building of the Xunta de Galicia in Vigo in Pasajes nº 37. 2002. “Existen casas”, article in Entremuros. 2000. “En el fin del mundo, Finisterrae”, article in Pasajes nº 21 about “Cementerio en Finisterre” by César Portela. 2000. Photographic report in Pasajes nº 18. “Facultad de Periodismo en Santiago: Álvaro Siza”. 2000. “As cidades imaxínanse cos ollos abertos”, article in Artesonado nº 27. 1998. “Imágenes en la memoria”, article in Artesonado nº 24. Joint publication of the projects of the third year (1995-96), E.T.S.A. Publication of the UPC: “Las formas de crecimiento urbano”.