projects
   
BCN Re.set
 
2014
SPAIN
 
Benedetta Tagliabue with Fundació Enric Miralles and Àlex Ollé (La Fura dels Baus) have organized a significant intervention in the city of Barcelona this year.
In the context of the commemoration events organized by the Town Hall of Barcelona and Toni Soler encompassed in the Tricentenari BCN programme, some of Barcelona’s most symbolic public spaces will change thanks to a set of artistic and architectural installations that propose a reflection upon such concepts as identity, freedom and democracy.
 
   
Sofa BOTAN
 
2014
Milan
ITALY
 
Sometimes one asks if it is possible to continue to design original new sofas and chairs, but if one looks at Botan the answer is definitely yes!

Lovely and unique. Botan (Japanese for peony) is a surprising new sofa designed by Benedetta Tagliabue in partnership with Passoni Nature.
 
   
9 Flats Low Cost renovation
 
2013
Barcelona
SPAIN
 
The residential building is located in the Gothis Quarter of Barcelona.The main intent of the process of adaptation was searching the building's historical footprints using creative recourses at the lowest cost, through a cleaning job, approach and discovery was possible to achieve optimal results
 
   
Italian Pavilion Expo Milan 2015
 
2013
ITALY
 
Italian Landscapes and Domes draw "The Tree of Life"

We designed the "Tree of Life" many times before choosing the one that would become the pavement of "Italia" along the Cardo and under the Pavilion of Italy itself.

We explored many ideas, creating trees with themes of Italian food, Italian cinema and Italian cities.

Finally, using cutouts of aerial photographs of countryside and landscapes from all regions of Italy, we designed the final version of our "Italian Tree of Life", which is used as the floor pattern in the exhibition spaces that speak of Italian products and food.
 
   
Parrochia di S. Giacomo Apostolo
 
2014
Ferrara
ITALY
 
The building appears as a friendly and open presence to its population, thanks to a light and organic architecture that contrasts with the solid and compact materiality of the important historical preexisting of Ferrara.
The slim profile of trees enclose the area, creating an intimate and familiar environment, where the building dominates the scene with its sculptural shapes while talks with the surrounding nature by a language inspired by itself.
 
   
Tina Armchair
 
2013
Valencia
SPAIN
 
“The Tina armchair is the result of our collaboration with the industry. With a design
featuring both innovation and tradition, it is built with the painstaking care and attention
to detail characteristic of artisanal methods coupled with the precision and quality that
comes with technology. The Tina armchair is surprisingly lightweight and sinuous due
to the features and comfort of its natural braiding”.

 
   
Barajas Social Housing Block
 
2013
Madrid
SPAIN
 
The façade is conjugated with the identity and uniqueness of each home as it was conceived as “the box tops”, made with only two precast concrete, providing time saving, fast and easy installation.
 
   
L'Óreal Academy
 
2013
Barcelona
SPAIN
 
The project is a tribute to the beauty and to Barcelona.
The main concept that inspired the project is the beauty and hair, a place for training, meeting and presentation of the latest industry tendencies.
 
   
Italian Pavilion for the 54 th Venice Biennale 2011. International Art Exhibition
 
2011
Venice
ITALY
 
Italian Pavilion.. 150 years of unity.. Vittorio Sgarbi, as a curator..

Our design attempts to respond to the following criteria:
The Pavilion is designed to be like the house of a collector who loves complexity.

Benedetta Tagliabue has created a space where art lives with literature, as it does in the artist´s studio.
 
   
Third International Gardening Contest BilbaoGarden 2011
 
2011
Bilbao
SPAIN
 
The purpose of the third edition of BilbaoJardín 2011 is to create 20 new spaces in our city, 20 personal and creative conceptions of modern gardening.

Contestants must set up their Projects on a surface of approximately 80m2, surrounded by ecological sleepers supporting a vegetal bedding approximately 45cm high.
 
   
Extension of Youth Music School
 

Hamburg
GERMANY
 
The new auditorium with the main entrance foyer completes the program of the youth music school, finished in 1999.

The extension, which was designed 10 years after the original project, is located in the narrow space between the old school and the new youth music school and creates a new passage between them.
 
   
Campus of Fudan University School of Management
 

Shanghai
CHINA
 
First Prize in Competition, June 2011

Fudan University is one of the oldest and most selective universities in China.
The new campus of the Fudan University offers the perfect opportunity to embody the spirit of Fudan in the new buildings.
All the public gathering spaces of the new buildings are covered by a roof-landscape.
“Heavenly lights” can now be experienced everyday by the students while they study and gather at the university.
 
