El Til·ler School by Eduard Balcells + Ignasi Rius + Tigges Architekt

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Eduard Balcells Arquitectura+Urbanismo+Paisaje, Ignasi Rius Arquitectura, Tigges Architekt
Design team
Eduard Balcells, Ignasi Rius, Daniel Tigges
Collaborating architects.- Manel Romero, Elisabeth Terrisse. Structural engineering.- Bernuz-Fernández. MEP engineering.- Progetic. Quantity surveyor.- Egaractiva. Landscaping consultant.- Factors de Paisatge - Manuel Colominas
Fundació per a l’art d’educar de Rudolf Steiner
Hormipresa.- Hollowcore slabs. Carimbisa.- Wooden windows and doors. V92 model. Massachs.- Exterior paving. FINSA.-7mm Purefloor flooring. Macusa.- Thermowood cladding. Roca.- Meridian WCs. Ducasa.- Electric radiators. Avant A Series. Suberolita.- Exterior finishings. Massís model.
Completed 2018
C/ Apel·les Mestres 11. Bellaterra, Cerdanyola del Vallès. Barcelona, Spain
Adrià Goula

Eduard Balcells

Eduard Balcells is an architect and urban designer based in Barcelona. He obtained his professional experience as project leader, architect and urban designer in internationally recognized practices, such as MVRDV and West8 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and Josep Lluís Mateo and Roldán+Berengué in Barcelona. He studied at the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Barcelona -ETSAB-, where he received the Honour Prize as the best Graduation Project with Permeable Cerdà, an intervention of urban revitalization through public space and multifunctional productive buildings in an existing block of the old industrial district of Poblenou, in Barcelona.

For the City of Barcelona he has elaborated the urban development study The New Urban Fabrik, which proposes revitalization strategies for the 300,000 m² Torrent Estadella industrial area -the last industrially-zoned land within Barcelona outside the harbour​- through the introduction of a green industries cluster and the reconnection with the surrounding neighborhoods and the future Sagrera Metropolitan Park.

He has been the winner of several international competitions, among which is Europan, the most recognized biennial competition of architecture and urban design for young European architects, in its twelfth and thirteenth editions. He has also been guest professor of urban design at the University of Liechtenstein, and has lectured at several European universities. His work has been widely published in international design media and recognized in well-known architecture awards.

He is currently developing several projects: the new school El Til·ler -The Linden Tree- in Bellaterra, Barcelona, ​​already built; the Strategic Development Plan for the Fumanya Dinosaurs Park - the most important dinosaur footprint site in Europe- located at the foot of the Ensija Mountains, in the Catalan Pyrenees; the first phase of this Plan, the Dinosaurs Trail, an outdoors itinerary to bring visitors closer to the dinosaurs footprints; the redesign and extension of the main square of the village of Sant Jordi de Cercs, in the Berguedà region, and Mesto Malina, the master plan for a new 250,000 m² sustainable neighbourhood on an old military site in the city of Malacky, Slovakia, after winning the international competition held for it.

Ignasi Rius

Ignasi Rius is an architect based in Barcelona, with extensive experience in public building and housing, such as the school Waldor-Steiner El Til·ler in Bellaterra, the secondary school in Cornudella de Montsant, the schools Can Roca and Torre schools Torre Barona in Castelldefels, the refurbishment of the Sagrat Cor Hospital in Barcelona, the care center Canaletas in Cerdanyola del Vallès, the civic center of Blanes, or the 81 dwelling building for elderly people in Barberá el Vallés.

Daniel Tigges

Daniel Tigges holds a degree in Architecture (FHNW, Switzerland), a Master's degree in Architecture, Energy and Environment (UPC, Barcelona), is lecturer in Universities in Spain and the USA and is Minergie certifier in Spain.

The office Tigges Architekt has vast experience in the local market in projecting, executing, consulting, accompanying and training people in the field of sustainable construction. Daniel Tigges has been awarded for his architecture in several competitions and especially for the extension of the Koch-Beuchat house in Switzerland, for which he has received four distinctions, among others the German Design Award.

The latest outstanding works of the firm are the Waldorf School El Til·ler in Bellaterra, selected for the FAD award, the Casa-P, a single-family house in Girona, certified with the Passivhaus standard and the work Can Titella, a sustainable building in the neighborhood of Gracia, Barcelona, selected for the Mostra d'Arquitectura of the College of Architects of Catalonia.

The latter is a model project for buildings with very low energy consumption in the Mediterranean climate zone, certified with Minergie, the Swiss standard for low consumption architecture.



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