Transformation of a transformation. El Roser Social Center by Gallego Arquitectura + Josep Ferrando Architecture

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Architects
Josep Ferrando Architecture + Gallego Arquitectura. Josep Ferrando Bramona, David Recio Muniesa, Xavier Gallego Seuba.
Design team
Arnau Sumalla, Àlex Font, Ilaria Caprioli, Albert Chavarria, Youssef Alaa, Farah Bahaa, Min Sung, Ah Rum, Min Seong, Cheng-Pei Lee, Maristella Pinheiro, Clara Ebert.
Collaborators
Technical architecture.- Aleix Sanz Capdevila + Iñaki.
Technical architecture.- Cacho Cervelló.
Structure.- Calmat.
Sustainability.- Aiguasol.
Envelopes.- XMADE.
Installations.- Josep Ma Delmuns.
Contractor
Vesta Rehabilitacions, SL.
Developer
Reus City Council.
Area
1,963.99 m².
Budget
€ 1,348,484.65.
Dates
2018-2022.
Location
Reus, Tarragona, Spain.
Photography

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.

Xavier Gallego Seuba. Gallego Arquitectura

Gallego Arquitectura is an architecture studio that was founded in 2015 by Xavier Gallego Seuba, located in the town of Reus in the offices of REDESSA, Tarragona.

Its activity since its inception covers different types of architecture, urban planning and design. As a multidisciplinary office, they are able to work in all areas of creative and design processes.

Architect graduated from the Ramon Llull University in Barcelona. He has worked for Reus City Council in the area of architecture and urban planning during his architectural studies.

With a scholarship from IAESTE, he stayed at UFV, the Federal University of Architecture and Urbanism of Viçosa in Brazil, where he worked as a collaborating professor in the Department of Architecture and Urbanism, in the areas of projects and urbanism.

He has worked at Barcelona City Council in the Urban Habitat department in the office of the architect en cap with Vicenç Guallart, Dr. Architect Jaume Barnada and architect Montse Domínguez.

He has collaborated in the design of Gabriel Bosques architect. He has collaborated in the design of Joan Tous, Tous arquitectes.

He has been a town planning councillor for Riudoms Town Council and a regional councillor.

During his individual career he started his own office Gallego Arquitectura, carrying out various projects and guiding multiple competitions.

In 2018 he joined forces with Vanessa Niubó, creating GIN_arquitectes, facing a new stage of joint work.

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