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Architects: MIZIEN
Location: Barcelona,
Client: Gaes S.A.
Completion Date: 2011
Area: 6,500 sqm
Cost: 16,000,000 €
Photographs: Courtesy of MIZIEN

Hospital-Asilo of Granollers / Pinearq


Architects: Pinearq - Albert de Pineda Àlvarez
Location: Granollers, ,
Collaborators: Juan Manuel Garcia, Gerardo Solera, Pedro Pombinho
Area: 19,500 sqm
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra


Hospital of Sant Joan Despi Doctor Moises Broggi / Brullet-De Luna Arquitectes + Pinearq


Architects: Brullet-De Luna Arquitectes + Pinearq – Albert de Pineda Àlvarez (), Manuel Brullet Tenas and Alfonso de Luna ()
Location: Sant Joan Despí, Barcelona, Spain
Completion: 2010
Collaborators: Marcial Novo Mazuelos, Juan Sainz de los Terrenos
Area: 45,725 sqm
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra, Brullet-De Luna Arquitectes, Pinearq


Police Station in Barcelona / MIZIEN

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Architects: MIZIEN
Location: , Barcelona, Spain
Client: Palau-solità i Plegamans Municipality
Completion: 2011
Area: 450 sqm
Cost: 1,062,847.25 €
Photographs: Courtesy of MIZIEN


Hotel ME Barcelona / Dominique Perrault Architecture

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Location: Barcelona,
Partner Architects: Corada Figueras Arquitectos
Local Architect: AIA Salazar-Navarro
Engineering: Perrault Projets (architectural engineering) BOMA Robert Brufau i Associats (structure), AIA Salzar-Navarro (fluids), Querol & Colomer (acoustics consultant)
Project Manager: Tag Management
Technical Controller: Socotec Iberia
Client: Hoteles Sol-Melia
Total Floor Area: 29,334 sqm
Completion: 2008
Photographs: André Morin, Miguel de Guzman

Aristides Maillol Municipal Sports Complex / Magma Arquitectos

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Architects: Magma Arquitectura – Luis Beriain, Jose Angel Cicero & Lluc Coma
Location: Les Corts, , Spain
Completion: 2011
Client: Barcelona City Council
Surface: Pavilion: 200 sqm, Environment Improvement: 1500 sqm
Photographs: Magma Arquitectura

Barceló Raval Hotel / CMV Architects

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Architects: CMV Architects
Location: ,
Client: Barceló Hotels & Resorts
Constructed Surface: 7,875.45 sqm
Completion: 2008
Cost: 15,325,285 Euros
Rooms: 186
Design Team: Andreu Crespi, Helena Montes y Pep Vich
Photographs: Courtesy of CMV Architects

Call for Projects: EME3 2012

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EME3 is currently seeking projects for their 7th edition of eme3 Festival that will be held in from June 28th to July 1st 2012 in COAC (Official Catalan Chamber of Architects) while the exposition will remain open until July 15th. The theme starts from an exploratory analysis of the application of the concept “BOTTOM-UP” in architecture and its relationship with society. In a changing environment like the current, where the foundations of our system are constantly questioned and challenged, a series of actions, which to date had a fairly minor implementation in developed societies, emerge now strongly, relying on creativity and innovation to fight this moment of crisis and uncertainty. The deadline for submissions is April 15th. More information on the competition after the break.

Respect the Architect / Franck Bohbot

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In a single photograph, French photographer Franck Bohbot exposes the essence of each unique architectural masterpiece in a series entitled Respect the Architect that captures a telling moment within a variety of locations throughout Europe. Stylistically, the series embodies a homogeneous composition throughout while simultaneously revealing the unique story of each space. Bohbot embraces quasiperfect symmetry, creating a surreal quality and invoking a sense of curiosity with each image.

Continue after the break for more images. In case you missed it, be sure to check out this series: Parisian Theaters by Franck Bohbot.

Health Center CAP La Garriga / Roldán + Berengué, arqts.

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Architects: Roldán + Berengué, arqts. - José Miguel Roldán, Mercè Berengué
Location: St. Frances s/n, La Garriga, ,
Collaborators: Vicenç Sanz, Isis Campos, Irma Arribas, Núria Monfort
Built up Area: 1,690 sqm
Budget: 3,302,566.02 €
Completion: 2010
Photographs: Jordi Surroca


Apartment Building of 42 Units / Roldán + Berengué, arqts.

