Estudio Lamela Opens Office in Seville
Estudio Lamela continues expanding and recently opened its first office in Seville. The Hispanic office is located in the Nervión neighborhood, one of the busiest business districts of the city. It will be directed by architect Juan Antonio García and will take over all of Estudio Lamela’s projects in the Andalusian region while it will support the headquarters in Madrid.
Along with the Madrid headquarters, the Andalusian office will be responsible for the management of important projects such as the Picasso Towers in Málaga, which is undoubtedly the most significant undertaking in the residential area along the Spanish coast. The project comprises three towers of 22 levels — with maximum heights of 78.5, 80.5, and 82.5 meters — and with capacity to house around 72 apartments each.
Another relevant project for which the office in Seville will be responsible is the design of 206 private homes on the Sancti Petri Coast (Cádiz). The development consists of 26 single-family and 180 multi-family homes and will become a reference in Spain of sustainable architecture within a spectacular natural environment.
With the opening of this office, Estudio Lamela gives continuity to its growth strategy both nationally and internationally. The studio currently has offices in Poland, the Netherlands and Mexico, where it has developed and is developing some of the most ambitious and transcendent projects of those regions.
Alongside KAAN Architecten, ABT and Ineco in the Netherlands, the expansion of the new terminal of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is very advanced, a project that will transport 14 million passengers annually. Also in Europe, Estudio Lamela, through its office in Poland, has been responsible for the new terminal of the Warsaw Chopin Airport (2015), among other projects, while the Mexican division has designed projects as emblematic as a call center for Banco Santander (2008) in Querétaro city, which has become one of the most advanced call centers in the world and has a capacity for 2,000 positions.
“Estudio Lamela has always been ambitious in its growth objectives both inside and outside of Spain. In a time when architecture is global, studies also have to be. The opening of the new office in Seville is evidence that a market exists, not only in the Andalusian community, but also beyond, booming and, at the same time, customers who demand architecture of prestige, quality and sustainability. That is and has been our commitment for over six decades,” explains Carlos Lamela, the president of Estudio Lamela.