The poetics of Carme Pinós in the new Crematorium, in Igualada Cemetery

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Carme Pinós Desplat
Elsa Marti, Jeanne de Bussac
ECP Director
Samuel Arriola (Architect)
Dirección de ejecución
Jordi Mari
Calaf SA
Structural engineers
Manuel Arquijo i Associats
372.000 €
Constructed area
252 m² (constructed), 1248 m²
September 2015-June 2016
Carrer del Països Baixos Nº23, 08700 Igualada, Barcelona. Spain


Carme Pinós i Desplat graduated with a degree in architecture from the school of Architecture in Barcelona (ETSAB) in 1979. In the mid 1980s the architectural proposals she developed in partnership with Enric Miralles obtained recognition in several architectural competitions. In 1991 she set up her own studio and since then she has combined her activity as an architect with teaching as a guest professor at different universities such as the Graduate Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation de Columbia University (1999), the École Polytechnique Féderale of Lausanne (2001-02), the Graduate  School of Design of Harvard University (2003), the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (2005-06) o la Universitá di Roma Tre (2007-08).

Her built work and projects have been exhibited at several galleries and museums. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris hold models of her projects in their permanent collections. Her work has been published in several monographs (Actar, 1998: Monacelli Press 2004; “Documentos de Arquitectura”, nº 60, 2006). In 2008 she received the National Prize for Architecture and Urban Space from the Catalan Government in recognition of her entire professional career.




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