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FACULTY 2021


DIRECTION

FACULTY BOARD

ASSISTANTS


FACULTY


DIRECTION

ENRIC BATTLE

FACULTY BOARD

LIDIA CARRILLO

XAVIER FÀBREGAS

LUIS MALDONADO

PEPA MORÁN

ANNA ZAHONERO

JAVIER ZALDÍVAR

ASSISTANTS LARA DEL VALLE

PANITA KARAMANEA

MARIO SÚÑER

MELANIE THEODOSOPOULOU

LIVIA VALENTINI


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ANDREU ARRIOLA

SARA BARTUMEUS

ALBERT BESTARD

MARINA CERVERA

MANEL COLOMINES STEFANO CORTELLARO

JORDI IZQUIERDO

JOSEP MERCADÉ

Mª DEL MAR PÉREZ

CARME RIBAS

MARÍA RUBERT

IOANNA SPANOU


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ENRIC BATLLE Director MBLandArch Phd Architect ETSAB - UPC Landscape Architect DUOT - ETSAB - UPC

Associate professor in the Department of Urbanism and Regional planning UPC. His PhD thesis “The Garden of the Metropolis” received, among others, the UPC’s Extraordinary Doctorate Prize. He is a founding partner of Batlle i Roig Arquitectura, the multidisciplinary recognized office based in the metropolitan area of Barcelona. He won the 2012 FAD Prize Theory and Criticism with the research work “The Garden of the Metropolis”. His studio has won among other the IOC/IAKS Gold Award, the Prix Méditerraneén du Paysage or the European Urban Public space. Numerous internationally renowned universities have had his participation in courses and masterclass. He has published numerous articles in professional journals and books. His current research is focused on the Green infrastructure of the new Metropolitan Urbanistic Director Plan – PDU as head table of the Landscape division. ENGLISH

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XAVIER FĂ BREGAS Agricultural Engineer ESAB - UPC Agronomist ESAB - UPC Postgraduate in Gardening and Landscape ESAB - UPC

Associate professor of the Department of Agrarian Engineering and Biotechnology UPC specialized in Horticulture and Gardening. Deputy Head of Studies at the School of Agriculture of Barcelona. Former Coordinator and Professor of the Graduate Program in Landscape Gardening and the UPC. Former Coordinator of the degree in Agro-environment Landscape. His main research area is the ecophysiology of the Mediterranean shrubs, specifically their hydric stress response

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LUIS MALDONADO Architect ETSAV - UPC

Adjunct professor of the Department of Agrarian Engineering and Biotechnology UPC. Former professor of the Graduate Program in Landscape Gardening of the UPC and of Experimental Workshops at EINA UAB His ongoing research and professional practice deals with new forms of beauty and nature; and with open space design and planning linking agro- forestry to landscape and cities crossing processes. He is a doctoral candidate with thesis entitled ‘Paper Gardens’. the reappearance of the garden in contemporary landscape architecture.

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PEPA MORÁN PhD Architect ETSAV - UPV Landscape Architect DUOT - ETSAB - UPC Urbanist DUOT - ETSAB - UPC

Adjunct professor of the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning UPC. She is the founder of her own studio El obrador. Former Landscape architect for the River Llobregat Team in the Association of Municipalities of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona. She is founder of Paisea Landscape Magazine. She has won the 1st Prize for the Cerdanyola Green Corridor Competition, her work has been selected in the 1st Mostra d’arquitectura of Barcelona and in international exhibitions. She has collaborated with international organizations such as the European Risk Facility and has participated in numerous courses and masterclasses. Her thesis was entitled ‘Disruptive landscapes, the representation of wildfires in the Mediterranean Landscape’ focused on the transformative capacity of landscapes in relation to dynamics and disturbances such as forest fire. ENGLISH

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ANNA ZAHONERO Biologist UB Landscape Architect DUOT - ETSAB - UPC

