Elena Pérez López (Bilbao, 1977) is a graduate in Architecture from the Architecture School of Universidad de Navarra. She is taking her PhD at the Department of Architectural Projects at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. As an independent architect, her practice is focused on tenders, works and projects that include urban planning in Irún (First Prize for both the bid and constructed result, 2017) and the building of social housing in Sarriguren (constructed, 2006).
‘Peter Zumthor: abstract expressionism’ will investigate the career of this Swiss architect through three works that reflect its different stages: the Sogn Benedetg chapel in Sumvitg (Switzerland), the Kolumba Museum in Cologne, and the Steilneset Memorial in Vardø (Norway). The information will form the basis of her doctoral thesis that will be published in the form of a bilingual book in Spanish and English.