2021 Open Competition. 3rd Prize_Praza da Igrexa, Vigo, Spain

2021 Open Competition. 3rd Prize_Praza da Igrexa, Vigo, Spain

There are three main guidelines that explain our project:  1. Expansion of the public space of the Praza da Igrexa under the proposed building, as a porch, for multiple activities, uses and events, such as street markets, musical concerts, conferences, workshops or children’s games: A VERSATILE PUBLIC OPEN AIR SPACE INDOOR.  2. A new, flexible and versatile building, constructively and technologically innovative, which follows intentionally the broken line of the plot, generating a new façade to the Praza da Igrexa. We propose a multifunctional space of great versatility on the first floor with a height of 4.50 metres, divisible into...

May 2021_3rd PRICE in the Competition “Praza da Igrexa” in Vigo, Spain

May 2021_3rd PRICE in the Competition “Praza da Igrexa” in Vigo, Spain

Proud to share our 3rd prize in the Architecture Competition for the “Praza da Igrexa” in Vigo, Spain. Our challenge was to respect the form and scale of the site, but at the same time, offer large and versatile spaces. A public building organised with a few well-connected, divisible rooms, with different characters and suggestive relations between the interior and the exterior. Materials and construction with the aim of a long lasting architecture design. Project Team: Gloria Ochoa, Víctor Olmos, Ángel Panero y Javier Vázquez.  

March 2021 House in Schaan in Bauen + Wohnen Vaterland published

March 2021 House in Schaan in Bauen + Wohnen Vaterland published

We are very pleased that the house we designed for the Reithner family in Shaan, Liechtenstein, is featured in the March 2021 issue of Bauen + Wohnen Vaterland magazine. A great report with excellent photographs by Alicia Olmos Ochoa, information about the house and a long interview with the architects. They have also dedicated the cover of the magazine to us. Many thanks to Lars Beck, journalist, for his excellent work. You can see the whole article and read the interview in this link: epaper_Magazine_20210302-1_reportaje

Feb 2021 The construction works of the Nenzing town houses have just started

Feb 2021 The construction works of the Nenzing town houses have just started

The 24 town houses in Nenzing, Vorarlberg (Austria), promoted by the real estate developer RIVA HOME and designed by olmos ochoa arquitectos have just started. Some of the objectives of the project were to build contemporary housing in rural structures, the contact with nature, enjoying wide views, respecting certain scales, in order to build affordable and attractive housing for young people with a distinct quality of life.

Feb 2021 White bricks in Hebrok´s Web Site

Feb 2021 White bricks in Hebrok´s Web Site

The main material of the House in Schaan (Liechtenstein) is white brick. A material that remained from the beginning of the project. This same brick has been used to build some well-known buildings that have served as models for us. The German firm Hebrok has important references to its credit among which we are proud to be part of. https://www.privatziegelei-hebrok.de/referenzen/architektenhaus-efh-3519 Those bricks were chosen in order to achieve durability, stability, expressiveness and elegance. They are solid “hand-molded klinker”, measuring 240x115x52, colour “Farina”. They are manufactured using a “water-beat process”, whose special characteristics and optical properties are: non-rectangular prismatic formation, uneven...

Feb 2021 Phase 0, Dismantling the ruined structure, cleaning and archeological works on the Pazo has just finished.

Feb 2021 Phase 0, Dismantling the ruined structure, cleaning and archeological works on the Pazo has just finished.

Phase 0, consisting of the dismantling of the ruined structure and the cleaning of the walls, in addition to the archaeological work, was completed in February 2021. Together with our collaborators, Javier Vázquez, architect and Manuel Cuquejo, technical architect, the archaeologist Rosa Villar has supervised the work and will send a report with the historical reading of the walls and her conclusions to the Galician Heritage department. This report will accompany the Pazo de Quintáns Project, which is ready for processing.

