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Other Glories
Proposal for the renaturalization of Barcelona
bosch.capdeferro, Josep Bunyesc, Francisco Cifuentes, Data AE, Harquitectes, Emiliano López Mónica Rivera arquitectos, Núria Salvadó, David Sebastian, TEd'A arquitectes, unparelld'arquitectes, vora

This is a conceptual and collective book. It is the result of the work carried by a group of young Catalan architects, that represent a particular shared sensitivity in a moment of change. The book puts forward a series of thought-provoking ideas for a different way of intervening in the city, one that is sensitive to the dynamics of urban processes, based on a proposal submitted to the competition for the regeneration of Plaça de les Glòries in Barcelona and the process which led to this proposal. Although the resulting project is not what might have been expected in conventional public space planning, it is an honest reflection on Plaça de les Glòries, on Barcelona city, and on town planning as a system. The ideas set out in this book make a case for the possibility of leisurely and evolving urban planning and management, in line with the challenges bequeathed us by a failed model of development based on growth as paradigm. There are other Glories, but they are in this one. * The book has been awarded with a Bronze Laus Award 2017 in the category of Graphic Design, Entire Book. It has also been finalist of the FAD Awards 2017 in the category of Critical Thinking.



bosch.capdeferro arquitectura Ramon Bosch and Bet Capdeferro. In 2003 they founded their own studio in Girona. Both architects combine their professional activity with teaching at institutions such as Cornell University in New York, supporting the development of design and constructive processes based on theory and research. In 2011 they received the Emerging Architect Special Mention of the EU Prize - Mies Van der Rohe Award and their work has also been recognized in several editions of the FAD Award as well as the Spanish and the Iberian-American Architecture Biennials. Widely published internationally, the projects of the studio have been exhibited in the 13 th and 15 th editions of the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Josep Bunyesc Architect, graduated from ETSAB-UPC in 2003. Master of Advanced Studies in Sustainable Architecture and PhD in Sustainable Architecture, energy conservation and habitat in mountain areas from the ETSAB-UPC and the EPFL Lausanne in 2013. He is guest professor at ENAC EPFL Lausanne 2015-18 and visiting professor at ETSAB (Barcelona) in 2020. In 2012 he received the National Culture Award for Architecture and Public Space. In 2020, he published his first monograph book “Positive Architecture”. Among his most outstanding works, there are the energy efficient refurbishments of several traditional buildings in the Pyrenees and wood framed constructions with sheep-wool insulation following Passive House Standard.

Francisco Cifuentes (1977) is an architect, PhD in Architecture, and founder of Aulets Arquitectes. Aulets works giving responses to a community in a territory using materials and crafts linked to this territory. He has been a professor at the EAR Reus, ESARQ UIC in Barcelona and currently a Professor in Master MIAD La Salle. He has been an associate curator of the exhibition of “Domus Mare Nostrum. Habiter Le Mythe Méditerraneén” in Toulon 2012. He has been General Director of Department of Housing in the City Council of Palma (2015-2018). He has won “THE PETER DAVEY SPECIAL PRIZE” and Best Architects 2018.

Data AE is a multidisciplinary architecture studio founded in 2000 by Claudi Aguiló and Albert Domingo. The studio has won numerous awards, including FAD Awards in 2017 “City and Landscape”, the Public Prize FAD Awards in 2007 and 2015; finalist in Spanish Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2013 and 2016. Claudi Aguiló (1972). Architect from ETSAV 2001. Since 2006 he is associate lecturer of the Department of Architectural Technology, and has collaborated with other national and international universities. Visiting professor at Rural Studio (USA). Albert Domingo (1975). Industrial engineer from ETSEIB-UPC 1999. Master of Project Management in Construction and Urban Planning in 2007.

Harquitectes Architecture studio founded in 2000 by David Lorente (1972), Josep Ricart (1973), Xavier Ros (1972) and Roger Tudó (1973) all graduated in the ETSAV-UPC. They combine their professional activity teaching in the ETSAV-UPC and ETSAB-UPC. They have received several national and international awards, including the European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention 2019; shortlisted EU Mies Van der Rohe Award 2019, 2017; MAPEI sustainable building 2017; Brick Award 2016; Ugo Rivolta 2015; Public Prize FAD 2015; Shortlisted FAD Award in 2015, 2012, 2009; Fritz Höger Preis 2014; Sacyr Award 2012; Hise Award 2012; Enor Award 2011; SAIE Award 2011.

