A slow and attentive process of transformation. Camping Alfacs by Bajet Giramé + JAAS

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Architects
Bajet Giramé Architects + Julià Arquitectes Associats (JAAS). Arquitects.- Pau Bajet, Maria Giramé, Manuel Julià, Marina Miró, Sara López, Sarai Olabarrieta, Gil Roca.
Collaborators
Quantity survivor.- Elena Baudillo.
Structure.- Jordi Oliveras.
Contractor company.- Adolfo Constructors,
Facilities.- Aquallar.
Landscaping.- Lea Atelier.
Work collaborators.- Mireia Cid, Joan Navarro.
Execution Directorate.- Elena Baudillo.
Client
Alfacs Vacances SL.
Area
6,740 sqm.
Dates
2016-2023.
Location
Avinguda Mar 1, Alcanar, Tarragona, Spain.
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Pau Bajet, Maria Giramé. Bajet Giramé Architects

Bajet Giramé is an architecture studio founded in Barcelona in 2017 by Maria Giramé and Pau Bajet after collaborating on David Chipperfield Architects in London. The studio is a collaborative platform that develops architectural projects, urban prototypes, publications and research, with the aim of exploring and expanding the multiplicity of material, social and ecological relationships of emerging spatial practice together with a consolidated group of partners, collaborators and clients.

Currently, they are co-curators of the future International Congress of Architecture 2026 (UIA 2026 Barcelona) and directors of Quaderns d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme no. 274 (Spring 2024). Today, the studio is developing two collective social housing projects (83 social homes for seniors with senior cohousing of 15 units and public facilities for the Barcelona City Council, and 72 social homes for the Prat de Llobregat City Council); the transformation of a rural campsite in the Ebro Delta; urban planning for the municipality of Alcanar, as well as various reform and rehabilitation projects for domestic and productive spaces.

Bajet Giramé's work has been awarded the XIII AJAC Prize (Associació de Joves Arquitectes de Catalunya, COAC, 2023), the XII AJAC Prize (COAC 2021), the 18 (Germany, 2017), finalist in the FAD Architecture Awards (Arquifad 2024), the FAD International Awards (Arquifad 2023), the Arquia Proxima 2024 and Arquia Proxima 2022 awards, and selected for the Enor Grand Prize 2017 (Galicia, 2017 ). She has also been awarded internationally in competitions for emerging architects such as Eme3, Europan11 and Europan12; as well as published in various specialized magazines and exhibited in Seoul, Vienna, Pavia, Belfast, Munich, Nuremberg, Heidelberg, Chania, London, Madrid and Barcelona.

Bajet Giramé combines professional practice with university teaching and research, as well as curating exhibitions and publications. Maria is a professor of Architectural Projects at the La Salle Technical School of Architecture (ETSALS). Pau, doctor from the School of Architecture of the London Metropolitan University (London Met) (2023), is a professor of Architectural Projects at the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB-UPC), professor of the Master's Degree in Integrated Architecture Project (MIAD, ETSALS) and has previously taught at different universities in the United Kingdom, such as Birmingham City University (BCU) and the School of Architecture at London Metropolitan University (London Met).

Manuel Julià JAAS

Julià Arquitectes Associats is a Barcelona architecture studio completely committed to developing socially valuable architecture. The spaces they design are comfortable, simple and permeable. Above all, they seek to foster civic engagement and create a strong sense of community.

They believe in the reversibility of their designs, which are rooted in place and always aware of history and context. They consider that their projects should contribute to the sustainable development of cities, which is why they focus on reprogramming and transforming the built environment. JAAS implements construction solutions based on tradition, but updated to meet contemporary needs, thus reducing energy consumption and the use of materials with a negative carbon footprint.
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