Alberto Lozano Duran, one of our rising stars in the Architect-US Job+J1 Visa Program, studied Architecture at ETSAM and then went to start his professional career in Germany at kadawittfeldarchitektur in the Aachen region. Duran was able to work with his counterparts Tim Witte and Guangmin Huang on various professional projects.
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One of the key projects that Duran selected was Bahnhofsquartier Opladen, which aimed to be the gateway to the city and to solve the connection with the new train station and the city center. This project was thought as a complex where different typologies and functions try to reconnect again two parts of the city split in the time by the railways. The research about how the public space affects to the movement of the people from a Hub to a main shopping street, trying not to difficult this transition but at the same time to invite the newcomers to detour into the complex was one of the hardest design that Duran has ever done.
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Duran used Autocad, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, and Rhinoceros to create Bahnhofsquartier Opladen. Now Duran is working in California with HMC Architects, and has been gaining so much insight into the American Architecture scene.
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Images by Alberto Lozano Duran
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