Juan Domingo Santos
(Granada, 1961) is an architect from School of Architecture in Seville (1986), professor of architectural projects at Granada School of Architecture since 1994, visiting professor at the Technischen Univertät München (Germany, 2010) and has been a guest professor at various national and international schools of architecture.
With his work, he develops research around architectural intervention on heritage and landscapes in transformation. His projects and works have been selected for international and national exhibitions such as On-Site, New Architecture in Spain organised by the MoMA in New York; the 7th Biennale di Architettura di Venecia; and the Spanish Architecture Biennial (1993-1994 and 2010-2011), among others. He has been nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Awards, has won the Enor Award and obtained recognition for Architecture at the 11th Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urban Planning, and an award at the 8th Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Urban Planning.
He recently won the international contest Atrio de La Alhambra with Álvaro Siza.
His book 'La tradición innovada. Escritos sobre regresión y modernidad' published by the Arquia Foundation in its collection Arquia/Thesis has won the FAD Award for Thought and Criticism in 2014.
His studio is located in the alcohol tower of an old sugar factory in Granada, which he recovered with a project to revitalize an industrial space as a place to live and work, a place that has conditioned his way of understanding architecture and heritage, and an activity that, at the same time, was meant to rescue this abandoned industrial area. On this topic, he has made the short film 'Un encuentro' junto al director de cine Juan S. Bollaín (A meeting with the film director Juan S. Bollaín), which relates his occupation of the factory and the experiences he has had since 1986.