Timber Construction in JO8 advances

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Wood construction advances in the works of our JO8 housing project in Madrid. Timber construction company: Egoin Wood GroupConstruction company: CareyesStructural and MEP engineering consultants: BIS Photos by Carla Capdevila

b720 at the 12th Architizer A+ Awards

From hundreds of entries from over 70 countries, two of our projects have been distinguished in this year’s Architizer A+ Awards, that celebrated their 12th consecutive year of showcasing architecture from around the world. More specifically, KNEM Offices is the Popular Choice Winner for the “Office – Mid Rise (5 – 15 Floors)”, while L’Hospitalet […]

First prize for the Blue Tech Port of Barcelona

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We are very pleased to announce that we have won the first prize in the competition for the design of the Blue Tech Port of Barcelona, organised by World Trade Centre Barcelona. The proposal developed together with Windmill and TYLin revaluates the existing old warehouses, promoting the dialogue between the necessary conservation of the built […]

Hotel Forum awarded by TECHNAL

During the Construmat fair in Barcelona, TECHNAL presented their Circularity Awards, thus recognising the architecture studios, developers and construction companies that worked with this purpose at the centre of their projects. b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos has been awarded for the Hotel Forum. Thanks to the use of TECHNAL’s joinery made with Hydro CIRCAL® certified recycled […]

First Prize for the New Gijón Station

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Our proposal for the New Gijón Station, together with the engineering companies Esteyco and Geocontrol, has been selected as the winner of the competition called by ADIF – Alta Velocidad. The new intermodal station of Gijón, efficient and representative, merges railway and urban needs, offering a holistic solution for the future of transport. A symbol […]

KNEM Offices is a finalist of the 12th Architizer A+ Awards

Our project, KNEM Offices, is a finalist in the category “Office – Mid Rise (5-15 Floors)” of the 12th international Architizer A+ Awards. The public vote is open until Friday 10th of May. You can vote once every 24 hours with an active Architizer account, through the following link: https://tinyurl.com/b720-Architizer

Manel Balcells, the Catalan Minister of Health visits the New SEM HQ

The Catalan Regional Minister of Health, Manel Balcells, has visited the construction site of the new headquarters of the Medical Emergency Services (SEM) in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat. The construction of the building, which is located next to the Catalan Institute of Oncology, began in July 2023 and is expected to be completed this summer. “The […]

Simon SWITCH selected for the Architecture Awards of the CSCAE

We are very pleased to announce that Simon SWITCH is one of the selected projects for the Architecture Awards 2024, by the Council of Architects Associations in Spain (CSCAE). This year, almost 500 projects were presented and the jury selected 185 of them to proceed to the second phase of evaluation. The projects represent the […]

New Architecture Projects in Madrid – Grupo Vía

On Wednesday 10th of April, Grupo Vía organised the conference “New Architecture Projects – Madrid”. Our associate architect, Laura Martín, presented the Pradillo Offices and the New Chamartín Station, two of our projects currently under development, which aim to act as new sustainable urban regenerators, each in their own way, depending on their scale, use […]

“The New Habitat 25/26” by APE Grupo and Futurea

The second expert panel of the trend report “The New Habitat 25/26”, organised by APE Grupo and Futurea, took place on Wednesday 3rd of April. A group of professionals and experts from the sector met to exchange views on the possible changes that office spaces will undergo in the next two years. Pablo Garrido, Partner […]

L’Hospitalet Housing, finalist of the HISPALYT Awards 2021-2023

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The Jury’s decision meeting for the Brick Architecture Award 2021-2023 by HISPALYT took place on 22 February 2024. We are honoured that our project, L’Hospitalet Housing is a finalist in the category of Multi-family Housing. The awards aim to distinguish architectural projects that highlight brick as a material and honor its use in both traditional […]

N0 Meeting on the SEM Construction Site

The N0 Meeting was held at the construction site of the new Medical Emergency Services Headquarters on Friday the 26th of January, with the presence of the rest of the companies linked to the 3 projects under construction promoted by Catsalut. The project implements the LEAN methodology as a key tool for the optimization of […]

Polaris North nominated for the ArchDaily 2024 Building of the Year

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We are delighted that our project, Polaris North Offices, has been nominated for the ArchDaily 2024 Building of the Year Awards, in the Offices category. In this first nominating stage of the process, each registered user of the My ArchDaily platform will have the chance to nominate one project per category. This stage starts on January 30th and […]

