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Enric Massip-Bosch (Barcelona, 1960), architect. Lecturer of Projects in UPC since 1994. In 1990 he founded EMBA_ESTUDI MASSIP-BOSCH ARQUITECTES. He regularly has texts on architecture published in various media.

Juan Trias de Bes TdB Arquitectura

Juan Trias de Bes (Barcelona, ​​1964) is an architect from the Barcelona School of Architecture, 1991. He opens his professional studio TDB ARQUITECTURA in 1992, in Barcelona, ​​where he maintains the activity of the exercise of the profession in the field of building and urban planning.

He is a member as a number scholar at the Royal European Academy of Doctors and has been the 2018 Annual President of the Bucharest Order of Architects. He has recently been distinguished as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation of the Construction Board of the Temple of the SAGRADA FAMILIA.

He is the author of Institutional works, such as the Headquarters of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, the Headquarters of the Grífols laboratories, or the ESADE University on the Sant Cugat del Vallés Campus (Barcelona).

In the field of rehabilitation, he accredits interventions such as the Hotel Mandarin Oriental, on the Paseo de Gracia in Barcelona, ​​the ESADE Convention Center in Barcelona, ​​the modernist building "Casa Burés" (Nominated for EUMiesaward22) and the baroque palace "Palau Moxo".

In the field of research, he is a member of the UIC Barcelona Technological Innovation Laboratory (LITEIS), where he directs the Research Department "Cátedra hARQware".

In the field of Teaching, he is the titular professor and head of the Projects area of ​​the School of Architecture (UIC bcn). He has been a visiting professor at various international courses and conferences.

In the field of dissemination and knowledge, in 2013 he obtained the qualification "Cum laude" for his Doctoral Thesis, under the Title "MATERIAL ARCHITECTURES" by the ETSAB. He has also been a speaker at various architecture seminars and is the author of various articles in specialized publications on architectural thought, project theory and his own work. In 2016 he has been twice awarded with the Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (BEAU XIII) in the research and dissemination modalities.

Pere Buil, Toni Riba. VORA

vora is an architecture studio in operation in Barcelona since 2000. It is headed by Pere Buil and Toni Riba, both graduates from ETSAB in 2000. They work in building and urban design, at different scales and typologies, with some forays into industrial design. They combine professional activity with teaching, curating, and cultural activities.

His approach to the design and construction process is based on the abstract and the material. They are interested in reduction and materiality in response to the challenges of architecture. Also because of the traces, traces, and absences as a remnant of memory and its impact on collective identities.

His work has received multiple awards, including the Frame 2020, Surface Design 2020, 2AA 2018, Archmarathon 2014, Ciutat de Barcelona 2013, AJAC 2012, Arquitectura + 2011, and Bonaplata 2007 awards, and has been a finalist or selected in several editions of the FAD, ENOR, Bigmat awards, Spanish Architecture Biennial (BEAU), European Landscape Biennial, Mies Van der Rohe and Arquia / Próxima Awards, among others. It was also exhibited at the Venice Biennale in the Catalan and Spanish pavilions in the 2014 and 2016 editions. In May 2018 they inaugurated their first monographic exhibition “Shared Identities” at the Kolektiv Gallery in Belgrade.

His works with the greatest recognition are: Vallirana 47 (comprehensive reform of a small residential building), the Can Rosés Temporary School, the Ramon y Mar Pavilion (a small domestic extension pavilion), the surroundings of the Born Market, the Juan apartment ( reform of a house) and the Can Ricart Sports Center in El Raval, all in Barcelona; the design of the Nantes chair, a Medical Clinic in Paüls, Rambla Sant Francesc in Vilafranca and the operations yard of the Bank of Spain in Madrid.


Josep Lluís Mateo was born in Barcelona (1949) and graduated in Architecture in 1974 from the ETSAB and gained his doctorate (cum laude) at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in 1994.

Mateo’s practice is based in Barcelona, and he is currently involved in a number of local and international projects such as the new Film Theatre of Catalonia in Barcelona, the new headquarters for PGGM Pension Fund Company in Zeist, Holland and the office building on the former site of Renault factories in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, among others.

With each of his projects, Mateo seeks to connect the practice of construction with research and development in both intellectual and programmatic terms. He works in the area between the sphere of ideas and the physical world of reality.

