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Leve selected projects, museographies, thougts, landscapes, heritages, architectures, exhibitions, and social spaces

Exhibition ‘Univers Gaudí’

Exhibition Gaudí’s Universe at the CCCB Barcelona, 2002 This exhibition is part of the events commemorating the 150th anniversary of Antoni Gaudí’s birth. The project is designed as a journey through three areas: Gaudí’s time studying and training (Things Seen), Gaudí’s work method as an architect/sculptor (The Workshop), and those he influenced (Fortune). Each of these areas is housed in a different wing of the CCCB exhibition hall. The project is based on defining a flexible mechanism to both unite and differentiate the three parts of the exhibition.

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In the first part, frames were built for the paintings, framing the depth of Gaudi’s specific view. Each image is a window. In the second part, the inside of Gaudí’s workshop is interpreted based on a visit to the sculpture garden/room, with pieces displayed on platforms/mountains that are none other than the screens from the first section laid horizontally on the ground. In the third and final part of the exhibition, the tables are turned. The deep spaces of the first part become an extroverted extension. We’re on the other side of the same windows.

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ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: CCCB and MNCARS BUDGET: €21,000 SURFACE AREA: 1,900 m2

Exhibition ‘Recycling Madrid: Ábalos & Herreros’

‘Recycling Madrid: Ábalos & Herreros’ Barcelona, 2003 The exhibition ‘Recycling Madrid’ is an immense collage structured around a map of the Iberian Peninsula linking places, phases and steps of unprecedented projects. A centripetal exhibition that journeys through the most relevant documents from a dozen projects scattered around the Peninsula, which serve to show a cross section of the, at that time, most recent work of Ábalos & Herreros.

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The installation is based on creating a new topography for the exhibit hall at the Association of Architects. This emblematic space has too often been used facing away from the street, isolated from the everyday life that surrounds this spot, in front of the cathedral. Thus the exhibition set-up included new flooring, bridging the gap between this space and the surrounding public areas and bringing it into the hall to create a new center.

This decision creates a large plane. The printed graphic materials can be seen from both inside and outside the room. The geometry of the assembly also follows the outline of the Iberian Peninsula and, as a bonus, lets us put the projects by A&H studio on the map by location. This decision also led to the title of the exhibition: “Panorama Centro”. The installation is the direct construction of a metaphor: it is a panoramic installation meant to be seen from a privileged center to the production-filled fringes. The materials for the installation focus on monumental lightness. An architectural treatise that is very close to the work of this Madridbased studio and a useful way to explain and combine subtlety and scale. Part of the contents covered by these pieces exhibited from this creative period.

ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: COAC BUDGET: €25,000 SURFACE AREA: 700 m2

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Expansion of Thyssen–Bornemisza Museum

Expansion of the Thyssen—Bornemisza Museum Madrid, 2004 Updating the Museum After acquiring two buildings adjacent to the Palacio de Villahermosa, the Museum was able to expand and display more of the Carmen Thyssen—Bornemisza Collection. From the beginning, the expansion was also seen as an opportunity to update and enhance the spaces and programs that complement the permanent collection, which are vital to any modern museum: temporary and contextual exhibit halls, reception area and artwork storage, restoration workshop, spaces for teaching activities and private events, café, offices, cloakrooms, storage, kitchens… So, the uses and connections are sized in line with the resulting museum, which now manages two collections, two hundred thousand additional visitors and one third more space.

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The sky in Madrid opens up Far from increasing the bulk of the buildings, the expansion decreased it. This surprising decision not to speculate dictates the size of the new building, which sacrifices the top two floors in order to put the Palacio de Villahermosa center stage, fit in the garden/ lobby and create a new, unified image for the museum on the scale of this recovered urban space.

A home isn’t a palace The characteristics of the two buildings acquired for the expansion made it totally impossible to adapt them to house a collection like that of the Thyssen. The height of the ceilings, the difference in the level of the floors from those of the current museum, the structural format with loadbearing walls, the location of the entrances and orientation towards the back streets all made it completely impossible to preserve the buildings, even though they were protected. Rebelling against this fact allowed us to better explore the limits of a potential demolition and reach the conclusion that by partially demolishing the buildings we could preserve some of the original qualities of these historical buildings, while also making them compatible with a new construction that would fit the museum’s needs.

The surgical operation consisted in maintaining the rear section and whole façades for the use that best fits these original, domestic qualities: offices. This not only maintained the relationship of these hundred-year-old façades and the surrounding neighborhood, but also that of their balconies and foyers with the street they belong to. At the same time, the project freed up much of the old lot to construct a modern building adapted to the more public uses: exhibition halls.

ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Thyssen—Bornemisza Museum BUDGET: €12,200,000 SURFACE AREA: 9,000 m2

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Thyssen—Bornemisza Museum Shop

Museum Shop of Thyssen—Bornemisza Museum Madrid, 2004 Museum shops are a highly attractive part of the whole, a way to communicate and broadcast messages and, above all, a great source of income for the institution. The first decision in creating a new museum shop is choosing its location. On one hand, it should be located just in front of the end of the route visitors take through the collection inside the building, making the shop the natural extension of the exhibition space. On the other, it should be visible from the street. However museum shops like that at the Thyssen—Bornemisza combine two identities: one selling objects and accessories and the other selling books and catalogs. These two sides don’t always attract the same type of users and require different spaces and display furniture.

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Furthermore, the proximity of the shop to the exhibitions suggests the space be treated in a way similar to the museum. Its layout must feel familiar and in line with the rest of the museum, bringing museumgoers in naturally as part of their visit. This connection is emphasized through the way the space is structured, broken up into rooms separated by thick walls, full of light and objects. Finally, the shop made an effort to separate books and accessories in a shared space, using a central hallway that also emulates the museum’s linear sequence.

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ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Thyssen—Bornemisza Museum BUDGET: €65,000 SURFACE AREA: 360 m2

Interpretation Center of CastreĂąa Culture

Castro Culture Visitors Center San Cibrao, Galicia, 2005 The Visitors Center, with its innovative exhibition, gives visitors all the keys to understanding the most important, enigmatic aspects of this culture: its relationship with the territory, local and overall organization of society, contact with other cultures, symbols and forms of expression. The project is designed as a voyage through the archeological site, with the exhibition being only the first stage. The work on the existing building focuses on opening up a huge panoramic window so visitors can see the site from the entrance to the building. This view creates a focal point around which to structure the visit. The beginning of the circuit features the most interpretative areas. In the first room, a huge audiovisual projection on a model of the Galician territory introduces the landscape, geography and orography at the heart of the subject.

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ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Servicio de Arqueología Xunta de Galicia BUDGET: €350,000 SURFACE AREA: 450 m2

As a supplementary space, the cybercastro becomes a place for visitors to ask questions and interact with the contents and the network of museum castros that, from this first one, make up a whole route. The circular geometry of the castros and their relationship with the surrounding landscape are the formal foundation on which all of the contents of the museum are based. They are a spatial resource that conveys the ideas of linking, continuity, a whole, a sequence of sizes, inside and outside, that help highlight and put the museum’s message in context. The final exhibition space is devoted to the archeologists working on the site.

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A sort of scientific board displays the latest pieces discovered, showing visitors the analysis process. The path through the ruins at the site is highlighted with small round platforms featuring graphic information and a bench. They are small pedestals in the landscape from which visitors can observe the site in front of them as well as the distant landscape that was so important to this culture.

Center of Contemporary Culture

Octubre Center of Contemporary Culture València, 2006 From the very beginning, our intention was to design the “Octubre” Center for Contemporary Culture as a single space. The project had to find a way to make the center’s various simultaneous activities seem and be organized as a single, common space. So, the central courtyard and the entrance “square” on the ground floor become one space, practically outdoors, where different functional programs will be held, and act as the basis for understanding the operations of the whole center.

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The approach was to superimpose the project on top of the many other projects that have been undertaken on this lot. This is reflected in the graphics of Claret Serrahima featuring different fonts overlapping each other to create an overall reading without any one completely blocking out the others. This lot was home to a section of the medieval city wall, an early 20th century merchant building and now, a modern cultural center. Three layers that add up to one whole.

The markedly public nature of its central location and the fact that it opens onto two pedestrian streets ensures the success of the cultural center, which has a clear desire to act as a meeting point, as a natural extension of the high foot traffic in this pedestrian area. The ground floor, highly empty, is structured around a new passageway that unites the two streets via opposing doors, allowing pedestrians to cross through the building. This ground-floor passageway defines the first of four longitudinal bands that define the space and its activities: the walkway, the bookshop, the square and the stairs. The other open, public spaces –exhibition hall and events hall– are put in the basement, connected to the street façade and the entrance floor through two courtyards. The rest of the uses –rooms and offices– are structured radially around the huge central courtyard. A large informational screen ties together the emptiness inside, further emphasizing the idea of one single center, showing the first of the superimpositions of new architecture on top of the old, rehabilitated structure and conveying a message of relationships, rehabilitation and dialog between the existing structure and the new one, the first of many debates to take place in this new cultural center.

ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Acció Cultural del País Valencià BUDGET: €1,90,000 SURFACE AREA: 3,010 m2

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Thyssen Museum Costa Brava Art Museum at Monastery Cultural Center Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Girona, 2008 The new museum will be located on the grounds of the monastery complex in Sant Feliu de Guíxols, in the former Serra—Vicens cork factory located in front of the monastery. It will house the permanent Carmen Thyssen—Bornemisza collection of Catalan paintings and have spaces for future temporary exhibitions. The project is commissioned jointly with that for the landscaping of the surrounding area, urban planning and the adjacent parking lot.

