EMH Diluted geometries. EMH Headquarters and Offices by OAB, Peñín, AFAA

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OAB.- Carlos Ferrater, Peñín Arquitectos.- Alberto Peñín, AFAA.- Damien Poyet, Philippe Addart.
Project team
Anne Sophie Rigal, Marta Gómez, Louise Maestre, Giulia Fantini.
Engineering.- Artelia.
Urbanisme.- Bruno Dumetier.
Renderings.- Playtime.
Cogedim Grand Lyon.
Groupe Builders & Partners.
Carré de la Soie, Villeurbanne, France.

Carlos Ferrater

Carlos Ferrater (Barcelona, 1944) Doctor of Architecture and Professor of Architectural Project Design at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Director of the Cátedra Blanca, Barcelona. Academician-Elect of the Real Academia de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi. Conferred as Doctor honoris causa by the University of Trieste. In 2006 he set up, along with Xavier Martí, Lucía Ferrater and Borja Ferrater, the Office of Architecture in Barcelona (OAB), with Núria Ayala as Projects Director. Awarded the 2009 National Architecture Award by the Spanish Ministry of Housing for his overall career. 

Since 2000 he has won four FAD Prizes, the 1999 and 2008 City of Barcelona Prize, the 2005 Brunel International Architecture Award (Denmark) and the 2009 BigMat Prize. He has twice been a finalist for the Mies van der Rohe Award. He has received the City of Madrid Award, the 2001 National Spanish Architecture Award, the 2006 Dedalo Minosse International Prize in Vicenza, the 2006 Decade Award and the 2007 International Flyer Award. The 2008 RIBA International Award was given to his Editorial MP monograph, among others. He received a mention in the X Biennial of Spanish Architecture and urbanism in 2009. He was a guest exhibitor in the International Pavilion and the Spanish Pavilion at the 2004 Venice Biennale, and was invited by the MoMA, New York, to participate in the exhibition On-Site: New Architecture in Spain, and to exhibit his work in a one-man show at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Crown Hall in Chicago, the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, the Israel Institute of Technology, the College of Architects of Catalonia, and the Foundation of the College of Architects of Madrid.

He is the designer of, among other works, three city blocks in Barcelona’s Olympic Village; the Olympic Village in Vall d’Hebron; the Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I; the Catalonia Convention Center; the Auditorium in Castellón; the Scientific Institute and the Barcelona Botanical Garden; the El Prat Royal Golf Club; different buildings on the Passeig de Gracia; the Intermodal Station in Zaragoza; the MediaPro Building in Barcelona; the Aquileia Tower in Venice; the Science Park in Granada; West Beach Promenade in Benidorm, which won first prize in the VIII ASCER Ceramics Awards, and the GISA and FGC headquarters in Barcelona. At present he is working on, among others, the Centre Culturel des Jacobins in Le Mans; the AA House in Sant Cugat; Vila·real Library; an office building in Barcelona; the City of Music in Sabadell; a number of wineries in Toro; housing in Abandoibarra; IMQ Hospital in Zorrozaure (Bilbao); intermodal and multimodal buildings for Barcelona Airport; Murcia Airport; a landscaping intervention in the Atapuerca archaeological site in Burgos; the World Trade Center Tower in Cornellà, and an office complex on the banks of the River Seine in Paris.

Alberto Peñín. Peñín Arquitectos

Peñín Arquitectos. Platform for services and advice in architecture and urban planning that has fifty years of experience with offices in Valencia, Gandía and Barcelona, ​​founded by Alberto Peñín Ibáñez. Its scope of work covers public and private construction, residential, new construction and renovation and interior design, as well as planning, urban project, public space and landscape.

For his work carried out both nationally and internationally, he has received numerous awards and great recognition in the Valencian Community for his approach in search of integration in its own economic, urban and socio-cultural context, constructive rigor and permanent updating. , with contemporaneity rooted in their works.

Philippe Audart, Marc Favaro, Anne-Sophie Rigal. AFAA

AFAA. Architecture studio founded in 1999 directed by Philippe Audart, Marc Favaro and Anne-Sophie Rigal established in Lyon, France. Committed to sustainable projects, he proposes an approach to working with architecture at the service of the city, the citizen and the environment.

With each design they seek to provide a coherent, generous and tailored response to the urban, landscape or cultural context. Whatever the scope of intervention, private and social housing, tertiary or public buildings, new buildings or rehabilitation, their work addresses projects with the same concern for the well-being of future residents.

AFAA works in symbiosis with its environmental studio, C+Pos, and an integrated team of engineers that guarantee the perfect execution of the work, materializing the initial sketches into reality.



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