   
Tower Excellence Houhai
 

Shenzhen
CHINA
 
This project has a strong iconic component and responds to a peculiar geometry, which reflects an effect of torsion and is distantly inspired by the apparent movement of the wicker panels of the spanish pavillion in Shangai
 
   
Comic and Animation Museum and Plaza Competition, White Horse Lake, Hangzhou
 

Hangzhou
CHINA
 
Finalist

The magical island will be a complete experience with natural and artificial features that will play together with the comic museum experience.
A whole reinvention of the concept of a museum experience, a very brand new concept that will be thought exclusively for the city of Hangzhou and for China; making it become a world unique reference in its field.
 
   
Plaza Ricard Viñes
 
2010
Lleida
SPAIN
 
2010

We propose an open space featuring a dance floor with a labyrinthine path guiding the steps of those dancing the spring dance around the central feature - a feature that generates and guides the movement of the dance, filling the surround space with life. People and traffic will move differently in Ricard Viñes Square, where pedestrians will own the public space
 
   
Zhang Da Qian Museum
 

Neijiang
CHINA
 
The painter Zhang Da Qian was born in Neijiang. He is known as the most legendary master of Chinese painting during the 20th century.
Neijian city is Zhang Da Qian’s hometown, the city is promoting itself by emphasizing Zhang Da Qian’s art.
The site is located peak of Dong Tong Lu, Yuan mountain, west of Xi Lin monastery, south of Tuo River.
 
   
International Horticulture Exhibition Xian 2011
 

Xian
CHINA
 
The atmosphere condition of Chinese landscape paintings is seeked for this garden.
Building an artificial scenario as natural as possible where to play the illusion of nature.
The materials chosen for the garden should come from the earth to get the sensation of being in contact with nature when feeling the texture of stones with your hands and with your feet.
We would like to use only natural materials.
 
   
One Alfred Street Competition
 

Sydney
AUSTRALIA
 
Finalist

The site sat originally at the entry point of the Tank Stream into Sydney Harbour. The entire city now sits behind this entry point enabling the site to become an historical marker, a gateway to the city.
 
   
Concurso Internacional Ex Garage Traversi
 

Milan
ITALY
 
First Prize

El proyecto, en una zona de gran sensibilidad como es el centro de Milán, resuelve la conservación del edificio, introduciendo nuevas funcionalidades que contribuyen a la resolución de su localización particular, garantizando el nivel de usabilidad microurbanística adecuada al contexto.
 
   
House of the Music and Conservatoire
 

Gandia
SPAIN
 
The House of the Music acts as an area of attention towards which the people flow ". We seek to create a public piazza that invites the Gandienses and the tourists to walking, emulating a theatre outdoors.
 
   
Interior Design for a new Camper store
 
2009
Sevilla
SPAIN
 
We understood we wanted to build our new store the same way Camper shoes are built in Mallorca. We cut different shoe forms, with hills, without hills, tall, short, for men, for women… we put those flat profiles one next to the other… and that is how our the volume of our new Camper store appeared!

 
   
Scenography for an exhibition by Isabel Coixet
 
2009
Barcelona, Madrid
SPAIN
 
EMBT designs the scenography for the exhibition and perfomance FROM I to J, a homage from film director Isabel Coixet to John Berger.

On show at Centre d'Art Santa Monica in Barcelona, from 2 April until 7th June 2009

Casa Encendida in Madrid from February to April 2010.
 
   
Scenography for Merce Cunningham Dance Company
 
2009
New York
UNITED STATES
 
Miralles Tagliabue EMBT designs the scenography for Merce Cunningham’s newest dance show. The choreography, which is entitled “Nearly Ninety” premiered at the BAM festival in New York on the 90th birthday of its creator.
 
   
Spanish Pavilion for Expo Shanghai 2010
 
2010
Shanghai
CHINA
 
Miralles Tagliabue EMBT is bulding the spanish pavilion for the universal exhibition of Shanghai in 2010.

The building, with an area of 8000 meters, is inspired on wicker baskets. Its façades will be covered by this material which is present both in spanish and chinese traditional arts & crafts.
 
   
Can Ricart, Casa de les LLengues
 

Barcelona
SPAIN
 
“The former Can Ricart factory will reopen again in 2010, after a refurbishment extremely respectful with the original building. This project, carried out by the EMBT architecture firm, aims at bringing out the original aspects of the building when it was first built, in the middle of the 19th Century...”

Rosario Fontova
El periódico, January 31st 2006
 
   
Metro Station for Metropolitana di Napoli
 

Napoli
ITALY
 
The design of the subway-and train station Centro Direzionale EMBT generates new correlations between the city's natural volcanic ground and the original artificial 1970s design of the site's area by Kenzo Tange.

