the world's most visited architecture website
All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions

Vilalta Architects

BROWSE ALL FROM THIS FIRM HERE

Tia Santa Restaurant / Vilalta Architects

14:00 - 23 March, 2018
Tia Santa Restaurant / Vilalta Architects, © Mauricio Fuertes
© Mauricio Fuertes

© Mauricio Fuertes © Mauricio Fuertes © Mauricio Fuertes © Mauricio Fuertes + 20

Woldyia Maternity Center / Vilalta Architects

14:00 - 16 August, 2017
Woldyia Maternity Center / Vilalta Architects, © Gonzalo Guajardo
© Gonzalo Guajardo

© Gonzalo Guajardo © Gonzalo Guajardo © Gonzalo Guajardo © Gonzalo Guajardo + 22

Lideta Market / Vilalta Architects

10:00 - 15 June, 2016
Lideta Market  / Vilalta Architects, © Gonzalo Guajardo
© Gonzalo Guajardo

© Gonzalo Guajardo © Gonzalo Guajardo © Gonzalo Guajardo © Gonzalo Guajardo + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Xavier Vilalta
  • Design Team

    Joao Medeiros, Miguel Sánchez Enkerlin, Reema Al-Ajlan, Daniel Vaczi
  • Area

    14200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Ebenezer Chapel / Vilalta Architects

13:00 - 26 September, 2015
Ebenezer Chapel / Vilalta Architects, © Vilalta Arquitectura
© Vilalta Arquitectura

Barcelona-based Vilalta Arquitectura has unveiled the designs for the Ebenezer Chapel, a granite excavated chapel in Raleigh, North Carolina. Upon completion, the chapel will be excavated 15 meters below ground in a sloped forest terrain next to Richland Creek, and will be built completely from the natural granite on the site.

From the lowest point of the site at the creek, a continuous ramp will slope down around the chapel, and into the foyer, as the main entrance to the space, all of which provides natural light and ventilation in addition to chapel access.

TED Talk: Architecture at Home in its Community / Vilalta Architects

00:00 - 1 December, 2013

In this TED Talk, Xavier Vilalta of Vilalta Architects walks through the design of two projects: a multistory shopping mall in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and a multi-family apartment complex in Tunisia. Each is a prime example of how harnessing nature and referencing local traditions can allow architecture to naturally grow from its surroundings and become an integral component of the city.

Woldya Maternity Center / Vilalta Architects

00:00 - 7 April, 2013
Woldya Maternity Center / Vilalta Architects, Courtesy of Vilalta Architects
Courtesy of Vilalta Architects

Located in Woldya, a town in the Amhara region in northeast Ethiopia, the new maternity care center is placed at the entrance of the Woldya hospital becoming a new gathering area for future mothers. Designed by Xavier Vilalta Architects (XVA), maternity is divided in two areas that share an entrance space: the maternity unit and the mothers waiting area. The first one is the functional and operational medical space and the second, a temporary hostel for upcoming patients that need a place to stay before they enter in the final stage of their pregnancy. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Barcelona Ecological Center / Vilalta Architects

22:00 - 11 September, 2011
Courtesy of XV Studio
Courtesy of XV Studio

The Barcelona Ecological Center (BEC) is a proposal of Vilalta Architects about the future of the Bullfight Plaza ‘Monumental’ in Barcelona, Spain. The concept is radical: Transforming the bullring into a center of research and leisure regarding to environmentally friendly activities, especially the ones that respect and take care of animals. In other words, to use all the elements that already exist now in the ring to be reused in the opposite way. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Lideta Mercato / Vilalta Architects

16:00 - 29 March, 2011
Courtesy of XV Studio
Courtesy of XV Studio

Vilalta Architects unveils the design of a project of a multistory market, Lideta Mercato, in Ethiopia’s capital city Addis Ababa. This project was the result of a winning entry of a pre-qualified competition that is planned to start construction in May 2011.

More on this project after the break.