Jan 2021 Re-visiting the house in an old agricultural complex in Cabanillas de la Sierra (2012)

Jan 2021 Re-visiting the house in an old agricultural complex in Cabanillas de la Sierra (2012)

Re-visiting the house that we built in an old agricultural complex in Cabanillas de la Sierra (2012). We love how it looks, thanks to Horten and Miguel, the owners, who have an enormous care for the house. We have just remembered the words that we wrote for the publication: “The owners of the complex, very sensitive to all these values, had a close dialogue with the architects, looking for better ideas and the most appropriate solutions”

Dec 2020 New office olmos ochoa architects

Dec 2020 New office olmos ochoa architects

Our new office in Vorstadt 9, Feldkirch is a former ground floor space with two adjoining vaulted rooms, thick walls and a magnificent, unique window onto the street. We are very happy to start this new phase. With some few furniture but a lot of enthusiasm we hope to have the opportunity to project many buildings and make a small name for ourselves in this Region.

Dec 2020, the construction works on the Pazo site begins

Dec 2020, the construction works on the Pazo site begins

We have waited a long time for this moment. The first work on the Pazo site began on Monday 23 November 2020. This is Phase 0: “Tasks of debris removal, cleaning and archaeological prospecting”. This work is being carried out with great care, with the dismantling of the elements in the opposite process to construction. As the work progresses, a whole series of traces are revealed that show different types of stonework and different moments of construction. These traces will have to be interpreted during the archaeological work and will allow an orderly reading of the historical construction phases.  

2017-2020 Pazo de Quintáns, Meis, Pontevedra

2017-2020 Pazo de Quintáns, Meis, Pontevedra

When we talk about the Pazo de Quintáns we are actually referring to a huge complex formed by the imposing building of the Pazo (16th century) and its adjacent gardens, the chapel, the old walls and tapestries, the annexed buildings dedicated to agriculture, the “hórreos” (raised granaries), the vineyard plantations that extend throughout the site divided by rows of trees, as well as the walks and paths where a cross and a pergola lead to the main buildings. All this is located in the privileged landscape of the Arousa and Salnés valleys, the very centre of Albariño wine. On the...

2020 The House in Schaan (Liechtenstein) is finished!

2020 The House in Schaan (Liechtenstein) is finished!

We are grateful to the Reithner family who trusted us and motivated us to make this project a house we are very proud of and where joy can be felt in every corner. Wir sind der Familie Reithner dankbar, die uns ihr Vertrauen geschenkt und uns motiviert hat, dieses Projekt zu einem Haus zu machen, auf das wir sehr stolz sind und in dem Freude in jeder Ecke zu spüren ist.  

2016-2019 Family House in Schaan, Liechtenstein

2016-2019 Family House in Schaan, Liechtenstein

2016_house-in-schaan Download pdf EFH-SCHAAN Broschüre 2020_olmosochoa architekten Download pdf Räumlich Step by step this house has been gradually reaching its own personality. At the very beginning, the most important idea was the in-between space; a place as a space-cushion between inside and outside, that we considered our personal „spanish contribution“, if we can use that term, opposed to a local view of architecture, more focussed in the rotundity of volumes and a bit affraid to break the paralelepipedic form. This space between was defined in the groundfloor by a broken line of huge windows towards West and the garden, and in section,...

10.11.2019 Potentiale Tischgespräch : Was brauchen wir zum leben und was brauchen wir nicht…. Ihre Beiträge

10.11.2019 Potentiale Tischgespräch : Was brauchen wir zum leben und was brauchen wir nicht…. Ihre Beiträge

Am 10. November hatte ich das Vergnügen, mit den Teilnehmern des Tischgesprächs zu reden und ihnen eine Frage im Rahmen der ¨Lebensräume” zu stellen: Was brauchen wir zum Leben brauchen und was brauchen wir nicht.Die Frage weckte Neugierde und löste eine interessante Debatte aus, die sich auch in den Antworten aller Beteiligten widerspiegelte. Hier sind ihre Antworten. Wenn es uns mit diesem kleinen Beitrag gelingt, die Türen für die Bürgerbeteiligung an der Gestaltung und dem Wachstum unserer Städte und Gemeinden zu öffnen, werden wir mehr als zufrieden sein. Vielen Dank für Ihre Großzügigkeit bei der Teilnahme.   Siehe das Ergebnis unten ?...

