EN_ARCHITECTURE

 

ESPINÀS I TARRASÓ WAS CREATED IN 1991

AS AN ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE AND DESIGN STUDIO , SETTING THE PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION OF OLGA TARRASÓ CLIMENT, ARCHITECT AND

JULIÀ ESPINÀS CASAS, DESIGNER.

 

SINCE ITS BEGINNING EIT HAS WORKED ON A WIDE RANGE OF TOPICS, FROM GRAPHIC DESIGN TO THE GREAT SCALE. EIT IS MAINLY DEVELOPING PUBLIC SPACE PROJECTS, HARBOUR AND SEAFRONT REDEVELOPMENTS, PUBLIC SPACE PROJECTS ABOVE INFRASTRUCTURES AS ROADS AND RAILWAYS, URBAN SQUARES AND PARKS, SEAFRONT PROMENADES... THE OFFICE HAS ALSO WORKED ON TEMPORARY EXHIBITION AND INSIDE DESIGN AND ASSEMBLY.

 

NOWADAYS THE OFFICE IS WORKING BOTH IN BARCELONA AND IN INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS. IN THE LAST YEARS EIT HAS BEEN TAKING PART OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAMS AND ALSO ORGANIZING THEM, GAINING EXPERIENCE IN GREAT SCALE URBAN TRANSFORMATION PROJECTS AS THE MASTERPLAN FOR THE OLD HARBOUR OF TANGER (MOROCCO), THE MASTERPLAN FOR THE DOCKS OF SAINT OUEN (PARIS), THE SAGRERA LINEAL PARK COMPETITION IN BARCELONA, THE SQUARE FOR THE FUTURE JUSTICE PALACE IN PARIS COMPETITION AND THE PROPOSAL FOR THE URBAN TRANSFORMATION OF THE TOWN CENTER OF GOTHENBURG DURING THE INTERNATIONAL RIVERCITY GOTHENBURG WORKSHOP.

 

THEIR MAIN PRIORITY WHILE DEVELOPING A PROJECT IS THE ADAPTATION OF THE ARCHITECTURAL AND LANDSCAPE PROPOSAL TO THE CONTEXT WHERE IT'S PLACED, BY THE STUDY AND RESPECT OF ALL THE PRE-EXISTING ELEMENTS. IN ORDER TO OFFER AN ACCURATE AND COHERENT ANSWER TO EACH PROJECT, THEY ARE OFTEN DESIGNING THE STREET FURNITURE AND LIGHTING AND THE SIGNAGE SYSTEM.

NORUMS ROOM

STENUNGSUND, SWEDEN 2012

SVENSKA KYRKAN

 

BUILDING FOR CIVIL CEREMONIES, LOCATED IN A RURAL CONTEXT, NEAR THE CITY OF STENUNGSUND, ON THE WEST COAST OF SWEDEN. THE BUILDING IS INTEGRATED AS PART OF A SYSTEM OF AUXILIARY BUILDINGS ON THE OUTER PERIMETER OF THE CHURCH NORUMS KYRKAN.

THE PROJECT PROPOSES A SEQUENCE OR TRANSITION, FROM OUTSIDE TO INSIDE, FROM THE PUBLIC TO PRIVATE, BY MEANS OF A VOLUME THAT UNFOLDS TO CLARIFY THE ACCESS, TO SETTLE AND REORGANIZE ITS ENVIRONMENT. THE DESIGN IS AN INTERPRETATION OF TRADITIONAL BUILDING SYSTEMS IN THE REGION, AND SEEKS TO ADAPT TO ITS ENVIRONMENT ON A NATURAL WAY, BY EXPRESSING A FORMAL TYPOLOGY ITSELF, ENDOW A CERTAIN TIMELESSNESS.

 

WITH ALEXANDRA CLASON

AWARDED AS BUILDING OF THE YEAR IN THE CITY OF STENUNGSUND 2012