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The architectural project preserves the Serra—Vicens factory buildings, but not to house the museum. They are used to invent an inner courtyard to envelop and protect the gallery. The project proposes emptying out the buildings in order to preserve them, selectively dismantling them and turning them into a sort of outdoor space, like a shadehouse, preserving the structure, wall facings and some coverings to become a unique open-air foyer. Beyond its atmospheric nature, the shadehouse serves a purpose, acting as a climate-control mechanism. The cross section and roof beams create a horizontal filter that stabilizes the temperature in the lower part, which means this can be used as an air inlet for the internal climate-control machines. The exhibition and workspaces, however, will be built in what is now the garden. Empty to fill. The empty space in the current courtyard will be filled with a new, modern, open, fully equipped building that will house the exhibitions like a shadehouse. The newly built structure is light, metallic, prefab, dry assembled. The framework will be built with panels and the scales on the roof, totally prefab. It is a space defined by the natural light that streams in through the rooftop skylights, collecting sunlight and solar power. Sustainability features heavily in this project from the initial decision. The long side of the rectangle of the lot faces north. This geometric coincidence makes it possible to have north-facing skylights following the line of the lot. As a result, we build the empty space and empty what is built. What was previously the building is dismantled in order to be preserved and what was previously open space is covered to become the interior of the museum. This option creates, among other things, a building that respects its surroundings and is integrated with the other cultural buildings in the monastery complex, without sacrificing modern facilities.

ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Fundació Col·lecció Catalana Carmen Thyssen BUDGET: €15,000,000 SURFACE AREA: 3,800 m2

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La Selva County Archive

La Selva County Archive Santa Coloma de Farners, Girona, 2008 An urban building. An exercise in integration The challenge of this project lies in inserting the structure of a facility like an archive into the urban fabric of a historical town center of low homes and narrow streets. The decision to put the County Archive within the existing urban fabric of Santa Coloma de Farners was a result of the desire to bring value to this activity, which is normally located in suburban areas, by giving it a privileged spot, visible and accessible, integrating it into the life of the town. This location, however, isn’t only meant to house the activity of the archive, it also aims to showcase it and invite a more public use of the building. | p. 16

Also taking into account that two-thirds of this type of building is used for document storage, a function that requires closed spaces that are protected from the outside and nearly hermetic, putting such an opaque building on this highly urban corner requires an adaptation to the existing structures that converged in a decision on how to design the façade and, on the other hand, a clear separation of uses that led to the creation of an open, public ground floor.

This adaptation becomes clearer when the volume maintains the alignment in contact with the neighboring structure (at Carrer del Centre 1). This realignment, at the same time, provides a solution on Carrer Hospital, which the façade of the archive looks onto. This section of the wall also reflects the rhythm of openings on the neighboring building, creating a transition between architecture on two different scales.

The roof starts by enveloping the third and final floor, which sits back from the façade. It disappears. So, the ceramic wall covering between the three lower framework sections, the true façade, adapts to the height of the neighboring buildings, sacrificing part of its possible height.

ARCHITECTS: Eva Serrats and Francesc Pla DEVELOPER: Ajuntament de Santa Coloma de Farners BUDGET: €1,700,000 SURFACE AREA: 3,200 m2

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Political party headquarters

Iniciativa per Catalunya-Verds Headquarters Barcelona, 2009 This space is located in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic quarter. In the center of the triangle created by Plaça de la Mercè, Plaça Reial and Plaça de Sant Miquel, just two hundred meters from the current headquarters. The building in question has one façade on Carrer Còdols and one on Carrer Escudellers, just before Plaça George Orwell, the neighborhood’s main public space. This building is unique because of its inner passageway for neighbors and shops. The building is classified as a local interest site in the preservation of the old city center. The space has two entrances, from the passageway and from Carrer Còdols. In fact, the ground floor, currently used as a private parking garage, has twenty-two meters of façade on Carrer Còdols and twenty-four on the passageway, in two sections. This gives it close ties to the street, facilitates access and gives it presence on four different streets. | p. 18

Therefore, it is a highly outward-facing building with a series of subtle visual relationships and indirect access, protected from the hustle and bustle of the city. The ground floor can be seen as one large room. In part due to its nearly rectangular shape and in part because of its lack of dividing walls, one of the vestiges of when it was transformed from a bank into a parking garage. This large rectangle opens onto the street all along two of its sides. This is complemented by two airshafts and a series of inner skylights. The first floor, which is reached via a short staircase that must have replaced a more majestic one, is divided into two spaces. The part built out into the inner courtyard of the block with a huge skylight and the interior areas of the building itself, in four rooms with balconies looking onto Carrer Còdols.

Very early on in the project, the potential of this space became clear: the location, its unique layout, its proximity to the current headquarters, the commitment to rehabilitating a local interest site, the intense urban activity, the surrounding social fabric, the architectural and spatial quality of the space, the environmental qualities for future activities, the great distribution and understanding of the two separate areas, the variety of entrances that could be organized for different uses, the surprise of the interior skylight…

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ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: IIniciativa per Catalunya-Verds BUDGET: €2,400,000 SURFACE AREA: 1,100 m2

Theater El Molino

El Molino: Café—Concert Hall Barcelona, 2010 The goal of this project was to re-launch the old El Molino, adapting it to the requirements any public collective space must meet. With the aim of getting back that spirit of complicity, communication and mischievousness that made the original so popular and famous, the plan calls for artistic activity, entertainment, getting back the old “magic”, but adapted to current trends, both in terms of programming and management. A cosmopolitan schedule of events is needed, one that can attract locals, those nostalgic for the old Molino and those too young to remember it, as well as visitors. The architectural project seeks a way to house musical and entertainment activities in an inviting setting, close to the audience, that facilitates communication and complicity while guests have a drink or some food. It is designed for mixed use, a wide variety of shows that combines or alternates between flamenco, modern cabaret, variety shows and concerts, which together make the new | p. 20

Molino a cultural, leisure and tourist attraction. A new symbol of the lively, happy, welcoming Barcelona. Recovering and updating the old, timeworn “El Molino” Café—Concert Hall entails a full remodel of the inside of the building. The current situation, half demolished, shows the many problems and constructional shortcomings of the building. This situation, and the need to reformulate an updated program, with new technical requirements and many regulatory obligations, leads to a full remodel of the inside of the old building. It is designed for use as a café/concert hall, as it always was, giving visitors dinner and a show at a limited number tables in the restaurant. The obvious limitations in terms of space on the lot means the design has to be adapted to fit superimposed programs, creating the current building with two new underground floors.

The need to use the rooftop for the building’s activities led to the construction of a new structure on top of the existing one, corresponding approximately to the height of a building with a ground floor and 8 above-ground stories. In truth, however, it has a double attic, one floor with a club and adjoining terrace, one floor for installations and machinery, and one floor of offices with a rehearsal space.

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ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Oclopuro S.L BUDGET: €4,710,000 SURFACE AREA: 3,200 m2

El Born Cultural Center

El Born Cultural Center Barcelona, 2010 One site within another With the 18th century city frozen under its floors, the building that was previously home to the El Born Market has become a deluxe roof for a magnificent archaeological site. In addition to this unusual starting point, the building is also part of the urban fabric that, to a good extent, is a continuation of the 18th century city that the site displays and that of the 19th century city the market represents. Following this curious chronological order, the present-day city spreads out inside the building as a horizontal panel, replacing part of the floor that was destroyed, intervening in the roof and the site, to give us a privileged vantage point of this surprising effect.

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ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: ICUB and Barcelona City Council BUDGET: €1,700,000 SURFACE AREA: 12,000 m2

Understandable interference

Site intact

This recovered ground floor is a playground for foot traffic, meetups, tours, wanderers, exhibitions, the café, bookshop, and those just passing through. It is therefore understood as a quasi-urban space. This dependence on the public is a way to maintain the links between the inside of the building and the urban fabric, but also a way of clarifying what hasn’t really been designed. The language of the new elements that colonize these spaces is dictated by the complicity with the streets. To put it another way, the new interferences reference elements that are familiar to us.

The concentration of new elements on this level: lobby, view point, new exhibition spaces and services, made it possible to keep the site intact. In part because the archeological site has already been interfered with enough. The bare foundations, the concrete screens, the pipes and the structures of this new upper space are very powerful, unexpected, extemporaneous actions. And although the presence of some of these elements is part of a narrative the museum can’t turn its back on, it’s also true that the site is full.

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New Café at Thyssen–Bornemisza Museum

New Café At Thyssen—Bornemisza Museum Madrid, 2014 A new terrace for the museum The project to create a café terrace focuses on using the garden as the outer lobby of the Thyssen­—Bornemisza Museum, preserving its essence as an outdoor space, a balance of the old and new architecture, and a place to be used and enjoyed by both residents and visitors. The proposal aimed to link the necessary installation of a protective roof (that would make it usable) with the expansion of the museum. Disconnected both physically and formally from the historical façade, as was already done with the new structures from

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the expansion project. From this project, the terrace takes its architectural language, colors and geometric shapes. It is understood as an inseparable part of the ideas of the whole that were proposed in 2004, insisting on having the building set back and to the side on the lot. Attempting to make the new element part of the world of the gardens (a shadehouse) and for it to be tied both to the prefab canvas of the new façade and the geometry of the cement bricks of the existing curve. It will, thus, identify with the new and not the old.

The garden shadehouse

An indoor space outdoors

The project for a new terrace uses only the rooftop space for a new café. The solution creates platforms and terraced balconies, adapting to the curve of the rooftop, while providing an entrance from Calle Zorrilla that was never used naturally before. This first decision is based in part on the image of the shadehouse. A shadehouse in the garden that makes it possible to enjoy the space in summer and winter as an outdoor terrace. But at the same time, filters, veils and shelters, its activity looking outwards. Concealing its entrance from the rest of the visitors entering the facility or moving around inside as they must always have the sense they are entering a museum, not a café.

The tilted slats reinforce the idea of a screen, a veil of shade in front of the façade. At the same time, the slats are programed depending on the different settings and times of day. These atmospheric variables combine with spatial ones. This combination creates different settings for rest, contemplation and conversation. This terrace layout complements the indoor café, which the project also renovated. A new suspended ceiling of slats resolves the sound problems and connects the ceiling of the inside space with the shadehouse outside. It proposes a café in two acts. The remodel inside, finally, also made it possible to include a ramp onto the terrace.

ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Thyssen—Bornemisza Museum BUDGET: €600,000 SURFACE AREA: 1,500 m2

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Hotel Nervión

Expansion of Hotel Avenida

Expansion of Hotel Avenida Bilbao, 2000-2004 Façade and Foyer at Hotel Nervión Bilbao, 1998-1999 The new façade overlooking the Ria (Bilbao’s tidal river) announces the remodeled hotel. The project aims to increase the hotel’s size and services on offer by stratifying programs and integrating messages into the façade. Guests enter through the first basement, which opens onto the street, taking advantage of the public programs. The attic floors are set back to align the building’s height with the neighboring façades. The suites on these floors look “out of the corner of their eye” towards the new Bilbao.

