BIR DNAMERGING CITY AND NATURE SINCE 1981
Committed to the environment and involved in searching for solutions to solve our planet’s climate emergency, at Batlleiroig we have been talking about Landscape and Nature since our foundation in 1981, by Enric Batlle and Joan Roig.
BIR CorePLANNING, LANDSCAPE, BUILDING
Our goal is to be extremely specialized in all the disciplines we get involved with –city and territory, landscape and public space, architecture and construction– without disregarding the unavoidable transversality required today to develop any intervention.
At Batlleiroig, we approach projects from an architectural point of view and we have the ability to understand and respond to every phase. To do this, our company is divided into three highly specialised work groups: construction, landscaping, and planning, which in turn make up a flexible, dynamic and cohesive ensemble. This strategy makes us the only firm in Spain that focuses its efforts equally across a large volume of works in areas as diverse as landscaping, planning and construction, ensuring that they all feature a high level of quality, effectiveness and profitability.
URBAN PLANNING ON THREE SCALES
At Batlleiroig, the specialisation and profound expertise regarding the complexity of urban planning combine with the multidisciplinary experience of the firm in construction, landscaping and public space projects. This makes us unique because it gives us a global vision of the urban planning process in its three aspects:
Landscape: Our experience in territorial planning, the environment and the landscape allows us to integrate public and private interests in the creation of high-quality environments that meet the increasing demands to design sustainable cities adapted to the climate emergency.
Building: Our knowledge of the various building typologies allows us to study the most efficient and appropriate real estate models for the market and the needs of the users, in order to integrate them into the urban process so that more interesting products can be obtained for the developer, the user, society and the planet.
Planning: The knowledge of the architectural and landscape scales is combined with our experience in the processes related to urban planning and in its form of development and relationship with the Administration, with the aim of achieving the most appropriate management and obtaining better places to live.
When it comes to drafting documents for urban planning, Batlleiroig has a team of people dedicated specifically to urban planning and also has specialists at the office with expertise in other disciplines (the environment, construction, public spaces, urban design). In addition, the company relies on external technical collaborators in fields such as mobility, the environment or hydrology, and normally works closely with various legal teams.
The concept of urban planning as a means of bringing together various disciplines has been particularly useful in recent times in which social, political, economic and environmental circumstances require even greater effort to achieve the harmony that allows – without prejudice to the quality of the resulting spaces – for the success of urban development projects.
La concepció de l’urbanisme com a integrador de les diverses disciplines ens ha estat particularment útil en els últims temps, en els quals les circumstàncies socials, polítiques, econòmiques i ambientals requereixen esforços cada vegada majors per a la consecució dels equilibris que permeten, sense perjudicar la qualitat dels espais resultants, l’èxit dels desenvolupaments urbans.
All projects are conceived from a landscape perspective, which starts from the understanding of the environment and its context. An eagerness, ours, to revalue the preexistence of the place. Recover the old roads and reconnect the territory beyond the scope of intervention. And cultivate life in all spaces, even in those that have totally lost it.
We are specialists in solutions inspired by nature, with an ecological and sustainable approach. Our goal is to project a quality public space. That it becomes a great bioclimatic space, and healthy for people and for the biosphere. Conceived with a gender and inclusive vision. And that promotes connectivity with soft mobility systems, to improve the living conditions of our environment.
For this we have a large multidisciplinary team of specialists in landscape and public space. Formed by more than 30 professionals, including architects, landscapers, agricultural engineers, and environmental scientists, who actively participate in the conception and development of each of the projects, in a collaborative and creative work environment, based on continuous training, innovation and excellence.
HOLISTIC VISION FOR UNIQUE PROJECTS
Our holistic view of architecture, which combines creativity, technique and a strong commitment to the environment, allows us to carry out projects with maximum rigour, efficiency and quality.
We have extensive experience carrying out projects of different types and scales, which we develop in every phrase, from its conception to the most specific design.
The intrinsic values of the place –its history, location, potential, etc.–, the functional and operational needs of the client, and our mastery of the set of regulations, determine the ideal solution for each building, which makes each of our projects unique.
As part of our strong commitment to quality and efficiency, at Batlleiroig we are committed to new technologies and to technical, environmental, social and cultural innovation in order to grow in a world that is experiencing a constant paradigm shift.
To carry out construction projects, Batlleiroig has a team made up of more than 60 architects dedicated specifically to construction and who work closely and cross-divisionally with company specialists in other disciplines (city and urban planning, landscaping and public space, as well as construction). Depending on the complexity of each project, it also collaborates with external technicians.
Our goal is to design the best places to live, work, learn, etc. that blend together a cutting-edge and functional design and which are also committed to the environment and executed with the highest quality.
BIR TechCREATIVITY, TECHNIQUE AND MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY
We understand Architecture as a continuous process where various types of creativity are superimposed, combining a cross-cutting approach and specialities with different techniques to obtain maximum efficiency when it comes to the result.
As part of its strong commitment to quality and efficiency, we have been pioneers in training our teams to use new technological tools and software, adding concepts such as sustainability, the environment, well-being and health as cornerstones of the design process. Our work has also received certifications that validate our leadership in this field.