BCQ arquitectura barcelona works to make cities more human, sustainable and efficient. The studio also aims to allow the natural environment to change in the most sensible and intelligent way. To achieve these objectives, BCQ creates architectural and urban projects that combine sensitivity and intelligence with the environment and aims for excellence in the financial organization of real-estate initiatives. The final goal of creating projects is to make them real. For this reason, BCQ considers the quality of their construction techniques, materials and buildings to be of utmost importance.
David Baena and Toni Casamor set up BCQ in 1991. Subsequently Manel Peribáñez and Maria Taltavull joined as partners. The work of BCQ is product of the recent urban and architectural development of the city of Barcelona. Today, BCQ arquitectura barcelona has become an international firm specializing in architecture, landscape and urbanism.
In 2015 BCQ has won the First prize Ciutat de Barcelona and the First prize Catalunya Construcció awards for the work St.Gervasi-Joan Maragall Library, and in 2013 the First prize MIPIM Best Industrial & Logistics Development for the Wastewater Treatment Plant in North Maresme, Barcelona.
From the beginning, BCQ members have combined their experience in design and construction projects with teaching at some of the major architecture schools in Catalonia and abroad such as, the ETH (Zurich), the Faculty of Architecture in Alghero (Sardinia) and the McGill University Architecture School in Montreal (Canada).
BCQ’s Management System for Quality, Sustainability and Ecodesign is accredited with the standards:
. ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management
. ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management
. ISO 14006:2011 Ecodesign
. EFITECNIC Advanced Quality and Efficiency in technical Offices Management
The projects of BCQ arquitectura barcelona have been widely published and presented at lecture venues both nationally and internationally. In 2008 BCQ published the monograph Reflejos · Reflections, and their more recent works have been issued in the monography TC CUADERNOS nº 105 BCQ BAENA CASAMOR in 2012. Library of Light (2014) is the last publication of the studio about the St Gervasi-Joan Maragall LIbrary in Barcelona.
David Baena | Toni Casamor
Manel Peribáñez | Maria Taltavull
Landscape architecture and city planning.
Administration and communication.
Núria Sisternas | Leticia Baena