This project expanded the Hotel Avenida, adding 46 new rooms in an adjoining building. At the same time, the expansion is an opportunity to clean up the whole facility and give it a new image addressing the location marked by the uneven topography and overbuilding. The fragmented image starts off exposing the vestibule, with the ground floor on one hand and the fourth-floor balcony/ viewpoint on the other. ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Inmobiliaria Atucha S.A. BUDGET: €1,600,000 SURFACE AREA: 2,500 m2

Fòrum Housing

ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Barceló Clavel Vascohoteles BUDGET: 700,000€​ SURFACE AREA: 1,475 m2

House: El Maset

Barcelona, 2000-2009

Sant Carles de la Ràpita, Tarragona, 1999 This home is located in one of the few green areas left along the built-up seafront of Sant Carles. The main aim was to preserve the character of the spot, giving the building a zigzag layout skirting the large pine trees on the lot. The ground floor opens onto the garden and the upper floor disconnects from the rest to become a bastion of privacy. ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Private BUDGET: €210,500.00 SURFACE AREA: 210 m2

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This project is the continuation of Francesc Pla’s university research project (10), developing a permeable, empty type of housing, where life is lived outdoors thanks to its wide runner-balcony that acts as both terrace and entrance. The solution organizes the building into blocks, simplifying construction and utilities. ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Patronat Municipal de l’Habitatge (Municipal Housing Authority) BUDGET: €1,800,000 SURFACE AREA: 2,100 m2

Les Corts Housing

Hotel Gat Tangier Tangier, Morocco, 2007

This project proposes an expansion of the hotel, preserving Villa’s original idea reflecting the Spanish neighborhood in the Tangier port area. The much-needed addition is built as a backdrop of arabesques and calligraphic textures that hide and clean up the separating walls peeking out around the lot. ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Clavel Hoteles BUDGET: €1,259,200 SURFACE AREA: 1,300 m2

Hotel Gat Rossio Barcelona, 2002 This project covered eight housing units and one retail space on a 500m2 lot in the heart of the historical center of Barcelona’s Les Corts neighborhood. The building bridges the gap between the different uses, which require a connection between the urban exterior and the gardened interior, the solution expressing an idea of community open to the street. ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Vilamur 89 S.L. BUDGET: €900,000 SURFACE AREA: 1,465 m2

Logistics Resource Building

Molins de Rei, Barcelona, 2004 The shape of the building reflects the street’s transition from homes to large-scale facilities. Its silhouette takes that of the neighboring houses and transforms it with a flat warehouse reminiscent of the surrounding topography. The material for the façade reflects the concept of the warehouse, workshops and offices as a glimpse at a display. ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Molins de Rei City Council BUDGET: €130,000 SURFACE AREA: 700 m2

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Lisbon, 2007-2009 The operation entails a full rehabilitation of an apartment building and construction of an addition on the adjoining lot for the hotel. Between these two remodel projects, a shared terrace sprung up, becoming the center of social life. ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Clavel Hoteles BUDGET: €2,250,000 SURFACE AREA: 2,072 m2

Hotel Gat Point Charlie

the owner of the surrounding vineyards. One vaulted cabin is fitted out with a kitchen and dining room and the other with a bedroom and living room. In the middle, a pergola joins them, creating a space to spend summer evenings. The project was designed with the utmost respect for the existing structures, their heritage value, and is fully self-sufficient in terms of energy. ARCHITECT: Francesc Pla DEVELOPER: Private BUDGET: €18,000 SURFACE AREA: 50 m2

Train Station Berlin, 2007-2010 This project is based on rehabilitating a post-war prefab concrete building for use as a hotel. The new façades attempt to scale its volume and incorporate it into the rhythm and seamless frontage of the adjoining buildings. ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Clavel Hoteles BUDGET: €4,220,000 SURFACE AREA: 4,990 m2

Softball Field

Barcelona, 2012 The new station at Sant Andreu Comtal has to overcome the unfortunate difference in levels after the new concrete box is built to cover the train tracks, which will be the foundation for a new park built on its roof. The new station is at once a façade, a way of dealing with the difference in height, a gateway to the park and a light construction, similar to a greenhouse, that makes space for the entrance to the train platforms underground and open-air use of the new park. ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: BSAV+Adif BUDGET: €6,700,000 SURFACE AREA: 11,650 m2

Selection of urban-planning work Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona, 2009 This project is laid out on the lot in a way that allows the new services building and stands on top of it to be integrated into the sports complex and the facility is completed with landscaping.

Walkway over highway

ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Clavel Hoteles BUDGET: €4,220,000 SURFACE AREA: 4,990 m2

Stone cabin Barberà del Vallès, Barcelona, 2014 This walkway will connect the boulevard that runs through the industrial area of Barberà with the Baricentro shopping center. The walkway is designed as a clear, forceful gateway to the landscape and a panoramic path for pedestrians. The functional solution was to design the walkway as an extension of the inner boulevard of the shopping center. The constructive solution, which had to be prefab, ties the handrails to the beams and these to the columns, which adapt to the size of the highway for a naturally meandering path.

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ARCHITECTS: Eva Serrats and Francesc Pla DEVELOPER: Barberà del Vallès City Council BUDGET: €1,250,000 SURFACE AREA: 170 m2

Walkway over crops

Selection of Interior Design and Ephemeral Installation work

Exhibition Andrea Palladio Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, 2014 Walkway in the middle of an agriculture area that is a bridge over two sets of train tracks (local and long distance) connecting the station with the adjacent neighborhood. The distance and desire to connect the landscaping with the magnificent surroundings led us to understand the walkway as a path, delicately set atop a changing topography, that transforms the idea of connecting into one of strolling, offering different routes and viewpoints that invite visitors to cross and to stay. ARCHITECTS: Eva Serrats and Francesc Pla DEVELOPER: Sant Cugat del Vallès City Council BUDGET: €850,000 SURFACE AREA: 310 m2

Barcelona, 1994

Master Plan for Lighting Passeig de Gràcia

The project focused on building a raised floor that would fold out to create box/platforms for the models. The layout and cross section reproduce some of the visual connections the buildings have in their real settings. On the façade, the collision of two architects: the Tinell’s gothic arch and the deep arch of Palladio’s Olympic Theatre. ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Barcelona City History Museum BUDGET: €52,000 SURFACE AREA: 300 m2

Exhibition Hermès París

Barcelona, 2014

Barcelona, 1990

The new Master Plan for façades on Passeig de Gràcia is an idea for the nighttime image that contrasts with its daytime look. A nighttime look that emphasizes not only the landmarks but all of the buildings to create a boulevard of buildings and not a boulevard of shortcomings. One that is united. Therefore, the research was based on the idea of a transition of brightness and secondary lighting. On the other hand, the Master Plan also covers consolidation of the whole “urban U” as public space.

‘Kelly, a seduction’ was a temporary piece that aimed to transform a small shop on Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia into an urban event to raise awareness of the Hermés universe in the city. The project transformed the huge façade into a screen/ doorway that opened up during the day to establish a display path inside and closed up at night, filling with smoke to become a huge screen for rear-projected images.

By: ANOCHE il·luminació, with collaboration from Eva Serrats and Francesc Pla DEVELOPER: Barcelona City Council BUDGET: €1,500,000 | p. 29

ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Clavel Hoteles BUDGET: €4,220,000 SURFACE AREA: 4,990 m2

Glass Museum

Olnet Shop

Barcelona, 2000 Barcelona, 1997 This project uses the idea of a hallway to create a small gallery to display and sell artistic items made of glass, either by students of the School of Glass or craftspeople/artists. This hallway separates the two uses, with two different systems and two different materials: wood and concrete. ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Barcelona Glass Center BUDGET: €15,000 SURFACE AREA: 300 m2

A shop selling air-purification items designed as if it were the inside of a duct, with the revolving front door as the fan. ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Olnet Showroom BUDGET: €223,000 SURFACE AREA: 230 m2

Poblenou Offices

Poblenou Loft

Barcelona, 1999-2000

Barcelona, 2002

This is a place for an atypical consumer of elegance, culture and class. The project invents an interior, without any doors, that hinges on a stairway and its landings (bedrooms), which act as balconies overlooking the great open space.

Offices for a hotel chain inside an industrial space. The interior is designed as a path through meeting, work and management spaces, creating a sort of visitable book archive, which culminates with a management office/theater floating in the middle of the space, acting as a false ceiling for the meeting room.

ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Private BUDGET: €150,000 SURFACE AREA: 70 m2

ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Gat Accommodation BUDGET: €150,000 AREA: 130 m2

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Exhibition Expansion of Thyssen–Bornemisza Museum

Nit Laus

Traveling exhibition, 2004 This exhibition is at once a storage system, conference and website ( It looks like just a wheeled box containing the twelve most noteworthy models from the expansion of the museum. Then the box opens up to become a huge table/platform to display the models alongside drawings and graphs on the inner surfaces of the object, which are blackboards. Each of the models covers a specific part of the project, which can only be understood as a whole by adding up all of its parts. ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Thyssen—Bornemisza Collection Foundation BUDGET: €25,000 SURFACE AREA: 50 m2

Exhibition Fòrum 2004

Barcelona, 2006 Design for the exhibit of the finalists to the Laus Awards in graphic design, awards ceremony and final gala. The project featured 24 tables that, suspended with the theatre’s fly system, become an exhibition and when lowered, are discovered to be tables fully equipped to feed 500 people. After the dinner, the tables are lifted again to free up the space, making it a huge dance floor. ARCHITECTS: Eva Serrats and Francesc Pla DEVELOPER: FAD BUDGET: €20,000 SURFACE AREA: 200 m2

Expo Zaragoza 2007

Exhibition “Cities, Corners”

Stage and traveling exhibition Expo Zaragoza, 2007 Barcelona, 2004 Our intention in designing the displays for the exhibition was to create a common urban landscape that, when visitors walked through it, conveyed the idea of an isolated corner -a crossroads and a building- that when multiplied makes a city, establishing a two-way relationship between buildings and the city. Inside the exhibition, visitors move around as they do in a city: wandering. The space is also a container for large 3D elements that is spread out and deformed to make up independent spaces displaying different multidisciplinary viewpoints of the corner and the crossroads. ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Universal Forum of Cultures BUDGET: €50,000 SURFACE AREA: 2,000 m2 | p. 31