Academic collaborations and teaching:
Josep Lluís Mateo has been Professor of the Architecture Department at the Swiss Federal Polytechnic in Zurich (ETH-Z) since 2002. He has also taught and lectured at numerous institutions around the world, including Princeton, Columbia University in New York, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, ABK Stuttgart, UP8 Paris, OAF Oslo and ITESM Mexico. He was Visiting Scholar at the Jean P. Getty Center in Los Angeles from 1991 to 1992. Josep Lluís Mateo is President since 2009 of the Board of Directors of the Barcelona Institute of Architecture. He has been a member of a number of juries and expert committees, including the Quality Committee of Barcelona City Council (2000-2008), and for prizes such as the European Landscape Award and the Thyssen Award.

Recent exhibitions and prizes:
The practice’s work has been exhibited on numerous occasions thanks to its international influence. New York’s MoMA devoted a space in the exhibition “Spain: On Site” (2006) to its apartment building in Valencia for the Sociopolis Project. Individual exhibitions include those at Ras Gallery (Barcelona, 2009), Architekturgalerie Aedes (Berlin, 2004), Architekturzentrum Wien (Vienna, 1998), Col•legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya (Barcelona, 1998),Galerie Fragner (Prague, 1998), Galerie Aedes (Berlin, 1994), Architekturgalerie Luzern (Luzern, 1992) and Architekturgalerie Munich (Munich, 1991).

The work of Josep Lluís Mateo has been awarded many prizes, including:
- Top International Purpose-Built Venue 2008, First Prize. Best International Convention Centre category.
Organized by C&IT magazine, London. Project: CCIB-Barcelona International Convention Centre
- 2008 Archizinc Award, First Prize. Collective Housing category. Project: Sant Jordi Students’ Hall of Residence, Barcelona
- European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2005, Runner-up. Project: CCIB- Barcelona International Convention Centre
- 15th Award of Grupo Dragados de Arquitectura.


Fermín Vázquez Huarte-Mendicoa (Madrid, 1961) architect since 1988. He studied at ETSAM (Madrid) and ETSAB (Barcelona). He leads b720 Fermín Vázquez Architects, which he set up with Ana Bassat in 1997, with offices in Barcelona, Madrid, Sao Paulo and Porto Alegre.

b720 is an international studio. It works globally within its offices in Brasil and Spain, in projects located in a dozen of differents countries.

The work of the studio, which has been showed in several events and museums as the Biennal of Venice, the Cité of París and MoMA of NY, has been awarded nationally and internationally with several prizes, among there are two RIBA Awards, a World Architecture Festival award, four awards ASPRIMA-SIMA, the Emporis Skyscraper Award and the European Public Urban Space award.

Among his best-known projects there are the Agbar Tower -with Jean Nouvel Architectures-, Lérida's airport, the Plaza del Torico in Teruel, La Mola Conference Centre in Barcelona, the City of Justice of Barcelona and the building for de America Cup in Valencia -both with David Chipperfield Architects- and the Gran Casino Costa Brava in Lloret de Mar. Currently working, among other projects, on the new Mercat dels Encants in Barcelona, the new international airport of Cuzco in Perú, the regeneration of the Waterfront of Cais Mauá of Porto Alegre, a new neighbourhood for 70.000 residents in Brasilia and in several high buildings in Sao Paulo.

He usually combines the proffesional practise with teaching. He has been teacher at ETSAB, at l'École d'Architecture et Paysage de Burdeos, at Universidad Europea de Madrid and he has given courses and conferences large universities and institutions all over the world.

Arquitectura Cooperativa. Lacol

Lacol is an architecture cooperative set up in 2014 in the Sants district (Barcelona). They work with architecture for social transformation, as a tool to intervene in the immediate environment critically.

Currently, it is a team of 14 people who work in various fields of architecture. Their lines of work focus on these five axes: Construction; Cooperative Housing; Pa icipation; Exhibitions and Stage Design; and Urbanism.

The main axis of work on which they apply the knowledge of other fields is the cooperative housing. They have specialized in the promotion of this model as well as in the process of participation of the promotion of the future inhabitants. The most relevant case has been the housing cooperative La Borda, where, in addition to carrying out the architectural project, they have participated in its promotion and all the learning process has been systematized through the book “Habitar en comunidad“ (Libros de la Catarata, 2018).

They are currently building La Balma, a similar housing cooperative in Poblenou, and accompanying several projects in the promotion phase in other places.