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Architects: Roldán + Berengué, arqts. - José Miguel Roldán, Mercè Berengué
Location: Montcada i Reixac, , Spain
Collaborators: Vicenç Sanz ,Isis Campos, Zana Bosnic, Alfredo Garza, Núria Monfort
Built up Area: 3,314.35 sqm
Budget: 3,136,220.99 €
Completion: 2009
Photographer: Jordi Surroca


House 804 / H Arquitectes

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Architects: H Arquitectes -David Lorente, JosepRicart, Xavier Ros, Roger Tudó
Location: Parets del Vallès, Barcelona,
Collaborators: Blai Cabrero Bosch, Montse Fornés Guàrdia
Quantity Surveyor: Iñaki González de Mendiguchía
Completion: 2011
Surface Constructed: 160 sqm
Photographs: Pedro Antonio Pérez

Nursery in the Jardines De Malaga / Batlle i Roig Architectes

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Architects: Batlle i Roig Architectes
Location: Barcelona,
Project Architects: Enric Batlle, Joan Roig
Collaborators: Laura Quintana, Goretti Guillén, Arantxa Manrique, architects, Francesc Parera, draftsman
Developer: Consorci d’Educació de Barcelona.
Construction Company: CGN / construc-green ingeniería y servicios, sl
Completion: 2010
Surface: 745 sqm
Budget: 1,667,000 €
Photographs: Courtesy of Batlle i Roig Architectes 


Social Security Administration Building In Barcelona / BCQ Arquitectura

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Architects: BCQ Arquitectura – David Baena,  Toni Casamor,  Maria Taltavull,  Manel Peribáñez  
Location: Carrer Arc del Teatre 63, , Spain
Collaborator: Catarina Crespo, Marta Cid, Mika Iitomi, Kim Hamers
Area: 6,291 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute


Hotel Ayre / Wortmann Architects + Guillermo Bañares Arquitectos + Carlos Narvaez

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Architects: Wortmann Architects + Guillermo Bañares Arquitectos + Carlos Narváez
Location: Rosellón, 390, Barcelona,
Consultants: Juan Almendro Ferrer (HVAC), BOMA (Structure), TRAM (executive site management), José Luís Vázquez (client project management), Michela Mezzavila (lighting), LuchoMarcial + AVA Studio (Interior Design)
Project Year: 2009
Collaborators: Serenella di Dio, Ava Costa, Laia Capellades
Construction Company: Copcisa
Surface: 5,208 sqm (above ground level)
Photographer: Stefan Müller

Head Offices Of CMT / Batlle & Roig Architects

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Architects: Battle & Roig Architects – Enric Batlle, Joan Roig
Location: ,
Collaborators: Goretti Guillén, Meritxell Moyá, Helena Salvadó, architects, G3 Arquitectura, STATIC, Gerardo Rodríguez, engineer, structure, PGI Grup SL, installations
Design Date: 2008
Construction Date: 2010
Client: Grupo Castellví
Contractor: Dragados
Façade: Moyser
Installations: Axima, Imemsa
Area: 12,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of  Batlle & Roig Architects

14 Social Housing Units In Barcelona / Batlle & Roig Architects

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Architects: Batlle & Roig Architects – Enric Batlle, Joan Roig
Location: Can Bisa, Vilassar de Mar, Barcelona,
Collaborators: Eva Polío, Oriol Vañó, architects; Carme Balada, ceramist; Diana Calicó, Elisabeth Torregrossa, technical architects; Marta Ballester, architecture student; Gerardo Rodríguez, engineer; STATIC, structure; Albert Colomer, engineer; SJ12, installations
Completion: 2011
Client: Vilassar Societat Municipal de Promocions Urbanes SA
Contractor: Emcofa
Photographs: A. Flajszer

Nursery School In Barcelona / Maria Isabel Bennasar Felix

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Architect: María Isabel Bennasar Félix
Location: Barcelona,
Client: Consorcid’Educació de Barcelona, PlaçaUrquinaona 6, 08010 Barcelona, tel. 935511000
Area: 1,080 sqm
Budget: 2,791,094 euros
Collaborators: Nursery School In Barcelona / CorinaDindareanu.
Completion: 2011
Construction company: Construccions DECO S.A.
Photographs: Filippo Poli