After approximately a decade of working in large architectural firms in the Basque Country, where they have the opportunity to collaborate with architects such as Carlos Ferrater or coop himmelb(l)au, Beñat Saratxaga, and Gentzane Goikuria created in 2009, the Behark platform to develop a silent architecture, which based on analysis and observation, is oriented to meet the objectives set for each project in the most efficient and relevant way possible, proposing only what is necessary to achieve it.
In addition to numerous new construction projects for both public and private developers, including some award-winning works, such as the farmhouse for a family of farmers and veterinarians in Gorbeialdea (Egurtek award 2014), the work of behark studio is characterized by its dedication to the transformation of the built, rehabilitation and urban regeneration, especially in degraded neighborhoods or not equipped with buildings or infrastructure adequate to current standards, favoring citizen participation in the design (and enjoyment) of public space.
In this sense, it is worth mentioning the experience acquired in the drafting of several technical studies for the formulation of Preferential Rehabilitation Areas carried out for the Bilbao Urban Rehabilitation Society in different neighborhoods of the city, which included the technical study of around 350 residential buildings. Thanks to the experience accumulated in the elaboration of such studies, behark has been carrying out in recent times several singular interventions of transformation and efficient rehabilitation of residential buildings, among which the one carried out in the building located in Cuesta de Olabeaga 14, and the transformation of the building Dique 2A Berria de Olabeaga, finalist of the COAVVN 2019 architecture awards, stand out.
To facilitate the transformation strategies of the built Behark has devised several unique systems, such as Parkez, a modular system for the extension of sidewalks and urban regeneration, or Habit a system for the transformation of residential buildings to withstand the standard, currently under development.
Carles Enrich (Barcelona, 1980) graduated at the ETSAB in Barcelona in 2005. From the beginning of his career he has combined his professional work with research, and obtained a Master degree in Theory and Practice of Architectural Projects from the UPC where he is currently a PhD Candidate. His thesis deals with the temporary occupations in the public space in Barcelona.
Associate lecturer in Projects at the ETSAB since 2016. From 2008 to 2017, he taught Projects and Urban Design at the Reus School of Architecture and, in 2015, Projects at the ETSAV. He was also visiting professor in the Extra-Local workshop organised by Columbia GSAPP in 2019, has collaborated on international master’s degrees such as the BIARCH in 2012 and the master’s degree in Restoration at the UPC in 2014, and directed the Vertical Workshop at the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture in 2018.
Carles Enrich’s aim of producing practice-based knowledge led him in 2013 to set up Carles Enrich Studio, where he develops projects that cover the entire habitable territory, from the domestic sphere to landscape. The quality and rigour of the practice’s built work are endorsed by consecutive nominations for the European Union Mies Award (2017, 2019) and the Lisbon Triennale Début Award 2016; the Spanish Architecture and Urban Design Biennale Awards in 2016 and 2018, the FAD Opinion Prize in 2016, and the AJAC Awards in 2012, 2016 and 2018. They were also recognised in the studio’s participation in the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2012, with the exhibition Context in “Architectural Rowers” in the Catalan Pavilion and, in 2016, as part of the exhibition Unfinished, which earned the Spanish Pavilion the Biennale’s Golden Lion.
Eduard Callís is a PhD in architecture from Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) with the thesis “The Architecture of Spanish Dams”, a professor at the ETSAB Barcelona School of Architecture (UPC), previously at Girona and ETSAV, and a member of the HABITAR research group.
Guillem Moliner is an architect who graduated from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and is a professor of interior design at Olot Art and Design School.
Currently, Emilio Tuñón is Professor of the Department of Architectural Projects of the School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM) and has worked as a guest professor at numerous universities: Jean Labatout Professor at the Princeton University School of Architecture, Eliot Noyes Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture Design by Harvard, visiting professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, and the Städelschule in Frankfurt.
