A lifetime's work

12 Mar 2012

Josep Mias from MiAS Architects presents his work to date

Josep Mias graduated in 1992 from the Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. From 1990 till 2000 he worked as an associate Architect with Enric Miralles, developing numerous projects including the Círculo de Lectores in Madrid, Sports Hall in Huesca, Centro de Alto Rendimiento in Alicante, Library in Palafolls, Parc dels Colors in Mollet del Vallès, Cemetery in Igualada, Scottish Parliament in Edimburg, Diagonal Mar Park, Santa Caterina Market and Gas Natural Building en Barcelona.

In 2000, Josep Miàs founded his own studio, working with landscape and urbanism projects, architecture and interiors and industrial design, examples include the refurbishment of the old city of Banyoles, Barceloneta Market, Golf Fontanals de Cerdanya Clubhouse, Funicular Station and restoration of the Old Historical Building in Tibidabo Amusement Park, Rubí Market Complex, Annexa-Puigbert Primary School, iGuzzini Illuminazione España Headquarters and the Landscape House in Llavaneres. Other projects which are now being finished are the Plug-in 22@ building and a Housing building in Torrebaró, both in BCN and a Pedestrian Bridge in Palafolls.

Among other prizes those which should be underlined are AJAC Best Young Architect Award 2004, a Special Mention in Girona Architecture Award 2005, first Prize in Girona Architecture Award 2007 as well as the City of Barcelona Architecture and Urbanism Award 2007, the Catalonia Construction Award 2009 and Architecture Aplus Award 2011 for the Best Educational Building in Spain.

From 1999, Josep Mias has engaged in teaching activities in Architecture Schools in Europe, America and USA. He took on roles such as the Design Department Professor, at the School of Architecture ETSAB and at the School of Architecture La Salle BCN. Other teaching roles include becoming both the Director and Assistant Director of Architecture at the School of Architecture ESARQ UIC and a Professor at The Barlett School of Architecture in London, UNISS Facoltà d'Architettura Alghero, Frankfurt Stadelschule and Harvard GSD.

Josep Mias has been invited to give lectures and head up workshops in a large number of universities in Spain, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Switzerland, United States, Mexico, Uruguay, and Panama among others.

His work, as well as his writings, have been published in international magazines and books, and his work has been exhibited in many architecture exhibition halls such as COAC Barcelona, Nuevos Ministerios Madrid, Cité de l'Architecture París, Stadelschule Frankfurt, Architektur Forum Zurich and TU University Berlín.

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