"A wise renovation always offers the best harvest." As Ovidsaid, this is the key. The Studio of architecture and interiordesign GCA Architects, after more than 30 years in active,has recently joined four new associates, Andrea Navarro,Luis Guillem, Emilio Rodríguez and Juan Velasco. Synergies,teamwork and an evolution that marks a step forward and asearch for excellence in every project. Nice morning talkingto the Slowkind design platform and the new associates ofGCA, about our role in the future of architecture and design.You Can read the full interview: https://slowkind.com/gca-architects-una-firme-apuesta-por-el-talento-mas-joven/
From GCA Architects, we like to collaborate and learn at the same time with educational institutions that train young and future architects and design experts in any of its facets. That is why we started a course in the Hotel Design Postgraduate Course taught by several GCA Team Members, Associates and Managers at the design university of Barcelona, Elisava. The objective of this subject and our collaboration is to show all young people how from a powerful concept, a dream, a sensation you can transform it into an idea that generates the WOW EFFECT so important in each of the stays of a hotel
GCA is participating in a new contest to develop the project of some offices in the 22 @ of Barcelona. The proposal presented covers in all the different ambiots the values that we promote in our company; Sustainability, efficiency, dynamism. With more than 30,000 m2 this project would become one of the buildings that would also bring green to the town center.
The works of the new 1882 Hotel, located in the heart of Barcelona, GCA Architects, have received an honorable mention for their commitment to sustainability and the environment also applied to the hospitality and tourism sector. The 1882 hotel has been certified as the first LEED GOLD certified hotel in Spain. Very happy to be able to contribute to sustainable change with this project and with this mention.
We ended the year receiving a special mention for the projects of the Cuatrecasas law office in Barcelona and the MANGO Design Center in Palau, which have been selected as the best projects of 2018 by the famous Archilovers architecture platform. Very happy with this great valuation and wanting to meet more challenges this 2019.
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En GCA nos preocupamos por la salud y el bienestar de nuestros trabajadroes, ya que sabemos que mantener un equilibrio entre el trabajo y la vida personal , entre el cuerpo y la mente son fundamentales para nuestra felicidad y nuestro bienestar. Es por eso que abrimos nuestro camino hacia el deporte corporativo realizando un acuerdo especial de GYM For Less para GCA Architects.
Interesting article published in Expansión, in which the founders of GCA Architects, make a brief journey from the beginnings of the company to the present and explain what prompted them to be one of the most influential architecture companies. Currently, 50% of the company's turnover comes from foreign projects, although they design from the headquarters in barcelona. "We always look for architects who have traveled, who have worked outside and who help us to continue innovating and interacting with the world"
After winning a new contest in the sector of multi-family dwellings, we start working on this project that will cover more than 38,000 m2 of surface distributed among 12 family homes in the residential area of Sant Cugat. Very happy with this new project!
Arranca un "nuevo concepto" en GCA que nace del compromiso con la beneficiencia, y empezamos a colaborar con asociaciones que se destinan a ayudar a los más necesitados. GCA aporta su "granito de arena" a la Fundación Elena Barraquer, cuyo objetivo es acabar con la ceguera y las cataratas que padecen personas sin recursos. Su equipo médico realiza expediciones temporales a ciudades como Rwanda, Níger o Cabo Verde, para devolver la visión a quienes lo necesitan. https://www.fundacionelenabarraquer.com/
Very happy to have been selected as one of the most influential offices of Spain in 2018. In the edition of the magazine Arquitectura Plus, GCA Architects shares its vision about the future of the profession, the change that is taking place in the typology of demand for projects and also details some of the most important works that are being carried out in the company. "We see the future of the profession as a constant tendency to create multidisciplinary teams in which the design and quality factor will become the added value of each company"
You can see the complete publication in the following link: https://issuu.com/grupoviabcn/docs/a_23?platform=hootsuite
Before finalizing the works, the project of Hotel 1882, which is established in the heart of Barcelona, is already receiving recognition thanks to its commitment to sustainability. The contest Rethink Hotel 2017 awarded the building with an honorary recognition to the best project in sustainability and hotel rehabilitation in Spain executed and putting it as an example of sustainable hotel project at a national level. The 4 star hotel will have 182 rooms and a pool on the top with direct views of the Sagrada Familia, another icon of Barcelona.
