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JOSEP FERRANDO BRAMONA

Josep Ferrando Bramona is an architect based in Barcelona and director of the Josep Ferrando Architecture office. He has combined design, construction and teaching since the beginning of his career as an architect.

Since 1998 he has been a professor of projects in schools such as ETSAB (Department of Architectural Projects, Housing and City Course, City of Barcelona Award 2016 with the research "Arquitectos de Cabecera“), Torcuato di Tella University of Buenos Aires, Escola Técnica Superior de Arquitectura La Salle (ETSALS), the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), the Hochschule für Technik Zürich (HSZT), the Escola de disseny i art Sina and the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) of Barcelona and Rio de Janeiro where he is Director of Master Space Design Methdology. He has also been invited to prestigious international schools, where he has directed workshops and semesters.

In 2014 he participated with the exhibition "In progress Matter & Light" at the 14th Architecture Biennial of the prestigious Architekturforum Redes de Berlin Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Santiago de Chile and the Biennial International Architecture of Buenos Aires. In 2016, with his work "casa entre medianeras", he was part of the "Unfinished" exhibition of the Spanish pavilion of the 15th Venice Architecture Biennial awarded with the Golden Lion of the exhibition. In the cultural field he has participated in numerous juries, among which stand out the FAD 2018 and the XI BIAU Awards, and since 2018 he has headed the Vocalía de Cultura of the Architects' Association of Catalonia, at which time he was awarded the National Culture Prize.

SERGI SERRAT

Sergi Serrat graduated from ETSAV (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura del Vallés) in 2002, collaborated with different firms from 1997 – 2004 before founding GRND82 in 2004.

Created in 2004, GRND82 is an open platform for young international professionals practicing in distinguished architecture and interior design studios throughout Barcelona.

We approach all of our projects –large or small, public or private – with the same aim: to provide contemporary solutions anchored in social, economic, and cultural context provided  through research and constant dialogue with our clients, collaborators, contractors, and users.

We enjoy working under a tight budget or in constricted circumstances because it provides us with an opportunity to research new ideas in program, materials, and construction systems to adapt them to new social, economic, and environmental realities. This research is reinforced continually through the studio´s participation in various competitions and our member´s teaching work in schools of architecture and design: ETSAV, Sint Lucas, ELISAVA, and University of Illinois at Chicago, among others.

The work of our team has been recognized in various awards and exhibitions, both international and local, including the AR+D/RIBA honorable mention for emerging architects, nominations for the 2011 Mies Architecture Award, and the 2010 FAD award. Our projects have been published in magazines such as DOMUS, DETAIL, Architectural Review, ON Diseño and Area.

Act.>. 01-2013

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