35 years after its break ground. Contemporary Culture Center of Barcelona, CCCB

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First intervention CCCB 1991.- Helio Piñón and Albert Viaplana. CCCB Theater 2011.- Elías Torres and Martínez Lapeña.
Total surface of the building.- 15,000sqm. Area for exhibition halls.- 4000sqm.
Start of rehabilitation works.- 1991. Official opening of the CCCB.- February 24, 1994. Extension of the CCCB Theater.- 2011.
Montalegre, 5 - 08001. Barcelona, Spain.

Helio Piñón y Albert Viaplana Estudio Viaplana-Piñón

Estudio Viaplana-Piñón was a minimalist and modern Catalan studio, which remained active until 1997, the year in which they separated their professional paths.

Helium Pinion
He was born at the end of 1942 in Onda (Castellón). He is an Architect (1966) and a Doctor of Architecture (1976) from the Escola Tècnica Superior d ’Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB), where he began his teaching activity in the early seventies. He trained as an architect collaborating with Albert Viaplana, between 1967 and 1997.

Professor of Architecture Projects since 1979, he was a founding member of the magazine Arquitectura Bis.

Author of more than twenty books whose theoretical center of gravity is the aesthetic sense and the validity of modern architecture, he is also the author of several dozen articles, published in specialized Spanish and foreign magazines, and has given hundreds of conferences. and classes before the most varied audiences.

He regularly teaches postgraduate courses in Latin American architecture schools, among which those of Buenos Aires and Rosario (Argentina), Montevideo (Uruguay), Porto Alegre and Sao Paulo (Brazil), Santiago (Chile), Caracas (Venezuela), Bogotá stand out. (Colombia), La Paz (Bolivia) and Cuenca (Ecuador). He is an Extraordinary Professor at the School of Architecture of the University of Navarra.

Between 1998 and 2002 he was vice-rector for Cultural Programs at the UPC. He is a full member of the Royal Academy of Doctors. Between 1999 and 2007, he developed his professional activity in the Architecture Laboratory. ETSAB. CPU.

At present, he focuses his activity on the elaboration of urban projects from an architectural perspective - and with a definition. Such activity is stimulated by - and directed at - teaching at the Faculties of Architecture that he visits regularly.

Albert Viaplana
He was born in 1933 in Barcelona. He graduated in architecture from ETSAB in 1966, where he worked as a teacher since 1978.

Associated with his colleague Helio Piñón in 1974, they have been described as minimalist and modern, rationally and harmoniously applying traditional regional features. His work is the Plaza de la Estación, from 1983, characterized by deconstructivism. Albert Viaplana is the author of some of the main landmarks of contemporary Barcelona.

At the end of 1997 Helio Piñón decided to separate, mainly due to the increasing weight of Viaplana in the works of both, generating architectures with which Piñón did not end up identifying. Finally, Albert Viaplana passed away on May 14, 2014.

José Antonio Martínez Lapeña

José Antonio Martínez Lapeña. (Born in Tarragona, 1941) He graduated from ETSAB in 1968, and from that same year he formed a professional association with Elías Torres. Since 1983 he has taught at the School of Architecture of Valles and since 1998 at the Ramon Llull University.

Among his works stand out: the Gardens of Villa Cecilia (Barcelona, ​​1986, FAD Award), the Regional Hospital of Mora de Ebro (1988, FAD Award), several residential buildings in the Olympic Village of Barcelona (1992, FAD Award), the Kumamoto Art Museum (1992), the Constitution Square in Gerona (1993), the Rauchwerk House (New Orleans, 1993), the San José Colony in Madrid (1994), the La Barriguilla student residence (Málaga, 1997), the stairs of La Granja (Toledo, 2000) and the esplanade with photovoltaic plate of the Universal Forum of Cultures 2004 (awarded at the Venice Architecture Biennial). He has also made restorations in historic buildings, such as the Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes (1990) and the Bellver Castle, the Paseo de Ronda and the Bulwark of Ses Voltes in Palma de Mallorca (1993) .1 Likewise, between 1987 and 1994 was responsible for the restoration of several elements of Park Güell, the famous Gaudí work.

Elías Torres Tur

Elías Torres Tur (Elies Torres i Tur) (b. Ibiza, 1944 - ) He is a prominent Ibicenco architect. He studied architecture at the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB), obtaining the title of Architect in 1968 and Doctor in 1993. Professor of the Projects Department. Partner of José Antonio Martínez Lapeña & Elías Torres Architects, together with his partner José Antonio Martínez Lapeña.

Author of the Photovoltaic Plate of the Forum 2004 in Barcelona, the stairs of La Granja (Toledo) and the bastion of Ses Voltes in Palma de Mallorca. 2008: Ramon Llull Prize.



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