Since 2007 Emilio Tuñón is the patron of the Arquia Foundation, awarded the gold medal of CSCAE in 2015.
Tuñón Arquitectos has been a winner in various public architectural competitions: First prize in the contest for the Masterplan of Kalaja and Turres Port, Albania (2014). First prize in the Down Town District Residental Tower contest in Dubai (2013). First prize in the contest for the Neubau Gastro-pavillon at the ETH in Zürich (2013). First prize in the competition for the Wine Dome in Valbuena de Duero (2012). First prize in the contest for the Museum Territorio de Migraciones in Algeciras (2008). First prize in the contest for the Museum of Visigothic Art in the Vega Baja de Toledo (2010). First prize in the competition for the Energy Summit in the City of the Environment of Soria (2008). First prize in the competition for the International Congress Center of the City of Madrid (2007). First prize in the contest for the Helga de Alvear Foundation in Cáceres (2005). First prize in the competition for the new building for the City Council of Lalín (2004). First prize in the competition for the remodeling of the Valbuena area in Logroño (2003). First prize in the competition for the Museum of Royal Collections (2002). First prize in the competition for the Museum of Cantabria (2002). First prize in the contest for Architectural Set dedicated to the Sanfermines (2001). First prize in the contest for the Center of Contemporary Art of Brescia (2000). First prize in the competition for the Museum of Fine Arts in Castellón (1997). First prize in the competition for the Auditorium of the city of León (1996). First prize in the contest for the Cultural Center of the Community of Madrid in the old factory "El Aguila" (1995).
Its projects and articles have been published by numerous national and international indexed journals, and his work is collected in numerous monographs, among which should be highlighted those published by AV Projects 65 in 2014 and the magazine El Croquis 161 in 2012, Mansilla + Tuñón Architects published by Edil Stampa in 2012, AV Monographs 144 in 2011, Mansilla + Tuñón published by Electa in 2007, Sketch 115-116 (II) in 2003, magazine 2G 27 in 2003.
In 1993, Emilio Tuñón founded together with Luis Moreno Mansilla and Luis Rojo the cooperative of minds CIRCO, creating a publication of the same name, which has been awarded with the prize of the III Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Engineering, the COAM prize and the Special prize of the critic FAD 2007.
Pasqual Herrero Vicent, Eduardo Jose Solaz Fuster, Mª Amparo Sebastiá Esteve, Fernando Navarro Carmona, Víctor Muñoz Macián. el fabricante de espheras
el fabricante de espheras, coop. v. is a young and polyvalent architecture practice focused both towards architecture design and architectural communication and investigation. They have received the COACV 2013-2014 and ceramics ASCER awards, amongst others.
el fabricante de espheras, coop. v. is an architecture office founded in Valencia in 2009 dedicated to the development of architecture, urban planning, landscape and design projects. In 2016, it was established as an associated work cooperative, forming a multidisciplinary team made up of young professionals with experience and specialized training that complements and intensifies the capacities in the different project processes. Respect for tradition, the environment and heritage culture are the hallmarks of each of the projects.
The study has received various awards for its work on Heritage, especially for the recovery of the Renaissance cloister of the Palau-Castell de Betxí (Castelló). Similarly, the urban regeneration process elCASC has been awarded several times for its innovative and supportive nature. In 2018, the Pla Xàtiva public participation process, linked to the Special Plan for the Protection of the Historic Center of Xàtiva, received the Housing, Mobility and Urban Planning Award with a gender perspective from the Generalitat Valenciana. More recently, the project for the Plaza de la Sinagoga in the historic center of Onda, carried out together with Grupo Aranea and Cel-Ras Arquitectura, received the Housing, Mobility and Urban Planning Award with a gender perspective 2021 from the Generalitat Valenciana, the European Award of Intervention in the Architectural Heritage AADIPA 2021 in intervention in outdoor spaces and the Accessibility Award of the European Week of Sustainable Mobility in the Valencian Community 2021.
