Zuloark, Spain

Zuloark is a distributed architecture and urbanism open office, founded in 2001. Developing flowing and collaborative professional working models and building co-responsibility environments through shared authorship projects ever since.

As a distributed office, Zuloark develops its activities internationally, within an extended network of regular collaborators, working on specific themes and topics of research, education, and action. We believe that the future of our territories can be only possible with the inclusion of as many actors as possible. Zuloark often acts as a facilitator between private organizations and individuals, public and academic bodies and civil society, and digital and situated communities.

We are constantly treating the collective as a learning environment, adapting our activities to the context and needs by moving on a continuum between what we can learn and what we can teach. To do so, our work explores a wide range of activities, methodologies and fields: Urban Planning and Participation, Architecture and Building, Teaching and Academic, Design and Digital Communities, Exhibitions, Festivals, Events and Cultural Production. The breadth of this approach, focusing on learning and innovation in every project, allows all members of Zuloark to build their own career paths.

Since their creation, Zuloark’s members have always been involved in academic contexts. During the last years, they have been teaching at the universities of ETSAM Polytechnic Architecture School of Madrid (Spain), University of the Arts Berlin (Germany), Universidad San Jorge in Galicia and Zaragoza (Spain), IE University in Segovia (Spain), TAI Escuela Universitaria de Artes de Madrid while also establishing collaborations with other universities, providing alternative teaching models.

Zuloark has won several international awards and recognitions, such as the Nica Gold Award and the UN Best Practice Award at the Dubai International Award by UN Habitat for its contribution to the project “Campo de Cebada”, the First Prize of Arquia Próxima with the research project “Inteligencias Colectivas”, and the first prize “Gonzalo Ricardo González Ripoll” XXVII BIENNIAL of SCA Sociedad Colombiana de Arquitectura for the project “Casa Tejida”. Their work has been shown in different cultural institutions around the world, such as the MoMA in New York, the Akademie Der Künste in Berlin, the Lisbon Architecture Triennial and Matadero Madrid.