OAB - Office of Architecture in Barcelona
Total Projects from OAB - Office of Architecture in Barcelona: 11
CARLOS FERRATER (Barcelona, 1944)
Doctor of Architecture and Professor of Architectural Project Design at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Director of the Catedra Blanca, Barcelona.
Academician-Elect of the Real Academia de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi.
Conferred as Doctor honoris causa by the University of Trieste.
In 2006 he set up, along with Xavier Marti, Lucia Ferrater and Borja Ferrater, the Office of Architecture in Barcelona (OAB), with Nuria Ayala as Projects Director.
Awarded the 2009 National Architecture Award by the Spanish Ministry of Housing for his overall career.
Since 2000 he has won four FAD Prizes, the 1999 and 2008 City of Barcelona Prize, the 2005 Brunel International Architecture Award (Denmark) and the 2009 BigMat Prize. He has twice been a finalist for the Mies van der Rohe Award. He has received the City of Madrid Award, the 2001 National Spanish Architecture Award, the 2006 Dedalo Minosse International Prize in Vicenza, the 2006 Decade Award and the 2007 International Flyer Award. The 2008 RIBA International Award was given to his Editorial MP monograph, among others. He received a mention in the X Biennial of Spanish Architecture and urbanism in 2009. He was a guest exhibitor in the International Pavilion and the Spanish Pavilion at the 2004 Venice Biennale, and was invited by the MoMA, New York, to participate in the exhibition On-Site: New Architecture in Spain, and to exhibit his work in a one-man show at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Crown Hall in Chicago, the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, the Israel Institute of Technology, the College of Architects of Catalonia, and the Foundation of the College of Architects of Madrid.
He is the designer of, among other works, three city blocks in Barcelona’s Olympic Village; the Olympic Village in Vall d’Hebron; the Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I; the Catalonia Convention Center; the Auditorium in Castellon; the Scientific Institute and the Barcelona Botanical Garden; the El Prat Royal Golf Club; different buildings on the Passeig de Gracia; the Intermodal Station in Zaragoza; the MediaPro Building in Barcelona; the Aquileia Tower in Venice; the Science Park in Granada; West Beach Promenade in Benidorm, which won first prize in the VIII ASCER Ceramics Awards, and the GISA and FGC headquarters in Barcelona. At present he is working on, among others, the Centre Culturel des Jacobins in Le Mans; the AA House in Sant Cugat; Vila·real Library; an office building in Barcelona; the City of Music in Sabadell; a number of wineries in Toro; housing in Abandoibarra; IMQ Hospital in Zorrozaure (Bilbao); intermodal and multimodal buildings for Barcelona Airport; Murcia Airport; a landscaping intervention in the Atapuerca archaeological site in Burgos; the World Trade Center Tower in Cornella, and an office complex on the banks of the River Seine in Paris.
XAVIER MARTÍ GALÍ (Barcelona, 1969)
Xavier Martí Galí graduated as an architect from the School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB) in 1995. He joined the Carlos Ferrater studio as an associate architect in 2003. In 2006 he set up the Office of Architecture in Barcelona (OAB) with Carlos Ferrater, Lucía Ferrater and Borja Ferrater. He is the co-designer with Carlos Ferrater of the West Beach Promenade in Benidorm; the MediaPro Head Office on the District 22@ Audiovisual Campus in Barcelona; a building on the Passeig de Gracia; the World Trade Center Tower in Cornellà; an office building on Carrer Caspe, Barcelona; the AA House in Sant Cugat del Vallès, and a series of wineries in Toro, Zamora. He is currently finalizing different apartment buildings in Barcelona, Madrid and Bilbao. He received the 2008 City of Barcelona Prize as co-designer of the MediaPro Tower in Barcelona and first prize in the VIII ASCER Ceramics Awards (2009) as co-designer of West Beach Promenade in Benidorm.
LUCÍA FERRATER (Barcelona, 1971)
Lucía Ferrater graduated as an architect from the School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB) in 1997. In 1998 she joined the Carlos Ferrater studio as an associate architect. In 2006 she helped set up the Office of Architecture in Barcelona (OAB) with Carlos Ferrater, Xavier Martí and Borja ferrater. Her more important interventions in Barcelona are the refurbishing of the Coderch de Sentmenat house- cum-studio in Plaça Calvó; a Social Services Center in the Eixample, and a housing complex in Plaça Lesseps. She has also designed an Evangelical church in Terrassa; various apartment and office buildings; two single-family houses; the new Roca Sanitary Ware Showroom, and a hotel in Sitges. In 2006 she showed her Social Services Center in the Eixample of Barcelona at the MoMA, New York, in the exhibition On-Site: New Architec¬ture in Spain. She was a finalist in the 2000 FAD Prize for Architecture with an apartment building in Sant Cugat del Vallès. At present she is Professor of 5th and 6th-level Project Design at the International University of Catalonia’s School of Architecture.
BORJA FERRATER (Barcelona, 1978)
Between 1995 and 1999 Borja Ferrater studied biology at Temple University in Philadelphia and at the University of Navarre. In September 2005 he graduated with honors as an architect from the International University of Catalonia, his final project being “Skyscrapers in Athens.” He was a visiting student at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc, Los Angeles) and participated in the Alvar Aalto Symposium (2000) as well as in the “Days of Oris 2005” symposium in Zagreb, Croacia. In 2006 he was coordinator of the 4th-level course and assistant lecturer in 7/8 project design at the International University of Catalonia, being also a guest lecturer at the “Emotional City” design workshop led by the British architects Sergison & Bates (September 2006).In January 2010 he obtained his Master’s Degree in Biodigital Architecture.He is currently deputy director of culture, publications and international relations at the International University of Catalonia’s School of Architecture. He is also a professor on the project design, forum and vertical workshop courses. He is the author of Sincronizar la geometría/Synchronizing Geometry, published by Actar, about which a series of exhibitions has been mounted at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, the Fine Arts Museum in Bilbao, and the Bezalel School of Arts and Architecture in Jerusalem, as well as at the College of Architects of Catalonia and the College of Architects of Madrid.In January 2006 he became a founder member and partner of Office of Architecture in Barcelona (OAB), along with Xavier Martí, Lucía Ferrater and Carlos Ferrater.Together with Carlos Ferrater, he received the first FAD Prize in the “Ephemeral Architecture” category for the Madrid exhibition M.C. Escher: The Art of the Impossible, and the Wallpaper* Design Award 2010 for the Roca Barcelona Gallery building, which he co-designed with Carlos and Lucía Ferrater.
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