Magüi González

Magüi González

Professor at ETSA Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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Presentation

Magüi Gonzalez, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1953, is an Architect and Teacher of Architectural Projects in ULPGC. Awarded First Prize of the Canary Islands Architecture Awards in 1996 and 2005, Finalist at the Fad Awards 2006 and at the Xth Spanish Architecture Biennial Award in 2009.

Since 2004 she is a member of DoCoMo Ibérico technical commission. She is in charge of registering, documenting and publishing the most relevant works of the modern movement in the Canary Islands between 1925 and 1975.

In addition to her studio work, Magüi González was co-founder, along with Jose A. Sosa, of Nred Arquitectos, an informal association whose objective was to create new ideas for Architectural competitions. Among the competitions they won and implemented are worth mentioning the Judiciary Headquarters of Las Palmas and the Rehabilitation of the Town Hall of Las Palmas.

Their last Works, Projects and Writings are published in the monographs “Nred Arquitectos”, Actar, Barcelona, 2006; and “Abstract Natures”, Aedes, Berlin, 2008.  One of their last writings is “Ampliaciones en el Patrimonio arquitectónico” published in the book “30 años de Intervención en el Patrimonio Arquitectónico Español”. Ministry of Development, 2016.

COMPETITIONS - FIRST PRIZES

1982. National Competition of Preliminary Projects for Public Housing in rural areas
1997. Rehabilitation of Gabinete Literario of Las Palmas
1998. Rehabilitation of the Town Hall of Las Palmas
2001. Plaza de Los Derechos Humanos and Underground Car Park, Las Palmas de G.C.
2003. Judiciary Headquarters in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
2005. Puerto del Rosario Waterfront. Fuerteventura. Canary Islands
2006. La Regenta Art Center. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
2008. “MATADERO-MADRID” Art Center. Rehabilitation of units 8 and 9 of the old slaughterhouse (third prize)
2008. Renovation of the Antigua Tabakalera in San Sebastian. First runner-up

BIENNALS AND EXHIBITIONS

1990. Ist Show of 10 years of Spanish Architecture. 1980-1990. Finalist 30 Public Housing in Juan Grande
1999. IVth Sao Paulo Architecture Biennial. Building UM II
2004 DakÁrt Biennial. Installation House Ruiz
2005. VIth Sao Paulo Biennial. Brazil. Judiciary Headquarters of Las Palmas
2006. Finalist FAD Awards. House Ruiz
2007. “Regeneration Strategy New Xixi Bei Project International Invitational Exhibition”. Beijing. China Nred: “Recicling ”
2008. Hong Kong - Shenzen Biennial of Urbanism and Architecture
2008. Melbourne Sustainable Building 2008. Selected work in Spanish Pavilion

Town Hall of Las Palmas

2008. Finalist at NAN Awards House Ruiz
2009. Xth Spanish Architecture Biennial. Finalist. House Ruiz
2009. Awarded First Prize “Fundamentos” of COAM Architectural Magazine. Finalist at “Croquis” category
2010-11 Exhibition “A city called Spain” Athens, Greece and Moscow. SEACEX

Model for the Judiciary Headquarters of Las Palmas

2016. Exhibition “30 years of Intervention on Spanish Architectural Heritage”. Rehabilitation of the Town Hall of Las Palmas
2016. Curator for the Exhibition “La Ciudad de la Incertidumbre”. Art room of the Rectorate Building of ULPGC

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2006-07. “Nred Arquitectos “ Solo Exhibition. Gabinete Literario of Las Palmas and Círculo de Bellas Artes of Tenerife
2008. Monographic exhibition “Abstract Natures. Nred arquitectos “. Aedes Gallery, Berlin

Concursos en los que ha colaborado