Rambla 124: Headquarters “Las Noticias” renovation into commercial, offices and housing building by Roldán + Berengué

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Architects
Roldán + Berengué, arqts. José Miguel Roldán and Mercè Berengué.
 
Project team
Vicenç Sanz, Zana Bosnic, David Espuña, Marc Alemany, Andrea Lupiac, Eduard Resina, Mireia Martín, Jordi Rodríguez, Miquel Cañellas, Martí Pardo.
Collaborators
Structures.- Miguel Rodríguez (STATIC). MEP.- Xavier Vilamajó (IPD). Execution leader.- Carles Jaén (Best Costales-Jaén), Emilio Fernández (Zaga Arquitectura).
Commissioning
José Carlos González (ARUP).
Developer
KKH Property Investors.
Builder
Vopi 4.
Area
Plot areas.- 665 m² Total gross built area.- 4,484 m²
Dates
Building construction date.- 1915. Construction project.- September 2016. Start of construction.- March 2017. End of the works.- March 2020.
Location
La Rambla 124, Bot 21. 08002, Barcelona. Spain.
Photography
Jordi Surroca + Gael del Río / Roldán + Berengué arqts.

MIGUEL ROLDÁN AND MERCÈ BERENGUÉ ROLDÁN + BERENGUÉ

ROLDÁN + BERENGUÉ is an Architecture firm with 25 years of experience, founded in 1988 by partners Miguel Roldán and Mercè Berengué, conformed by a multidisciplinary team with experts in sustainability and design and construction management.

They are experts in residential architecture, corporate headquarters, public and private facilities and the restoration of historic and industrial buildings. In urbanism, the firm has realized integrated projects of new implementation and reform of existing layers, as well as numerous planning documents. Since 1999, they maintain an extensive international activity, especially in academic scope.

Miguel Roldán Architect (Ceuta, 1961. Architect, ETSAB-UPC, 1988).
“Thomas A. Bullock Endowed Chair in Leadership and Innovation” 2012-2013 of the Texas A&M University.
Director of Exchange Program for Architecture Schools between Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya and univesities of:
- ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico, since 2002.   
- Texas A&M University, USA, since 2000.
- Clemson University, USA, since 1999   
- Université de Montréal (Canada), 2003.

Mercè Berengué Architect (Barcelona, 1962. Architect, ETSAB-UPC, 1989).
Representative of the district of Barcelona in the Agrupació d’Arquitectes Urbanistes de Catalunya since 2007.
Deputy member of Technical Communication Commission Regional Planning in the metropolitan area of Barcelona in representation of COAC since 2012.
Member of the Association of Architecture and Sustainability COAC.
Director of the “Àrea de Coneixement d’Urbanisme-Territori, ESARQ-UIC” (Area of knowledge of Urbanism-Territory, ESARQ-UIC) 1997-2000.
Collaborator with the Planning Services of Barcelona’s City  Council 1992-1997.
Trained at SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill) and Frank Gehry’s offices in Chicago 1989-1990.

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