The central aim of the project is to abolish the physical and mental barriers between the anonymous urban development grid of the 1970s and the historic city centre of Naples.
 
   
Gas Natural Office Building
 
2008
Barcelona
SPAIN
 
As a living creature that reacts to external impulses, the new building of the company Gas Natural, develops and extends addressing the different conditions of the program and the complex environment.

The aim is to reconcile several objectives: to create an urban landmark in the skyline of Barcelona, to set up a dialogue with the low-rise houses of the neighbourhood and to generate quality public spaces.
 
   
Trinity Quarter Shopping Center
 

Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM
 
The Trinity church defines the identity and the appearance of this area, at the city centre of Leeds. Opening the views of the roof- arcade-structure to the tower of the church allows to enjoy its visual presence when walking through this new public spaces.

 
   
Masterplan and Urban Park. Competition
 

Cesena
ITALY
 
3rd Prize

"Novello" International Ideas Competition for the Areas Along the Railway and on Bypass Road

The objective of the project is to allow the growth of a new part of Cesena, organically transforming the current functions, and therefore allowing their optimum coexistence.
 
   
Masterplan and Thermal Complex. Competition
 

San Pellegrino
ITALY
 
Finalist

Invited Architectural Competition Masterplan for the New Thermal Complex of San Pellegrino, Italy.

The true goal of this competition is not so much to accomplish a specific architectural programme, but rather to help understand the renovation strategy in accordance with current criteria for a thermal centre in use since the early nineteen hundreds.

This is why the architectural strategy for the transformation of the place is linked to the sociological strategy, which is all about making a place atractive to a new kind of public.
 
   
Yeouido Riverside Park.Competition
 

Seoul
SOUTH KOREA
 
Third Prize

Yeouido Park is part of a sequence of Parks from the Han River redevelopment.

We understand all the riverbank surrounding Yeouido island as one continous park.
The new Yeouido park and the existing Saetgang Ecological Park should be seen as one continous park surrounding the whole island.

We propose sustainable, natural and artificial features and vegetation to provide a seamless unity between the two.
 
   
Parliament of Albania.Competition
 

Tirana
ALBANIA
 
Finalist

Albania, a country capable of accepting the differencies or accepting the differencies and make a great richness out of it.

We believe that the Building of the New Parliament of Albania have to insist on the great capacity of Albania of accepting and integrate the differences, reflected in its folk dresses, in the skyline of its cities, mixed with minaretes and towerbells, in the coloured facades of the unusuall new look of Tirana. In the different landscapes which compose its land....
 
   
Social Housing
 
2007
Figueres
SPAIN
 
This is a social housing building with 48 apartments located in what it used to be the perifery of Figueres, and it is not anymore.

Given the long shape of the site the block develops in plan like a long line that wraps
its own private open space.
 
   
Public Library Enric Miralles
 
2007
Palafolls, Barcelona
SPAIN
 
"Choosing the place for the building was the first step of the project. Since the beginning the library was surounded by gardens... in the midle of a parc, the Parc de les Esplanes.

We were fascinated by the idea of a half buried building, lost between the trees..."

 
   
Gran Vía Acoustic Panels
 
2007
Barcelona
SPAIN
 
The objective of this project is to diminish the unwanted noise from the passing cars towards the houses located in Gran Via.

A long row of acoustic screens prevents the noise of the fast traffic
way (lower level) to reach the upper level (destined to slow traffic
and pedestrians) and the buildings.

 
   
Arcelor Pavillion
 
2006
Esch Sur Azlette
LUXEMBOURG
 
This project has developed as a commemorative exhibition space for the centenary of the city of Esch-Sur-Azlette in Luxemburg.

The pavilion is located in the Centenary Park and lifted up from the earth.This allows visual connections between different points of the park, and at the same time offers small public spaces under the main volume of the building.
 
   
Hafencity Public Space
 

Hamburg
GERMANY
 
The society managing the development of the Port of Hamburg set up a competition to regenerate and urbanize the shores of the River Elbe in the town center. The proposal launched by the EMBT studio won with a project that stands out by its offer of a great diversity of spaces to allow Hamburg’s inhabitants and visitors to take advantage of the nearby waterway.
 
   
Rector Office at Vigo University Campus
 
2006
Vigo
SPAIN
 
This building is a peace of the University Campus of Vigo, arranged from the master plan done by this office. The building is a rectangle that bows on the back part to adapt itself to the form of the area, following the guidelines of the classroom building.
 
