"MIRALLES. To be continued...". Tribute to Miralles

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15/04 > 23/12/2021.
Enric Miralles Foundation. Passatge de la Pau, 10 bis Barcelona, Spain.
Commissioners of the «MIRALLES» events.- Benedetta Tagliabue, Joan Roig i Duran. Curators of the exhibition and the exhibition design.- Beatriz Mínguez de Molina, Victoria Garriga, Benedetta Tagliabue. Project director.- Beatriz Mínguez de Molina.
Organization.- Enric Miralles Foundation. Executive production.- Benedetta Tagliabue (director). Production management.- Marta Pérez-Porro. General coordination.- Anna Vilà, Roberta Landino.
Collaborators.- Joelle Nader, Eia Sánchez, Nuria Díaz, Ilia Celiento, Tania Grado, Julia Ciurana, Maria Antonia Franco, Clara Foglia. Concept of adaptation of the Weaving Architecture element.- Nazaret Bust. Exhibition Element.- Original design by Enric Miralles adapted by Salvador Gilabert. Design of the exhibition graphics.- Marta Llinàs (Estudio Cañón). Correction and translation (Catalan and Spanish).- Gloria Bohigas. Correction and translation (English).- Simon Davis, Maite Lorés. Audiovisual.- Jordi Azategui. Assembly of the Weaving Architecture element.- Iago Pérez. Exhibition Element Production.- Carpinteria Aram. Collages Production.- Miralles Tagliabue EMBT Studio. Video and installation technician.- Eloi Costilludo and Mario García (VideoKlub). Lighting Assembly.- Alonso Herrera Plumbing.
Exhibition assembly
Miralles Tagliabue EMBT Study. Enrique Lara (Garci Barca SL). Gabriele Rotelli (Miralles Tagliabue EMBT architecture studio). Nisan Al Jazairi. Enric Miralles Foundation.
Printing and digitization
Shen Zhonghai, Paolo Fassoli, Thomas Hampel, Alex Gaultier, Anna Finke, Tai Chung, Lluc Miralles.


Enric Miralles Moya (Barcelona 1955 - Sant Feliu de Codines 2000) studied at the Barcelona School of Architecture, ETSAB, graduating in 1978. From 1973 to 1983 he collaborated with Albert Viaplana and Helio Piñón, and in 1984 he founded the Enric Miralles and Carme Pinós studio, from this stage one of his most poetic works stands out, such as the Igualada Cemetery. In 1993 he began the EMBT study with his wife and partner Benedetta Tagliabue.

Considered an architect of great inventiveness, he defined himself as the enfant terrible of Spanish architecture. He was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at Columbia University for the 1980-81 academic year. Two years later, he presented his doctoral thesis "Things seen to the left and the right, (without glasses)."

Since 1985 he was professor at ETSAB (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona), holding the Chair of Architecture since 1996. In 1990 he began as Director and Professor of the Master Class at Städelschule of Frankfurt and beginning in 1992 served as the "Kenzo Tange Chair” professor at the GSD of Harvard University. Moreover, he was visiting professor and lecturer at several universities in the United States (Columbia, Princeton, Harvard, Yale), Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands, and a member of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.

As an architect of many works, his projects include, the Igualada Cemetery in Spain (1995) and the rehabilitation of Utrecht City Hall in Holland (2000). He was also active as an interior designer, with projects including The Hipostila shelving system(1989) in collaboration with Lluis Clotet and Oscar Tusquets Blanca for Bd Ediciones de Diseño, Lungomare Bench for Escofet,(2000), Vacante bench for Sellex (1991), and many other furnishing designs which were not put in production.

He has received numerous awards, including the National Prize of Spanish Architecture 1995, FAD Prize (Fomento Artes Decorativas) 1985 and 2000, The European ITALSTAD (Italy) 1991. Leone d’Oro Prize at the Biennale di Venezia 1996. His work has been published internationally in the most distinguished reviews, El Croquis N.100 101, Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue 1996-2000. GG. Miralles Tagliabue Time Architecture 1999. Electa, Documenti di Architettutra. Benedetta Tagliabue. Enric Miralles: Opere e Progetti. 1996. In 1999 he was named an Honorary member of The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland. In 2002 he received posthumously the Gold Medal from the Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya.

Beatriz Mínguez De Molina

Beatriz Mínguez De Molina (Barcelona, 1979) is an architect and visual artist. She was trained at the AA Architectural Association, Riba. She also has a degree in Art History from the University of Barcelona. She has collaborated with OMA / Rem Koolhaas, Robert Wilson and regularly collaborates with Benedetta Tagliabue / EMBT. She specializes in ephemeral architecture and scenery. She has recently coordinated the Enric Miralles Foundation.

Victoria Garriga

Victoria Garriga was born in Barcelona, 1969. She is an Architect from the ETSA Barcelona, Polytechnic University of Catalonia UPC, 1995. Victoria has collaborated in the office of Enric Miralles.

Victoria Garriga has won several awards and competitions for national and international projects such as “The revitalization of the Adhamiya district of Baghdad”, “The National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul”, Urban Rehabilitation of the Erbil Citadel in Kurdistan.

In 2012 she founded AV62Development & Consulting, a professional services association designed to provide urban planning and management in developing countries.

She has been professor and visiting professor at different schools of architecture and design in Spain and abroad.

Benedetta Tagliabue

Benedetta Tagliabue was born in Milan and graduated from the University of Venice in 1989. In 1991 she joined Enric Miralles’ studio where she eventually became a partner. Her work with Miralles, whom she married, includes a number of high profile buildings and projects in Barcelona: Parque Diagonal Mar (1997-2002), Head Office Gas Natural (1999-2006) and the Market and quarter Santa Caterina (1996-2005), as well as projects across Europe, including the School of Music in Hamburg (1997-2000) and the City Hall in Utrecht (1996-2000).

In 1998, the partnership won the competition to design the new Scottish Parliament building and despite Miralles’ premature death in 2000, Tagliabue took leadership of the team as joint Project Director and the Parliament was successfully completed in 2004, winning several awards.

She won the competition for the new design of Hafencity Harbor in Hamburg , Germany, for a subway train station in Naples and for the Spanish Pavilion for Expo Shanghai 2010 among others.

Today under the direction of Benedetta Tagliabue the Miralles-Tagliabue-EMBT studio works with architectural projects, open spaces, urbanism, rehabilitation and exhibitions, trying to conserve the spirit of the Spanish and Italian artisan architectural studio tradition which espouses collaboration rather than specialization.

Their architectural philosophy is dedicating special attention to context.

Benedetta has written for several architectural magazines and has taught at, amongst other places, the University of architecture ETSAB in Barcelona. She has lectured in many international architectural Forums as, for example, the RIBA, the Architectural Association and Bartlett School in, London, the Berlage Institut in Amsterdam, and in USA, China and South America.

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