The restaurant Ábac, located inside the same Hotel, has received its third michelin star thanks to the signature cuisine served by the hand of Chef Jordi Cruz. From GCA we are proud to have been able to collaborate with this "dream" when carrying out the architecture and interior design project of this emblematic Hotel Ábac and its respective restaurant. Many congratulations to the entire team of the restaurant for their hard work and constant effort and to all our members of GCA for making this space a unique place.
Now a days, Divisare is the largest library of contemporary online architecture. Created by a team based in Rome, the archive is the latest architectural highlights, a huge collection of themed albums (organized by ideas, themes, plans and details, cities, elements, interiors, houses, materiality and types) that presents the most relevant pieces of architecture that have been designed. From GCA we have joined this platform of universal architecture, sharing with young people, students, students, workers, specialists and lovers of the world of design and architecture, some of our most relevant works.
In GCA we are not only lovers of art and culture but also like to get involved in it and to promote it. Josep Juanpere, founding partner of GCA and collector of art, was part of the jury of the Swab Awards 2017 in which the best emerging artist was awarded. This international art fair brings together galleries from different parts of the world, curatorial projects and collector programs to show young and emerging talent in the contemporary art scene. It is the ideal place to discover the most innovative artistic proposals. The MANGO company was also part of the jury, winner of the prize Patrik Grijalvo, and acquired the work created by the artist that will become part of the collection that the company has in its offices. http://swab.es/es/web/swab-awards-.html
Interesting article of the avant-garde where they publish the result of The facade of house Fuster, belonging to the luxury chain Hotels Center, which returns to show its original white color after six months of restoration. From the GCA Architects team, the entire renovation work has been carried out with great care and precision for the detail of this incredible work that Domenech i Montaner designed 109 years ago.
You can find all the details in the article: http://www.lavanguardia.com/local/barcelona/20171018/432161483777/casa-fuster-rehabilitacion-fachada.html
Christian Sieger, designer and creator of the last collection of Dornbracht's bath, was present at GCA's office Architecs to fulfil the most interesting Workshop. Together with the company, they made us participants of those who are carried out and that are capable of turning the bath into a contemporary living space.
Changing Values! New needs! New bathrooms?! It(he,she) was demonstrating like every time him(her) dá more importance to the bath. So much in aspects related to the architecture, the design and the technology, since(as,like) at the moment of considering it to be a space of revitalización, easing and retreat." People with their rituals and their customs (acts) are the most important thing. Both to cultural standard and to technological level. We do all that to leave that the knowledge and to know acquired they flow in our work, and therefore in his their bath or in his their spa." https://lifespa.dornbracht.com
El hotel Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort Kaplankaya ha sido seleccionado como el "BEST Global Residential and Tourism Project for 2017" por la revista ENR, gracias a la calidad de la ejecución de obra que se llevó a cabo. La gala de los premios se celebrará el 23 de Octubre en el Sheraton Times Square de New York, donde nuestros compañeros de la constructora Turner International recogerán el galardón. Muy contentos de poder añadir este nuevo logro al despacho, gracias al trabajo en equipo.
Podéis seguir las novedades de los premios en el siguiente link : http://www.enr.com/bestprojects/global
The New York Times Style Magazine has published in its section "Magazine of the Week" the interior of the new office of lawyers of Cuatrecasas. The building designed by GCA Architects and located in 22 @ of Barcelona, is divided into two towers of 11 and 18 floors respectively, joined by a central atrium that enhances the distinctive volume game. The project covers 28,000 square meters of built area, with spacious common areas such as the auditorium with capacity for 220 people, a large dining room, a gym area and an outdoor terrace with breathtaking views of the city.
