Joan Casals y Jose Luis Cisneros 730 ancho

Joan Casals & Jose Luis Cisneros

ÁGORA – from the Greek ἀγορά-, is the term for which in Ancient Greece it was known the meeting place par excellence of the cities. Since 2014 also a space located in Barcelona where architects Joan Casals Pañella and Jose Luis Cisneros Bardolet meet to meditate together about the architecture project. A profession exercice where resolve the difficult insertion of architecture with its social and physical context becomes a common principle.

Jose Luis Cisneros Bardolet (Barcelona, 1982)

Architect in October 2005 by the School of Architecture of the International University of Catalonia (UIC ESARQ) and Master in Theory and Practice of Architecture (MTTPA) by the school of Architecture of Barcelona of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC ETSAB) in 2011. As an architect he has worked with architect Josep Lluís Mateo in his office MAP Architects (2005-2008).

Joan Casals Pañella (Barcelona, 1982)

Architect in October 2005 by the ESARQ UIC, Master (MTPPA) by the ETSAB UPC in July 2010 and PhD in January 2020 by the Department of Architectural Projects of the ETSAB UPC with the thesis: “Poetics in contemporary Catalan architecture: architecture as landscape, landscape as architecture”. As a researcher he has obtained the general grant of the Ministry GRAL09, the grant to support university teachers AAD 2013 and the research grant FI-DGR 2011. As an architect he has worked with architects Fermín Vázquez, Juan Trias de Bes and Alfredo Arribas. As a teacher he has taught III and IV project (plan 1994) at the ETSAB UPC, with architect Jordi Romeu during 2011-12, V and VI projects (plan 1994) with Carlos Ferrater during the 2012-2014 courses and interior design projects at the School of Art Deià and Llotja. As a jury is a regular member in student competitions and public architectural competitions.

2020 Silver EMPORIA VIII Edition Award
2019 First Prize restricted competition for the redevelopment of the area of ​​Segarra street in Masnou
2019 Finalists  competition  for the Centre Obert d’Arquitectura  de Barcelona
2019 First Prize in the Competition of architecture projects for remodeling a residential building of 9 flats in Avilés
2019 First Prize in the Competition of architecture projects for the remodeling of the Plaça Europa in Santa Oliva
2019 Opinion Prize Premis d’Arquitectura de les Comarques de Girona 22 Edition Award
2019 Jury Mention Premis d’Arquitectura de les Comarques de Girona 22 Edition Award
2019 Golden EMPORIA VII Edition Award
2018 AJAC XI Award Interior Refurbishment
2016 Finalists Arquia Próxima V Award
2016 Finalists Idea’s competition for the development and reform of the Club Naútico de Vilanova
2015 First Prize restricted competition for the implementation of a Creation Athenaeum in Montcada Street in Barcelona


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