In order to promote and make viable the replicability of the model, we work in the design of public policies, advise municipalities, and give conferences and write articles in different publications. Lacol is part  of La Dinamo, a foundation for the consolidation of cooperative housing in Catalonia.

•    Prize “Ciutat de Barcelona” 2018.
•    Prize on Built Construction in Architecture at the BBConstrumat 2019.
•    Nominated at the Début Award Lisbon Triennale (announced October 5th 2019).
•    Mention at the Bonaplata 2018 awards for a study on the industrial heritage of Vilassar de Mar.
•    Prize AJAC for the housing coop project “Coop de falç”, together with Arqbag.

Books published by Lacol
•    “Construir en col·lectiu” (CAT/ESP/ENG), Pol·len Edicions 2018.
•    “Habitar en comunidad”, with La Ciutat Invisible, Libros de la Catarata/Arquia, 2018.
•    “El Vilassar de Mar Fabril”. Pagès edicions, 2018.
•    “Inventari de Can Batlló. Teixint una història col·lectiva.”  Curated by Lacol. Riera de Magòria, 2013.

Arquitectura y Paisaje SCOB

SCOB Arquitectura y Paisaje were founded by Sergi Carulla and Oscar Blasco in 2005. They are landscape architects. They teach at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura of Barcelona and at the Italian Centre of Architecture in Milan. Their work has been recognised internationally through awards, contests and specialised publications. At present, they investigate landscape through other disciplines that go beyond architecture, such as cinema and literature.

Sergi Carulla Architect. Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona, 1996 Landscape architect. Master de arquitectura del paisaje UPC, 2002 Founder partner of scob arquitectura y paisaje, 2005 Currently teaches in Master in Landscape Architecture of Barcelona and the Italian Centre of Architecture in Milan.

Oscar Blasco Architect. Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona, 1999 Landscape architect. Master de arquitectura del paisaje UPC, 2002 Founder partner of scob arquitectura y paisaje, 2005 Currently teaches in Master in Landscape Architecture of Barcelona and the Italian Centre of Architecture in Milan.

Núria Oliveras Boix, Jordi Oliveras Boix. OLIVERAS BOIX ARQUITECTES

Oliveras Boix Arquitectes is an architecture studio founded by the siblings Núria Oliveras Boix (1976, Barcelona) and Jordi Oliveras Boix (1979, Barcelona) in 2003. Their first office began its activity through participation in various competitions. Since then they have developed projects and works, mainly for the public administration, for which they have obtained various awards and mentions. They have also carried out work in the field of urban planning and have participated in the editing of various publications and research papers in the fields of the city, housing, sustainability and accessibility.

Núria Oliveras Boix is an architect from the ETSAB, UPC (2001) and Jordi Oliveras Boix is an architect from the ETSAB, UPC (2004). His way of designing always places the end user at the center of a creative and research process where interest in detail, construction processes and optimization of resources play a key role.

Marc Chalamanch, Miquel Lacasta, Carmen Santana. Archikubik

ARCHIKUBIK, ecosystem of architecture, urbanism and urban landscape, established in 2001 by Marc Chalamanch, Miquel Lacasta y Carmen Santana, is composed by an international and multi-disciplinary team that works in an atmosphere of R&D in @kubik space, in Barcelona.
Its process of urban and architectural work is framed within the constant development of synergies and exchanges between public space and private participative space, with the purpose of rethinking our cities from the concept of the e-polis, the polis of the information society, as a place for learning, debate, diversity, respect and exchange. Conceiving, giving the chance to inhabitants to become eco-citizens within communities, through architecture, to make public space an opportunity to rephrase our territories and our cities in the era of social networks. In order to conciliate this, our projects are based on the scale 1/ , a system that is capable of going further to be included within a transversal ecosystem, with the aim of articulating a global vision in a territorial scale, the one from the city, the neighborhood and the human scale, all of it incorporated to the time vector.

Their research is centered in the wide interpretation of ‘’green’’ as a tool for creation, as an infrastructure for the territory, with the objective of creating an organoleptic environment, open and sensitive. The productive landscape as a horizon for reflection. Moving forward in a process of urban network acupuncture, all the projects and scales represent a chance to start strategies and tactics that allow to go further than the conventional codes that belong to last centuries’ industrial world. The investigation of new typologies to approach the constant transformations of society is part of our DNA.
The last recognitions are: prix Futures Possibles for the ZAC Rouget de Lisle and International FAD Award for the housing project in Ivry-sur-Seine (under construction). Also, we are finalists for the last phase of the international competition with a third use building in Clichy-Batignolles and finalists for the Ascer Award for ceramic buildings with the Parking Saint-Roch in Montpellier. Archikubik has been twice selected for the Venice Biennale with the Parking Saint-Roch in Montpellier for the Catalan Pavilion and the Diposit del Rei Martí in Barcelona for the Spanish Pavilion. 

