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 Quality Management
. ISO 14001 Environmental Management
. ISO 14006 Ecodesign
. EFITECNIC 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 | CEO, founding partner
Architect graduated from UPC ETSAV in 1989, co-founder of BCQ. Professor of Construction at the Catalonia International University School of Architecture (ESARQ-UIC) since 1999, he has also been invited to give lectures and participate as guest professor in main Catalonia Schools of Architecture and abroad such as the South Anahuac University in Mexico City and the Facoltà di Architettura di Alghero, Università degli Studi di Sassari in Sardinia (Italy). David Baena is currently co-Director of the Technical Area and Member of Faculty Council at the ESARQ-UIC in Barcelona, as well as member of AxA-Architects for the Architecture Association.
Toni Casamor | CEO, founding partner
Architect specialized in Urban planning graduated from UPC ETSAV in 1986, co-founder of BCQ. He has developed wide teaching experience at main Schools of Architecture in Barcelona and abroad such as the ETH (Zürich), the Facoltà di Architettura di Alghero in Sardinia (Italy), the Strelka Institute (Moscow) and the McGill University in Montreal (Canada). Toni Casamor has been invited as Jury member in competitions and architecture awards such as the 2015 Seattle’s Honor Awards for Washington Architecture (USA) and to give talks and lectures on numerous Spanish and international venues. Keeping an active practice of collaboration and discussion about architecture and the urban model of Barcelona, his opinion has been published in several press articles and interviews in the media. Toni Casamor has been President of the Catalonian Architects Chamber Barcelona from 2010 to 2013.
Manel Peribáñez | Partners
Architect graduated from Catalonia International University School of Architecture (ESARQ-UIC, 2002) and internal Auditor of Integrated Management Systems for Quality, Environment and Ecodesign (Qualineo, 2010). Founding partner of the digital graphic arts ARTNEV Group, he is also author of the DOCOMOP blog, specialized in architectural construction details. Collaborator architect in BCQ since 2002, he became associated partner in 2006 working as Architecture department Leader. Manel Peribáñez has been visiting professor at the EPSEB-UPC, and since January 2016 he is Professor of Construction at the ESARQ-UIC in Barcelona.
Maria Taltavull | Partners
Architect specialized in restoration graduated from Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB-UPC) (2004). Maria Taltavull started her collaboration in BCQ in 2002, and in 2008 she became associated partner. Currently she is Architecture department leader. During 2006-2007 she was associate professor of architectural projects at the Facoltà di Architettura di Alghero, Università degli Studi di Sassari (Sardinia, Italy).
Jordi Sánchez | Architecture
Núria Sisternas | Administration
Leticia Baena | Communication