2019-2024 Housing Units in Nenzing, Austria, for RIVA HOME

2019-2024 Housing Units in Nenzing, Austria, for RIVA HOME

Zwei Grundkonzepte bestimmen unser Arbeit: Bau von zeitgenössischer Architektur in dörflichen Strukturen: Kontakt zur Land und Natur mit weitem Blick, Respektieren gewisser Masstäbe und vor allem der Zwischenräume, Favorisierung öffentlicher Räume, mit dem Dorfplatz als Begegnungspunkt Leistbare und attraktive Wohnungen für junge Menschen mit ausgeprägter Lebensqualität im Dorf Das Projekt entwickelt ein Programm von 24 Wohnungen in 5 Bauköpern mit einem GGF von jeweils max. 500 m2. Mit der Besonderheit des Deckel-Wohnung-Types wurde ein Townhaushäuser-Modell entwickelt, das ermöglicht, die Seitenfassaden der Häuser besser zu nutzen und gestalten. Die Baukörper sind einerseits so ausgerichtet, dass sie immer offenen Blick auf die Landschaft haben...

2019 Restricted Competition Hypobank Hohenems, Austria

2019 Restricted Competition Hypobank Hohenems, Austria

Konzept Die neue Hypobank Vorarlberg ist das erste Gebäude, das von den Hauptstrassen wahrgenommen wird. Erschliessungstechnisch erschwert das höhergelegene Grundstück die Zugänglichkeit des Gebäudes. Deshalb sieht der Entwurf einen Eingangsbereich vor, der drei Zugänge bündelt: für Fussgänger von der Angelika-Kauffmannstrasse, für Besucher und Mitarbeiter von den Parkplätzen her oder direkt aus der Tiefgarage. Die einladende Geste des leicht abfallenden Vorplatzes ermöglicht einen einfachen, gut sichtbaren Hauptzugang, während gleichzeitig durch das tiefere Niveau zusätzlicher Raum im Inneren gewonnen wird. Der durch die leichte Neigung des Vorplatzes erreichte tiefere Niveau ermöglicht einen einfachen, gut sichtbaren Hauptzugang bei gleichzeitigem Raumgewinn im Innern. Der Zugang...

Feb. 2019 Conversation about Alejandro de la Sota at COAG in La Coruña

Feb. 2019 Conversation about Alejandro de la Sota at COAG in La Coruña

The 20.02.2019 toke place a Conversation about Alejandro de la Sota at Colegio de Arquitectos de Galicia in La Coruña. I was invited as a participant toguether with Miguel Angel Baldellou and the event was introduced by Elvira Carregado, chair of the COAG, and moderated by Silvia Blanco Agüeira, architect colleague to whom I met some years before in Madrid. Along with some friends, like Beatriz Martínez, Manuel Cuquejo and Javier Vázquez, were also at this event my admired and also good friend Manuel Gallego and his son architect Pablo Gallego. Video is available in http://portal.coag.es/portfolio/conversa-de-miguel-angel-baldellou-con-victor-olmos-moderada-por-silvia-blanco/

Dec 2018 – Jan 2019 Midterm Critics and Final Critics at the Uni Li

Dec 2018 – Jan 2019 Midterm Critics and Final Critics at the Uni Li

Thanks to Csaba Tarsoly for the invitation to the Midterm and Final Critics of his Studio at The University of Liechtenstein. it was also a pleasure to share the final critics with Jens Richter “Estudio Herreros, Madrid” and Angelica Salzmann, Dornbirn. Also thanks to Teresa Rädler, assistant, and to all the students of Csaba´s group. They made a great job!