Adjunct professor of the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning UPC. She is the founder of her own studio AZ Paisatgisme, Environmental studies and Landscape Projects, specialized in strategic environmental assessment of plans and programs and in landscape projects with a clear ecological footprint. Executive Committee member of the International Biennial of Landscape Barcelona. Former member of the Centre for Research and Landscape Projects (CRPP, UPC). She has won the 1st Prize for the Cerdanyola Green Corridor Competition. She has published numerous articles in professional journals and the book “Medi ambient, una crisi civilitzadora” with Martí Boada. Her research interests are Landscape ecology, Global Change, Environmental Urbanism and Ecological restoration. She is a collaborator researcher of the Research Group on Conservation, Biodiversity and Climate Change ICTA-UAB CATALAN

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JAVI ZALDÍVAR Architect ETSAB - UPC Landscape architect DUOT - ETSAB - UPC

Adjunct professor in the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning UPC. Former adjunct professor in the Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). CEO of his own office Javi Zaldívar Paisatge i Arquitectura, focused in landscape & public space projects. Former landscape architect at Batlle i Roig Arquitectes. Former director in charge for the redevelopment of the Guanabara Bay Waterfront in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) by B+ABR Arquitetos associados . Mention in the “Urbanism” category Awards 2017 CSCAE and finalist in the FAD International 2016 awards. Professor at international workshops in the Technische Universität of Berlin, l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Paysage de Versailles, the Institut für Landschaftsarchitektur of Universität dür Bodenkultur of Vienna, the Harbin Institute of Technology, the Tshingua University or the Southwest Jiaotong University of Chengdu in China.

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LIDIA CARRILLO Architect ETSAV - UPV Landscape architect DUOT - ETSAB - UPC

Adjunct professor of the Department of Agrarian Engineering and Biotechnology UPC. He is specialized Urban planting design. She is working as a landscape architect in Batlle i Roig architecture. Her current work is focused on the urbanization of pedestrian streets and urban greenery. Former landscape architect at AZ Paisajismo and Carlos Pedraza. She is specialized in analysis and digital representation of landscape. Her current research focuses on the natural beauty of the obsolete spaces, the Invisible Landscapes.

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ANDREU ARRIOLA Architect ETSAB - UPC, Landscape Architect AEP - FFP Master in Architecture GSAPP - Columbia University

Associate professor at Department of Architectural Projects UPC. He won the William Kinne Fellowship and the Fulbright Grant. He is the principal architect and founder of Arriola & Fiol arquitectes, a studio of architecture, urban design and landscape. Former Associate Director at Institut Municipal de Promoció Urbanistica y JJOO’92 and former Design Architect at Servei de Projectes Urbans of Barcelona municipality. He has been awarded with the International Urban Landscape Award Eurohypo Topos, the AW Harvard University Prince of Wales Prize or the 1r Prize of the ‘Concours International Parc de La Villette. He has been Visiting Professor and given lectures at international and national universities and his articles has been published in indexed reviews. He has also published books such as ‘Topographical Architecture by Andreu Arriola & Carme Fiol’ or ‘Barcelona perifèria cubista’. UPC Researcher of CERCLE d’Arquitectura and J&G ENGLISH

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SARA BARTUMEUS Architect ETSAB - UPC, Landscape Architect UPC

Adjunct professor of the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning UPC. Associate Professor at the Illinois School of Architecture. Her professional activity, as principal of Renau Bartumeus Arquitectes, involves landscape, urban design, planning and architecture. Former member of the City of Barcelona Architecture Committee, the COAC Advisory Committee and the International Biennial of Landscape Architecture She has served as juries in IV Rosa Barba European Landscape Prize, Banc Sabadell Foundation Award for Innovation in Architecture, 2nd International Catalan Architecture Exhibition Award and 2018 AIA Emerging Professionals Exhibit. Her current research projects focus on Barcelona’s Urban Landscape Identity: The Routledge Companion to XX and XI Century Spain: Ideas, Practices, Imagining, and on writing her manuscript Designing thresholds. ENGLISH

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ALBERT BESTARD Agricultural Technical Engineer ESAB - UPC Landscape Architect Newcastle

Adjunct professor of the Department of Agrarian Engineering and Biotechnology UPC. He is specialized Urban planting design. Director of the study AB Paisatgistes SL. Former site supervisor for Landscape contractor ACSA Barcelona and former Landscape Architect and Plant Nursery Director at Nigeria. He is a Reviewer for the Commission for Technical Standards in Landscape Construction. He has given local and international conferences in landscape design and arboriculture and interantional conferences. He is the technical coordinator for the review of ITEC construction prizes in the landscape chapters. His research is focused on the recovery of streams and water cycle and the analytical capacity of the existing biotic environment and the definition of constructive solutions to integrate the green element into the urban environment ENGLISH

