Elías Torres is a Spanish architect. Graduated in 1968 at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB), he has been Visiting Professor at Harvard University and has been teaching at ETSAB since 1969.
In 1968, he opened his practice with José Antonio Martínez Lapeña in Barcelona.
Martínez Lapeña-Torres Arquitectos' best-known projects include: the renovations of Gaudi's Park Güell in Barcelona (1993) and the Ibiza Castle (1991); the Forum 2004 Esplanade and Photovoltaic Power Plant in Barcelona; the cultural and artisan center Antonu Tur "Gabrielet" in Formentera (2010); the design of several private houses, such as the Costa House in Ibiza (1994) and Rauchwerk House in New Orleans (USA, 1992).
The firm Martínez Lapeña-Torres Arquitectos was awarded several prizes, such as the Premio Nacional de Arquitectura (2016). Elías Torres was also awarded the Ramon Llull Prize of the Balearic Islands Government in 2008 and the Gold Medal of the Island of Eivissa for his life's work in 2011.
Martínez Lapeña, José Antonio, and Elías Torres. José Antonio Martínez Lapeña Elías Torres 1968 – 2013. Madrid: Lampreave, 2013.
Torres, Elías. Zenithal Light. Barcelona: Collegi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya, 2005.