12.2019 Architecture & Transparency

12.2019 Architecture & Transparency

A book published by the University of Liechtenstein, Institute of Architecture and Planning Ed. Urs Meister, Vera Kaps, with the Chapter “Transparency and Depth” by Victor Olmos and Csaba Tarsoly about The Maravillas Gym of Alejandro de la Sota. s. 50-57

19 May, 2018_ Vernissage Víctor’s Exhibition in Feldkirch

19 May, 2018_ Vernissage Víctor’s Exhibition in Feldkirch

Painting has always been and now, even more, has become a very important part of my life. The impulse of my friends has given me the courage to show my paintings in an exhibition, that will take place in Feldkirch during the following two months. The landscapes of Vorarlberg and the Rheintal have inspired me, as before Madrid or Cantabria did.    

Monforthaus Feldkirch, Zwischentöne: Kreis-Dialog

Monforthaus Feldkirch, Zwischentöne: Kreis-Dialog

Celebrating the 800 years of Feldkirch’s history, Gloria Ochoa was invited to take part in this event. The Monforthaus organized an original dialog set: some people born in Feldkirch who carry out successful careers abroad, together with new foreign citizens who have come here to stay, contributed with their ideas about the present and the future of Feldkirch.

1 Prize Wettbewerb Neubau Doppelturnhalle und Kindergarten Mauren  “Mayer und Hüssy architekten” mit Gloria Ochoa

1 Prize Wettbewerb Neubau Doppelturnhalle und Kindergarten Mauren “Mayer und Hüssy architekten” mit Gloria Ochoa

Thanks to Urs and Uli for the opportunity to work together and design such a nice building! Projekt Description (in German) Die Erweiterung der bestehenden Schulanlage mit Kindergarten und Doppelturnhalle erfolgt im nord/östlichen Bereich des Bebauungsperimeters. Ein zweigeschossiges Gebäude, welches sich mäandrierend in die leicht abfallende Topografie einbettet, verlängert den Schultrakt B. Diese klare Setzung erfüllt gleich zwei wichtige Anliegen des Auslobers, einerseits Synergien ermöglichen für eine zukünftig durchlässigere Schulentwicklung zwischen Primarschule und Kindergarten und anderseits einen weiten, zusammenhängenden Freiraum für Pausen- und Spielaktivitäten

Vereidigung zur Ziviltechnikerin _Gloria Ochoa

Vereidigung zur Ziviltechnikerin _Gloria Ochoa

Since 2016 Gloria Ochoa is member of the Kammer der Ziviltechnikerinnen of Tirol and Vorarlberg. In a very pleasant event, Gloria Ochoa received formally from the Representant of the Architekten Kammer the credentials which certify her competency as Architect for Tirol and Vorarlberg.

2017 Open Competition 2nd Prize_Dorfzentrum Au, Switzerland

2017 Open Competition 2nd Prize_Dorfzentrum Au, Switzerland

Gesamtwürdigung der Jury: “Der Projektvorschlag überzeugt durch die radikale Geste des mäandrierenden Langbaus und der resultierenden wohltuenden Großzügigkeit der Freiräume”. Konzept Die Bauliche Verdichtung findet ausschliesslich an der Hauptstrasse statt. Ein elegantes Gebäude, das volumetrisch auf die Umgebung reagiert, bildet eine bauliche Grenze zu dem freigespielten, grosszügigen Aussenraum und akzentuiert den Strassenraum neu. Das Erdgeschoss ist durchlässig- es gibt drei pregnante Durchgänge. Sie sind die Schaufenster auf die öffentlichen Gebäude und Plätze. Das Gebäude ist ein Filter von der Strasse zum öffentlichen Raum.  Hinter der Neubebauung an der Hauptstrasse findet man um die Kirche eine selbstverständlich wirkende Abfolge von ruhigen, gut proportionierten Freiräume mit...

2 Prize Competition in Au, Switzerland

We have just got the second prize! in this competition, together with Urs Hüssy and Uli Mayer, architects in Triesen, and with Andrea Schwoerer, lanscape architect in Sankt Gallen. Thanks to this well organized competition by the City Council Au, we had the chance to give our best ideas about how to create a “center” in a village which slowly is evolving in a small town. This new Center would accomodate the offices for the City Council, a Commercial Center, the Church-House, and new dwellings.

