Ana Miret Garcia

Job title:

Teaching Fellow in Architecture

Biography

I am a registered architect in the UK and Spain, urban designer and researcher, co-founder and partner in award-winning design studio Cuartoymitad Architecture & Landscape, with a PhD in Urban Studies (Heriot-Watt University 2023). I completed my education at ETSAM, Politécnica University, Madrid (MArch & MA Architecture 2003) and Complutense University, Madrid (MSc Urban Geography 2011). I joined ESALA in 2017, and have been visiting faculty at EAM Málaga (2023), KIT Karlsruhe (2022), TU Graz (2008) and UEM Madrid (2006).

My research explores the concept of urban vitality in the peripheries of cities. I work across the fields of urban design, urban planning and architecture around issues of social sustainability and diversity. I am interested in innovative qualitative and participatory approaches for the study of the relationships between people and the built environment.

My professional studio practice is designed as a laboratory of innovative ideas which have been exhibited internationally, most notably at the 11th edition of the Venice Biennale. Recently finished projects include the Master Plan for Sustainable Living in the Faroe Islands (Finalist, Nordic Built Cities Challenge International Competition 2016), the conversion of an eighteenth-century fortress into the Monte Buciero Museum in Santoña, Spain (Próxima-Arquia award 2014) and the ephemeral architecture for the Zinc Shower event in Madrid (COAM award 2014 and Próxima-Arquia award 2014). 

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