Cel-Ras Arquitectura was founded in 2007 by Juan Miguel Gil, José Luis Doménech and Víctor Masip in Onda, Castellón. Since its inception, the studio has offered architectural services different from the traditional way of practicing the profession, with collaboration between technicians and agile project management.
Aranea is currently composed of architects, engineers, landscape architects, artists, a biologist and a sociologist. The studio has a special sensitivity to reinterpret geographical contexts and take on programmatic challenges.
Aranea has been awarded in national and international competitions, including 1st Prize Saline Joniche Anthropic Park in Reggio Calabria, Italy 2012, 1st Prize Revitalization of the slopes of the Vinalopó River in Elche 2009, 1st Prize Urban Environment Observatory of Alicante 2009, 1st Prize 111 VPO for the Patronato Vivienda de Alicante 2007, EUROPAN 8 sites in Ceuta and Sintra 2005, 1st Prize Instituto IES Rafal 2003, 1st Prize Centro de Talasoterapia de Gijón 2002, 1st Prize Biblioteca de San Vicente del Raspeig 2001 and 1st Prize Exaequo Fachada Marítima de Calpe 1999.
Their work has been recognized with prestigious awards such as the "Barbara Cappochin" 2015, the European Prize for Urban Public Space 2014, the FAD City and Landscape Award 2014, Holcim Award Gold 2014, Iconic Award 2015, The International Architecture Award 2014, Design Vanguard 2013, Selected European Mies Van der Rohe Award 2013, AR House Award 2013, Nominated Mies van der Rohe Award 2011, the FAD Architecture Award 2010 and the FOPA Award 2005.
Their work has been published in architecture books and magazines, nationally and internationally, and exhibited in UIA Tokyo 2011, París 2009 and the Venice Biennal 2000. Theorically, the practice has published articles both in architecture books and magazines, among which Arquitectura COAM, Ed. Fundamentos and DC Papers are to highlight. Their work has been recognized with different awards such as AJAC Joves Arquitectes 2011, FAD 2009 award fianlists, Saloni d’Arquitect award fianlists.
2021 Winner. Premio Europeo di Architettura MATILDE BAFFA UGO RIVOLTA 2021. 85 Viviendas sociales en Cornellà
2021 Gold Award. BEST ARCHITECTS 22. 85 Viviendas sociales en Cornellà
2021 First Prize. Premios MAPEI a la Arquitectura Sostenible 2021. 85 Viviendas sociales en Cornellà
2021 Winner Jury's TOP PICK. BLT Built Design Awards - Social Housing. 85 Viviendas sociales en Cornellà
2021 Winner. THE PLAN AWARD 2021 - Social Housing. 85 Viviendas sociales en Cornellà
2021 Winner Best of best. ARCHITECTURE MASTERPRIZE AMP 2021 - Residential Multi Unit. 85 Viviendas sociales en Cornellà
2021 Winner ex-aequo. Premio CATALUNYA CONSTRUCCIÓ 2021 - Innovació a la construcció. 85 Viviendas sociales en Cornellà
2021 Winner. Premio A+ by DAIKIN - Vivienda plurifamiliar. 85 Viviendas sociales en Cornellà
2021 Winner. XV Premios NAN Arquitectura y construcción 2021 - Residencial. 85 Viviendas sociales en Cornellà
2021 Winner. Premio de opinión, PREMIO FAD DE ARQUITECTURA. 85 Viviendas sociales en Cornellà
2021 Awarded. Arquitectura y Urbanismo, BEAU XV. 85 Viviendas sociales en Cornellà
Ramon Bosch and Bet Capdeferro are graduate architects of Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB). Bet Capdeferro followed the Masters in Landscape Architecture from the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya.
In 2003 they founded the office bosch.capdeferro arquitectures in the town of Girona.