Summer Travel back

Summer Travel back

August_2017, in our way back to Austria, we made another stop. Geneva, a wonderful city, hides (it is not so easy to find) the Maison Clartè. Iron, wood, and beton in a wise combination define another masterpiece of the modern architecture. It seems to have been renovated, and it looks like brand new!

Summertime_2017

Summertime_2017

July-August_2017 Santander has inaugurated its own “landmark”, the new building for the Fundación Botín is a fine work of Renzo Piano. Some of its better achievements are the generosity with the open spaces, the free accesibility to the building’s terraces without entering into the building, the different appearance of the enveloping reflecting the colour of the sky or the sea, and furthermore, the excellent exhibition of the Goya drawings. It deserves a drive or a flight!

Summer travel

Summer travel

July_2017, In our way to Cantabria for holidays we bumped into La Tourette! We stopped there to pay tribute to Le Corbusier. It remains fresh, violent, daring. It won’t ever get old. we remembered the first time we visited the place with our friend Angel Panero and spent a couple of nights there in 1985!

April_2017 Copenhagen

April_2017 Copenhagen

We went with our car from Austria to Denmark, all the way north through Germany, to visit our son in Copenhagen. We couldn’ help visiting again some places which had such a big influence in our work. With permission from Mr Jakobsen and Mr Utzon 🙂

2016 Viale Verdi_Merate (I)

2016 Viale Verdi_Merate (I)

Participating in an Italian competition along with our friend and colleague,  the Architect from Vicenza, Stefano Presi: Remodelation of the Viale Verdi in the city of Merate.  We have designed a “Slow Traffic Place” where Bicycles and Pedestrians occupy the centre of a new Boulevard. We also designed the traffic and info signals. December 2016  

New Web Page Olmos Ochoa Arquitectos

New Web Page Olmos Ochoa Arquitectos

We are very pleased to introduce you our new web page www.olmosochoa.com with a new layout and new projects. It is organized in four chapters: Projects, About, News and Contact, and it has a link to the former olmos ochoa web page where you can find the “oldiest”. As well as the former web page, this one has been developed with the professional help of Jose Ortega, owner of www.unoynueve.com, an enterprise based in Madrid that has more than 15 years of experience in the field of designing, consultancy and managing digital works.

David García Asenjo Doctoral Thesis

David García Asenjo Doctoral Thesis

The last 28th October 2016, under the direction of Prof. Valentín Berriochoa and Víctor Olmos, David García Asenjo has defended his Doctoral Thesis at the ETSAM in Madrid: Estrategias de Proyecto en la Arquitectura Sacra Contemporánea Española (Project Strategies in the Spanish Contemporary Sacred Architecture). This work has received the qualification of Distinction Cum Laude given by the prestigious Tribunal: Alberto Campo Baeza, Eduardo Delgado Orusco, Silvia Blanco Agüeira, Angel Cordero Ampuero y Ricardo Gómez Val.

2016 Open Competition Leutbühel Areal Bregenz, Austria

2016 Open Competition Leutbühel Areal Bregenz, Austria

Die Ziele sind zusammenfassend die folgenden: STADTRAUM gegenüber STRASSENRAUM. Umgestaltung der gesamten Umgebung der Begegnungszone. BEGEGNUNGSZONE Förderung der Vielfältigkeit und Kombination verschiedener Nutzungen und als edler Vorraum der alten Stadt zu dienen. Verstärkung der Identität des Stadtzentrums: Ein Ort, der Aufenthaltszonen bietet, ein Ort, der zum ruhigen Verweilen, zur Beobachtung, zum Ausruhen am Rande des Konsums einlädt. Zur Erlangung dieser Ziele bezieht sich unser Vorschlag auf 3 Themen: Piazza della Signoria + Piazza delle Erbe+ historischer Brunnen Die Zugänge zur Stadt Die Übergänge, die Wege Bank – Brunnen – Baum: Einen Ort, um sich zu setzen, einen Baum, der uns...

