Our project Recovery of the Old Gypsum mines of Igualada project has been nominated as Finalist in the Public Landscapes Category, and our Office of Landscape, Urbanism and Architecture in the Office Profiles category.
The prizes will be announced next October 2019
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THE ‘FOREST ROAD’ IN THE ROQUES BLANQUES CEMETERY RECEIVES A NEW DISTINCTION TO ITS ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: THE EMAS 2018 AWARD FOR IMPROVEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL BEHAVIOR
The ‘Forest Road’, located in the Metropolitan Cemetery of Roques Blanques, in El Papiol (Barcelona), managed by the company Àltima Serveis Funeraris Integrats and which is also designed by Batlleiroig, is the largest natural space in Spain where to bury ashes in a controlled and respectful way with the environment. This project has also recently been recognized with the Catalunya Construction Award 2018 for Innovation in Construction.
Image of the Butterflies Garden, in the ‘Forest Road’ of the Roques Blanques Cemetery
‘EL FAR’ ECHOES OF THE CATALUNYA CONSTRUCCIÓ AWARD 2018 TO THE FOREST ROAD OF THE ROQUES BLANQUES CEMETERY
The local media ‘El Far’ has published an article about the Catalunya Construcció Award 2018 for Innovation in Construction that our team picked up last week for the Forest Road of the Roques Blanques cemetery, in El Papiol. The text highlights that this installation has been positioned as “green cemetery, pioneer in Spain thanks to the different initiatives respectful with the environment”.
‘El Far’ highlights the words of the General Manager of Àltima Cemeteries, Joan Ventura, who points out that “this award is the recognition of the firm commitment of Batlle i Roig and Roques Blanques to make this cemetery a unique space where the nature is always a priority and the graves are integrated respecting the configuration of the land, without representing at at any time an impact for the environment”.
‘THE FOREST ROAD’ IN THE ROQUES BLANQUES CEMETERY WINS THE CATALUNYA CONSTRUCCIÓ AWARD 2018 FOR INNOVATION
Batlleiroig has won the Catalunya Construcció 2018 Award for Innovation in Construction for its project ‘The Forest Road’ in the cemetery of Roques Blanques, in El Papiol. The awards, granted by the Quantity Surveyors, Technical Architects and Building Engineers, were delivered yesterday at the Auditorium of the University of Barcelona during the Construction Night. It is the second consecutive year that Batlleiroig wins this award: last year, it was won by The Style Outlets Viladecans.
‘The Forest Road’ consists of a grouping of burials in the Roques Blanques cemetery that redefines the traditional model of burials and cremations, applying criteria respectful with the environment and integrating it within the Natural Park of Collserola. To make it a reality, traditional dry construction systems and elements have been used, such as wood, sand and vegetation.
Four Batlleiroig projects have been shortlisted at the World Architecture Festival 2018 Awards, which will be delivered at the end of November in Amsterdam. The projects nominated to the WAF are the Stradivarius Headquarters, the SBGlow Hotel, the Scenic Path along the Former Gypsum Mines in Igualada and the new cruise terminal at the Barcelona harbor.
Batlleiroig is nominated in four categories of the WAF 2018 Awards, considered the most relevant architecture awards worldwide. Three of the finalist projects compete in the ‘Completed Projects’ section and they are the headquarters of Stradivarius, in the Offices category; the SBGlow Hotel, in Hotel and Leisure; and the new cruise terminal of Barcelona, HELIX Cruise Terminal, in the Transport category. On the other hand, in the section of ‘Landscape’, the Scenic Path along the Former Gypsum Mines in Igualada is also finalist, in the Rural category.
THE HEADQUARTERS OF STRADIVARIUS AND ‘THE FOREST ROAD’, FINALISTS AT THE CATALUNYA CONSTRUCCIÓ 2018 AWARDS
The jury of the XV edition of the Catalunya Construcció 2018 Awards has chosen the Headquarters of Stradivarius and “The Forest Road”, in the Roques Blanques cemetery, among the 19 finalists for the awards. They are two of the three Batlleiroig projects that opted for the prizes, together with the Insect Hotel, which has remained on the doorstep of the final phase.
The Stradivarius Headquarters, ‘El Camí del Bosc’ (The Forest Road) in the Roques Blanques cemetery and the Insect Hotel in Vallmora’s Park are the three Batlleiroig projects that the jury of the XV edition of the Catalunya Construcció Awards has selected to be eligible for the awards, which will be delivered next June.
THE PROVISIONAL URBANIZATION OF CAN BATLLÓ OBTAINS THE DESIGN FOR ALL FOUNDATION ‘GOOD PRACTICE’ AWARD
The Design for All Foundation has awarded to the provisional urbanization of Can Batlló projected by Batlleiroig the ‘Good Practice 2017′ certification, within the framework of the International Design for All Foundation Awards 2018. The foundation grants this seal to those projects and services that not only generate economic, social and environmental benefits, but also improves the life quality of all its users and meet their needs, in addition to taking into account the participation of citizens in the design process.