Their professional activity has progressed in parallel to teaching at several universities as Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona - UPC BarcelonaTech, ETH - Zürich, Escola Politècnica Superior de la Universitat de Girona and currently at Cornell University - New York, supporting from the fields of theory and research the development of design and construction processes.
They received in 2011 the Emerging Architect Special Mention of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe. They were awarded with the Young Catalan Architects Prize in 2002 and Girona's Architectural Award in 2010, 2012 and 2014. In 2011 they received the Interior Design Ascer Ceramics Awards. Their work has also been recognized at the FAD Awards, ENOR Awards, and selected in two editions of the European Landscape Biennial.
Much of his professional work is based on the development of competitions and public architecture, having won various awards and recognitions, including the First Prize in the competition for the construction of a nursing home in Pórtol (Mallorca) or the First Prize for the construction of the first teaching building for scientific swimming pools in Europe, in addition to other awards and mentions in various competitions.
He has also won the 2017-2018-2019 Mallorca Architecture Awards for the refurbishment of the Farinera de Can Suau, Llubí.
Passionate about Mediterranean architecture, both popular and contemporary, he considers it as a basic reference when conceptualizing his architecture.
Adrià Clapés i Nicolau is the architect and founder. Graduated in architecture with and Master's degree in Theory and Practice of Architectural Design at the Escuela Politécnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona, UPC, in 2012. In his master's thesis, he analyzed density as a form of urban growth. He is starting his Ph.D. in Interactive Architecture as a consequence of the application of communication technologies.
He has worked at Toyo Ito architects, Miralles Tagliabue - EMBT, and Ábalos Sentkiewitz Arquitects on several projects in Europe, Mexico, and China.
He is co-founder of IS ARCH, a platform to disseminate the work of young architects, and is a member of the GISME Group (Interdisciplinary Reflection Group and Math Solutions for Entities).
He has received architectural prizes and awards: first prize for the construction of the Pòrtol geriatric residence in Marratxí (executed project, 2021); first prize for the construction of the Archaeological Museum of Calvià, among others. He also won first prize in the 13th Competition about environmental and sustainable projects for Polytechnic University in Catalonia, with the project Power generation system reusing dissipated heat energy in the underground.
Their work focuses on different scales: new housing, renovation of old houses, public or private facilities, exhibition installations, and ephemeral architecture projects.
They work with a tailor-made team for each project, weaving a network of collaboration with the best specialists in each of the disciplines required. Landscape architects, designers, interior designers, historians, structural engineers, engineers, builders, craftsmen, carpenters, photographers, artists...
From 1977 to 1996, he was a member of the Bosch-Tarrús-Vives arquitectes studio, associated with architects Jordi Bosch and Joan Tarrús. Until 1996 they worked together on numerous projects, including the Faculty of Arts at the University of Girona, the Faculty of Translation and Interpretation in Bellaterra, the Regional Museum of La Garrotxa in Olot, the La Mercè Cultural Centre in Girona, the Primary Health Care Centre on Passeig Maragall in Barcelona and the Passeig de la Muralla in Girona.
In 1996 he formed a partnership with the architect Conxita Balcells with whom, until 1998, he carried out several well-known projects, such as a primary school in Palau de Plegamans, a finalist for the FAD prize for architecture in 2002.
In 1998 he founded a new independent studio in which he worked alone and in collaboration with other architects.
At the same time, since 1975 he has been teaching as a professor of projects and coordinating the Sòcrates exchange programs at the ETSAB and other universities.
Carlos Gómez y Eva Álvarez. We are both architects at Polytechnic University of Valencia and teachers at the same University. We also run our office ‘Carlos Gómez + Eva Álvarez, architects’ since 1991. We are married and we have three kids.
From the very beginning, we thought our academic work should be centred on the students´ learning; our professional one should rely on positive action. We also wanted to take care of our family unit. And we manage to simultaneously tackle all these work spheres during these years.