Emiliano López Mónica Rivera Arquitectes Emiliano López received a PhD, a Masters in History and his Architecture Degree from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and Mónica Rivera received a B.F.A and B. Arch. from Rhode Island School of Design. They both received an M.Arch from Harvard University before establishing their professional practice in Barcelona. Their work­­—widely published, awarded and exhibited—engages multiple scales and types and is internationally known for carefully crafted works that understand architecture as a cultural endeavor that is deeply engaged with the environment. They currently teach architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, were Mónica serves as Chair of Graduate Architecture programs.

Núria Salvadó Architect graduated from the ETSAB, (UPC) in 1999. Salvadó holds a PhD in Architecture from UPC (2013). She is tenure-track 2 professor at the UPC Department of Architectural Design, researcher at HABITAR research group, and vice-dean at ETSAV, Vallès School of Architecture (UPC). Since 2000 she has established an architectural practice and her works have won several awards, including the Alejandro de la Sota Biennale Awards in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2019; shortlisted for the FAD Awards in 2011 and 2013. Her work was exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2006, 2008 and 2012, the Arquia /Próxima Forum in 2008 and 2009, the Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine in Paris in 2009, the Centre d’Art Santa Mònica in Barcelona in 2009 and at the UIA World Congress of Architecture held in Tokyo in 2011.

David Sebastian Born in 1973 and graduated in architecture from the ETSAB-UPC. Since 2001 he leads his own architecture studio, a multidisciplinary space where he combines research and projects. He has been assistant lecturer at the School of Architecture in Talca (Chile), and visiting professor at the schools of design EINA (Barcelona) and EDRA (Rubí) and at the School of Architecture in Reus (Tarragona). His works have been published and exhibited in different Spanish and European cities. He was selected for the Catalan Pavilion in the Venice Biennale 2012. He has been recognised in the FAD Awards in 2011, 2016 and 2018 and with the Jury Mention of the Arquia/Próxima in 2012. He was shortlisted for the EU Prize – Mies Van der Rohe Award in 2013, and have recently received the García Mercadal Award from COAAragón.

TEd’A Architecture studio founded by Irene Pérez (Barcelona, 1976) and Jaume Mayol (Mallorca, 1976), both graduated from the ETSA Vallés. They run the Studio TEd’A arquitectes, based in Mallorca. Their work focuses on local resorces, local materials and local tipologies. Both architects combine their professional practice with teaching. Recently they have tought at the University of Stuttgart, at the Fakultät für Architektur TU Graz, and also at the TU Munich. Their work has recently received diferent awards, among wich stand the Spanish Bienial BEAU XIV distinction in 2018, the international FAD award 2018, the interior FAD award 2018, the ECOLA award 2019 or the Brick award 2020.

unparelld'arquitectes is an architectural office led by Eduard Callís and Guillem Moliner and based in Olot. Both are architects graduated from UPC and professors at ETSAB, UdG and Olot Art and Design College. Their projects are a meeting place between different worlds and scales. They build radiant scenes, capable of enhancing activity, of narrating a new story that is attentive to real life, of building atmospheres. Their work has recently been exhibited at the Architecture Biennale of São Paulo 2019, and awarded by the Spanish Biennial BEAU 2018 or the opinion FAD award 2020, among others.

vora Architecture studio founded in 2000 by Pere Buil (1973) and Toni Riba (1973). Their work is focused on buildings and urban design at different scales and typologies. They combine their professional practice with teaching, curating and cultural activism. Their built works have received several awards such as 2AA 2018, Archmarathon 2014, or City of Barcelona 2013, and have been selected in several editions of FAD awards, ENOR, Spanish Biennal of Architecture (BEAU), and European Biennial of Landscape Design among others. Their work has been exhibited in the Venice Biennale in the Catalan and Spanish Pavilions in 2014 and 2016. In May 2018 they opened their first monographic exhibition “Shared Identities” in Kolektiv Gallery, in Belgrade.

2016, glued bound, 175x260mm, 192 pages

Title Other Glories. Proposal for the renaturalization of Barcelona
Authors bosch.capdeferro, Josep Bunyesc, Francisco Cifuentes, Data AE, Harquitectes, Emiliano López Mónica Rivera arquitectos, Núria Salvadó, David Sebastian, TEd'A arquitectes, unparelld'arquitectes, vora.
Contributions by Manel Guàrdia, Núria Garcia (Aquidos arquitectura), Daniel Jordi (INTRA), Fabián López (Societat Orgànica), Roser Vives, Maria Muñoz and Florian Schmidt (Urbanitas).
Coordinated by Pere Buil, Claudi Aguiló, Emiliano López
Publisher dpr-barcelona