Two of our projects among Archilovers Best of 2023

The global architectural platform Archilovers has announced the Best Projects of 2023, among more than 50.000 projects on their database. The projects on the list are chosen based on their interaction with the Archilovers users. The platform counts more than 250.000 unique monthly visits. Our projects, Polaris North in Madrid and KNEM Offices in Barcelona […]

b720 celebrates its 25th anniversary

b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos celebrated their 25th anniversary together with the core of their success, the b720 team. The whole team from the Madrid and Barcelona offices travelled to Copenhagen, the World Capital of Architecture for 2023. The 3-day trip included visits to Henning Larsen, Cobe and BIG, fellow architecture studios that operate mostly from […]

Polaris North is a winner of the Architecture MasterPrize 2023

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Polaris North is a winner in the Commercial Architecture category of the Architecture Masterprize 2023! We are beyond thrilled that our project stood out among thousands of remarkable entries from 81 countries. The annual Architecture MasterPrize (AMP) is an international architecture award recognizing design excellence. The AMP was created to advance the appreciation and exposure […]

First Stone Ceremony for the Hall Zero of Fira Barcelona

Yesterday, 4th of December, the symbolic ceremony to lay the first stone of the new “Hall Zero” pavilion at Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via exhibition centre was held in l’Hospitalet de Llobregat. The future building, of gigantic dimensions, represents an additional gross area of more than 135,000m2, which will increase the exhibition area of the […]

Site Visit – New SEM HQ

Site visit to the new Medical Emergencies Services headquarters, together with our partners AECOM and the heads of the joint venture Ferrovial and Climava (Construction) and Tecnics G3 and Ennegestió (DEO), as well as representatives of CatSalut and SEM. The works are progressing rapidly, according to schedule. After just five months sincs works started, the […]

Inmomat Award in the Sustainability category for Hierbabuena Housing

Our Hierbabuena Housing project is the winner of the INMOMAT Awards 2023, in the Sustainability category. Located in Madrid, the building is characterised by its façade made of carbonised wood panels. The awards are part of the annual INMOMAT real estate congress organised by COAM, which this year took place on 15 and 16 November. […]

KNEM Offices is a finalist in the Archello Awards 2023

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We are delighted to share that our project, KNEM Offices, is a finalist in the category “Office Building of the Year”, in the Archello Awards 2023! The public vote is now open and you can vote on all categories using this link. Photo by Oriol Gómez.

Two b720 projects longlisted for the Archello Awards 2023

In their very first edition, the Archello Awards received more than 1,000 entries from 51 countries for the 27 award categories. Two of our projects made it to the longlist in two categories: Housing Project of the Year: L’Hospitalet Housing See the longlisted projects here, and the project entry here. Office Building of the Year: […]

b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos joins ULI Spain and ULI Europe

b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos joins the wide network of ULI Spain and ULI Europe members. With our commitment to sustainability and with our knowledge and experience, we hope to help the ULI Network fulfill its missions and inspire the global community to adopt more efficient and sustainable land use policies and management. More information about […]

L’Hospitalet Housing in 48H Open House Barcelona

Our project, L’Hospitalet Housing, participates in this year’s 48H Open House Barcelona, the free architecture festival that opens the doors of architectural gems of Barcelona and its metropolitan area. The building will be open for free visits without prior inscription on Sunday 21st of October from 10:00 to 14:00. More information can be found here. […]

Reception of the International Architecture Award 2023 for Futur Camp Nou

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The International Architecture Awards gala took place on the 15th of September at Eleon Loft in Athens. The event was attended by representatives of the project team: Albert Freixes (b720), Diego Rodríguez (IDOM) and Daisuke Ibano and Masakazu Kimura (Nikken Sekkei), who received the joint prize awarded to our Spotify Camp Nou project in the […]

Futur Camp Nou, winner of the International Architecture Awards 2023

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The international jury has selected, among more than 750 entries, the winning projects in the different categories in the 18th edition of the awards by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum for Architecture and Design. This award recognises the sensitivity and uniqueness of the proposal and the remarkable effort of the whole team.  Designed by b720 Fermín […]

