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Josep Lluis Mateo is an architect since 1974 and PhD (cum laude) since 1994 at the UPC-Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Mateo is Professor of Architecture and Design at the ETH-Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (Swiss Federal Polytechnic).
Landmarks in his career as an architect, for which he was awarded the A+ Prize 2011, include the development of Ullastret (Santander Biennale Prize 1991), housing on Borneo Island in Amsterdam (CEOE Prize 2001), the head office of the Bundesbank in Chemnitz (2004), the Forum 2004 complex in Barcelona, the Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB), Hotel AC and the CZF office block, the Sant Jordi student residence (Archizinc Prize 2008), the WTC Alameda Park office building in Cornellà (A+ Prize for Work Architecture 2010), the Factory in Paris (NAN Prize 2010, TPI Group), the extension of the office building of PGGM insurance company in Zeist, Holland (NAN Prize 2011, TPI Group), the Film Theatre of Catalonia (2012 Barcelona) and the New Prague National Gallery Entrance Hall (2012). Recently opened, the Centre of Contemporary Culture, as the final piece of the renewal of the old center of Castelo Branco (2013 Portugal).
Mateo ‘s work has been extensively published and exhibited, most recently at the MoMA (New York, 2006), the Pavillon de l’Arsénal (Paris, 2009), the Glyptotheque (Athens, 2010), the Central House of Artists (Moscow, 2011) and La Galerie de l’Architecture (Paris, 2013).