You can know all the information of this article in the link: http://www.tmagazine.es/interior/cuatrecasas/
Interessant reportatge publicat per la Revista AD (Architectural Digest ) en el qual es mostra les noves oficines de Cuatrecasas, obra íntegra de GCA Architects. L'article parla sobre la importància del disseny i la seva eficiència avui dia. L'edifici, certificat amb LLEGIU GOLD, és capaç d'estalviar fins a un 30% d'energia , en comparació a un edifici tradicional de mateixes característiques. Podeu conèixer més detalls del reportatge al seu web : http://www.revistaad.es/arquitectura/articulos/torre-cuatrecasas-premio-catalunya-construccio/19130
ProudProud to have been able to receive to Miguel Milá, reference no doubt design Spanish, GCA Architects offices. The designer shared an evening with all the team of GCA, where he showed a short film about his life and experiences from the point of view of Interior Designer and industrial designer who is. With 85 years - Fortunately - it still active. Lucid and simple. Honest, acid and bright. It has played a fundamental role in the history of the contemporary catalan and Spanish design. Pioneer of the design of the 1950s, has seen how some of your furniture and lamps have become genuine classics. According to him, "all you need an object to become a classic is a good idea and a simple execution. Thank you for sharing it with us. to have been able to receive to Miguel Milá, reference no doubt design Spanish, GCA Architects offices. The designer shared an evening with all the team of GCA, where he showed a short film about his life and experiences from the point of view of Interior Designer and industrial designer who is. With 85 years - Fortunately - it still active. Lucid and simple. Honest, acid and bright. It has played a fundamental role in the history of the contemporary catalan and Spanish design. Pioneer of the design of the 1950s, has seen how some of your furniture and lamps have become genuine classics. According to him, "all you need an object to become a classic is a good idea and a simple execution. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Proud of having been able to receive Miguel Milá, indubitable reference of the Spanish design, in the offices of GCA Architects. The designer shared an evening with the entire GCA team, where he exposed a short about his life and his experiences from the point of view of interior designer and industrial designer that he is. With 85 years - fortunately - is still active. Lucid and simple. Honest, acid and bright. He has played a fundamental role in the history of contemporary Catalan and Spanish design. A pioneer of design in the 1950s, he has seen some of his furniture and lamps become authentic classics. According to him, "everything that an object needs to become a classic is a good idea and a simple execution. Thank you for sharing it with us.Proud of having been able to receive Miguel Milá, indubitable reference of the Spanish design, in the offices of GCA Architects. The designer shared an evening with the entire GCA team, where he exposed a short about his life and his experiences from the point of view of interior designer and industrial designer that he is. With 85 years - fortunately - is still active. Lucid and simple. Honest, acid and bright. He has played a fundamental role in the history of contemporary Catalan and Spanish design. A pioneer of design in the 1950s, he has seen some of his furniture and lamps become authentic classics. According to him, "everything that an object needs to become a classic is a good idea and a simple execution. Thank you for sharing it with us.Proud of having been able to receive Miguel Milá, indubitable reference of the Spanish design, in the offices of GCA Architects. The designer shared an evening with the entire GCA team, where he exposed a short about his life and his experiences from the point of view of interior designer and industrial designer that he is. With 85 years - fortunately - is still active. Lucid and simple. Honest, acid and bright. He has played a fundamental role in the history of contemporary Catalan and Spanish design. A pioneer of design in the 1950s, he has seen some of his furniture and lamps become authentic classics. According to him, "everything that an object needs to become a classic is a good idea and a simple execution. Thank you for sharing it with us.
GCA has been rewarded by the Prize Catalonia Construction by the excellent direction and execution of work that was carried out in Cuatrecasas's office project placed in 22 of Barcelona. Jesus Hernando and Daniel Fernandez represented to the " Night of the Construction ", organized by the Riggers' college of Barcelona (CAATEEB), which was celebrated in the Nautic Center of Barcelona, where they gathered the prize opposite to more than 500 persons, professionals and businessmen of the sector of the construction. The juror emphasized the qualit level obtained in the building together with the capacity of adjustment to the conditions and particularities of the client. Also the quality stood out in the precision and the execution of the work that was carried out in the short space of 17 months.