Barcelona. Urban Architecture and Community Since 2010

The new book, published by Edition DETAIL, features 30 projects located in the city of Barcelona, among which our projects Encants Market and Lycée Français are featured. In the publisher’s words: “Barcelona is a vibrant hotbed of forward-looking architecture and urban planning. The Catalan metropolis is home to more bold concepts for climate adaptation and […]

REBUILD 2023: Interview with Fermín Vázquez

The interview with Fermín Vázquez, founding partner of b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos, about urban transformation projects in the REBUILD 2023 TV Studio is now available. “With some big projects in the city like the new Chamartín station that have a huge impact, our responsibility is to compensate, to completely transform everything that had been negative […]

Fermín Vázquez and David Sebastián on Timber Construction

Interview and debate on Vía Ágora’s Ágora Channel on timber construction and other topics with two pioneers in the use of timber in construction: Fermín Vázquez, founding partner of b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos and David Sebastián, project manager of Wilmotte & Associés Architectes.

La Casa de La Luz: Fuera de Serie Design and Innovation Awards 2023

We are delighted that the showroom “La Casa de La Luz”, a project in a historic building by Fernando Higueras, which we designed with great care together with Estudi Antoni Arola for Simon, has won the Store category in the Fuera de Serie Design and Innovation Awards 2023. Fermín Vázquez of b720 Fermin Vazquez Arquitectos […]

b720 in Archello’s Best Architecture Firms in Spain

b720 Fermin Vazquez Arquitectos is featured on the 6th place of the list, amongst well respected spanish firms and studios of architecture, such as IDOM, Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, Alberto Campo Baeza, AGi Architects, Picharchitects/Pich-Aguilera, Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos, Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT Architects and OHLAB, to name a few. Thank you Archello for including us in […]

Gómez-Pintado Foundation: Construction with Timber

On April 18, at the Gómez-Pintado Foundation, the 3rd Discussion Table on Construction with Timber took place. Fermín Vázquez from b720 Fermin Vazquez Arquitectos, Ibán Carpintero from BAUMAD and Alejandra Mallavia León from Lignum Tech presented successful cases of construction with timber and participated in the round table discussion moderated by Sandra Llorente, CEO of […]

Polaris North wins at the 11th Architizer A+ Awards

On May 30, Architizer, one of the world’s most important online platforms for architecture, announced the winners of the 11th Annual International A+Awards. Our project, Polaris North has won the public vote award in the category “Office – Mid Rise (5-15 Floors)”! We are very happy that our work is appreciated by the global community, […]

Grupo Vía: New Architecture Projects in Barcelona

On Wednesday 31st of May the Grupo Vía event on New Architecture Projects in Barcelona took place, sponsored by Schneider Electric. Our partner Peco Mulet presented the latest projects of b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat and participated in the final debate with the other speakers, about the future of architecture and the […]

Fermín Vázquez at the 2023 ULI Europe Conference

The 2023 ULI Europe Conference took place this week, 5-8th of June in Madrid. Fermín Vázquez, as a member of the Executive Committees of both ULI Madrid and Barcelona, had the honor to participate in the Product Council Day on June 6th as a speaker on two of the Council’s site tours (Sustainability and Urban […]

First prize in the competition for the new SEM Headquarters

Winning proposal in the design and construction competition for the new headquarters of the Servei d’Emergències Mèdiques (SEM) de Catalunya, in collaboration with AECOM, to be built by the joint venture Ferrovial Construcción and Climava. It concerns a bioclimatic building of industrialised and prefabricated construction, located in the current Duran i Reynals Hospital complex, in […]

Fermín Vázquez at REBUILD 2023

On Tuesday March the 28th, Fermín Vázquez had the honour to be a speaker at REBUILD 2023, the great technology summit for professionals in the building sector, at IFEMA. Our founding partner, together with the CEO of Esteyco, Carlos García Acón, analysed the joint proposal of UNStudio, b720 and Esteyco for the new Madrid-Chamartin Station. […]

Hotel Forum: Site visit with the mayoress

Last Tuesday March 21st we visited the construction site of the Forum Hotel with the mayoress of Sant Adrià de Besós, Filo Cañete Carrillo, and her team, together with Tech-Stone. The mayoress had the opportunity to see the progress of the work of the ambitious hotel, which aims to revitalize the area of Sant Adrià, […]

Zak World of Façades Spain 2023

Last Thrusday, 23rd of March, Pablo Garrido, Partner and Director of Technology of b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitector was a speaker at the Zak World of Façades Spain 2023, with his presentation entitled “Shades with attributes: Reflections on sun protection”. Zak World of Façades is an international conference series on façade design & engineering. The event […]

