SPECIALIZED IN UNIQUENESS.
OOIIO is an international team of architects, designers and engineers engaged in finding this special “I don´t know what it is” that makes a work unique, exciting and able for transmit sensations on a way that a vulgar work will never get.
In OOIIO we know that not every construction is architecture.
We do architecture.
OOIIO creative process is completely open and random. When we start a project we never know how it will end, what will come out, that’s why we introduced throughout the design process countless stimulus and references from any kind that may improve the final design. These are usually unexpected and we find them everywhere, like in the geometry of a mineral that seems attractive, a traditional dish of the place where the project is built, the shape and colors of a vase, a tree or a graffiti that we found painted on a wall.
This constant search for poetical links to architecture through everything around us makes us look at the world with wide open eyes and helps us to get every project as the result of a unique creative process, making each OOIIO project special and standed out.
Some of the awards and recognitions of OOIIO´s work are:
2018 _ Award. International Prize “2018 Leading Designers Awards” to the Most Innovative Architecture Studio in Spain.
2018 _ Award. International Prize “Build Architecture Awards 2018″ to the Best Specialist Studio of the Year.
2018 _ Award. International Prize “Build Architecture Awards 2018″ to the Best Renovation Project of the Year for “Horse Riding Field in Cattle Farm”.
2018 _ 2nd Prize. Architecture Competition for the Refurbishment of Íscar Main Square, Valladolid, Spain. “Fields of Castilla”.
2018 _ Award. Shortlisted for International Architecture Prize “WAN Award, Small Spaces” with OOIIO´s Turist Information Office in Lanzarote “i-Rock”.
2018 _ 3rd Prize. Architecture Competition for Civic Center and Library in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain. “Black & White”.
2017 _ Special Mention. International Competition for Urbanisme Europan 14, Palma de Mallorca, Spain. “The end of -Efecto Arenal-”.
2017 _ Award. “American Architecture Prize 2017 to the best Urban Design”. International Architecture Prize to our refurbishment projects for San Miguel Square and El Salvador Square awarded in New York, in October 2017.
2017 _ Award. Shortlisted for International Architecture Prize “WAN Award, Colour in Architecture 2016″ to our refurbishment projects for San Miguel Square and El Salvador Square.
2017 _ Award. “Emporia de Plata” to the Best Urban Information Point designed in Spain with OOIIO´s Turist Information Office in Lanzarote “i-Rock”.
2017 _ 1st Prize. Urban Competition for the development of Zango, Angola. “Zango Boulevard”.
2017 _ Award. Shortlisted for YAYA 2017 “Young Architect of the Year Award 2017″ Building Design, recognizing the best young architect in Europe.
2016 _ Award. “Best of the Best in Architecture” for AI Global Media.
2016 _ Award. “Architect of the Year” for BUILD Magazine, United Kingdom.
2016 _ Merit Award. Competition for the design of the VIP Area at the International Contemporary Art Fair ARCO Madrid. “Digital Landscape”.
2016 _ 1st Prize. Open call for proposals. Spanish Pavilion for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016. “The architecture and the refugees tale”.
2015 _ Finalists. International Architectural Prize Matimex. “Hotel Benidorm”.
2015 _ 1st Prize. Public Competition for Building Rehabilitation. “Offices for New Entrepreneurs in Madridejos”.
2015 _ Finalists. Nyova Chair Design Competition. “Monster Chair”.
2015 _ Finalists. Nyova Lamp Design Competition. “Gap Lamp”.
2015 _ 3rd Prize. Lamp Design Competition. “Spider Lamp”.
2015 _ 1st Prize. Public Competition for New Building. “Offices for New Entrepreneurs in Mora”.
2014 _ Merit Award. New Generations in Architecture. “OOIIO´s Philosophy”.
2014 _ 1st Prize. Furnit-U Furniture Competition. “Angled Stool”.
2014 _ 1st Prize. Urban Programme. “Rehabilitation of San Miguel Square, Talavera de la Reina”.
2014 _ 1st Prize. Competition for Turist Office Building for Cabildo de Lanzarote. “i-Rock”.
2014 _ 1st Prize. Urban Programme. “Rehabilitation of Salvador Square, Talavera de la Reina”.
2013 _ 2nd Prize. Europan 12. “Housing and Wellness Center in Kuopio, Finland”.
2010 _ Merit Award. International Competition for Mix Use Tower in Taichung. “Taiwan Tower”.
OOIIO´s Founder and CEO.
Architect from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, ETSAM. After working in some of the most important and influential architecture studios in the contemporary scene such as those of Norman Foster (London) or Rem Koolhaas (Rotterdam), he founded OOIIO, somewhere in the center of Spain in 2010, as a laboratory of Architecture and City capable of providing architectural quality and uniqueness to each work.
Joaquín leads OOIIO´s Architecture work, looking for emotion, imagination and aesthetics in each project, always relying on the crutches of reason, technique and efficiency.
He has been architecture assistant professor at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, ETSAM, while developing the PhD, as well as in several seminars and universities in Europe and Latin America. Joaquín Millán also regularly gives lectures showing OOIIO Architecture´s projects in different forums. His work has been exhibited, awarded and published in multiple magazines, books and blogs around the world.