Francisco de Paz, one of the seven partners of GCA Architects, explains in an article for the economy newspaper, Cinco días de El País, what are the new distribution trends in the most pioneering office buildings and how they are increasingly being promoted The open and common spaces. To do this, he puts as an example, a comparison between the Puig Tower and the building of the new offices of Cuatrecasas in Barcelona. Both buildings designed and built by GCA ARchitects. More information about this interesting article in :http://cincodias.elpais.com/cincodias/2017/05/12/fortunas/1494611879_647048.html
The winners of the V Prize Eurostars Madrid Tower of photography received a well-deserved tribute yesterday at the Hotel Eurostars Madrid Tower. Together with around 200 guests from the world of culture, they collected their prizes in a gala presided by the President of the Congress of Deputies, Ana Pastor, the president of Hotusa Group, Amancio López Seijas and Josep Juanpere founding partner of GCA ARchitects, as one of the members of the jury and responsible of the interior design at the Eurostars Madrid Tower 5*
GCA has been selected by the prestigious Architecture and Design magazine, The Plan, as one of the finalists for its annual prizes "The Plan Awards 2017" thanks to the work realized in the new Cuatrecasas offices project, placed in 22@ of Barcelona. Within the Office & Business category, values such details as 72 meters of height of the building, the resolution of the different created volumes and the certification LEED GOLD, wich constitutes an energetic saving of 30% in consumption , in comparison with the expense of the conventional Skycrapers.
GCA has been selected as a finalist in the Architizer Awards to, thanks to the project of the new Cuatrecasas offices situated in the 22 @ Barcelona. Within the category of more than 16-storey buildings, our project has been selected as one of the most voted by the jury and by popular vote.
GCA Architects finished the new Cuatrecasas lawyers headquarters, that is located in the 22@ district of Barcelona.
The building is divided in two towers, it rises 72 meters and is be able to hold more than 1000 people. The building conform to rigorous standards, set by the U.S. Green Building Council has the LEED GOLD certification, which in terms of consumption means an important decrease, saving up to 30% compared to that conventional high-rises.
Works have started for a new offices in Dakar.
GCA architcts made the project of three offices buildings, occupying a total area of 54.000 sqm. It is expected to finish work by the end of 2018.
GCA Architects represented by Josep Juanpere will participate in the debate about the Barcelona skyline, in the 25 aniversari of the Mapfre Tower and Hotel Arts.
GCA Architects is working in the interior design for a new hotel in Sevilla located in the Pelli tower..
The Eurostars Sevilla Tower will have 159 rooms, all with large windows overlooking the city. GCA has emphasized the role of the façade with a new room distribution. It has also designed a Spa center of 500 m2, located on the 35th floor. The interior design is seeking a balance between the modern architecture of the building and the characteristics of the Andalusian and Sevillian culture, without falling into clichés.
GCA won the competition promoted by PGA Catalunya Resort for the construction of a new hotel, in the golf course in Caldas de Malavella Girona.
The clarity of the concept and geometry of the building that takes advantage of all the possibilities that offered the site, were the premises to win the contest. The hotel will have 50 rooms and will be mainly addressed to the tourism linked to the practice of the golf.
On September 2016 was the opening of Noom Hotel Conakry in Guinea, GCA has taken part on the construction management of the 4 star Hotel in colaboration with Saota.
NOOM Hotel Conakry is set strategically in Kaloum, the financial district of Conakry, and right next to the sea, its façade is inspired by a cruise ship.
GCA finished the new desing Center for Mango brand .The building has 25.000 sqm.
Natural light in workspaces has been the priority in the design of the building that is composed through a network of different volumes.
GCA Architects won the Architectural competition for the extension of St. Paul's school.
The proposal consists of the extension of the existing classrooms building as well as the sports space underground attending to the relationship with the environment and the views over the city.
GCA is the chosen study to develop a part of the housing development that SOLVIA will built in Barcelona, between the streets Major de Sarrià and Ràfols.