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MARINA CERVERA Architect ETSAB - UPC Landscape Architect DUOT - ETSAB - UPC Urbanist DUOT - ETSAB - UPC

Adjunct professor of the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning UPC. She is the founder of her own Landscape and Urbanism Studio in Barcelona. She works also as Vicepresident of Professional Practice and Policies of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), Executive Committee Director of the International Biennial of Landscape Barcelona and the Coordinator of the Landscape Architecture Office at the Architects’ Association of Catalonia (COAC). She has been awarded with scholarships such as Caja de Arquitectos Foundation to work in Ateliers Jean Nouvel (Paris), the Centre for Research and Landscape Projects (CRPP, UPC) and LeNôtre (Landscape Education: New Opportunities for Teaching and Research in Europe). She is a doctoral candidate with thesis entitled ‘Roadscapes’.

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MANEL COLOMINAS Agricultural Engineer ESAB - UPC Geographer & Historian UB

Adjunct professor of the Department of Agrarian Engineering and Biotechnology UPC. He specialised in Landscape History He directs his own office Factors de paisatge, a design and construction of landscape architecture studio, collaborating with other important architecture and engineering studios. He has participated in several courses and conferences organized by national and international universities. His professional experience focuses on public and private gardening, having won several national and international competitions. His research is interested in the European historical gardens of the XIX century, specifically German Romanticism.

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STEFANO CORTELLARO Phd Architect ETSAB – UPC

Adjunct professor in the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning UPC. He set up his professional studio focused in urban planning and design projects, urban and territorial studies and landscape and urban space projects. Former charge of Culture for the Ibiza and Formentera COAIB’s area and member of the Urban planning and heritage Island Council of Ibiza’s committee, and Italy. His work has been exhibited, published in catalogues and awarded with prizes and mentions in some national and international competitions such as FAD Awards, European Landscape Biennal, Baricentrale International Competition, GISA, COAIB Awards or COAC Award. His PhD thesis “The construction of the territory of Ibiza. Urbanism, landscape, architecture” studies the rural landscape and architecture of the Mediterranean area and especially of the island of Ibiza. ENGLISH

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PANITA KARAMANEA Architect NTUA Landscape architect UPC

Adjunct professor in the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning UPC. Her own professional studio topio7 works on projects of landscape, urban design and architecture from the countryside, to urban peripheries and metropolitan centers where she has won international prizes and awards and has participated in exhibitions. She has also been jury member at the X Biennale Jury School Prize Rosa Barba and Fassa Bartolo Sustainable Architecture and Landscape. She is an Assistant Professor in the Technical University of Crete. She has been a visiting professor in the School of Architecture of Athens NTUA, and in various European schools. Her current research focuses in the relationship of coastal landscapes with the city, through personal cartographies and contemporary theories. She is a PhD candidate with the topic “Cultural ecologies: a resilient perspective for the Attic Coast’s natural landscape” ENGLISH

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JORDI IZQUIERDO PhD in Agronomy

Associate Professor of the Department of Agrarian Engineering and Biotechnology UPC He is a professor of Pest and Weed control in the ESAB - UPC. Membership of several national and international societies and member of the scientific committee in 3 national weed symposiums. He has published technical papers in national and international scientific journals based on the results achieved in national projects funded by the Spanish Government (AGL projects). His international research work mainly focuses on weed management and ecology.

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JOSEP MERCADÉ PhD Architect ETSAB - UPC Civil Engineer UPC

Adjunct professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering UPC. He works as a freelancer in the fields of architecture, urban planning and civil engineering. Former worker of the studio Foster + Partners of London. Former researcher and visiting professor at ETH Zurich.