Bill in Ulm (D)

Motivated by the Thesis, recently defended at the ETSAM by our friend Carlos Asensio Wandosell, whose title is La arquitectura de la Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm, de la objetividad a la revolución (The architecture of the Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm, from objectivity to revolution), we travelled to the german medieval city of Ulm to pay a visit to the fantastic building by the swiss architect Max Bill. We were highly impressed by the naturalness of how it stands on the site, by the intensity of the inner and outer routes, by the simplicity of the constructive details, by the logical...

Visit to Venice´s Architectural Biennale (I)

Visit to Venice´s Architectural Biennale (I)

Gloria Ochoa and Victor Olmos have visited the Architectural Biennale in Venice, Italy. We were highly impressed by the big scale models of Inokuma Architects at the Japanese Pavilion and their intention to enhance and dignify the everyday scenes. We would also want to congratulate our friends Iñaki Carnicero and Valentín Quintas for their excellent work at the spanish Pavilion that have merited to win the Leone d’Oro as the best national participation.

Schule Ebenholz Vaduz (FL)

Schule Ebenholz Vaduz (FL)

In collaboration with the office Hüssy + Mayer (Urs Hüssy and Uli Mayer), Triesen (FL) we have participated in the competition of the renovation and extension of the School Ebenholz in Vaduz, Liechtenstein. The project includes a lightly refurbished former old building, a totally renovated school surrounded by wide terraces, an extension of the former gym with the same structure principle as the existing one and a new day-school, half buried due to the steep slope, with an open light pavilion on top. Every edifice has its own character but belonging to a unique constellation. White-concrete-prefabricated-facade-elements and colourful ceilings give unity to...

Leutbühel Bregenz (A)

Along with Stefano Presi (Vicenza) and Javier Fernandez Alen (Bregenz), we have participated in the Urban Competition of the Leutbüchel Areal in Bregenz. Our proposal paved the whole area with cobblestones and stone slabs taking care of existing lines and organizing specific areas. We replace the old fountain as a hinge in Leutbüchel square, recalling the italian Piazza de la Signoria-Piazza delle Erbe. A set of Baum-Brunne-Bank (Tree-Fountain-Bench) points out certain places, providing pleasant stops along the irregular streets of the old city. Two long distance perspectives to a prominent but empty old dividing wall gave us the idea to...

Gloria Architektin Vorarlberg (A)

In January 2016 Gloria Ochoa became member of the Architektenkammer Vorarlberg-Tirol. She joins a select group of women architects from these two austrian regions. She has been invited to the 2016 Architecture Meeting Vorarlberg-Tirol that took place at the on-work big hall for congresses, designed by the office Marte-Marte, for the Congress Areal Dornbirn (A).

2015 Therapy Centre in Rüthi, Switzerland

2015 Therapy Centre in Rüthi, Switzerland

Drei Bauköper: Haus, Scheune und Neubau Respektieren sie sich einander; Luft zwischen Ihnen. Wichtige Elemente zu verstärken: Die Einzigkeit von Volumina, der Brunnen, die Sonnenwiese. Die älte Gebäude würdig machen und mit der neue Nützung ihren Leben zu verlängern.

2014 Day Care Centre for Alzheimer’s patients Madrid, Spain

2014 Day Care Centre for Alzheimer’s patients Madrid, Spain

Friendly – Functional The objectives of our client to fulfil were to have a functional place, modern but not cold, friendly environment, optimistic, forward-looking, confortable and sure. The greatest possible natural light had to be achieved. Versatility of the rooms. We designed a space with two strong elements: Colour and Glas. With only one façade, the challenge was how to bring the maximum of light in the interior. The reflections of the coloured glass and the effect of the gradation of the colour as one goes in the furthest rooms, helped us to get it. The white, bare façade, simple...

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