The job involves the integral rehabilitation of the "Grases house", to lodge 3 apartments, and the construction of 2 new detached houses.
GCA's proposal has been valued by the jury for being the one that takes advantage in the most smarter way of the buildable plot, raising a program with several types of housings. Also, it has valued very positively the integration of the patrimonial set with a contemporary offer characterized by wide and diaphanous spaces.
Last 13th of June, GCA celebrated the Construction day party.
This year with a special motivation because of the 30th anniversary of the Company, founded in 1986.
GCA is working on the project of the new ordering of the Nestle Campus in Esplugues de Llobregat.
The project includes exterior, hall in building 1st floor building 2, gym in building 3 and auditorium in building 4.
GCA won the restricted competition, for interior renovation and landscaping of the Hotel LA MOLA that belongs to HILTON brand.
The renovation includes common areas, 164 rooms and outdoor spaces. The intention is to orientate the Hotel towards a vacation client and diversify the already existing offer of business client.
GCA is in charge of the refurbishment of the Estel building, located at Avenida Roma 73 in Barcelona. After a break, due to a change in the ownership, on december 2015, works go on in the building of 42.000 m2 above ground and 30.000 m2 below ground, which will offer different uses for the city.
Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira lawyers are moving into their new headquarters during this year. The new office building, located in the 22@ district of Barcelona, started in October 2014 and it's currently in the top of structure. Divided in two towers, the building will rise 72 meters and will be able to hold more than 1000 people. The building conform to rigorous standards, set by the U.S. Green Building Council, aiming to achieve a LEED GOLD certification, which in terms of consumption means an important decrease, saving up to 30% compared to that conventional high-rises.
GCA is working on the project of an office building and car parc located on the corner of Llacuna street and Pallars street in Barcelona. The building has 36.000 sqm constructed area .
The design consists of a common ground floor area and three independent constructions on top, with an interior space for public use. The facade is a composition of two different skins, a part of metallic slats that cover the cores and the main rooms, protecting of the sun and views between buildings, and other part made of glass for work areas, which permit the relation between exterior and interior. Because of this concept, the building can obtain the LEED PLATINUM certification.
Project of 12 semi dettached houses, located on a site on the seafront of Gavà, with common underground parking and communal garden area in the center of the plot.
Works on the Prague Hotel Boho are finished. The hotel is working since January 2016.
The building dated in 1911, is located in Senovazna 4 street, it has 57 rooms, bar, restaurant and wellness area.
GCA Architects won the Architectural competition for the urban transformation of the Castell de Peralada.
The history and the equity value of the castle are decisive for the design and integration of the new volumes.
Javier Jaudenes form Surge Projects (Naval Architect) with GCA Architects and A2B Maritime (Project managment) have designed S46 sailboat, a new concept of superyacht in carbon fiber, with technically advanced features with a high level of comfort and special care in indoors and outdoors details.
This concept was presented to in "The Superyacht Cup" in Palma de Mallorca and the "Monaco Yacht Show" in September 2015.
GCA Architects and GMP architects and engineers are presented together in the Architecture Contest for the construction of the new Palau Blaugrana.
Our proposal is one of the six that have been selected to participate in the 2nd phase of the architectural competition.
GCA Architects has designed the concept that promotes Mar Foundation for the creation of a center of the Biosphere, on the site occupied by Radio Liberty. The center's goal is to promote bio-knowledge, technological innovation and environmental and sea conservation.
The architectural design preserved the old buildings. To adapt them to technological and sustainability requirements, the structure is preserved and a new skin has been designed, achieving a total adaptation to the environment.
GCA Architects won the contest for the project and construction management for the integral refurbishment of the Parador of Aiguablava in Girona.
The proposed reform preserves the shapes of rationalist architecture of the original building, dominated by horizontal holes to enhance light and views, integrating the natural environment in the building.
GCA Architects won the competition to reform public areas of the Grand Hotel in Oslo.
The Grand Hotel is a legendary hotel in the capital of Norway since 1874, it host the ceremony of the Nobel Peace Prize.