Elisa Valero Ramos invited to Cersaie 2017
Date:April 11, 2017
Spanish architect Elisa Valero Ramos will be the first guest in the “building, dwelling, thinking” cultural programme of Cersaie 2017, where she will speak at a conference in the Architecture Gallery. The International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings will be held in Bologna from 25 to 29 September.
Specialising in bioclimatic design and energy saving, Elisa Valero Ramos began her career in Mexico with the restoration of Felix Candela’s work Los Manantiales, then in 1997 she opened a small office in front of the Alhambra in Granada. Her work has always involved interaction with other arts. Her mother was a painter and she discovered the world through her intense gaze and palette. A commission to design the El Serrallo kindergarten in Granada enabled her to tackle a subject close to her heart, that of educational architecture. In keeping with her design principles, this project defines space through the use of white walls with a strong sense of horizontality. Another very important project was the Church of Santa Josefina Bakhita in Motril, where she made skilful use of light and showed a remarkable ability to optimise available resources and materials.
She can boast an exceptional curriculum. Professor of Architectural Design at the Higher Technical School of Architecture in Granada, visiting professor at the Technische Universität in Berlin, Institute für Architektur, she teaches at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Rome Three, at the Facultad de Arquitectura de UNAM México, and at the BTU Cottbus Architecture School. She is a visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture in Copenhagen and at the Escola da Cidade in São Paulo. She also teaches at the London South Bank University and at the Faculty of Architecture in Mantua, Italy, and is visiting professor on the Master’s course in Restoration and Heritage Conservation at the Polytechnic University of Valencia.
She has Master’s degrees in Housing Collective, Architectural Lighting Design and Environment and Bioclimatic Architecture from the Higher Technical School of Architecture in Madrid. She served as an external examiner at the AA School of Architecture in London and at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia for the Master’s course in Architecture in 2016.
Last but not least, she coordinated the Andalusian team for construction of the Patio 2.12 Solar House, a contest in which eighteen teams from twelve different countries competed to design and build the world’s most efficient solar energy-powered home. Her team won First Award in Communication and Social Awareness, First Award in Energy Efficiency, First Award in Energy Balance and First Award for the Favourite of the Public.