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Joan Roig (ESP)
JOAN ROIG DURAN. Architect since 1981 by the Barcelona School of Architecture ETSAB. The same year he associated with Enric Batlle Durany forming the company BATLLE I ROIG ARQUITECTURA. Since then he has developed multiple projects in the fields of landscape building and planning.
His business work at the helm of BATLLE I ROIG ARQUITECTURA has recently been recognized with the highest recognition in Spain towards an architecture firm: the Superior Council of the Architects’ Associations of Spain- CSCAE 2017 MEDAL “for being a great architecture studio, consolidated as referent of quality and professional rigor, and organized according to a business and solvent operation, with a collaborative, global philosophy, directed towards the control of the process and the avant-garde in the use of new technologies, always without forgetting the values of our discipline ” according to the Jury.
He has taught Architectural Projects at the Barcelona School of Architecture since 1984, as well as the Master’s in Landscape Architecture at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech UPC and the Barcelona School of Agricultural Engineering. He has been a visiting professor at, among others, the Academie van Bouwkunst, Rotterdam; the Delft University of Technology; the ILAUD (International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design), Urbino; the IUAV Istituto Universitario di Architettura de Venezia; the Facoltà di Architettura, Genoa; the ITU, in the Faculty of Architecture of Istanbul; the Washington University, St. Louis; the University of Illinois, Chicago; the École Supérieure du Paysage de Versailles; the Ringyorcesung Technishe Universität, Munich; the University of Stuttgart, Germany; and at the Master of Landscape of the Navarra School of Architecture, Pamplona. He has also been director of the BIArch (Barcelona Institute of Architecture).
His work as a jury is very remarkable, both in national and international competitions (Europan, Spanish Architecture Biennial, European Landscape Biennial, World Architecture Festival). As a consulting member, he has been culture vocal of the Demarcation of Barcelona at the Official College of Architects of Catalonia, Consultant of the Gustavo Gili Publishing House and member of the Architecture Commission of the Barcelona City Council.
In the editorial field, it is worth mentioning the publication of the book New Bridges, published by GG, and that of numerous opinion articles published in specialized journals, among which El Croquis, Arquitectura Viva, Topos, Quaderns or Domus stand out.