Ibrahim Diaz VeraM.Arch MCH RIBA
Ibrahim is an architect whose career has focused on public space and the interaction between architecture, urbanism, and art for over 14 years. He prefers to be considered as a “designer” and believes in the power of design as a transformative tool for people’s perceptions.
He is particularly keen on creating transformative, unique, and bold landscape interventions able to deliver a sense of place and an identity. He prefers to understand the landscape as a mixture of natural and artificial components where biodiversity can thrive but where human emotions have a place and where strong conceptual thinking can flourish, not shying away from the “pop” components present in design.
Ibrahim’s design approach is rooted in his life experiences, which have created a kaleidoscopic design vision, enabling him to understand complex urban systems and human scale viewpoints.
He believes there is no such thing as a small project, but rather an opportunity to create a meaningful design. This is reflected in the variety of his projects, from large-scale interventions to much more contained scales. He has led the landscape masterplan vision for Distrito Castella Norte, the landscape design for Singapore Highspeed Railway Station, the concept design for the rooftop and public realm of Southbank Melbourne and, more recently, the reimagining of East Village, amongst many others.
He loves to immerse himself in different cultural environments. Born in Tenerife, he studied in Madrid and has lived in Hungary, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, the UK and Spain. An avid explorer, he believes in the ability to enrich your life by appreciating different cultures, which then can help to achieve cutting-edge proposals sensitive to the local context.
He is an animal and plant lover. He shares his house with numerous plants, fish, and three cats. Outside of daily life, he enjoys Southeast Asia, where he can enjoy two of his favourite natural experiences: rainforests and diving on coral reefs.