An ephemeral stage using cargo containers, reconstructing part of an aqueduct. The structure housed the aerial spaces for the jugglers and a small exhibition summarizing the most important contents and buildings at Expo Zaragoza. ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Expo Zaragoza BUDGET: €450,000 SURFACE AREA: 250 m2

Exhibition “Mater in progress”

Maritime Museum

Barcelona, 2010

Exhibition “Mater in progress” Barcelona, 2008 Who is brave enough to choose the materials for an exhibition on materials? The answer ended up being as simple as it was conclusive: the materials were already there. The FAD was temporarily transformed into a materials supplier. A goldmine on loan. ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: MaterFad BUDGET: €200,000 SURFACE AREA: 350 m2

From the beginning, we saw the tender not just as an opportunity to propose a new structure for the collection of the Maritime Museum, but more as an chance to bring the shipyard building into the fold of the urban fabric and collective memory, with more narratives (scientific, historical, epic, educational) of the museum’s contents. ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Maritime Museum BUDGET: €800,000 SURFACE AREA: 3,000 m2

Remodel of monastery

Museography Spanish Pavilion Remodel of Palau de l’Abat and Shop Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Girona, 2011 Adaptation of the recently refurbished Palau de l’Abat as a permanent space to exhibit painting and adaptation of the Monastery’s lobby as a store and information desk of the Cultural Complex of the Monastery. ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Ajuntament de Sant Feliu de Guíxols BUDGET: €48,000 SURFACE AREA: 760 m2

Shangai, 2010 The pavilion was organized into three spaces with three different filmmaker/curators: Bigas Luna representing the Spain of the past; Basilio Aurelio Patino, the Spain of the present; and Isabel Coixet, the Spain of the future, the image the Kingdom of Spain wanted to project at the expo in China. ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Sociedad Española Exposiciones Internacionales BUDGET: €4,500,000 SURFACE AREA: 5,000 m2

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Exhibition water and art

Exhibition Pixar

Exhibition Pixar: 25 years of animation Barcelona, 2012-2015 Cornellà de Llobregat, Barcelona, 2013 Paintings, photographs and writings displayed panoramically around the powerful geometric shape of the circle for a privileged, abstract point of view, which is also the beginning of the visit, in the very center of the room. Invisible lecterns give the sense of a path through floating artwork. This weightless, watery presence is further emphasized with the slope of the floor, which leads you back to the beginning almost involuntarily. ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Agbar Foundation BUDGET: €35,000 SURFACE AREA: 860 m2

Adapting the large exhibition on the creative and production processes of the Pixar factory required a powerful concept. The space was organized by films around a central square, with each space made into a cel. Each film contributes to the central space through large platforms featuring models of the characters. ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: La Caixa BUDGET: €120,000 SURFACE AREA: 500 m2

Illustration Museum Exhibition at DHUB Glòries

“Port de Barcelona” Visitors Center

Barcelona, 2014-1015

Barcelona, 2014 The new Port Visitors Center is located on the ground floor of the Portal de la Pau building, giving visitors a view of the past, present and future of the Port of Barcelona through an exhibition in three stages, with special emphasis on one: the present. The proposal focuses on a huge multimedia diorama that occupies the center of the space and is at the core of the narration that aims to reproduce the experience of a day in the port. ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: Barcelona Port Authority BUDGET: €1,200,000 SURFACE AREA: 500 m2

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This exhibition featuring posters and graphic design pieces was located in the vestibule of the DHUB events room. As the space has many different uses, we proposed a mobile installation that could be removed when necessary. The solution was to hang the display cases using a system of motors and pulleys. The exhibition was organized as a chronological circuit around the tables. ARCHITECTS: Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero DEVELOPER: BIMSA and the Barcelona City Council BUDGET: €420,000 SURFACE AREA: 600 m2

Francesc Pla Ferrer Degree in Architecture from ETSAB. Final Project Grade: 10/10 In 1990, he founded BOPAArquitectura (Bohigas-Pla-Baquero architects) with Josep Bohigas and Iñaki Baquero. In 2014, he joined Leve productora and created Leve projects, working with Eva Serrats on architecture projects.

Teaching experience 1998-04 2008-10 Professor of Studio Projects Elisava School of Design and Engineering 1998

Guest Professor - Master in Urban Planning, Universidad Piloto de Colombia, Bogota

2000-02 Professor - Mies workshop (prof. Wiel Arets) at ETSAB

Awards and recognitions 1991

Grant from EU for Young Euro-entrepreneurs to found Gòtic Sud group

1991 1992 1993 2001 2003 2007

Finalista en los Premis FAD “Sala Distrito” Awarded Tender to Remodel “Sala Distrito” Finalista en los Premis FAD, “Palladio al Tinell” Finalista en los Premis FAD, “Ciutats Cantonades” Finalista en los Premis FAD, “Tienda Hermès” Runner-up for FAD Awards


Awarded Tender for “Plaça de l’Església” (Church Square) at Caldes de Montbui

1998/07 FAD Award in Interior Design 1998

Selected in Tender to Expand Mies Foundation


Runner-up in Tender for Telefónica Booth

2000 2000

FAD Award for Ephemeral Interior Design Awarded Tender to enlarge the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid


Awarded Tender for Fòrum Housing 2004


Finalist in Barcelona City of Justice Tender


First Prize in Interior Design at Biennal del Vallès


Award at II Triennial Architecture of the Ebro


ADI FAD Selection for “efe” chair


Awarded Tender for Urban Planning of Southern-19 Neighborhood at Lleida


Awarded Tender for County Archive at La Selva (with Eva Serrats, arch.)

2015-18 Professor - Studio Projects Department ETSAV-UPC


Awarded Tender for Municipal Pools at Corbera de Llobregat

Other professional activity


City of Barcelona Award for Design “Nit Laus’’


Finalists at Saloni Awards for “Nit Laus’’


Awarded Tender for Multipurpose Building and Parking Garage at Corbera de Llobregat


Awarded Tender for CCBorn Museum Project (with other architects)


Awarded Tender for Spanish Pavilion Museum Project - Shanghai


Awarded Tender for Carmen Thyssen Art Museum on the Costa Brava


Awarded Tender for Multipurpose Sports Center at Santa Coloma de Gramenet

2000-04 Professor of Studio Projects - ESARQ_UIC 2003

Professor - “Colònia Hidalgo” workshop Universidad de Anáhuac Mexico Sur


Head of summer course El Escorial - “Time in the Museum” Complutense University of Madrid


Professor workshop “New Culture of Water” University of Alicante

2005-09 Professor - course “Laboratory of the 21st Century” ETSAB 2006-08 Professor - course “History, Art, Architecture and City” ETSAB 2009-14 Professor - summer courses - International Program Pontifical Xavierian University Bogota 2010

Professor - postgraduate degree “Exhibition Space” UPC-CCCB


Professor/coordinator - “Future Habitats” module Elisava (UPF)


Coordinator - Innovation LAB - Elisava projects Arrels Foundation


Curator Panorama Centro Exhibition at COAC (Association of Architects of Catalonia)


Member of panel of judges - 1st “Triennial of Architecture”


Member of panel of judges - Lamp Light Design Awards

2010-15 Representative of COAC on various panels of judges 2007-08 Advisor and host of documentary series “Un lloc per viure” (A Place to Live) TV3 2008-09 Municipal Architect Ribes de Freser 2010

Project Director “Architecture and the Public” COAC


Awarded Tender for Barcelona Maritime Museum


Coordinator “Conference on Participation” COAC


Awarded Tender for “Portes de Collserola”

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Awarded Tender for Port Center - Port of Barcelona


City of Barcelona Award for Architecture and Urban Planning for CCBorn


Awarded Tender for Municipals Pools in Cornellà

“El Molino Torna a Girar” El Molino Turns Again Newspaper Quadern 14 October, page 2

Publications about our work “Arquitectura para no quedar descolgados” (Architecture to not be left behind)

“El Molino. Un edificio de siete plantas” El Molino. A Seven-Floor Building Newspaper La Vanguardia Vivir, 14 October, page 2

“El Molino” El Molino Journal Tendències, page 6, January 2009, Cristina Rubio “De las Estrellas al Suelo” From the Stars to the Ground - Bopbaa Projects Journal Cultural, La Vanguardia issue 352, page 1-3, March 2009, Llàtzer Moix

Newspaper El País October 2012, cultural blogs, Anatxu Zabalbeascoa

“Una discusión que se convierte en arquitectura” A Discussion that Becomes Architecture - Bopbaa Projects

“El Born abrirá sus puertas la diada del 2013” (El Born to Open its Doors in 2013)

Journal Scalae July 2009, Laura Acosta

Newspaper La Vanguardia September 2012, page 4, Silvia Angulo

“El Born i la seva Bcn” El Born and its Barcelona

“Low Cost” ADG-FAD July 2009

Newspaper El Periódico September 2012, page 34, Ramón Comorera

“El Nuevo Molino Inicia un Giro en el Paral·lel” The New El Molino Starts Turning on Paral·lel

“El Molino. Historia sentimental” El Molino. Sentimental History

El Periódico Distrito 3 Sants-Montjuïc September 2009, Josefa Iñigo

Journal Proyecto Contract February 2011, issue 72 page 22

“El Molino. De Luz” El Molino. On Light

“Busca Talento, antes que fama” Seek Talent Before Fame Newspaper Público – en Privado October 2009, Marco Islas Espinosa

Journal Diseño Interior February 2011, issue 222 page 62

“Consulta 22@” 22@ Consultation “El Molino” Journal ANOTHER ARCHITECTURE MARK July 2011, issue 32 p. 54-55

“La Dignitat no es mesura en metres quadrats” Dignity isn’t Measured in Square Meters Newspaper ARA estiu 31 August 2011, page 14

Catalog Exhibition Architecture without a Place June 2009, published by COAC, page 146, ISBN. DL B-23612-09