Albert Salazar, Juan Carlos Navarro. AIA Activitats Arquitectòniques

AIA Activitats Arquitectòniques is an architecture and engineering studio founded and directed, for 30 years, by the architects Albert Salazar and Juan Carlos Navarro. With a team of 30 technicians made up of architects, engineers, and specialized consultants who work from the first sketch, to the completion of the work, and the subsequent monitoring of the useful life of the building, emphasizing sustainability criteria, as well as effective operation and integration into the environment. This fact has led them to obtain several awards for the environmental commitment and energy efficiency of the buildings they have designed.

Bàrbara Balanzó Moral, Antoni Barceló Baeza. bb arquitectes

bb arquitectes. Architecture firm founded by Bàrbara Balanzó Moral and Antoni Barceló Baeza.

Antoni Barceló Baeza. Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 1971. Bachelor of Architecture. Superior Technical School of  Architecture, Barcelona, 1996. Currently writing doctoral thesis. Established studio and offices with the architect Bàrbara Balanzó Moral – Barceló-Balanzó Architects, 1997.
1996-97 Teaching assistant, ‘Projects V’, Jaume Sanmartí Projects Atelier.
1997-98 Guest lecturer, ETSAB/UPC, Architectural Projects Department, ‘Projects IX-X.’
Continuing commitment teaching the elective subject ‘The five facades of collective housing’
2000-01 Lecturer, ETSAB/UPC, Architectural Projects Department, ‘Projects VII-VIII’.
2002 Lecturer, ILAUD Venice Summer School.
2003 Lecturer, IDSA­+U International Summer Workshop, ETSAB, Barcelona.
2004 Director, Summer Workshop, ETSAB, Barcelona.

Bàrbara Balanzó Moral. Barcelona, 1971. Bachelor of Architecture. Superior Technical School of Architecture, Barcelona, 1997. She shares professional studio with the architect Antoni Barceló Baeza, 1997.

Gustau Gili Galfetti

Gustau Gili Galfetti (Barcelona 1963), is architect by ETSAB (1990). He combines both professional practice and teaching activity and architectural edition. As an architect, he has worked mainly designing housing, facilities, and exhibitions. He has been a professor at Elisava school, UIC, ETH Zurich and currently he is a professor in the Design Department at ETSAB.


Josep Miàs, Architect COAC/ARB. 1992_ETSAB_UPC, Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona_Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

From 1990 till 2000 he worked as Associated Architect with Enric Miralles, developing the following projects Círculo de Lectores in Madrid, Sports Hall in Huesca, Centro de Alto Rendimiento in Alicante, Library in Palafolls, Parc dels Colors in Mollet del Vallès, Cemetery in Igualada, Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, DiagonalMarPark, Santa Caterina Market and GasNaturalBuilding in Barcelona. In 2000, Josep Miàs founded his own studio.

Among won architectural competitions, these are the most important first prizes: Girona Central Park Station, Banyoles Old City Refurbishment, Barceloneta Market, Rubí Market, Golf Fontanals de Cerdanya Clubhouse, Tibidabo Funicular Station and Herta Frankel Puppet Theatre in Barcelona, Girona Annexa-Puigbert Primary School, Plug-in Building 22@ in Barcelona, Torrebaró Apartment Building in Barcelona, San Bernardo Apartment Building in Madrid, Dakar Music Recording Centre and Village in Senegal, Palafolls Pedestrian Bridge, Miño Sil Water Confederation Headquarters in Ourense, Arenys Mental Health Centre and iGuzzini Barcelona Corporate Building.

Josep Miàs’ works have won several awards, some of them are: AJAC Best Young Architect Award 2004 for Golf Fontanals de Cerdanya, Special Mention Girona Architecture Award 2005 for Mollet single house, First Prize Girona Architecture Award 2007 for Banyoles Old City Refurbishment, City of Barcelona Architecture and Urbanism Award 2007 for Barceloneta Market, Catalonia Construction Award 2009 for Banyoles Old City Refurbishment, Architecture Aplus Award 2011 Best Educational Building in Spain for Annexa-Puigbert Primary School, Building of the Year 2011 Archdaily Award_Winner World Best Building of the Year, and WAF World Architecture Festival 2012 Shorlisted World Best Building of the Year both for iGuzzini Barcelona Corporate Building.