   
Santa Caterina Market renovation
 
2005
Barcelona
SPAIN
 
The Santa Caterina Market was a convent, a space where the sky opened.

Truly, if you go to this large esplanade, you realize the scale of it in relation to the rest of the city and, where the market stands, the expanse of sky is enormous, then, you can almost sketch what happens to the space in the old city, looking to sky, looking upwards.
 
   
New Scottish Parliament
 
2004
Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM
 
THE PARLIAMENT... IN PEOPLE'S MINDS.

The Parliament will belong to a broader thought, and its specific place is not crucial.

The Parliament building should come out of a clear and strong statement, independent of the site's circumstances.

The statement has political implications.
 
   
Primary School
 

Kathmandu
NEPAL
 
The Vicky Sherpa Foundation Primary School by EMBT serves as a complimentary building to the already existing school.

The design of the school is the result of a deep understanding not only of Nepalese culture but also of the basic needs of the country's underprivileged social class.
 
   
Vigo University Campus
 
2003
Vigo
SPAIN
 
"Some buildings stand erect to contemplate the mountains, others kneel to the ground to restore a profile, but they all try to create public places from which we can turn our gaze upon this Galician landscape..." Dani Rosselló, Architect.
 
   
Diagonal Mar Park
 
2002
Barcelona
SPAIN
 
Now it is finished, I think that the park embodies all of the original ideas.

What I like best about it, is this strong vibration.

You come to this square and you see the pergolas, the fontains, the vegetation, the hanging vases, the movement of leaves on trees, the vibration of the shadows, which are the main thing that we wanted to achieve.
 
   
Lungomare Bench
 
2000
Barcelona
SPAIN
 
Lungo Mare was first conceived in 1997 during a conversation between Enric Miralles, Benedetta Tagliabue and Emili Farré Escofet.

"We wanted Lungo Mare to be as inviting as the beach and as comfortable as a sand dune or the waves on the sea... we wanted a piece of the beach itself, but made in concrete".
 
   
Parc dels Colors
 
2002
Mollet del Vallès, Barcelona
SPAIN
 
" A place where it rains every morning-
- early-"

"Imagine a building which stays on a topography which doesn't exist.."

Were we negating the land?

There are few empty lands in the periphery such as the one we found here.

Maybe the people living here: the emigrants and the old people, will substitute with their own bodies the land and topography, resembling Chagall's paintings as they sustaini the building top of themselves.
 
   
Utrecht Town Hall rehabilitation
 
2000
Utrecht
NETHERLANDS
 
There are two ideas behind the new project...

1. To rediscover the value of the interior spaces of the neo-classic building, the Medieval room.

2. To return to the idea of a municipal building as a conglomerate of the diverse houses of the city.

3. To maintain the monumental quality of the facade and create a more open construction so as to facilitate the better relation of the municipal building and the new square at the back .
 
   
Hamburg Music School
 
2000
Hamburg
GERMANY
 
The existing trees on the site define the framework of the project.

The building is situated between them and the volumetric quality of the trees is mixed with the transparent facade of the new school.

Behind this facade is the waiting area for the pupils – almost like teaching under trees.
 
   
Six Dwellings in Borneo Eiland
 
2000
Amsterdam
NETHERLANDS
 
We should try to enter, beacause the way in which the exterior has been constructed is only a small part of the overall project.

The interior with the movement of the apartments, should be filmed elaborately, I think it is a beautiful sequence of spaces.

Perhaps we should ring the bell... and see if we find at home.
 
   
La Clota House
 
1997
Barcelona
SPAIN
 
In order to join two houses, the general structure of one house was conserved, including the stairs.

In this house the more domestic elements; the kitchen, the bedrooms, and the dining room exsist.
 
   
Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia. Competition
 

Venice
ITALY
 
First Prize

The area of the project is in a very peculiar place of Venezia: in front of the Canal de la Giudecca and segregated from the rest of the city.

The city wishes to reintegrate this place into the urban grid, and also restore its fisical and visual permeability.
 
   
Mercaders House
 
1994
Barcelona
SPAIN
 
In the old town of Barcelona, just outside the gothic walls the building stands, which is nowadays in very poor condicions.

The flat we are restoring is the main apartament of the house, with an independent entrance, and it's own courtyard and back garden.
 
   
Unazuki Meditation Pavillon
 
1993
Unazuki
JAPAN
 
Where the old Unazuki Trail crosses the deep Kurobe River valley it is transformed into a suspended bridge that successively becomes a commerce bridge for heavy traffic.

The foundations of the old bridge permit the construction of this litlle labyrinth in which the path turns in upon itself to offer a long walk suspended over the valley.
 
 
     
 
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