CIC: Estudios de Arquitectura Sostenible 2022-23

b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos está incluido en la publicación especial del CIC Arquitectura y Sostenibilidad «Estudios de Arquitectura Sostenible 2022-23». La publicación incluye a nuestro estudio entre más de 100 estudios de arquitectura que comparten sus reflexiones sobre la arquitectura sostenible y su compromiso con la sostenibilidad. Puede acceder a la versión digital de la […]

b720 on ProArquitectura

The latest volume of the ProArquitectura magazine by the Editorial Protiendas features our project for the Malaga Waterfront, which we realized together with Luis Machuca and DJ Arquitectura and which won the international architectural competition for the redevelopment of the central zone of the Malaga Waterfront Plan. An interview with Fermín Vázquez is also included […]

ConArquitectura Vol.85 – Work Spaces

The latest volume of ConArquitectura is dedicated to work spaces and our project KNEM offices is featured, among very interesting projects by incredible architecture studios. The team of ConArquitectura also interviewed our founding partners, Fermín Vázquez and Ana Bassat, about their views on architectural practice and b720’s past, present and future. We are always honored […]

David Chipperfield, 2023 Pritzker Prize Laureate

Our dear friend and colleague, Sir David Alan Chipperfield, is the 2023 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. It is an honor for us to have worked with him and his team and it is with great pride that we see our project Veles e Vents – Copa America Building featured in David’s selected works […]

Conferences, Exhibitions, The Dialogue “Spanish Style. Past. Present. Future.”

On May 11, 2017, at 7:30 pm, organized by AIT ArchitekturSalon (Hamburg), architects Fermín Vázquez (b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos, ES-Barcelona / Madrid, BR-São Paulo) and Daniel Jiménez (Daniel Jiménez y Jaime Olivera Arquitectos, ES- Badajoz) presented a look at the development of Spanish design and the importance of contemporary Spanish architecture. What are the special […]

Concrete and Pigments in the new City of Justice of Barcelona

A complete analysis of the project and construction of the new City of Justice in Barcelona. Currently, the various justice departments of Barcelona and L’Hospitalet de Llobregat are scattered in 17 buildings distributed between the two cities, with functional frustrations for both users and employees. A new joint city of Justice will improve efficiency and […]

AIT Awards 2014

The German architecture portal AIT awards El Mercat de Encants with the AIT Special Best Worldwide Award and with the first prize in the Retail / Trade Fair Design category.

FAD Awards 2014 – City and Landscape: Selected Work

The Fomento de las Artes y del Diseño (FAD) portal has selected b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos’ project – the Encants Market in Barcelona – for the FAD – City and Landscape 2014 award. Source: Premis FAD

Archdaily Building of the Year 2014 – Commercial Architecture

The web platform Archdaily, one of the most famous architecture websites in the world, has selected the Mercat dels Encants project in Barcelona as a finalist for the BOTY 2014 Award, in the category of Commercial Architecture. The project entry in Archdaily is available here.

ASPRIMA-SIMA 2011 Awards: First Prize and Special Mention

The Association of Real Estate Developers of Madrid awards b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos the prize for the Best Non-Residential Real Estate Development for the Lleida-Alguaire Airport and the special mention for the Best Non-Residential Real Estate Performance for the Porta Fira Hotel in Barcelona.. Source: ASPRIMA-SIMA Awards

Floornature interviews Fermín Vázquez

Fermín Vázquez, founder of b720 Arquitectos meets Claudia Gelosa at his studio in Barcelona to talk about the work of one of the most active studios in the city.

ASPRIMA-SIMA 2010 Awards: First Prize in two categories

The Madrid Real Estate Developers Association awarded: b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos and Realia Business the prize for the Best Non-Residential Real Estate Development for the Realia Tower in Barcelona. b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos and the municipal company Urban Teruel, S.A. the prize for the Best Urban Development or Urban Remodeling Project for the Torico Square […]

Fermín Vázquez on EjePrime

EjePrime publishes an interview with Fermín Vázquez, entitled “b720, Spanish architecture that plays with the big boys”. Source: EjePrime

BODW 2015 – Space & Design

Business of Design Week 2015 Architect Fermín Vázquez presents a paper at the Space & Design conference at BODW 2015.