Though it has not been planned, this personal position has shown us clear ways to drive our activity. And now, when looking back, we guess this is our strongest value: we are involved in a different way of looking at architecture, urban design and academics. Nowadays, this interaction is called gender approach to urbanism and architecture, a topic we are totally according to the same thinking line, we also are interested in photographs as a tool for analysing and writing (and reading) as a way to understand, amongst other things.
From this point of view, we understand our time as a whole where work -paid and not paid- plays an important role since unexpected crosscuts are produced in all directions, enriching our professional approach. We call it a "work timeline".
FLEXOARQUITECTURA was founded in 2002 by Tomeu Ramis, Aixa del Rey and Bàrbara Vich and from 2017 is run by Tomeu Ramis and Aixa del Rey.
She was co-founder of FLEXOarquitectura and partner between 2002 and 2016. Her work has received several awards and recognitions, including: Nominated for the «Mies van der Rohe Award 2013», «Iakov Chernikhov award 2012»; 1st prize in the «Ciutat de Palma Awards 201», «Architecture Awards of Mallorca 07-10», «Architecture Awards of Menorca 05-08», «AJAC IX Awards 2014», selected «FAD Awards 2011», «Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism XI”, “Saloni Awards 2010”, and exhibited at the “Venice Architecture Biennale in 2012 and 2016”.
Since 2017 she has combined professional practice in her own office, developing architecture and design projects, with teaching at ESDAP Catalunya.
Gonzalo Alonso Núñez. Architect ETSA University of Navarra 1997. Master in refurbishment Consorcio de Santiago 1999. Doctorate courses UDC 2001. Tutor PFC CESUGA University College Dublin 2008/11. Associate Professor, Master in Health and Welfare Architecture. UDC 2011/12, Associate Professor, CESUGA University College 2017/2019. Associate Professor, University of Virginia 2019.
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 Reinventer.paris 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.
The firm's work has been carried out mainly on the basis of important awards in conceptual competitions. The projects have been developed looking for quality solutions at each stage, a strong coherence between all aspects of the project and a particular attention to details obtained through absolute control of materials and technological solutions.
Their works have been exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2000, 2002 and 2006; at the ON-SITE: New Architecture in Spain exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA); and in the biennial of Spanish architecture in 1997, 1999, 2001, 2007 and 2009.
As for prizes, they have been awarded numerous prizes, among which are: The International Spanish Architecture Prize 2017, The Spanish Architecture Prize 2013, finalist in the Mies van der Rohe Prize in 2001 and 2009, first prize in the AIT Awards 2012 and 2014, Awarded in 2016 in the XIII Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism as well as in the X Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism.
José Morales is a Professor in the Department of Architectural Projects at the University of Seville since 2004. He founded the architecture studio MGM Morales, Giles, Mariscal in 1987.
He has been a visiting professor at various universities, including: Technnische Universitat de Berlín (Germany), Universidad Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona (Spain), Escola da Cidade. Sao Paulo. (Brazil), School of Architecture of Nancy (France), University of Montevideo, (Uruguay), University of Navarra ETSA of Pamplona (Spain); Ecole d ’architecture de Paris Val de Seine (France), University of Applied Sciences Hochschule de Bochum (Germany).
He has been curator of the XIV Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism together with Sara de Giles.
Sara de Giles Dubois is a PhD architect and Professor of Architectural Projects at the ETSA in Seville since 1998. Since then she has shared an architecture studio with José Morales, as a main partner, at MGM Arquitectos.
She has been a visiting professor and lecturer at various universities, including: International University of Catalonia, Barcelona, ENSA Paris Val de Seine (France). Escola da Cidade. Sao Paulo. (Brazil), Ryerson University, Toronto (Canada), University of Montevideo, (Uruguay), University of Applied Sciences Hochschule de Bochum (Germany), USAT de Chiclayo (Peru), School of Architecture of Cuenca (Ecuador).
She has been curator of the XIV Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism together with José Morales.