Projects classified as ‘Good Practice’ must meet the features of the “design for all” concept promoted by this foundation, that is demonstrate that it is respectful of the diversity of all its users so that no one feels marginalized, healthy, safe, functional, understandable, sustainable, affordable and attractive.
Congratulations to all the team that made this project possible!
Fotografía: Antonio Navarro Wijkmark
The shopping center designed by Batlleiroig The Style Outlets Viladecans has obtained the Distinctive Indicator of the Degree of Accessibility (DIGA), which recognizes the level of accessibility excellence with several points adapted from the public road and from the car park, and that has been granted by the Shangri-La Foundation and certified by the international organisation IMQ.
‘La Vanguardia’ published the 10th December the extract of a conversation that one of our founding partners, Enric Batlle, maintained with this newspaper in the Spanish capital, on the occasion of the delivery of the CSCAE Medal 2017 to our office.
Among other topics, Batlle reflects in this article on Batlleiroig’s career and also on his vision of the future of big cities such as Madrid and Barcelona. You can read this article written by Fernando García on the paper version of ‘La Vanguardia’ of 10th December, or digitally, by clicking here (Spanish).
At Batlleiroig we are pleased to announce that the Superior Council of the Architectural Colleges in Spain (CSCAE) awarded us with the CSCAE Medal 2017.
Joan Roig, Albert Gil, Enric Batlle and Iván Sánchez during the delivery of the CSCAE Medal 2017
Our four partners, Enric Batlle, Joan Roig, Albert Gil and Iván Sánchez, picked up this Medal in an event celebrated at the Assembly Hall of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, in Madrid. It is such an honor have received this award that recognizes our corporate model and our holistic vision of architecture.
Congratulations to our team that makes it possible every single day!
We are very happy at Batlleiroig: the Insects Hotel design by our office at Vallmora’s park, in El Masnou, has been proclaimed ‘Highly Commended’ project at the World Architecture Festival 2017, which has taken place last week in Berlin. Our delegates at WAF were Joan Roig, Joan Batlle and Clàudia Amías.
Click on the image to read the list of WAF Overall Winners
The Viladecans The Style Outlets (Baix Llobregat), designed by Batlle i Roig Arquitectura, has become the first Catalan shopping mall which receives the Breeam certificate because of its sustainability. Specifically, it recognizes its compromise with environment in its design and in its post-construction.
The World Architectural Festival is a contest that acknowledges the best pieces of architecture done every year around the world. The current edition, which is going to take place from 15th to 17th November in Berlin (Germany), the WAF2017 has recognized that Batlle i Roig Arquitectura has completed two architectural works well-deserving of a price in two categories: the Pull&Bear headquarter in Narón (La Coruña), nominated in the section of offices, and the Insect Hotel, in El Masnou (Barcelona), in the categories of display and small projects.
“The European Prize for Urban Public Space is a biennial honorary award which recognises, publicises and fosters the creation, recovery or improvement of shared spaces, understanding their state as a clear indicator of the democratic health of our cities.” www.publicspace.org
Our project for the Roques Blanques Municipal Cemetery has been awarded first prize of Best Environmental Initiative
Roques Blanques cemetery is characterized as the largest public cemetery, in expanse and capacity, and for being exemplary in its mixed management system and its environmental integration in the Collserola Natural Park.
Our project for Ciutadella Sports Center has been awarded the IAKS Gold Medal 2015, a price awarded by the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities to the most important sports buildings of 2013-2015.
Our project Institut d’Educació Secundària de Reus Roseta Mauri has been awarded, at the New Public Buildings Category, the IX BIENNAL ALEJANDRO DE LA SOTA AWARD, at the MOSTRA D’ARQUITECTURA DE TARRAGONA.
Biennal organitzed by the Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya, at its Tarragona demarcation, by the Alejandro De La Sota Fundation and the Tarragona Provincial Council.
CAN BISA RECEIVES THE 4th MOSTRA D’ARQUITECTURA DEL MARESME AWARD AND THE 2014 PUIG I CADAFALCH REFURBISHMENT AWARD
The jury of the IV Mostra d’Arquitectura del Maresme mentioned our project 14 HOUSING, CULTURAL FACILITIES AND REHABILITATION OF COLONIAL HOUSE CAN BISA, at Vilassar de Mar, as a key project both in Architecture and Rehabilitation Categories, being awarded two first prizes, one for each category it was participating
The recognition of the IV Mostra d’Arquitectura del Maresme and the 1st Puig i Cadafalch del Maresme have praised the architectural quality and the quality of the recovery of the historic building Can Bisa with both highest awards.
BATLLE I ROIG ARQUITECTES have been shortlisted at the 1st Barcelona’s Architectural Exhibition for the Categories “Non Residential Public Facilities” with Ciutadella Park Sportscenter project. Also for “Non Residential Private Facilities” Category with the Sant Joan Despí New Funeral Home project.
The Exhibition Platform is available here.
Enric Batlle has been awarded with the “FAD Thinking and Review 2012” prize for his book “The Garden of Metropolis: from romantic garden to open space for a sustainable city”, published by Gustavo Gili into the Land & Scape Series Collection.