“El arquitectes del Thyssen de Madrid faran el de Sant Feliu de Guíxols” Architects of Thyssen Madrid to Do Same in Sant Feliu de Guíxols Newspaper El Punt Cultura, page 45, May 2008, Joan Trillas

“El Espectáculo debe continuar” The Show Must Go On Journal Zoom Spain Contract pages 51-57

“El Molino, levantará de nuevo el telón a finales del 2009” El Molino, Curtain Goes Up in Late 2009

“Persistir a través del canvi” Outlasting Change

Newspaper El Periódico page 37, June 2008, Jordi Subirana

Journal Visions issue 9, page 68-73

“Andamios en El Molino” Scaffolding on El Molino “La Tercera dimensión” The Third Dimension

Newspaper La Vanguardia page 7, June 2008, Lluís Sierra

Newspaper Avui 13 January 2010, back cover

“Un buen punto de partida” A Good Place to Start

“El Museu Thyssen de Sant Feliu es construirà al costat del Monestir” Thyssen Sant Feliu to be Built Next to Monastery

Newspaper ABC 13 January 2010, page 24

Newspaper El Periódico Cultura, page 54, October 2008, Anna Punsí

“El Nou Molino” The New El Molino

“El Thyssen Sant Feliu ja té projecte arquitectònic” Thyssen Sant Feliu gets Architectural Project Newspaper Avui Cultura, page 41, October 2008, Elisabet Escriche

Newspaper Público 14 October, pages 1-2

“El Molino vuelve a sacar las Plumas en el Paral·lel” El Molino Shakes its Feathers Again on Paral·lel

“Enderrocat El Molino” Tearing Down El Molino

Newspaper La Razón Catalunya 14 October, page 5

Newspaper El Periódico page 43, November 2008, J.S.

“El Molino gira al futur” El Molino Looks to the Future

“El Molino al desnudo” El Molino Laid Bare

Newspaper El Periódico 14 October, page 54

Newspaper La Vanguardia Vivir, page 7, November 2008, Lluís Permanyer

“Alma de Molino, cuerpo de Vedette” Heart of El Molino, Body of Vedette

“El Molino”

Newspaper El Mundo 14 October, page 55

Newspaper El País page 2, December 2008, Joan Subirats

“El Molino es reinventa” El Molino Reinvents Itself

“Entrevista a Bopbaa” Interview with Bopbaa

Newspaper Avui 14 October, page 28

Journal Barcelona Mag. Published in R. Exclusiva SL, p. 72-75, July 2008

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“Expo Aqüeducte” Aqueduct Expo Journal Container Architecture page 113-117, December 2008

“El Molino una oportunitat pel Paral·lel” El Molino, a Chance for Paral·lel Newspaper ABC Catalunya page 49, February 2007, A. Gubern

“Proinosa inicia la remodelación de El Molino” Proinosa Begins Remodel of El Molino

“El Molino”

Journal Via Construcción Grupo Via, issue 58, page 27, July 2008

Newspaper El País page 36, February 2007, B. G.

“Entrevista Bopbaa” Interview with Bopbaa

“El Molino”

Cultural Journal L’Arjau - Sant Feliu de Guíxols City Council issue 58, page 30-33, December 2008

Newspaper El Mundo Cultura, page 40, February 2007, Silvia Taulés

“El Molino”. “Centre d’Art Thyssen Sant Feliu de Guíxols” Sant Feliu de Guíxols Thyssen Art Museum

Newspaper Avui page 35, February 2007, Maria Ortega

Newspaper La Vanguardia Cultura, page 30, October 2008

“El Molino” Newspaper El Punt page 7, February 2007, Mariona Sòria

“Moda Fad en Bread & Butter: BOPBAA-Transportable Kit” Book Barcelona Brand-New Fashion Designers, Twenty-five Editions Actar, ISBN: 978-84-96959-65-6

“El Molino”

“Arquitectura de la Conversación” The Architecture of Conversation

“Premis Ciutat de Barcelona” Barcelona City Awards

Journal Promateriales Protiendas SL, issue 3, page 30-32, April 2007

Newspaper La Vanguardia Cultura, page 32, February 2007

“Premis Nit Laus” Nit Laus Awards

“El teatro añade un edificio de línea actual” Theatre Adds Modern Building

Journal Via Interiorismo Grupo Via, issue 9, pages 18-21, April 2007

Newspaper La Razón page 38, February 2007, Carlos Sala

Newspaper El País page 32, February 2007, B. G.

“Entrevista a Bopbaa” Interview with Bopbaa Journal Casa Viva Press Map SL, issue 36, page 54-72, July 2007

“30 m2” Newspaper Heraldo de Aragón page 80, April 2007

“Casa El Maset” El Maset House Journal Arquitectura Plus Grupo Via, issue 4, page 34-36, June 2007

“Obra Bopbaa” Bopbaa Projects Newspaper El Mundo Fira Construmat, page 8, May 2007

“Centre de Recursos Logístics a Molins de Rei” Logistics Resource Center in Molins de Rei Journal Via Construcción Grupo Via, issue 48, page 60, September 2004

“Espais Efímers BOPBAA” BOPBAA Ephemeral Spaces - Bopbaa Projects Journal DAU COAC Lleida, issue 27-28, June 2006

“Revolució a l’Escala” Revolution in L’Escala

“BOPBAA” Bopbaa Projects

Newspaper l’Avui page 17, March 2007, Oscar Guayabero

Journal COAM page 64-65, April 2006

“Una mesa tres posiciones. Nit Laus” A Triple-Purpose Table

“Octubre Centre de cultura Contemporània” October Center for Contemporary Culture

Journal Construcciones Patentes New Architectura Actar, issue 174, September 2007

“Nit Lau Premis Fad” Nit Laus Awards

Journal El Temps page 3-7, issue 1168, October 2006

Journal On Diseño Issue 286, page 50-56, April 2007

“Taller d’arquitectura flotante Naumon” Naumon Floating Architecture Studio

“Entrevista a Bopbaa” Interview with Bopbaa

Journal Proyecto Contract Casa Viva Press Map SL, issue 15, pages 96-107, February 2005, Patí Nuñez

Journal Diseño Interior Globus, issue 187, page 95-102, June 2007, Anatxu Zabalbeascoa

“El Molino”

“Eines Inèdites, 25 anys de la cooperativa Capell” Unpublished Tools, 25 years of the Capell Cooperative Journal INDE COAC pages 30-33, February 2005

Newspaper El Periódico page 37, June 2007, Jordi Subirana

“Eines Inèdites, 25 anys de la cooperativa Capell” “El Molino Renaixerà com a cafè-teatre” El Molino Reborn as Café/Theater

Journal Eupalinos Cooperativa Jordi Capell, pages 46-47, April 2005

Newspaper El Poble Sec page 3, January 2007, Jordi Ortet

“Entrevista a Bopbaa” Journal Via Construcción número 17, pàgina 46-47, febrer 2005

“El Molino reabrirá en 2008” El Molino to Reopen in 2008 Newspaper La Vanguardia/Vivir page 5, January 2007, Ramon Suñé

“Ampliamento del Museo Thyssen–Bornemisza” Expansion of Thyssen–Bornemisza Museum

“El Molino desempolva sus luces” El Molino Dusts off its Lights

Journal Casabella Staff, issue 730, page 32-43, February 2005

Newspaper La Vanguardia page 2, February 2007, Lluís Permanyer

“Palladio Exhibition, Saló del Tinell” “El Molino” Newspaper El Periódico Cosas de la vida, p. 39, Feb 2007, Albert Ollés | p. 36

Journal New Interior Design Collidoscope Lauren King Publishing, January 2004

“Un Gato en el Barrio Chino” A Gat in Barcelona’s Chinatown

Journal Constructiva Issue 15, March 2003

Journal Proyecto Contract Casa Viva Press Map SL, issue 14, pages 100-111, December 2004

“Nueva Generación” The New Generation Journal Dominical, El Periódico page 91, April 2002

“L’escala de Gulliver” Gulliver’s Layover Journal INDE COAC, pages 44-45, October 2004

“El Color crea Atmosferas” Color Creates Atmosphere Journal Tonos issue fall/winter 2002

“Vivenda unifamiliar El Maset” El Maset Single-family Home Journal COAC pages 28, September 2004

“En Torno a una escalera Loft M1” M1 Loft, Around a Staircase Journal Magazine, La Vanguardia pages 72-73, February 2002

“Els monogràfics de Barcelona” Volumes on Barcelona Journal Els monogràfics de Barcelona page 64-65, February 2003

“La Ciutat de la Justicia” The City of Justice Journal Architecture Today issue 128, page 24, May 2002

“La Vivienda Mínima” The Minimal Home Book Emergentes 03 page 50-69, April 2003

“Una silueta en zigzag ‘Maset’” A ‘Maset’ Zigzag Silhouette

“Exposició Thyssen–Bornemisza” Thyssen–Bornemisza Exhibition

Journal El mueble, Arquitectura y Diseño RBA, issue 18, page 82, May 2002

Journal 2a Biennal d’Arquitectura COAC issue 09/03, page 96-97, January 2003

“Entre Pinos. ‘El Maset’” Among Pine Trees. ‘El Maset’ Magazine La Vanguardia June 2002

“II Progra Residenziale” Journal Bologna/Barcelona issue 10/03, October 2003

“Concurs de l’Ampliació del Museo Thyssen–Bornemisza” Tender to Expand the Thyssen–Bornemisza Museum

“Estudi Bopbaa: Oficines a Barcelona” Bopbaa Studio: Offices in Barcelona

Journal Casabella Staff issue 693, page 78, October 2001

Journal Diseño Interior Globus issue 136, p. 130-139, November 2003

“Opera Doméstica Loft M1” Loft M1, Domestic Opera Newspaper Dependente issue 04/01, page 36, October 2001

“Ampliant el Museu Thyssen-Bornemisza en el Paseo del Prado” Expanding Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum on Paseo del Prado Journal Arquitectura Viva Garal, issue 89-90, June 2003

“Reciclando Madrid: Abalos&Herreros” Recycling Madrid: Abalos&Herreros Journal On Diseño issue, 223 page 271-276, November 2001

“Bopbaa, Un Joven Estudio Aún” Bopbaa Studio Still Young Newspaper El Periódico Arquitectura opinión, October 2003

