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CV+Portfolio overview Manuel Eduardo Gines Salazar 1

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Manuel Eduardo Gines Salazar


United Kingdom 74 Windsor House Wenlock Road London N1 7SY Tel. 0044 7548 329 489


Diploma in Architecture (International), RIBA Part II, commendation, at University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom.

Awarded the Peter Stead Sustainable Architecture Prize 2011, the thesis design was described as “innovative and exciting”. Public presentation of selected scheme, with an estimated audience of 40 listeners, answering questions and receiving a positive feedback. Longlisted at architectural competition for The Centre of Attention Pavilion. Work selected to be published at the Architecture Year Book 2011. 2007-2009

BA (Hons) Architecture, RIBA Part I,

first class honours, at University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom. External Examiners Prize 2009, the examiner referred to the scheme as “incredibly good”. Nominee for the RIBA President’s Medals Part I 2009 1997-2004

Degree in Arquitectura Técnica (Technical Architecture) at Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain.

Profile I am a Post Graduate in Architecture; with good time management I have designed innovative and creative schemes that gained excellent grades; good communication and interpersonal skills allowed me to present successfully. Several years of professional experience and a Degree in Technical Architecture has given me a good insight into design and a solid knowledge of construction technology. I have developed an ability of adaptation in unfavourable situations through my travels around the world, as well as have made of me an open-minded person who learns from diverse people, cultures and architectures. I face professional and personal challenges with enthusiasm and always seek to make a valuable contribution. Building up a career in design and sustainability, and give my best in everything I carry out is my pursuance. 3

Gaining a solid knowledge of construction systems and materials, budget and project management, structures and hand sketching. Erasmus Grant 2003-2004

Secondary School in La Salle School,

Valencia, Spain

Languages English: Fluent Spanish: Mother tongue Catalan: Fluent

Professional experience May 2006 - August 2007 Valencia, Spain

Tomas Llavador Arquiectos+Ingenieros

Arquitecto Técnico (Technical Architect)

International leading company of professional services in architecture and engineering. • Collaborating to the drawing up of projects, • architectural tenders and competitions, • technical advisor and • assistance at building works as member of the production department in an international and multidisciplinary team. My good performance led the firm to give me a substantial salary rise after 7 months work. Drawing up of a € 3,664,157 budget for an office building in one month time, followed by assistance at building works, as part of the project management team. Designed and built in 9 months within the planned budget. May 2005 - May 2006 Valencia, Spain


Site Manager

Prime regional company dedicated to conservation and restoration works. Managing simultaneously up to 13 working sites at different stages, dealing with everyday unexpected problems due to the nature of conservation, reorganizing works and applying alternative technical solutions. Engaging with clients, dealing with complaints promptly, negotiating difficult issues and finding solutions redirecting uncomfortable situations into constructive conversations. November 2004 - April 2005 Valencia, Spain


Internship Site Manager Assistant

Local Contractor Company dedicated to building restoration and conservation. Managing along with the site manager the construction process and material stocks of 14 sites.

Eagerly learning from site workers the setting-up and placing of different materials; renderings, brickwork, etc, engaging in conversations and questioning.

Computer skills AutoCAD, 3ds Max, Google SketchUp. Photoshop, In Design. ArchiCAD (basic knowledge). Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project (Project management software). Presto, Menfis (Budget management software). Pinnacle Studio (Video editing software).

Other training and skills Course Intervention in existing buildings and structures. Course Digital image processing with Adobe Photoshop. Course Architectural space visualization. (AutoCAD 3d and 3ds Max) Holiday Centre Instructor. Youth Entertainment Manager. Served as a volunteer camp leader and instructor, as well as volunteer at international archaeological workcamp. Former member of a theatre group, participating and carrying out self-expression through movement activities and plays.

Referees Jose Maria Tomas Llavador

Manager of Tomas Llavador arquitectos+ingenieros

Gerard Bareham

Diploma Architecture Course Leader, University of Huddersfield 4


Retreat and Meditation Centre San Lucas Island. Costa Rica. Former penal colony Field trip to Costa Rica  Dissertation  Manifesto  Principles  Sustainable ArchitecturePeter Stead Sustainable Architecture Prize 2011

 Manifesto “When we design we trust blindly in our resources, that sort of design and technical guidelines we have in the back of our mind. These personal guidelines come from a set of values (aesthetics, functionality…) and they are intertwined with our moral values (integrity, fairness, sensitivity…). Our values are reflected in our designs, the design is the result of our decisions, good or bad, and the decisions are taken according to our values. It is inevitable that a change on values will result in change of architecture. This change is a challenge our generation cannot postpone or avoid.”

Principles Building is no longer a building. It is part of something greater, together with the context constitutes a single entity, an organism. This organism is not an object in the present, it is a life time. As the organism has a life time, it has a life cycle, which I have to uncover and reveal. I must provide the organism with an inbuilt ecological cycle, which allows growth, self-adaptation and eventually, death in the form of self-destruction or recycling. There is a beauty which cannot be seen, it can be felt, goes beyond the object and is possible to create. It is the symbiosis between building, context and human being which creates this singular beauty, it is a beauty that connects us back with the Universe.

Extract taken from Sustainable architecture for the XXI century. A personal guide. M. Gines.


