BAAS + Vaillo Irigaray win competition of Castellón de la Plana Higher Conservatory of Music and Dance

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Project team
BAAS arquitectura (Jordi Badia) + VAILLO IRIGARAY ARCHITECTS (Antonio Vaillo, Juan L Irigaray, Yago Vaillo).
Collaborators Colaboradores
PGI Engineering, Albert Bastard, Raul Escrivà (Opera Ingenieria).
30,470 m².
Competition.- 2023-2024.
Castellón de la Plana, Spain.
€ 34,669,414.

Antonio Vaíllo, Juan Luis Irigaray, Yago Vaíllo. Vaillo + Irigaray Architects

Vaillo + Irigaray Architects is an architecture firm founded in 1998 by Antonio Vaíllo and Juan Luis Irigaray, with Yago Vaíllo joining as a partner in 2020. It is located in Navarra, Spain.

The working method in the office is based on the concept of project strategy, which embraces the widest range of possible scales, from a simple bench to the whole city. It proposes a creative process that will develop founding concepts to be equally applied to management, procedures and design.

Vaillo + Irigaray Architects conceive design from a multifocal perspective, so they deal with matters from diverse points of view to contribute unifying solutions.

Their source of inspiration is the project itself: the client, function, program, and financial resources… are just raw materials for creativity. Consequently, every project has a unique personality, every project demands exclusive materials and details: every project requires an investigation process and precise development, according to specific needs. The office structure is organized into 6 areas:

eLAB.- Experimental laboratory for basic creativity to explore urban, social, and cultural needs. It is oriented to generate new patterns of interaction with the world of industry, architecture and art. I + D + i.- Innovation and research to face the needs in every project according to the world of industry, construction and arts and crafts. BRANDing 360°.- Platform to promote brand strategy as a 360º process. PROJECTS.-Area for design and definition of urban, architectural and industrial projects.

PROJECTS.- Area for design and definition of: Museums architecture, Museography, Interior design, Product design, Public architecture, Educational architecture, Housing, Health architecture, Offices architecture, Commercial architecture, Urban design, and Industrial architecture. INTERNATIONAL.- We develop our international dimension associated with different architectural firms in Switzerland, Mexico and Israel. TEACHING.- Defenders of professional hybridization theory/practice, we combine the practice of architecture with the Teaching. Teachers in different Schools of Architecture and Guest Lecturers in different educational institutions teach disciplines related to architecture, Innovation and Creativity. Regular lectures at several centres, institutions and groups.

AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS.- Their work has received numerous awards in national and international competitions both for formal and constructive quality. Their work is regularly published in the most important national and international media.


Jordi Badia (Barcelona, 1961) graduated in architecture from the ETSAB (Barcelona School of Architecture) in 1989. Between 1989 and 1993 he practiced a professional partnership with Tonet Sunyer. In 1994 founded the BAAS architecture study, Jordi Badia combines his professional task of an architect with that of a professor at the Department of Architectural Projects at ETSAB since 2001 and at ESARQ-UIC since 2009. He also collaborates to the newspaper ARA since 2010 and is editor of the Hic Architecture since 2009. Along with Felix Arranz, he curated the Catalan and Balearic Pavilion at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale 2012.

The practice is currently working on various projects, including the town hall in Montroig del Camp, the headquarters of the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre and the new premises of the MUHBA (Museum of History of Barcelona) in Poblenou district, Barcelona. The office is also working on the citizens building in Palamós, the extensive rehabilitation of Alta Diagonal office building in Barcelona and the Radio and TV University in Katowice, Poland.




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