“Glamour and Grace” Journal Frame Globus, issue 112, page 114-115, August 2001

“Allestimiento Della Mostra Universo Gaudí” Preparing Gaudí’s Universe Exhibition

“Reciclando Madrid” Recycling Madrid

Journal Casabella Staff, issue 710, page 94, April 2003

Journal Diseño Interior issue 112, pages 84-85, April 2001

“Nodepol a Sant Boi de Llobregat” Nodepol in Sant Boi de Llobregat

“El Cad de Caldes” The Cad of Caldes

Journal Visions ETSAB, issue 1, page 76, May 2003

Journal INDE pages 56-57, December 2001

“Estudio Bopbaa, Loft en Barcelona” Bopbaa Studio, Loft in Barcelona

“Kelly, una seducció” Kelly, a Seduction Journal INDE COAC, page 13, April 2000

Journal Diseño Interior Globus, issue 135, pages 112-119, November 2003

“Kelly, una seducción” Kelly, a Seduction “Barcelona, Garaje en Horta” Garage in Horta

Anuari Premis Fad 2000 ON Diseño pages 144-147, April 2000

Journal Quaderns COAC, issue 238, February 2003

“Kelly, una seducción” Kelly, a Seduction “MIT ECKEN UND KANTEN”

Journal On Diseño issue 214, July 2000

Journal Atrium Herausgeber Verlag, pages 48-58, December 2003

“Kelly, una seducción” Kelly, a Seduction “Barraca Barcelona” Barcelona Shack

Journal INDE COAC, page 13 July 2000

Journal INDE COAC, pages 32-33 July 2003

“Exposició Abalos&Herreros” Exhibition Abalos&Herreros “Hangar de manteniment d’autobusos a l’Estació del Nord” Bus Maintenance Hangar at Estació del Nord

Journal INDE COAC, page 12-15, October 2000

Journal INDE COAC, page 16, April 2003

“3 Casas, 1 Mundo en cada piso” 3 Homes, 1 World on Each Floor Journal Magazine, La Vanguardia pages 88-100, November 2000

“Arquitectura de nova generació” New Generation of Architecture BOPBAA Projects

“Palladio al Tinell” Palladio in the Tinell

Journal INDE COAC, page 16, February 2003

Journal On Diseño issue 184, page 166, May 1997

“Opinan los Arquitectos. Revestimientos en el Proyecto” Architects’ Opinions. Coatings in the Project

“El Conflicte de dues escales” The Conflict between Two Staircases

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Journal Quaderns issue, 5, pages 13-15, July 1994

“Esto Agrava las cosas” This Makes Things Worse

“Obra Bopbaa” Bopbaa Projects

Journal On Diseño Aram Edicions, pages 140-143, January 1993

Guest, Workshop Hernando Colon School of Architecture, Seville

“Distrito Distinto i iStand de Taber” Distrito Distinto and Taber iStand

“Museo Thyssen–Bornemisza, Madrid” Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid Guest, Lecture Series CCCB, Barcelona

Journal Ardi page 29, January 1992

“Objecte de Disseny Industrial a Jovenews” Industrial Design Object in Jovenews

“Habitatges” Housing Guest, Lecture Series Fundació Privada Elisava, Barcelona

Journal Ardi page 13, June 1992

“El ladrillo feroz” Fierce Bricks “Muntatge Distrito Distinto” Putting Together Distrito Distinto Club

Guest, Lecture Series ETSAB, Barcelona

Journal Diseño Interior Globus, issue 5, pages 74-76, June 1991

“ESAC” Guest, Lecture Series Grupo Via, Barcelona

“Palladio al Tinell, exposició de maquetes d’edifici Andrea Palladio” Palladio al Tinell – Exhibition of models by Andrea Palladio Anuari Fad d’arquitectura i interiorisme Aram Edicions, issue FAD 97, page, 68, June 1997

“El Paral·lel” Guest, Lecture Series LAB Library, Urbanisme ETSAB


By us

Guest, Lecture Series CCCB, Barcelona

“Una Casa es Muchas Casas” A Home is Many Homes by Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero

Guest, Lecture Series Hernando Colon School of Architecture, Seville

Book APTM 2007 Multihabitats Manuel Gausa, ISBN 978-84-9340507-6, ACTAR

“OBRA BOPBAA. Cicle de conferències” BOPBAA PROJECTS, Series of Lectures by Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero.

“Obra Bopbaa” Bopbaa Projects

“Projectes Efímers Bopbaa” Bopbaa Ephemeral Projects Guest, Lecture Series Elisava Private Foundation, Barcelona

“APTM Seis proyectos de apartamentos mínimos, 2008” APTM Six Minimalist Apartments, 2008 Guest, 21st Century Housing course ETSAB, Barcelona

Book - Emergentes 03 Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Aragón, Zaragoza, page 50-69

“El Molino–Barça, 2008”

“Carta a Iñaki y Juan Abalos&Herreros” Letter to Iñaki and Juan Abalos&Herreros by Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla and Iñaki Baquero

“Around the Corner, 2008”

Book - Reciclando Madrid ISBN 849527342X, ACTAR

“Museo di Belle arti di Castellón. At-tenti!” by Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla, Iñaki Baquero BOPBAA Journal Casabella Staff, issue 687, pages 22-23, March 2001

“Strange Conditions (la Mirada estràbica)” by Josep Bohigas and Francesc Pla Book - Càtedra Mies Van Der Rohe 2000 ISBN 84-7653-776-X, page 67, any 2000

Conferences and Workshops

Guest, Lecture Series Camp del Barça, Barcelona

Guest, IAAC Lecture Series Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelona

“Efimers, 2008-2009” Ephemeral, 2008-2009 Guest, Master “New Exhibition Spaces” Elisava School of Design and Engineering, Barcelona

“30 m2, 2007” Guest, Lecture Series “The Minimal Home” COAA, Zaragoza

“Efimers, 2006-2007” Ephemeral 2006-2007 Guest, Lecture Series Deia School, Barcelona

“De Barraca a APTM” From Shack to APTM Guest, MCH Course in Collective Housing ETSAM, Madrid, 2007

I’ve given conferences and workshops in Alicante, Barcelona, Bogota, Valencia, Zaragoza, Madrid, Piran, Athens and Mexico

“Obra Pròpia” Our Work

Bopbaa Project “Efímers” Ephemeral

“Univers Gaudí” Gaudí’s Universe

Conference Elisava Private Foundation, Barcelona

Guest, Lecture Series Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona

Bopbaa Project “Habitatge” Housing

“Obra Pròpia” Our Work

Guest, Conference Meet Room, Barcelona

Guest, Lecture Series Mexico City

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Guest, Càtedra Blanca ETSAV, Valencia

Exhibitions of our work

Eva Serrats Luyts

“Concurso Espasios espesiales” Special Spaces Tender

Languages Catalan, Spanish, English (advanced) and Dutch (advanced) Other interests Cooking, eating, travelling

Exhibition of projects Distrito Distinto Club

“La Mirada del Arquitecto”, dibuixos, anotacions, paisatge II Biennal d’arquitectura i urbanisme de Zaragoza “The Architect’s View” drawings, notes, landscapes. 2nd Biennial on Architecture and Urban Planning Zaragoza Group Exhibition and Catalog of Drawings Itinerant

“Concurs Ampliació Fundació Mies” Tender to Expand Mies Foundation Exhibition Arquerias de Nuevos Ministerios, Madrid

“Exposició dels projectes finalistes del FAD 1997” Exhibition of finalists to FAD 1997 Awards Exhibition Association of Architects of Catalonia

“Ampliando el Museo Thyssen–Bornemisza” Expanding the Thyssen–Bornemisza Museum Exhibition Itinerant, 2002-2005

“Exposició dels projectes finalistes del FAD 2000” Exhibition of finalists to FAD 2000 Awards Exhibition Association of Architects of Catalonia, Tarragona

“Dibujos de Arquitectos, una expoExpedición” Architects’ Drawings, an expoExpedition Exhibition La Casa Encendida, Madrid

“Joves Arquitectes” Young Architects Exhibition Association of Architects of Catalonia, Barcelona

“Exposició EM3 i de maquetes del Estudi Bopbaa” EM3 Exhibition and models from Bopbaa Studio Exhibition BOPBAA

“La Casa Somiada” Dream House Exhibition Association of Architects of Catalonia, Girona

“Low Cost” Installation FAD

“Arquitectures sense lloc” Architecture without a Place Installation Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona

“Exposició” Exhibition Exhibition Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona

Nationality Dual citizenship: Spanish and Belgian

Noteworthy projects and recognitions In architecture: the project “Jardí d’hivern” (Winter Garden) at CCCB (tender project and construction), Cutillas-Terribas housing and County Archive of La Selva (tender project awarded). FAD’01 Award for ephemeral installation “Àfriques al Pati del CCCB”. Member of the panel of judges for FAD’99 Awards

In photography: I did numerous photo reports on architecture and the city between 1990 and 2010 for studios and specialized journals, as well as the books “Barcelona interiors”, “Barcelona 92-2004” and “Destruction of Barcelona”. I also had exhibitions and collaborated on artistic projects with Susana Solano, among others

In film: I’ve worked with directors like Joaquim Jordà on “Inside a Dark Mirror” and Mercedes Alvarez on “The Sky Turns” and “Futures Market”, a cinematographic essay on the contemporary city on which I was executive producer. As a director, I have done feature films like “TROLL” (2006) and, currently, “Amor a l’Art” (Love of Art) about the Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza and “La Panamericana”, a road movie following La Mala Rodríguez from Buenos Aires to Ciudad Juarez in search of unique female voices In 2000, I began working in cultural management, first as architectural manager for the “Johny” Summer Festival at the Center for Fine Arts in Brussels curated by London-based artist Craigie Horsfield (The City of the People) as part of Brussels 2000, European capital of Culture. In 2001, I was in charge of scheduling, coordination and ephemeral architectural installations for the Festival of Africas for Architects Without Borders and the CCCB and, in 2002, I did the scheduling and production for the CCCB Voices of the Maghreb project. More recently, I worked on the project “Xarxes d’opinió” (Opinion Network) website for the FAD and I am currently part of a team developing a mobile app called WiNK, which is designed to encourage the exchange of culture and production among people that share space. As a failed project, management and production of the “Architecture in Action” festival, the first biannual film and architecture festival in Spain, which was commissioned in 2009 by the Fundació Caixa d’Arquitectes and the Ministry of Housing, which didn’t come to fruition

