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Juan Domingo Santos is an architect from Granada known for his studies in the area of restoration and conversion of abandoned industrial and agricultural areas. He conducts research and designs projects focusing on regeneration of the urban and extraurban landscape with the aim of creating new living spaces for contemporary society and new places for work and interaction. Current affairs and history come together in a common path of enhancement of the territory of Andalusia, where all his projects are located. One significant experience is his occupation and reclamation of a distillery in an abandoned sugar mill, begun in 1986, subject of the film “An encounter”, which he made with director Juan Bollaìn. Other important projects include installations for art and architecture exhibitions such as “Las fábricas del Sur”, about the industrial tradition of Andalusia.
Domingo Santos’ work has earned him prestigious acknowledgements. His Museo del Agua in Lanjaròn won the ENOR Architecture Award in 2011 and was shortlisted for the eighth Iberoamerican Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism in 2012.
Juan Domingo Santos combines the profession of architect with an intense teaching career and has lectured at prestigious universities abroad, including Lausanne Polytechnic, the Lisbon School of Architecture, the Fachhochschule Lausitz in Cottbus, Germany, the Faculty of Architecture and Interior Design in San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador, Columbia University in New York and at numerous Spanish universities. He now teaches at the Granada School of Architecture and the Technische Universität in Munich, and is an instructor and project coordinator at Laboratorio de Territorios en Trasformacion (LAB-TT).
 
SELECTED PROJECTS
 
- Exhibition installation for the “Universos Infinitos” exhibition of the work of Escher, Palace of Charles V, Granada (Spain), 2012
- Museo del Agua, Lanjaròn, Granada (Spain), 2009
- Exhibition installation for “Las Fabricas del sur” exhibition about industrial architecture in Andalusia, Seville (Spain), 2006
- Casa con huerto de cerezos, Cájar, Granada (Spain), 2006
- Casa en Ladera, Otura, Granada (Spain), 2006
 
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