Gonzalo Elizarraras

Gonzalo Elizarraras

San José del Cabo, MX




I'm a Mexican architect with a masters in Landscape architecture.

I'd studied in Barcelona Spain, and in the past ten years I have lived  in different counties Germany, Spain, Italy, Israel and Ireland. 

Now I've been for the last 4 years back in Mexico and start my own firm with my German associate and we open two years ago a network office in Berlin, Germany.

I see myself as a cosmopolitan, a nomad, an architect without frontiers.

I enjoy traveling, cultures, languages, people, nature, and from there my works has taking inspiration.

In work i had experience in all different program type projects where I have worked, In Europe and Mexico there's no distinction as architects that specialize in commercial or residential for instance.
I've been involved in their construction process and administration phases. With an extends knowledge of the building codes (EU) and a big experience in applying different kind of constructing ecologist.
I'm very detail oriented and seek to control the process witch for me is much more interesting than the "final" results form a project.
I always involved nature, sustainability, landscape, permaculture as a basic integration for a project. From the analysis to the construction process and foot print it might result from it.

I'm still learning, I'm open and adaptable. let me hear from you. 


fabriKG, Principal

I found fabriKG in 2006 with Karla Llorens and in 2008 we merge with Benjamin Scharf a German architect and open fabriKB in Berlin.
fabriKG Is a networked architectural design and research practice located in Berlin and Mexico.
Our concept of the office acknowledges both its geographically and cultural in between creation.
The office search to generate models of global presence with local skills as it’s own production.
the combination of patterns, structures and technological, ecological, material and institutional frameworks that shape the design research provide us unique results.
The practice has a flexible structure with an internationally base and pluridiciplines.
Our input means to create from the urban scale to a detail scale on furniture pieces. among all different scales in a non linear production.

May 2006 - current

Mateo Arquitectura, Junior Architect

I was involved in all different scale and programmatic projects. from international competitions to on site construction all over Europe.
Map Architects is a Barcelona based firm with an international staff and was great to start my career after finish my bachelors degree.

Oct 2004 - May 2006

Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, Intern

I worked in all different scale and programs kind of projects.
specially international competitions like the central bank of Europe competition, and also developing design details for the construction at Santa Catarina new market in Bacelona.

Jun 2003 - Apr 2004

FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise, Intern

First experience in the world of architecture, I start my career at LCM now LAR/ Fernando Romero.
when he first start his own firm after arriving from OMA/Koolhaas experience in Rotterdam.
I was part of the first generation that start this office with a lot of other interns-students.
very talented team and learn many difference from architecture being a 2nd year student.
plans, presentations, models, exhibitions, etc.

Jan 2000 - Apr 2001


BES La Salle, Universidad Ramon Llull, MArch, Landscape&Project

I took a program part of a PHD integrated in 3 speared years. I just did one year more like a post graduate program about urban Landscape and project.
a program that combines analysis with practice. symposiums and lectures about criticism, philosophy and the new urban condition on contemporary landscape.

Sep 2004 - May 2005

UIC Barcelona, BArch, Architecture & Urbanism

Sep 2001 - Oct 2004

Universidad Iberoamericana, Bachelors, Architecture

Jan 1998 - Jun 2001

Escuela activa de Fotografia, High School, Photography

Jan 1994 - Dec 1995


d3 Natural Systems awords 2010, Honorable Mention

Honorable mention with the Bicentenary ecological park in San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur.
a proposal to rescue the main wetland estuary in this area and convert the area into a public space natural reserve.


Young Architects Awards 2010, Nomination

V-528 Domes multiactivites center nomination to the young architects awards from Czech Republic in Prague.


WAF Barcelona 2009, Nomination

Two projects nomination.
One selected for cultural future buildings with the Z gallerie in Mexico city.
and other for future housing project in Berlin.


Jovenes Creadores, Grant

Win the National "Jovenes Creadores" grant in Mexico.
provided for the National council of arts and culture.
selected for a year grand.
and develop a research about public space and recycle material to design small urban structure


Barraca Barcelona, Honorable Mention

Student competition


Premis de les comarques de Girona, Espais efimers, 1st Place

This price was for the best temporal installation at the Girona ( northen Spain) community prices


Areas of Specialization