From 1992, he has developed teaching activities in Architecture Schools in Europe, America and USA: Design Department Professor at Barcelona School of Architecture ETSAB_UPC Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Design Department Professor at School of Architecture La Salle BCN, Director of the Design Department and Deputy Director at School of Architecture ESARQ_UIC_Universitat Internacional de Catalunya and Professor in UCL University College London_The Bartlett School of Architecture,UNISS Università di Sassari_Facoltà d’Architettura Alghero, Frankfurt Stadelschule and USA Harvard Graduate School of Design GSD.

He has been invited to read lectures and head up workshops in a large number of universities in Spain, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Switzerland, United States, Mexico, Uruguay, Brazil, Singapore and Panama among others.

His work, as well as his writings, have been published in international magazines and books, and his buildings have been exhibited in many exhibition halls as COAC_Barcelona, Arquería Nuevos Ministerios_Madrid, Cité de l’Architecture_Paris, Stadelschule_Frankfurt, Architektur Forum_Zurich, TU University_Berlin,House of the Architect_Kiev, Bartlett School of Architecture_London, 2012 Biennale di Venezia, and WAF 2012 Singapore.

Currently, he is Associate Professor at the Barcelona School of Architecture ETSAB_UPC Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya_Barcelona, Visiting Professor in UNISS Università di Sassari_Facoltà d’Architettura Alghero andTeaching Fellow in UCL University College London_The Bartlett School of Architecture.

Joan Forgas-Dolors Ylla-Català FORGAS ARQUITECTES

Forgas Arquitectes is an architecture office founded in 1989 by Joan Forgas and Dolors Ylla-Català devoted to develope projects in the area of public space, infrastructure, equipments, housing, rebuilding and patrimony. In these years of experience the team has received several awards and has also won numerous national and international ideas competicions.

The office has an inner core of professional workers with a large group of collaborators, gathering interdisciplinary teams depending on the nature of projects to develop.

FORGAS ARQUITECTES works to achieve the equilibrium and balance between the intrinsic ability of emotional architecture and the inexcusable utility and proportion, making proposals attentive to physical context, environmentally responsible, technologically solvents and trying to respond to the requests and questions posed by society.


ROLDÁN + BERENGUÉ is an Architecture firm with 25 years of experience, founded in 1988 by partners Miguel Roldán and Mercè Berengué, conformed by a multidisciplinary team with experts in sustainability and design and construction management.

They are experts in residential architecture, corporate headquarters, public and private facilities and the restoration of historic and industrial buildings. In urbanism, the firm has realized integrated projects of new implementation and reform of existing layers, as well as numerous planning documents. Since 1999, they maintain an extensive international activity, especially in academic scope.

Miguel Roldán Architect (Ceuta, 1961. Architect, ETSAB-UPC, 1988).
“Thomas A. Bullock Endowed Chair in Leadership and Innovation” 2012-2013 of the Texas A&M University.
Director of Exchange Program for Architecture Schools between Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya and univesities of:
- ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico, since 2002.   
- Texas A&M University, USA, since 2000.
- Clemson University, USA, since 1999   
- Université de Montréal (Canada), 2003.

Mercè Berengué Architect (Barcelona, 1962. Architect, ETSAB-UPC, 1989).
Representative of the district of Barcelona in the Agrupació d’Arquitectes Urbanistes de Catalunya since 2007.
Deputy member of Technical Communication Commission Regional Planning in the metropolitan area of Barcelona in representation of COAC since 2012.
Member of the Association of Architecture and Sustainability COAC.
Director of the “Àrea de Coneixement d’Urbanisme-Territori, ESARQ-UIC” (Area of knowledge of Urbanism-Territory, ESARQ-UIC) 1997-2000.
Collaborator with the Planning Services of Barcelona’s City  Council 1992-1997.
Trained at SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill) and Frank Gehry’s offices in Chicago 1989-1990.

