A center that rises organically on the territory. Centre for comparative medicine and bioimage by COMA, Calderon-Folch, Sarsanedas

More information

Project team
Architecture.- Pilar Calderon and Marc Folch (CALDERON‐FOLCH Studio) and Pol Sarsanedas (Sarsanedas Arquitectura). Landscape architecture.- Lluís Corbella (COMA Arquitectura). Services Engineer.- Mario Nahra (IPB Chemgineering). Construction management.- RamonCisa (BETARQ). Structural Engineer.- Bernuz-Fernández Arquitectes.
Collaborators
Project management.- Marc Jaumà, Eduardo Urbano, Miquel Lluch, Joaquim Puig and Sara Capdevila. Safety coordination.- Jesús Fernández (TRESAT). Graphic Design.- Maria Beltran and Judit Canela.
Developer
Instituto de Investigación Germans Trias I Pujol (IGTP).
Area
Building Area.- 4.664 sqm. Exterior Area.- 5.045 sqm.
Dates
Initiation.- 2013. Completion.- 2018.
Location
Campus Can Ruti, Badalona. Barcelona, Spain.
Photography
José Hevia.

Lluís Corbella i Jordi, Diego Martínez Delgado. COMA Arquitectura

COMA Arquitectura is established in Barcelona since 2004. The studio offers a wide range of architecture, landscape and interior design services for residential, commercial, hotel, corporate and industrial projects, both in the public and private sectors.

Lluís Corbella i Jordi studied Architecture at the School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB), where he graduated in 1999. Entrepreneur Architect, multilingual and collaborating with other architects: Jordi Ros, Octavi Mestre, Christian Cirici, Carles Bassó, MVRDV, Manuel Gausa & Carme Pinós and EMBT (Miralles-Tagliablue). Competition awarded design and specialization in technology and education spaces. He worked as a freelance architect since 2004. In 2010 he founded the study ‘Lluís Corbella Architecture & Design’ that in 2018 it was refounded as COMA Arquitectura with his partner.
 
Diego Martínez Delgado studied Architecture at the School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB), where he graduated in 2010. Proactive architect with strategic vision oriented towards resolution and collaborating with other architects: Josep M. Miró (Nitidus Arquitectes), Felix Basterrechea & Fernando Tejada (BT Arquitectes) and Ramón Godó. Trained in building rehabilitation and environmentally conscious, in 2016 he obtained the Master’s degree in ‘Facility Management specialization in Energy Management’ through the Official College of Architects of Catalonia. He worked as a freelance architect from 2010 until 2018 when he refounded COMA Arquitectura with his partner.

Pilar Calderon, Marc Folch. Calderon-Folch Studio

Calderon-Folch Studio is an Architecture firm based in Barcelona and founded in 2000, by Pilar Calderon  and Marc Folch. They are experienced with nearly Zero-Energy Building (nZEB), Zero Impact Building (ZIB) and Passive House Designers. Their designs have high energy efficiency performance and minimum ecological footprint, through an efficient production management and an exhaustive economic control. 

They have been awarded with the International Spanish Architects Awards-Young Architect Abroad by the CSCAE-Spanish Architects Association, with the “Prix National Construction en Bois-Coup de Coeur” Award by the “Association des Maires de France”, in 2012 with the National Energy Efficiency Awards in Spain by Isover, and in 2004 and 2012 with the AJAC Award for Young Architects by the Catalan Architects Association. Nominated to the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture-Mies van der Rohe 2015.

Pilar Calderon, co-founder and principal. 
Barcelona, 1975. Master in Architecture (EtsaB -School of Architecture of Barcelona- Polythechnic University of Catalonia). She completed her studies in the School of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies of the UC in Santiago of Chile and participated in the program for the elimination of poverty “Servicio País” in the Chilean Patagonia. Awarded with the Ajac prize for Young Architects in 2004 and 2012 by the Catalan Architects Association and with the International Spanish Architecture (Young Architect Abroad) by the Spanish Architects Association. She conceived and directed the Postgraduate Diploma and Master Degree in Set Design (School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona -Pompeu Fabra University-, 2011-2015). Since 2015 she is an Associated Professor at the Architectural Projects Department of the ETSAB (UPC) and a member of the jury of the Final Thesis since 2018. She is co-author with Marc Folch of the book “Neruda-Rodríguez Arias. Houses for a poet”.

Marc Folch, co-founder and principal. 
Barcelona, 1975. Master in Architecture (EtsaB -School of Architeture of Barcelona- Polythechnic University of Catalonia). He completed his studies in the Lund Teknisker Högskolan of the Lunds Universitet of Sweeden and he participated in the research project “Space for living- living in space” with NASA’s Terrestrial Research Studio (Star) in Houston – United States. Awarded with the Ajac prize for Young Architects in 2004 and 2012 by the Catalan Architects Association and with the International Spanish Architecture (Young Architect Abroad) by the Spanish Architects Association. He is currently involved as a professor in many Master Degrees of Architecture and Sustainabilty in several Universities. He is co-author with Pilar Calderon of the book “Neruda-Rodríguez Arias. Houses for a poet”. He is part-time professor teaching Architectural Design at Study Abroad Program Barcelona-El Vallès (IASAP-BV/ Illinois School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

Polo Sarsanedas. Sarsanedas Arquitectura

Sarsanedas architectura offers comprehensive architectural services in a field of work that ranges from the domestic scale to the urban sphere, both in the public and private sectors, focusing on Conscious and Sustainable Architecture. Founded by Polo Sarsaneda.

Polo Sarsanedas. Master in Architecture from ETSAB (Higher Technical School of Barcelona - from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia). He completed his training in Switzerland in the workshops of Aires Mateus and Peter Zumthor, at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (Università della Svizzera italiana).

He is a Certified Passive House Designer (Passivhaus Institut, Germany) and has completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainability and Architecture, and the Bioconstruction and Biohabitability workshops at the Sert School of the College of Architects of Catalonia.

In 2012 he obtained the "Ajac Award for Young Architects" from the Official College of Architects of Catalonia and in 2012 the Isover "National Award for Energy Efficiency". In 2015, the Mies Van der Rohe Foundation selects a work in which it has contributed significantly to the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture-Mies Van der Rohe Awards and Fomento de las Arte y DiseÒo, also to the FAD Awards. Architect committed to Sustainable Architecture, he has been involved in the Master in Sustainable Architecture and Energy Efficiency of the ETSAB UPC, professor at the Sert School of COAC (Introduction to the Passivhaus February and May 2020; Session during NZEB of M.Wassouf 01 2020) and he has been a member of the Jury of the III Iberoamerican Passivhaus Contest held at the 7th Spanish Passivhaus conference.

Categories

Prev
Prev

Our selection