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Juan Trias de Bes (Barcelona, 1964) holds a degree in architecture (ETSAB, 1991) and opened the professional studio TDB ARQUITECTURA in Barcelona in 1992. He is the architect of such institutional works as the University Hall of Residence in Sarriá, the headquarters of the Academy of Medical Science of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, the central office of Grífols Laboratories, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel (in conjunction with Carlos Ferrater) in the Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona, the Sant Cugat campus of ESADE University and the new Translational Surgery Research Center, among others.

In the residential development sector, Juan Trias de Bes has carried out numerous projects, from multi-family social housing to sophisticated dwellings, the former in towns situated in Barcelona’s industrial belt, the latter in the Catalan capital. The design of apartment blocks constitutes one of TDB Architecture’s main areas of research and they were finalists in the 2007 FAD awards for their “Block of 30 apartments in the Ronda de Dalt”. Currently, TDB’s housing research has an international component, involving studies in Columbia and Morocco.

In the fields of teaching and research, Juan Trias de Bes has been visiting lecturer in international courses offered by the ITESM program in Barcelona to students from Canada, the United States and Mexico, and has been a member of the final projects tribunal in the Ion Mincu University of hoETSAB. He was recently invited to the 2011 International Symposium, “Material and Form” organized jointly by the Construction in Concrete department and the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Since 2002 he has been associated with the International University of Catalonia, where he is currently Lecturer in Final Projects.

In 2009 he was recognized as proficient in research methodology on submitting his doctoral thesis proposal, “Architectural Materiality”, by the “Architectural Composition and Theory” department of ETSAB, focusing on the relationship between material and form and taking the figure of the Swiss architect Peter Zumthor as a reference. In 2013, under the supervision of Professor Jose Maria Montaner, he obtains a qualification cum laude in his doctoral thesis.

TEAM

Partners:

PhD Juan Trias de Bes

Pilar de Alós Espinós

Marta Pascual Marugán

Fernando Herrero Pfnür

Architects:

Belén Albajar Andreu

Octavio Ariza Castro

Julia Borges Alves

Marzio Clementi

PhD Alessandra Curreli

Teresa del Pozo Lérida

Mireia Figueras Novella

Jordi Flores Puig

Carlos García Fernández

Fran Mengíbar Colom-Noguera

Núria Moliner Sabadell

Miguel Servera Vizcaíno

Interns:

Íñigo Uribarri

Alexandru Ivanof

External collaborators: 
Jordi Perramón Pellicer
Juan Vicente Porcar Marmaneu

Quantity surveyor:
Ricardo Villoria Ferrer
Macià Parés Grau

Former collaborators:
Ivette Solé, Pau del Campo Montoliu, Margarita Espinós, Inma Hervés, Carlota Aluja, Mireia Rafel, Carlos Alonso, José Antonio Espinós de Pascual, Christian Lasser, Maria Barcina Roda, Francesc Buixeda, Alexandra Chacón (Ecuador), Alexandra Demetriu (Romania), Alexis Cogul Lleonart, Álvaro Velosillo, Ana Sofía Machado Lopes (Portugal), Beatriz Agulla Luna, Bhawesh Mophal, Carla Peracchi (Italy), Carles Alonso, Christian Leiben Amuser, Cristina Mora Porcel, Cristina Wendler (Germany), Daniel Arfeller (Germany), Daniel Espuny, David Kopito (Germany), David Ruiz Nogueras, Domenico Piemonte (Italy), Duarte Rato (Portugal), Fátima Parés Fabregat, Javier Villaescusa Caballero, Guillem Carabí Bescos, Ivan Torres Ramón, Jasna Zanki, Jean Craiu (Romania), Joan Casals Pañella, Jose Antonio Vidal Vela, Justin Baroncea (Romania), Kelly Ung (France), Leo Toro, Lourdes Gaspar, Maria Carolina Furnaguera, María Galofré de Alós, Marianne Cortils Munné, Marianne Rie Beck, Matias Silva (Chile), Mauricio Galindo (Monterey), Mercedes Alegre, Mercedes Ramos Pérez, Miguel Verdugo Yepez, Miquel Roman Romero, Celada, Miriam Trybalet (Germany), Nuria Perelló, Oliver Frank, Oscar Flecha

AWARDS

2007 FAD Awards, Finalist: Ronda de Dalt Housing
2011 IX Premi d’Arquitectura de Sant Cugat: ESADE University Campus
2011 Premios Hostelco: Mandarin Oriental Hotel
2013 FAD Awards, Shortlisted: Concrete House
2015 XIII BEAU Research and Communication Awards: ESARQ-UIC Exhibition at MNAC
2015 XIII BEAU Research and Product: Ceramic Dome System, PGA Golf Resort
2015 ASCER Premios Cerámica Arquitectura, Finalist: PGA Golf Resort
2016 Premis d’Arquitectura de les Comarques de Girona: PGA Golf Resort
2017 European Property Awards, Winner: Casa Burés
2018 FAD Awards, Shortlisted: TDB Studio

PUBLICATIONS

2003 Arquitectura COAM 333
2004 Arhitectura No.30
2004 TC Cuadernos
2005 Arhitectura No.31
2005 INDE Juny
2005 Apartamentos en la ciudad, Architectural Houses
2006 En Blanco II, Segundo Congreso Internacional de Arquitectura Blanca
2007 Anuario Premis FAD, Arquitectura e Interiorismo
2007 Materia y Forma V
2007 Arhitectura No.55
2007 Arhitectura No.59
2007 Arquitectura Plus: visión y obra de 44 arquitectos españoles
2007 Infodomus No.8
2007 Oficinas No.269
2007 ON diseño No.288
2007 Tectónica No.27
2007 Spain Architects Housing 4
2008 Spain Architects Housing 5
2008 AV Proyectos Marzo
2009 En Blanco No.3
2010 Arquitectura Viva No.137
2010 Arhitectura No.82
2010 Arhitectura No.88
2010 Cercha No.106
2010 ON Diseño No.308
2010 Sleeper No.29
2010 Proyecto de Investigación para el Nuevo Plan de Desarrollo Estratégico de Castellterçol
2011 Cree No.350
2011 Casa Viva No.62
2011 Promateriales No.42
2011 Promateriales No.49
2011 Wallpaper January
2013 Palimpsesto No.8
2013 Arquitecturas Matéricas
2014 Zeppelin No.121
2015 T18 Magazine Autumn
2016 Conarquitectura
2016 Deco Home No.3
2016 Informes de la Construcción No.544
2016 XIII Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo
2017 Full Contact, Barcelona-Llobregat City
2017 hARQware Housing
2017 Barcelona, Galería Urbana

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