Education 1989-01 B. Arch. - from Barcelona School of Architecture (Final Project Grade- Excellent) 2002-03 Master in Creative Documentary at Pompeu Fabra University 2006-09 PhD Program in Cinema Theory, Analysis and Documentation Pompeu Fabra University (in progress) 2000-04 Professor of Studio Projects - ESARQ-UIC

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Complementary training

Cultural projects

1987-90 Courses, seminars and workshops with photographers Manuel Serra, Mariano Zuzunaga and Manolo Laguillo, among others

2000 Architectural manager “Johny”

1992 Yearly course “Aesthetics and History” at the Institut d’Humanitats, coordinated by Fèlix Fanés 1993-94 Yearly course “Aesthetics and History” at the Institut d’Humanitats, coordinated by J.J. Lahuerta 1999-00 Courses “Architecture and Surrealism” and “Photography and cinema” by J.J. Lahuerta (ETSAB) 2010 “History of exhibitions. Beyond the ideology of the white box” at MACBA

Teaching, conferences and publications

for the Center for Fine Arts in Brussels, organized by artist Craigie Horsfield (United Kingdom) in June, July and August 2000 as part of Brussels 2000, European capital of Culture. Highlights include exhibiting the work of international artists including Marcel Duchamp, El Lissitzki, Dan Graham, Steve McQueen, etc.

2001 Scheduling and coordinating the program of activities “Festival of Africas” Program of activities for Architects without Borders and the CCCB for the Africas exhibition at the CCCB. 4 days of cultural activities focusing on integrating the community of sub-Saharan immigrants in Catalonia. Cocreator of architectural installation in the CCCB courtyard, FAD’01 award for Ephemeral Spaces

2002 Scheduling and production “Voices of the Maghreb Festival” Three days of cultural activities focusing on integrating the Moroccan community in Catalonia. CCCB, Barcelona

2005 Organizing and coordinating the course “El tiempo en el Museo” Time in the Museum Intensive seminar on museums and exhibitions at the university summer

school at El Escorial. Organized by the Complutense University of Madrid With Francesc Pla

2005 Article “De la fotografia tradicional a la cultura visual” (From Traditional Photography to Visual Culture). Journal Nexus nº34. Biyearly journal published by Fundació Caixa de Catalunya

2006 Concept and art direction “Xarxes d’opinió” Website for the FAD Debate space with virtual and interactive panel discussions on current social

2007-08 Class in Photography and Cinema in the “History, Art, Architecture and City” Master - Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB)

2006 Management with Gloria Salvadó “Fundació Quico Sabaté”

2009-10 Conference on “Lorenzo Soler” as part of the lecture and projection series “Projecting what is real. Film Architecture and Languages” first at the Tabakalera in San Sebastian and later in Seville. Produced by BNV Producciones 2010 “Found Footage” course on cinema and architecture at Cristina Enea Foundation, San Sebastian 2011 Conference and article “Fotografía sin grafía y arquitectura sin tectura” (Photography without graphy and architecture without tecture) in the book “Arquitectura y fotografía. Encuentros y desencuentros en una relación de conveniencia” (Architecture and Photography: Understandings and Misunderstandings in Co-existence) by Iñaki Berrgera and Ricardo Lampreave Eds., Zaragoza, Institución Fernando el Católico, 127 pp. 2012 Seminar on film as part of the course “BCN Desire Lab 2012” by architects Pere Riera and Xavier Vancells, at the Barcelona International Institute of Architecture 2015-2016 Teacher in “Cinema i Ciutat” at the “Cultural Comunication” Degree, Universitat de Girona Teacher in “Urban Planning” at the “Master Smart Cities”, Universitat de Girona | p. 40

topics related to design, architecture and the city. opinio/

by Joaquín Jordà, in Santa Coloma de Farners. Foundation devoted to conversations on documentary film and its limits. Project never finished

2009-12 Script, management and production with artist Jorge Raedó “What is Architecture?” Educational project created to make architecture accessible to children. The project includes a website, videos by architects and “customized” workshop at cultural events in the city.

2008-09 Art direction and production (7 months) “Architecture in action. 1st Architecture and Film Festival, León 2009” Project promoted by the Arquia Foundation (Caja de Arquitectos de España) and co-produced by the Ministry of Housing. A festival devoted to those who love film and architecture and the city and everything to do with their intimate relationship. Did not take place

2011 Developing audiovisual communication project (offsite) for the Internet and mobile devices “Architecture and the People” Project promoted by the COAC (Association of Architects of Catalonia) to raise awareness of the importance of architecture and the architect’s role in issues that affect the people

2012 Participation in concept and app design, design for a communication campaign “WiNK” a mobile app to encourage exchanges among people that share space

2014-15 Organization of a Participatory Process for a “Safe Way to School” in the neighborhood of La Floresta, Barcelona

2015 Organization of a Participatory Process for “Paving Pedestrian and Natural Ways” in the neighborhood of La Floresta, Barcelona


“Barcelona 1992-2004”

Member of the group “Celluloid City Lunch”, initially created by the Architectural Film Festival of Rotterdam (AFFR) as a meeting place for different initiatives from around the world (above all festivals) that explore the relationship between film and architecture. It takes the form of lunches and collaborative projects

Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona Text by Guim Costa


Photo exhibitions




“Advanced Black and White Lab” Course with Manuel Serra


“History of Photography” Course with Carmen Rodríguez


“Destrucción de Barcelona” Destruction of Barcelona Editorial Mudito&Co, Barcelona Text by Juan José Lahuerta

“Can Tunis 1979-2003”

Exhibition at Association of Architects of Catalonia COAC, Barcelona 2003

“Artistas contemporáneos” Contemporary Artists

1988 “Photomontage” Seminar with Michael Bennett 1988

“Visual Concepts” Seminar with Mariano Zuzunaga


“Concepts in Photographic Language” Seminar with Manuel Santos


“Fine Printing” Seminar with Manuel Serra


“Electronic Treatment of Photos” Seminar with the digital team from EGM laboratory 2000

Published articles “De la fotografia tradicional a la cultura visual” From Traditional Photography to Visual Culture Journal Nexus nº34 Bi-yearly journal published by Fundació Caixa de Catalunya

“Fotografia sin grafia y arquitectura sin tectura” Photography without graphy and architecture without tecture Book Architecture and Photography: Understandings and Misunderstandings in Co-existence by Iñaki Berrgera and Ricardo Lampreave Eds., Zaragoza, Institución Fernando el Católico, 127 pp.

Architectural photo reports 1990-2012 Photo-reports on architectural work, including that of: Norman Foster, Rafael Moneo, Enric Miralles-Benedetta Tagliabue, MBM, Elías Torres, Josep A. Llinàs, Jean Nouvel, BOPBAA, Coll-Leclerc, Carme Pinós, Enric Batlle-Joan Roig, Iñaki Ábalos-Juan Herreros, Luís Moreno Mansilla-Emilio Tuñón and Josep Miàs, among others These reports have been published in numerous specialized journals, including: Casabella, Architectural Review, Architectural Record, ON Diseño, Quaderns, Summa+, Arquitectura Viva, El País Semanal EPS, Magazine La Vanguardia, etc.

Published books 1999

“Barcelona Interiors” Loft Publicacions, Barcelona Text by Francesc Alvarez 2004 | p. 41

Group exhibition La Santa Gallery, Barcelona 2004

“Ciutat emergent” Emerging City,

Photomural in dialog with the work of photographer Oriol Maspons Association of Architects of Catalonia COAC, Barcelona 2005

“Madrid-Barcelona en paralelo: dos ciudades en 40 imágenes” Madrid-Barcelona Side by Side: two cities in 40 images Group exhibition Official Architects’ Association of Madrid and Association of Architects of Catalonia COAC, Madrid and Barcelona 2006

“The Photographers Company”

Group exhibition Fotonauta Gallery, Barcelona 2012

“Make Mothers Visible”

Project promoted by IMOW-International Museum of Women (California) in collaboration with the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood. It portrays mothers and midwives from around the world to call attention to the valuable role that mothers play. The project is part of INSIDE OUT, a global art project that installs large-scale portraits in public spaces. Curator in Barcelona: Eva Triantafyllidou

Advertising 1995-08 Advertising photography for different brands and institutions: Government of Catalonia Ministry of the Interior, Thyssen-Bornemisza Foundation, Mies Van der Rohe Foundation, Fundació Caixa de Catalunya, Futbol Club Barcelona, Schneider Electric, Hermès, among others Other Member of “The Photographers Company” since it was founded in 2005

Curriculum of Audiovisual projects Education 2002-03 Master in Creative Documentary Pompeu Fabra University 2006-07 PhD Program in Cinema Theory, Analysis and Documentation Pompeu Fabra University

Feature films 2002-03 Head of production

“The Sky Turns”

Torres at COAC 2005 Scriptwriter and director

“Turisme cultural” Cultural Tourism

by Mercedes Álvarez, produced by Txepe lara P.C.