A living structure, a host building. The organism, the building, integrated into the ecosystem of the island, grows, evolves, ages, changes and eventually dies. Reclaimed by the island a life cycle is closed and the building becomes a new ruin, creates a new context to be discovered, reinterpreted and articulated by future generations. To allow this process, the undulating canopy is built as a host structure that gradually is shaped by the environment to be finally and completely replaced by a green canopy that merges with the rainforest. Strangling fig development There are in the island two species of strangling trees, Ficus Aurea and Ficus Citrifolia. Both of them are considered keystone species of the ecosystem as they feed different species of mammals, specially howler monkeys. Fig seeds are dispersed by animals onto the host tree branches where they grow into epiphytic bushes. From there, roots quickly begin to spread down the trunk of the supporting tree to the ground. Side roots encircle the trunk. The branches begin to spread through the crown of its support and after a period of struggle, the host tree eventually dies and the fig tree finally stands on its own.

A brand new building Latent, embedded in the cardboard grid of the canopy, seeds are waiting for the humid rainy season to germinate.


A year later The cardboard grid has decayed, there is only left an inner wire mesh which is been invaded by vegetation. The contained seeds germinated and new seeds dispersed by animals and wind are growing. Strangling trees begin to send roots down to ground wrapping the bamboo columns.

30 years later Bamboo has decayed over time and columns have been replaced by strangling tree trunks. The canopy is completely invaded and its shape is starting to change. The timber grid of the canopy is decaying leaving exposed the steel core, strong enough to hold everything together but flexible to allow the branches reshape it.

Sometime in the future Parts of the building have been recycled, others left to erode. The organism is dying, reclaimed by the island has become a ruin.

MIRFIELD TRAIN STATION. The pace of travel » Tectonics » Modular construction » A sense of uniqueness

Even as a modular station repeated all across UK, the features of the design provide each station with a sense of uniqueness. This is achieved through a variable canopy in which LED lights responding to solar gain displays a different pallet of colours at each station due to different solar conditions. In addition the distribution of the ETFE cushions varies along the canopy with a high density in the centre and dispersion on the extremes leaving this area for vegetation to conquer the structure. This vegetation varying seasonally will behave different at each station, providing shaded areas in summer and allowing the light pass through at winter. At the main building façade, the different type of panes are distributed according to the position of the building on the platform, situating the glassXcrystal facing south to maximize the heat storage, kalwall system (insulative panes) facing north, and distributed around the façade triple glass to allow views on the platform and movement of trains. The final result is a building that behaves depending on the climatic conditions of the site, the season, the solar radiation and the orientation. Engaging the user, helping them to understand how the station is working. Are the walls storing heat? How much energy is been gained today? A unique station for each place.


A green network of stations that spans through the rails, designed to be transported stacked on timber pallets. Once the station is assembled pallets are reused to create sheltered porticos or seating areas.



Aerial view


Side Elevation

The centre of attention. Pavilion for postcontemporary curating » Video-project » Highly conceptual scheme »

Exploration of alternative means of expression »

Longlisted scheme at architectural competition

Video available at:


The building is telling us what we were and what we are What shape has the time?

Time is void

Can we shape the void? How to translate invisible phenomena

Time is Space

The space is made of layers of time

Past Present Future

What is the present? Is it here? ... or is that reflection Am I the reflection? Am I the future? I am at the past Where am I?


Huddersfield space. Auditorium and Conference Centre

» Master planning » Regeneration of urban fabric » Multifunctional space » Addressing complex program of uses

Common Dressing Rooms Private Dressing Rooms

Waiting room

Break-out Rooms. Movable partitions

Main Auditorium. 674 seats. upper balcony 176 seats

Banqueting Suite. 250 Covers

Green Room IT Centre Side Auditorium. 285 seats upper balcony 126 General Office Plant Room Waste Room

Delegation Office Suites Staff area


rock salt gastronomic society and edible garden. Edible architecture, a building not to last. » Food+City » Urban strategy »

How can I eat a building? » Evolving structure » External

Examiners Prize 2009 » Nominee President’s Medals Part I

Food + City

Urban strategy: link town with river, integrate green spaces on the current grid. To achieve these targets is intended to create edible gardens at the neighbourhood, connect them with a green corridor and as central focus a gastronomic society. The result is a quarter with less energy consumption, no transport needed for food, less packaging and reduction of CO2 emissions. The building as food does grows, changes, ripens and decays. Starting as a gastronomic society the building can grow adding new pods to the modular architecture, or simply evolve reorganizing the layout with the gantry crane to accommodate offices or a student accommodation.


ingleborough cave. Visitors and rescue centre.

» Building = Stone » Man = Water »


Man flows through the stone seeking for light »

hand sketching and graphic technics.


professional experience

New Surgical Block, Valencia General Hospital

Gross floor area: 15,500 m² Budget: 19,085,848 € Drawing up of budget with one employee under my supervision. Technical advise on exterior facade.

United Internet Team Germany Base, 32nd America’s Cup

Gross floor area: 3,673 m² Budget: 4,800,000 € Assistance at building works as part of the project management team.

Restoration and Conservation of Farmhouse Casas Lanuza

Gross floor area: 370 m² Budget: 630,000 € Collaboration to the drawing up of project and drawing up of budget.


Headquarters Ciclo Integral del Agua

Gross floor area: 3,763 m² Budget: 3,664,157 € Drawing up of budget. Assistance at building works as part of the project management team.

model making.


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