The architect Rafael de La-Hoz, born in Córdoba (Spain), directs his own architecture studio and participates in urban planning projects and the construction of architectural complexes in Spain, Portugal, France, Poland, Rumania, Hungary, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and the United Arab Emirates, many of which are the fruit of international architecture competitions.
His most emblematic projects include: the Repsol Campus in Méndez Álvaro (recently in receipt of LEED Platinum Certification, awarded to very few buildings in the world); the Rey Juan Carlos Hospital in Móstoles; Distrito C of Telefónica in Las Tablas; the Headquarters of Endesa; the ‘Pórtico’ building (award-winner as one of the best buildings in the world); the Higher Council of Chambers of Commerce; the Rafael del Pino Auditorium –alongside the Paseo de la Castellana- and the Retiro Municipal Assembly building, included in the Daoíz y Verlarde complex of former barracks and an award-winner for its ‘technological innovation’.
Enric Batlle Durany lectures in Urbanism and Landscape Architecture at the Vallès School of Architecture (ETSAV) and on the Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). He gained his master’s degree in Landscape Architecture and his doctorate in 2002 with the thesis “The Garden of the Metropolis”, for which he received the extraordinary doctorate prize from the Doctorate Commission of the UPC.
In 1981 he founded, along with Joan Roig, Batlle i Roig Architects. Their office has developed numerous building projects, urban planning and landscape. He lectures in Landscape Architecture in the Department of Urbanism and Territorial Development at the ETSAV, and is involved in the Architecture and Project workshops there, and in the master’s degree in Landscape Architecture at the UPC and in the School of Architecture of Navarre (Pamplona). His work has won several awards and has been the subject of several publications.
Joan Roig Duran has taught Architectural Projects at the ETSAB since 1984, and has lectured at the Barcelona School of Agriculture and been visiting professor at the following schools, among others: the Academie van Boukunst (Rotterdam, Holland); Delft University of Technology (Holland); the ILAUD-International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design (Urbino, Italy); the IUAV-Istituto Universitario di Architettura (Venice, Italy); the Faculty of Architecture (Genoa, Italy); the ITU, Faculty of Architecture of Istanbul (Turkey); Washington University (St. Louis, USA); the University of Illinois (Chicago, USA); the École Supérieure du Paysage de Versailles (France); the Technische Universität (Munich, Germany); Universität Stuttgart (Germany), and the School of Architecture of Navarre (Pamplona).
His work has won several awards and has been the subject of several publications.
BATLLE I ROIG, ARQUITECTES is an architecture practice set up in 1981 by Enric Batlle and Joan Roig that works on a wide variety of projects including construction, landscape and territorial planning. Enric Batlle and Joan Roig are both university lecturers and have published several specialist books. Their work has received various awards and been featured in a number of publications.
The practice of BATLLE I ROIG, ARQUITECTES is located in Esplugues de Llobregat (Barcelona province) and covers 600 m2 in a building designed by the practice, which is made up of more than 40 professionals in all fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, engineering and technical architecture.