Interviews 45 min. for symposium on cultural tourism by Fundació Caixa de Catalunya in June 2005

2004 Pre-production project

2005 Scriptwriter, director and producer with José González Morandi

“Inside a Dark Mirror” by Joaquin Jordà, produced by Ovideo 2005 Scriptwriter, director and producer with José González Morandi

“Troll” Documentary (69 min) Produced by Leve Productora Jury Selection Award “Digital Barcelona Film Festival 2005” and selected for several national and international festivals 2007 Scriptwriter, director and producer with Andrés Antebi, José González Morandi and Pablo González

“Basant, la guerra dels estels” Basant, the war of the stars Documentary (50’) about the festival of the stars in the Pakistani city of Lahore. Co- produced by Leve and OVQ (Observatory of Everyday Life) with funding from Casa Asia and the Government of Catalonia Department of Wellbeing . 2008 Head of production and Executive producer

“Futures Market” A cinematographic essay on the contemporary city

“Cambio de forma” (Changing Shape)

Video presenting architectural work of Ábalos&Herreros studio at Aichi Expo, Japan

2005 Scriptwriter, director and producer with José González Morandi


Documentary for Photoespaña 2005. Exhibited at Canal Foundation in Madrid

2005 Produced with Yuri Alemany


Video 3 min. for exhibition/tribute to architect Santiago Roqueta at COAC 2006 Scriptwriter, director and producer

“Schönberg Barcelona”

Interactive audiovisual with 12 interviews on Schönberg for the exhibition “Schönberg Barcelona” at Fundació Caixa de Catalunya 2007 Production, script and direction with J. González and M. del Mar Arnús

“En Comillas”

2011 Executive producer, director and scriptwriter

Documentary on Antonio Lopez, promoter of modernisme, for the exhibition “En Comillas” by the former City Council of Comillas in July and August 2007. Commissioned by the “La Caixa” Foundation

“Amor a l‘Art” Love of Art

2008 Director and producer

by Mercedes Álvarez. Co-produced by IBCinema and Leve Productora

Documentary about art collector Carmen Thyssen Bornemisza, for the project to build a Cultural Center on the Costa Brava for her collection of Catalan painting. With funding from ICAA and TVCatalunya (never made) 2012 Scriptwriter and director


Educational videos for Gas Natural 2010 Scriptwriter, director and producer

“La Mexicana”

“Josep A. Llinàs”

A road movie following four women from Isla Mujeres to Ciudad Juarez, where one of them, la Mala Rodríguez, will have a concert. Along the way they create short audiovisual pieces and meet with different and special women

Installation of eight video loops (3 min each) for exhibition “Cases viscudes” (Lived-in Homes) on the work of architect Josep A. Llinàs, curated by Pedro Azara and Victòria Garriga. FAD, Barcelona

Other audiovisual projects: installations, expositions and events

2012 Director

2003 Scriptwriter, director and producer

“10 anys BAC” 10 years of BAC

Video clip presenting Festival BAC2003 in Barcelona at CCCB 2004 Scriptwriter, director and producer with José González Morandi

“12 second stories” Video presenting the Thyssen-Bornemisza Foundation at “ArtBasel’04” fair 2004 Scriptwriter, director and producer with José González Morandi

“Mediterranean Windows” Audiovisual installation on 6 screens for the Mies Van der Rohe Foundation. Originally at Biennale di Venezia 2004, Port of Barcelona onboard Fura dels Baus boat Naumón (2004) and then at Barcelona: Silver Fish exhibition at FAD (Barcelona, 2005) and Photoespaña05 (Madrid, 2005). The piece has recently been acquired by the Canal de Isabel II de Madrid Foundation 2004 Scriptwriter, director and producer with José González Morandi

“Floating Point” Documentary 30min. for Mies van der Rohe Foundation on workshop onboard Naumón boat in October 2004 in Barcelona 2004 Scriptwriter with José González and José Ángel Montiel

“Barcelona 1,000 days to the Future” Documentary for the Discovery Channel for the inauguration of Forum2004 2005 Production with Lucho Marcial

“Cenital light” Audiovisual montage 15 min. for presentation of eponymous book by Elías | p. 42


Video tribute to Catalan poet Maria Mercè Marçal. Collective project in which 22 producers each create a personal piece of 2-3 minutes. Led by Fran Ruvira, for the Maria Mercè Marçal Foundation 2012 Director and Producer

“Territori Besòs”

Video Stop-Motion Animation 2013 Director and Producer

“COAC Manifesto”

Street Action and Web Video 2013 Scriptwriter, director and producer

“Quién Manda”

Video-clip for the Rap Spanish Singer La Mala Rodríguez Other I worked with “Digital Barcelona Film Festival” as head of production and creating documentary workshops for children given by filmmakers Ricardo Iscar, Isaki Lacuesta, Adan Aliaga and Juan Lopez in 2007, 2008 and 2009

Architecture Education 1989-01 B. Arch. - Barcelona School of Architecture (Final Project Grade- Excellent) 1991 Course “L’Architettura Di Andrea Palladio” at Centro Internazionale Di Studi Di Architettura “Andrea Palladio” in Vicenza, Italy 1992 Yearly course “Aesthetics and History” at the CCCB Institut d’Humanitats, coordinated by Fèlix Fanés

1992 Seminar “Projectar la Perifèria” (Projecting the Periphery), Urbanism Laboratory ‘92 by architect Elías Torres. Seminar organized by the Institut d’Humanitats at CCCB and ETSAB 1993 Course “Aesthetics and History” at the CCCB Institut d’Humanitats, coordinated by J.J. Lahuerta 1993 Course “Generación de Modelos Virtuales en Arquitectura” (Virtual Models for Architecture) by ETSAB Drawing Chair 1994 Course “Aesthetics and History” at the CCCB Institut d’Humanitats, coordinated by J.J. Lahuerta 1996 Course “Taller Internacional de Arquitectura y Diseño” organized by the Pontifical Xavierian University and ETSAB 1999 Course “Architecture and Surrealism” by J.J. Lahuerta. ETSAB

Teaching 2007-08 Class in Photography and Cinema in the “History, Art, Architecture and City” Master - Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) 2012 Film seminar in course “BCN Desire Lab 2012” by architects Pere Riera and Xavier Vancells, Barcelona International Institute Architecture, BIArch


Winter garden in CCCB courtyard Tender project and execution with Marta Capdevila Selected for FAD’97 Award for Ephemeral Architecture


Rehabilitation Passeig de Gràcia 82, Barcelona Project with BOPBA Arquitectura


Gòtic Sud Shop Window Project and execution with Marta Capdevila


Kanda Group booth at “Barcelona Meeting Point” Project and execution


Hostal Fornells in Menorca Interior design project and execution


10-room building on C/Sta Maria in Cadaqués Rehabilitation project with Susana Guillermo


COAC booth for Construmat, Tender, Second prize With Susana Guillermo

1999-00 Almazor & Espuny Law firm Interior design project and execution 2000-01 Shop Calzados Alvarez at l’Illa Diagonal Interior design project and execution with Imma Jansana 2001

Festival of Africas for Architects without Borders and CCCB Project and execution of Ephemeral architecture installation in CCCB courtyard with Gianni Ruggiero and Xavier Codina FAD’01 Award for Ephemeral architecture

2000-01 Two rooms in Orfes Project and execution with Imma Jansana

2015-16 Teacher in “Cinema & City” at the “Cultural Comunication” Degree, Universitat de Girona, UdG


KodaK Offices Barcelona Interior remodel project with M.A.C. P.D.F.

2015-16 Teacher in “Urban Planning” at the “Master Smart Cities”, UdG


Church and Parrish Center Sant Ferran, Barcelona, Project



Abril-Pla Home in Sant Cugat del Vallès Interior remodel project with Francesc Pla


IDOC Oncology Center Interior design project


Carlow Art Center Tender with S. Vespasiani, A. Tous and P. Magnusson


Exhibition “Can Tunis” at COAC Audiovisual exhibition on the history of Can Tunis Project and execution


Dr. Pla’s Office, Barcelona Project and execution with Francesc Pla


“El Grec al metro de Barcelona” Grec Festival in the Metro Contest. Fourth prize

1996-97 Roof C/Call 15, Sant Feliu de Guíxols Project and execution. With Francesc Pla 1997

Dancer’s cage and go-go catwalk at KGB Interior design project. With R. Faura, S. Ibarra and X. Osarte

1996-97 Industrial Park at Bujonis, Sant Feliu de Guíxols Project and execution. With J. Serrats and F. Pla

2006-08 Single-family home in La Floresta Project and execution with Francesc Pla 2007-08 Single-family home Casa Cutillas-Terribas, Bellaterra Project and execution


Anna Mas Home Interior design project with Kiko Solsona

2006-16 County Archive La Selva, in Santa Coloma de Farners Tender project and execution with BOPBAArquitectura


Bar Moog Interior design project and execution with Kiko Solsona

2014-15 Master Plan for Lighting Façades Passeig de Gràcia, Bcn Project with Francesc Pla, for Anoche Iluminación


Hemodynamic Room at Hospital de Sant Joan de Déu Project and execution

2014-16 Walkway over AP7 highway, Barberà del Vallès Project with Francesc Pla

1996-00 Home at C/Escudellers Blancs 5, Pral 2 Project and execution. With Francesc Pla

2015-16 CANCAN Walkway pedestrian bridge, Sant Cugat del Vallès Project with Francesc Pla

1996-98 Corachan 3 Building. Interior design for 21 doctors’ offices Interior design projects and execution

2015-16 Can Millars Swimming Pool Renovation, Cornellà de Llobregat Project with Francesc Pla, Albert Salazar and Joan Carles Navarro


Shop window for Nadal Marcelo Vilà, Barcelona Project and execution. With Marta Capdevila


Spring Shop Window Marcelo Vilà, Barcelona Project and execution with Marta Capdevila


Kanda Group booth at “Barcelona Meeting Point” Project and execution

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Other 2000

Member of the panel of judges for FAD’99 Awards


Finalist ephemeral FAD Awards for Festival d’Àfriques


Finalist FAD Awards in Ciutat i Paisatge category for Zero Flat

Leve Projects

Francesc Pla + Eva Serrats They met as students of architecture. Francesc has been the P of BOPBAA for more than twenty years, a partner in an architecture studio with a wide array of projects, with different scopes and formats. Eva Serrats has worked in fields such as photography, film, events, cultural projects, teaching and activism. From these parallel journeys, they have kept our interest in a wide variety of formats and topics. For some years now, they have come together in a common project at a studio located in La Floresta, on the square right next to the railway station that connects Barcelona with the Vallès area. A place of centrality within the periphery, a neighbourhood where the flat plain meets the mountains, where the urban world meets Collserola Natural Park. The projects they work on have a variety of themes, motivations and formats: accommodation for the homeless, food sustainability, luxury, types of housing, infrastructures within the landscape, territory... in architecture projects, urban planning, cultural events, etc. A significant part of their daily work is as general practitioners of architecture, serving the neighbourhood and being involved in defining neighbourhood improvement projects. Leve was born as an audiovisual production company and nowadays retains its production structure, organised by projects, often working on co-productions and in collaboration with other technical and creative teams.

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