The work of Prof. López Cotelo (b. 1947) centers on the search for the essence of a place and its temporal dimension, as does the teaching and research of his Chair. This serves as a starting point to define the architectonic context in order to integrate new elements into existing architecture.
After studying architecture at the Superior Technical School of Architecture in Madrid (ETSAM), Prof. López Cotelo spent two years gaining experience in the profession, notably at the practice of G. Behnisch in Munich. In 1972, he returned to Madrid and worked at the firm of Alejandro de la Sota. In 1979, he founded his own architectural practice in Madrid. From 1983 to 1986, he lectured in design at ETSAM. In 1993, he was a visiting professor at the Chair of Design and Conservation of Historical Buildings at TUM. In 1995, he succeeded Prof. Joseph Wiedemann and Prof. Dr. Otto Meitinger as full professor of this Chair. Victor López Cotelo is a member of the Colegio oficial de Arquitectura Madrid (COAM), an associate member of the Association of Bavarian Architects (BDA), a correspondent member of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts and a member of the Academy of the Arts, Berlin – Architecture section.
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