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Team

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. 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, MTPPA by the ETSAB UPC in July 2010 and PhD in January 2020 by the DPA  of the ETSAB UPC with the thesis: “Poetics in contemporary Catalan architecture: architecture as landscape, landscape as architecture”. Has obtained the general grant of the Education Ministry GRAL09, the research grant FI-DGR 2011 and the support university teachers grant AAD 2013 by AGAUR. Has worked with architects Fermín Vázquez, Juan Trias de Bes and Alfredo Arribas. Has been part of the jury of various national and international architecture competitions. Has been architectural projects professor at the ETSAB UPC in the Cátedra Blanca of Carlos Ferrater between 2011-14. Since 2020 is associate professor of the DPA of the ETSAB UPC.

Project lead
Belén Ramos Jiménez

Work with us
Ane Rodriguez Txoperena

Have worked
Amanda Zaramella, Clara Corominas, Daniela Nappo, Tessa Martin, Jaime Gutiérrez, Silvia Gutiérrez, Loris Hours, Giulia Valentino, Laurence Dugardyn, Madeline Salca, Daniel Morales, Michele Di Maggio, Mercè Navalón, Gemma Casas, Julia Tubert, Mónica Grau, Artur Tudela and Rodrigo Álvarez.

Awards
2020 Finalists Architecture FAD Award 62 Edition  (CB17)
2020 Mostra d’Arquitectura Catalana de Barcelona Award 3 Edition (MS19)
2020 Selected Catalunya Construcció Award 17 Edition (MD22+CB17)
2020 Selected Enor Architecture Award VIII Edition (MD22+CB17)
2020 Egurtek Award 5 Edition (LL06)
2020 Silver EMPORIA VIII Edition Award (PR00)
2019 Opinion Prize Premis d’Arquitectura de les Comarques de Girona 22 Edition Award (CB17)
2019 Jury Mention Premis d’Arquitectura de les Comarques de Girona 22 Edition Award (CB17)
2019 Golden EMPORIA VII Edition Award (CB17)
2018 AJAC Award Interior XI Edition Refurbishment (CB57)
2016 Finalists Arquia Próxima Award V Edition (CB57)

Competitions

2020 Second Prize restricted architecture competition for the redevelopment of the Camí Ral in Masnou
2020 Second Prize architecture competition for the construction of the new dressing rooms for the Ripoll sports field
2019 First Prize restricted architecture competition for the redevelopment of ​​Segarra street in Masnou
2019 Finalists architecture competition  for the Centre Obert d’Arquitectura  de Barcelona
2019 First Prize architecture competition for remodeling a residential building of 9 flats in Avilés
2019 First Prize architecture competition for the remodeling of the Plaça Europa in Santa Oliva
2016 Finalists architecture competition for the development and reform of the Club Naútico de Vilanova
2015 First Prize restricted architecture project competition for the implementation of a Creation in Barcelona

Remarkable publications

• 2020
• RODRÍGUEZ, Maryan. Un balcón interior. METALOCUS. 28/05/20
• OZUNA, Valeria. Arquitectura nómada para camping. METALOCUS. 25/05/20
• WOTT, Clara. Weekend Shelter. ArchDaily. 14/05/20
• MIMBRERO, David. Rehabilitación y reforma de interior de un edificio de viviendas en Barcelona. TECTÓNICA. 29/01/20
• MIMBRERO, David. Rehabilitación del acceso de un edificio de viviendas en Barcelona. TECTÓNICA. 29/01/20

• 2019
• DIOSDADO, Ana. Restauración en Ciutat Vella. METALOCUS. 20/12/19
• DIOSDADO, Ana. Abriendo puertas a la ciudad. METALOCUS. 13/12/ 19
• PELUSO, Salvatore. Architects-archaeologists rediscover the history of a building in Barcelona. DOMUS. 09/12/19
• AAVV. The home Upgrade. Berlin: Gestalten, 2019, pp.70-73
• SCHUSTER, Lara marisa. Five Tonnes in 30 Days: Weekend Cabin in the Pyrenees. DETAIL. 26/08/19
• MIMBRERO, David. Refugio prefabricado para fin de semana. TECTÓNICA. 20/05/19
• MUÑOZ, Álvaro. Casa Masnou. METALOCUS. 07/05/19
• AAVV. Inexperiències: XI edició dels Premis AJAC d’Arquitectura. Barcelona: AJAC, 2019
• PELUSO, Salvatore. Cork and plywood wrap sustainable hut in the Catalan Pyrenees. DOMUS. 13/02/19
• AAVV. Refugio para fin de semana. Arquitectura Viva. 11/02/19

• 2018 
• AAVV. Casa Tubella. Arquine. 15/06/18
• OÑATE, Inés. Casa Tubella. METALOCUS. 10/05/18
• PRIETO, Nuria. Casa con patio, entre dos terrazas. TECTÓNICA. 7/05/18
• ANTONACCI, Paolo. Casa Tubella. DIVISARE. 4/05/18

• 2017
• MARELLI, Carlotta. Casa Concordia. DOMUS. 10/10/17

• 2016
• MARELLI, Carlotta. Secret Niches. DOMUS. 5/05/16
• AAVV.  Futuro Imperfecto. Arquia Próxima 2016. Barcelona: Fundacion Arquia, 2016, pp.58-59
• AAVV. Casa Caballero. Plataforma Arquitectura. 23/06/16

Exhibitions

• Exhibition FAD Awards 2020 at the Plaça Nova headquarters
• COAC Barcelona
• 14/11/20 a 05/01/2021

• Exhibition of the 8 finalist proposals for the Competition Centre Obert d’Arquitectura de Barcelona at the Plaça Nova headquarters
• COAC Barcelona
• 20/11/19 to 09/12/19

• Itinerant exhibition of the winning works of the AJAC XI Awards
• Pabellón Mies Van der Rohe, ETSA La Salle and COAC (Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, Tarragona and Terres de L’Ebre)
• 05/18 to 02/19

• Itinerant exhibition of the Premis d’Arquitectura de les Comarques de Girona 22 Edition
 COAC (Girona, Garrotxa-Ripollès, Olot, Alt Empordà and Figueres)
• 07/06/19 to 23/09/19

Conferences

Aporten: projectes per a un món millor. Fad Live! Barcelona (through streamyard), 11/11/20
• Close contexts. Latitudes. Chile (through zoom), 09/09/20
• Conflict as an opportunity. Cicle Inexperiències. Teatre de La Model, Barcelona, 27/10/18
• Some energy efficiency issues. Congreso Nacional de Arquitectura Avanzada 4.0. CCIB, Barcelona, 27/09/18
House between a courtyard of lights. V Foro arquia/próxima: Futuro imperfecto. Paraninfo Universidad de Málaga, 20/10/16