GPY Arquitectos

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

GPY Arquitectos
C/ Castillo 56, 2º D, E-38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spagna


GPY Arquitectos
Juan Antonio González Pérez

1990 Architect. Graduated from the School of Architecture, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. First Class Honours
Since 1993 Professor of Architectural Design. School of Architecture, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
2000-2010 Cultural Delegate of the Official Architects' Association of the Canary Islands, Tenerife, Spain

Urbano Yanes Tuña

1996 Architect. Graduated from the School of Architecture, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
2003-2007 Associate Professor of Architectural Projects. School of Architecture, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Constanze Sixt

2001 Architect. Graduated from the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Stuttgart
SInce 2001 Collaborator of gpy arquitectos


We see architecture as a means of seeking out new spatial relationships between man and his surroundings.

Our projects extend beyond their physical limits to establish links with their context. We consider buildings to be extensions of the public space, successions of social spaces for use by the public at large.

Merging interior and exterior, public and private, is the strategy we use to generate social spaces that are “half-open” to the outside world.


Jeong, Kwang Young: Omni Hospitals. Seoul: Archiworld Co, 2010
Van Uffelen, Chris: Masterpieces. Performance Architecture. Braun Publishing AG, 2010.
Lan, Bruce Q.: Arch Manual. Design+Concept+Script+Process. Pekín: AADCU, 2010
In Favour of Public Space. Barcelona: CCCB / Actar, 2010
Kramer, Sibylle: Schools- Educational Spaces. Braun Publishing AG, 2009
Challenge of the Time '08: Iakov Chernikhov International Prize for Young Architects. Moscow: Tatlin Publishers, 2008
Broto, Carles: Hospitales y Centros de Salud. Barcelona: Links Books, 2008
The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture. London: Phaidon Press, 2008
1000x European Architects. Berlin: Verlagshaus Braun, 2007
10x10_2. 100 Architects 10 Critics. London / New York: Phaidon, 2005
Guía de Arquitectura Contemporánea Tenerife 1962-1998. Barcelona: Actar, 1999

Premi e riconoscimenti

2011 Barbara Cappochin Prize 2011. Finalist: The best 40 International Projects
World Architecture Festival WAF 2011. Finalist
2010 International Architecture Awards, Chicago Athenaeum. Winner
World Architecture Festival WAF 2010. Finalist
2009 Bienal Miami+Beach 2009. Bronze Medal
World Architecture Festival WAF 2009. Highly Commended
Leaf Awards 2009. Prize Winner (Public Buildings)
Mi obra favorita | My favourite Work. Superior Council of the Architects' Associations of Spain (CSCAE). First Prize
2008 Iakov Chernikhov International Prize. Nomination
2007 Bienal Miami+Beach. Bronze Medal
2005 Premio de Arquitectura Española. Finalist
2004 III European Prize for Urban Public Space. Honourable Mention
2003 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe Award. Nomination
ar+d Awards for Emerging Architecture. Prize Winner
Bienal Miami+Beach. Silver+Bronze Medals


2010 Arquitectura Española 1975 – 2010. 35+ Construyendo en democracia.
Museo Benaki, Athens, Greece + Museo Leventis, Nicosia, Chipre
2008 My Public Space. Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI), Rotterdam
2006 On Site: New Architecture in Spain. MoMA Museum of Modern Art, New York + Pabellón Villanueva, Real Jardín Botánico, Madrid.
Tenerife Island City. London Metropolitan University, London
Habitar El presente. Arquerías de Nuevos Ministerios, Madrid
2005 gpy arquitectos 2005. Círculo de Bellas Artes, Santa Cruz de Tenerife + Gabinete Literario, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
2002 Inner Landscapes. Spanish Pavilion, 8ª Mostra Internazionale d’architettura di Venecia