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MARÍA DEL MAR PÉREZ Architect ETSAB - UPC Master in Urban Real State Management UAB Master in Urban Management and Evaluation UPC

Adjunct professor of the Department of Architectural Technology UPC. She is specialized in Sustainable construction of public space. Multidisciplinary professional practice at her own architecture studio.She won the open call at the Technology Department with her own projects about Construction and facilities of public space. She is a proffesor in the Architecture Bachelor degree and has been at the Technology Master in Architecture UPC and the Sustainable Town Planning Professional Master UPC. She has published various articles and a book about ‘Sustainable construction of public space’ in which she has specialized her research. She is a doctoral candidate with thesis entitled ‘Reduction of drinking water consumption in the city of Barcelona and environmental improvement thanks to Wsuds’.

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CARME RIBAS Architect

Associate professor at Department of Architectural Projects UPC. She works in her own studio associated with Pere Joan Ravetllat.Former worker of the Department of Urban Projects of Barcelona City Council. Her work has been published in various national and international magazines. Her research has focused primarily on the public domain, building housing, facilities or public space projects.

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MARÍA RUBERT Phd Architect ETSAB UPC

Chair and Associate professor of the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning UPC. Invited as an adviser and guest professor at several national and international universities. Author of the books ‘Places Porxades a Catalunya’ and co-author of ‘Metro, Metropolitan Galaxies metropolitanas’ and ‘La ciudad no es una hoja en blanco’ (‘The city is not a blank slate’). Her works and research have been published in national and international journals. She publishes regularly in the daily press. She is a Freelance illustrator Research focused in Landscape and Cities, Mobility and Public Space, Metropolis and Mass Housing, Cartography and Representation at the Laboratory of Urbanism of Barcelona.

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IOANNA SPANOU Phd Architect ETSAB – UPC Landscape Architect DUOT - ETSAB - UPC

Adjunct professor in the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning UPC. Her PhD thesis ¨Mapping Atmosphere: rehearsals in mediterranean landscapes¨ received the UPC’s Extraordinary Doctorate Prize. Architect and landscape architect at the Department of Urban Strategy and Analysis in Barcelona Regional, Urban Development Agency. Among the most significant prizes for her professional work: 1st Prize for the Green Corridor of Cerdanyola International Competition and for the Park Can Escandell, Ibiza. Her professional work and research on landscape mapping, as well as the reflection on teaching activity have resulted in the publication of numerous articles in international journals. Her current research focuses on cartography as a tool that interprets reality and engenders the re-configuration of the metropolitan landscape. ENGLISH

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LARA DEL VALLE Architect ETSASS - UPV-EHU Landscape Architect UPC

She works in collaboration with Pepa Morån (l’obrador) and (az) paisatge, developing cartographies, territorial planning and projects of environmental restoration and public space. Previously she worked as an architect in several architecture studios in Austria. She is interested in research the transformative energy of the landscape, and pursues a project strategy as a collaborative and transdisciplinary experimental process that merges ecology, sociology, culture and economy to ensure new bonds with the environment.

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MARIO SUÑER Architect ETSAB - UPC

Vice- director of Landscape Projects at Batlle I Roig. His professional experience during 12 years in Batlle i Roig is intensely related with the Llobregat River, its recovery as a natural space and its transformation as a metropolitan public space. He has had the chance to work very actively in many projects along this river in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area and nowadays he is working on the development of the future Llobregat Blue Path. The central theme of his research project will be ‘the new sustainable mobility and its potential in the landscape transformation, merging city and nature’.

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MELANIE THEODOSOPOULOU Architect UTH Thessaly, Greece Landscape Architect DUOT - ETSAB - UPC

Landscape architect specialized in cartography, landscape territorial analysis and planning. She is currently working with the Biologist and Landscape Architect Victor Adorno Bรกrcena in their own studio, VM paisaje, dedicated to public space interventions, cartographic analysis and landscape studies and research. Collaborates with (az) paisatge and several studios of architecture and urban planning in Greece. Former landscape architect at Doxiadis+ based in Athens. Her research interest focuses on the development of comprehensive cartographies that can incorporate landscape parameters and criteria, such as environmental, social and economic, into territorial and urban planning strategies.

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LIVIA VALENTINI Architect Roma 3 Landscape Architect UPC

Landscape architect in Batlle i Roig architecture where she is currently working on the design and requalification of public and natural spaces. Former worker of OSA Architettura e Paesaggio based in Rome. She studied the evolution of the urban form and cartography as a planning tool; she is specialized in territorial dynamics and natural and social processes constantly changing the landscape.

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