Pitágoras building is on the cover of NAN Magazine (n. 80, March 2013). The prestigious Journal of Architecture and Construction, which gives NAN Architecture awards annually, devotes five pages to PITÁGORAS Building & FERRER ARQUITECTOS, with special emphasis to the sustainable values of the building based on energy saving and the use of natural light.
A jury chaired by Jordi Ludevid i Anglada, president of the architects in
Ferrer Arquitectos in collaboration with the company Bronce Arquitectónico (www.bronce-arquitectonico.es) has designed several bronze sculptures for PITA headquarters. The pieces are located inside the auditorium and gallery access. Attached article in APTE TECHNO magazine, published by the Association of Science and Technology Parks of Spain (APTE).
On 29th March, 2012 Jose Angel Ferrer was appointed chairman of ASARAL (Association of Architectural practices in the Province of Almería), the only official association of architectural practices in Spain. ASARAL aims to establish synergies between its different members to achieve excellence in the architectural services offered by them by means of a high architectural quality and full customer orientation. ASARAL is part of the CEOE (Spanish Business Association) and CEA (Andalucian Business Association) through its membership of ASEMPAL.
FERRER architects have been appointed to the Advisory Council BREEAM Spain. This appointment is the recognition of the firm commitment of FERRER architects in building sustainability. The buildings and urban developments that FERRER architects are undertaking in recent years have the architectural design based on sustainability, energy saving and natural sunlight as the cornerstone. BREEAM is the leading certification body of sustainability in buildings in the world and has the largest number of buildings certified , ahead of LEED or the Green Certificate.
Jose Angel Ferrer was a speaker at the International Conference of Sports Architecture held in the Professional Association of Architects of Granada on 20th,
The architect presented some of the sports projects undertaken by Ferrer Architects in recent years, such as the Moisés Ruiz Sports Centre or the Sports Complex "The Almadrabillas" currently under construction. Jose Angel Ferrer, stressed the importance of good design to manage cheaply, a concept that many do not take sufficiently into account and that is vital in sports facilities where subsequent management costs are usually quite high compared to other buildings. Ferrer, stressed the importance of taking into account some key aspects in the design and construction of sports facilities, such as the concentration of accesses, the use of natural light or the proper choice of sports flooring. He also recalled that today more than ever, we must adapt the construction costs through innovative and imaginative solutions to which adjust costs while contributing to the propriety and comfort of the sports facility.
Ferrer Arquitectos, with offices in
On March 16, the Social Centre "Los Almendros" opened. A FERRER ARCHITECTS proyect aiming to provide services in an area which had previously been neglected. In this way, the building of 3.000 m² will contribute to the regeneration of one of the most degraded areas of the city. The building is conceived as a public plaza covered by a large deck that gives unity to the whole. The open and lively character of the center, encourages interaction between the users. The event was attended by almost the municipal corporation in full, with the Mayor at its head, neigborhood representatives and a large audience. For our part, the team of FERRER ARCHITECTS that developed the project also attended led by José Ángel Ferrer.
The sculpture "Luz y Sol" (Light and Sun), designed by FERRER ARCHITECTS, is located in Careaga Square. The idea arises from the abstraction of two easily identifiable concepts in the city of Almeria: the Sun and the Light.
The concept is brought to life the geometric shape of the sphere, as a metaphor of the sun. As such, the sphere appears as a luminous object that reflects sunlight during the day and at night it radiates light from within.
The sculpture was made from 8 mm. plate stainless steel, a material that generates brilliant shine and of great durability. On the surface of the sphere the words Light and Sun have been embossed in 5 languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French and German, the five most spoken languages in the European Union. Housed inside, there is a lighting lamp consisting of three low-power LED arms that create halos of light passing through the letters that make up the embossed surface of the sphere. In short, a sculpture that conveys the most representative values of Almeria and, given its location in the historic city center, contributes to its revitalization by providing another truly unique tourist attraction because of its singularity and design.
The book "10 Theses in Progress" was presented today in Madrid it is written by José Ángel Ferrer among others. The book has been published by the Technical College of Architects of Madrid and presents 10 texts on matters of architectural research. The text by José Ángel Ferrer discusses the work of Rafael Moneo Museology and is entitled "Movement in the museums of Rafael Moneo". The book is part of the collection "ETSAM-UPM academic texts" and its edition was supervised by José Manuel López-Peláez.
The President of the Andalusian Government, José Antonio Griñán, opens the PITA (Almería Science and Technology Park), where a project of FERRER ARCHITECTS, the headquarters of TECNOVA and PITA, are currently being built. The Building of 20.000 m², has been designed with sustainability criteria with particular attention to the incorporation of natural light. It is in structure phase and among its most outstanding features is the desingning of a facade of marble strips in collaboration with the CTAP (Innovation and Technology Center for the Stone). José Antonio Griñán was talking to José Ángel Ferrer on some of the features of the building.
AENOR has certified FERRER ARCHITECTS its Occupational Health and Safety Management System OHSAS 18001, at its offices in Madrid and Almería. Therefore, the quality of all the procedures followed by FERRER ARCHITECTS in the Design and Project management of Architectural and Town Planning Projects is accredited. This new certification is in addition to ISO 9001 Quality Management and ISO 14001 Environmental Management obtained in 2007, placing FERRER as the only practice of architectural services of Andalusia and one of the few in Spain with these three certificates granted by AENOR.
The Andalusian Government hires FERRER ARCHITECS for the architectural project and project management of the renovation of the Center for Minors "Tierras de Oria", the largest maximum security facility for children in Spain. The project aims at improving some of the facilities of the building to allow more efficient operation, achieving a more sustainable and secure building.
FERRER ARCHITECTS, as part of the joint venture team "HALSA-FIRCOSA" wins the contest for the developmente, implementation and part of the site management of the new "Vícar health Centre" to be built in The Cabañuelas. The two-storey building will have more than 2.000 m² and comes to cover a historical demand of the municipality. Among the services of the centre it stands out an area for minor surgical interventions. The start of the construction is expected before the end of the year.
FERRER ARCHITECTS , as part of the Joint Venture "Almadrabillas CDS” (Cooperación 2005, Almeriblan, Construcciones Tejera and FACTO), wins the contest for the new Sports Centre "Las Almadrabillas " to be built in Almería, in Cabo de Gata Avenue opposite Club de Mar. The new building will have an approximate area of 16,000 m2. Among the key features, the project includes the creation of the first 50m indoor pool in Almeria and the second in Andalusia. The building is configured through a volume of two plants where the corner overlooking the main avenue and the new parking of "Las Almadrabillas" acquires a distinct character of urban landmark and signals the start of the Cabo de Gata Avenue. Sustainability criteria have been present throughout the design process and the choice of the materials proposed, emphasizing the adoption of technologies of energy-efficient heating, water and energy saving systems and natural lighting that guarantees proper use of almost 100% of the rooms during the day without power consumption.
José Ángel Ferrer, as speaker at the First Congress of Bioclimatic Architecture and Solar Cooling, spoke about his project for the new building of the PITA (
José Ángel Ferrer was awarded with the Prize to the Architect. In the words of the jury this award was given “ Because Mr. Ferrer has always strived to promote the use of marble and natural stone and by using them in his work he has demonstrated his excellent eye for detail and good taste”.
Jose Angel Ferrer with Manuel Chaves (President of the Government of Anandalusia) and Teofila Martinez (Mayor of Cádiz) opened the Radio and Television Centre in Cadiz. This is the third building of similar characteristics developed by FERRER ARCHITECTS.