Anna Codina Ramells

Anna Codina Ramells. Born in Llobera, Lleida, 1969. She founded the office "annacodinaarchitecture". An architectural firm that works with projects of architecture, urbanism and interiors since 1996. The study has been winning competitions for public schools, nursery schools, housing and offices. In the proposals combine creativity and innovation with knowledge of building technologies and efficient and personalized customer service in each of the professional work. She began hes experience working in various architectural offices in Barcelona. She worked several years as architect consultant in the Department of Universities, Research and Information Society of Catalan Government as well.


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.


Lola Domènech, architect ETSAB-1994 (architecture school of Barcelona) founds her own studio in Barcelona on 1995. From 2006 she is  professor  for the Master’s program “Private Perimeters” held at the Elisava School in Barcelona. Visiting professor (2012) at the University of architecture and design in Monterrey-Mexico. She has collaborated on various urban layout projects with different public administrations in Catalonia.

The office. Since 2008, the studio -lola domènech arquitecta- has been considered as an approved team by the Barcelona City Hall, thanks to the design of urban spaces en the Ciutat Vella district (the historical center of the city). The professional career of the studio has been recognized by various awards and publications. The studio has also worked for public and private promoters in the development of architectural, public spaces and interior design projects, starting at their initial phases up through construction. In order to execute such projects, the study relies on its multidisciplinary team consisting of professional architects who work in close collaboration with external teams specializing in structures, installations, topography, geotechnology, engineering, agronomy, archeology, and programs with citizens’ participation.

Specialization. Development of urban and architectural projects requires a specialization in which the studio focuses specifically on: respect for the surrounding area, keeping in mind criteria for sustainability , architectural design giving priority to criteria of passive architecture – eco design, design for improving accessibility, the use of new technologies and renewable energy sources applied to architecture (domotics and geothermal projects), special attention is paid to the needs of each individual program – citizens’ participation from a social point of view by way of an innovative methodology of citizens’ participation.

Thomas Lussi, Beatrice Maeder, Daniele Savi. Lussi + Partner AG

Lussi + Partner AG. is an office led by Thomas Lussi, Beatrice Maeder and Daniele Savi, based in Lucerne, Switzerland and Barcelona Spain. The architecture office deals with all kinds of new construction, renovations and extensions. Many of our commissions stem from success in architectural or research study competitions, and focus primarily on schools, residential and commercial buildings, restaurants, and hotels. Its objective is to develop buildings that offer an optimal solution in terms of aesthetics, function and design. Searching for contextual connections while meeting the economic requirements.

Executive Board:
Thomas Lussi, graduate architect, ETH SIA BSA, born 1961, partner.
Beatrice Maeder, graduate communication planner, born 1964, partner.
Daniele Savi, graduate architect FH, born 1980, member of executive board.

Jon Begiristain

Jon Begiristain. Doctor of Architecture, since the mid-nineties combines professional work in the Eulia Arkitektura office with teaching at the ETSA in Donostia at EHU / UPV. He has developed projects in fields as diverse as housing, self-construction, light structures or landscape projects. Member of the M-etxea collective since its foundation and of the Collective Architectures network and since its inception.

David Juarez Latimer-Knowles. Straddle3

Straddle3 is an active collective in Barcelona since 1998 that develops processes of urban citizen participation for the recovery of the industrial and cultural fabric, temporary and permanent interventions in public spaces and buildings, or cases of self-construction from recycled materials.

They are founding members of the international network of Collective Architectures, founded in 2007. AACC is a network of people and groups interested in cooperative processes aimed at caring for and transforming environments.
David Juarez Latimer-Knowles. Architect, founding member of Straddle3 and Collective Architectures. It has developed citizen participation projects on the recovery of cultural, industrial buildings and public spaces, as well as innovative projects in the field of housing. He has given talks, courses and workshops in different countries, participated in various publications and is one of the promoters of


Yaiza Terré (Barcelona, 1980) is an architect accredited by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Vallès in 2006, with Pere Riera as tutor. She complemented her studies in Switzerland at the "Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio" and was taught by Aires Mateus and Peter Zumthor. Art director for film by “Estudio de Cine” school of Barcelona in 2013.

She collaborated with various architecture firms: Aires Mateus (Lisbon), and Boch-Tarrús architects (Barcelona), among others. In 2008 she founded her own studio in Barcelona, where she is currently developing her architectural activity. Principally, this arises from public competitions and occasionally from private commisions. Her projects largely revolve around the renovation and reinterpretation of spaces, and are based on reuse and recycling.




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