Fermín Vázquez on Radio RTVE

The Spanish Radio and Television Corporation (RTVE) publishes an interview with architect Fermín Vázquez of b720 Arquitectos. It is available here.

4th UPC Alumni Day

Smart talent, smart projects. The value of multidisciplinary teams. Architect Fermín Vázquez presents a paper on the latest work of b720 Arquitectos at the 4th UPC Alumni Day. Source: UPC

R+D+I b720, Research + Development + Innovation

The FB720 Façade system is the result of a research project, completed in October 2011, financed by funds from the Spanish Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The objective is the design and development of a modular “unitized” lightweight façade with low environmental impact and high […]

b720 in Architecture Masters 2016 – Katowice, Poland

Recalling the participation of Fermin Vazquez in the lectures “Masters of Architecture” in October last year, organized by the College of Architects (SARP) in Katowice – Poland, at the Silesian Museum. Source: Mistrzowie Architektury SARP

PINI Award 2017, Residential Building Category

It is with great pride that we announce that Forma Itaim Residences was the grand winner of the 2017 PINI Award in the Best Residential Building category. Spanish architect Fermín Vázquez’s first residential project in Brazil has already won two other awards: the Structural Engineering Talent Award and the Central & South America Property Development […]

LEED Platinum for the Nestlé HQ Building

The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the Nestlé HQ building in Barcelona the Leed Platinum in Existing Building: Operation & Maintenance (EBOM) category. It will be the first project in Spain in this category to achieve this Platinum level, the 10th project in Europe with this level of certification and this category, of which […]

Forma Itaim Tower winner at the International Property Awards

The Itaim Tower, located in São Paulo, Brazil, has won an award at the International Property Awards 2016-17 in the High End Residential Development category in the Central and South America group. This award shows our commitment to the highest level of quality and differentiated architecture. Source: International Property Awards

Buenavista Housing, Best Energy Efficiency Project in Housing

We are very excited to announce that our project Buenavista Housing has won the award for BEST ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECT IN REAL ESTATE in the ASPRIMA-SIMA 2020 awards, whose awards ceremony took place on November 26, 2020 at the Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos de Madrid. b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos, together with […]

b720 Arquitectos to build Barcelona’s new high-speed train station

Barcelona’s new high-speed train station will become the mobility and transport hub of reference in Europe, the largest building in the city, comparable to T1 at El Prat airport, and probably the busiest. A new privileged urban territory with a wide range of mobility and infrastructures that will link up the fabrics of neighborhoods that […]

Fermín Vázquez, special guest at Nebrija University

“We have to stop and think about what is necessary and inevitable in architecture” Last Thursday, January 27th, Fermín Vázquez was invited as a guest speaker at the official opening lecture of the second semester. This conference was part of the organization of talks by leading professionals led by Fernando Moral, director of the Department […]

b720 in Oficinas RETHINK Barcelona

Refurbishment of the HQ Nestlé Building Barcelona Pablo Garrido’s presentation on the Nestlé Building refurbishment project at the Oficinas Rethink Barcelona event, organized by Grupo Vía. Source: Grupo Vía

Barcelona Architecture Center

Seminar Lecture Series BAC visits the Barcelona offices of b720 Arquitectos, where Fermín Vázquez presents the new Encants Market and the Spanish Pavilion for Expo Milan 2015. Source: BAC

“Rastros Y Encantos (+)” makes its last stop in Madrid

The exhibition “Enchanting Traces” inaugurated in Berlin at the AEDES gallery in 2018 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of b720, now closes its itinerary by being exhibited in Madrid, at the WPP La Matriz building. Slightly reduced in volume, but also incorporating some works built in recent years, it fully retains its meaning. […]

b720 Fermín Vazquez Arquitectos, in a joint venture with Aguirre Newman and IPB Consulting, will refurbish the Bank of Spain’s headquarters in Barcelona

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The building, located at the junction of Plaza de Cataluña and Portal del Ángel, currently houses around 30,000 m2 of built area. The comprehensive refurbishment will reorganize the Bank of Spain’s own spaces on the lower floors, while the upper floors will be used for administrative purposes. The winning joint venture has been selected through […]

Video: Encants Market – Barcelona

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Video of the construction of the new Encants Market – Fira de Bellcaire, recorded from March 2012 to September 2013. It is available here. Learn more about the Encants Market project here.