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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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. […]
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.
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 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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Hong Kong Tatler Magazine publishes photos of the Encants Market and the Porta Fira Towers (David Cardelús) and mentions Fermín as a speaker at the Hong Kong Business of Design Week (BODW). Source: Tatler Magazine
b720 developed together with Cosentino, the flooring for the Spanish Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 uses a new material
b720 developed together with Cosentino the pavement of the Spanish Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015 from a new material, Dekton. Thanks to the characteristics of the material itself and the development of a surface engraving (the complete genome of the tomato) we achieved pieces that are different from each other and that will embody the […]
The Italian magazine Abitare interviews architect Fermín Vázquez:
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 […]
Deutsche Welle, in the Euromaxx program, interviews architect Fermín Vázquez at the Spanish Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015. It is available here.
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.
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
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.
InfinityInner TV talks to Fermín Vázquez and he presents all his new projects. He highlights the international recognition of the Barcelona brand in architecture.
Housing development in Seville:
BoletimINTV from Brazil interviews Fermín Vázquez, architect and founder of b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos.
Explanatory video on the proposal for the Chinchero International Airport in Peru. It is available here.
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
Zukunft bauen – The Spanish architect Fermín Vázquez. Deutsche Welle interviews Fermín Vázquez, architect and founder of b720 Arquitectos. (Audio in German)
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.
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 […]
EjePrime publishes an interview with Fermín Vázquez, entitled “b720, Spanish architecture that plays with the big boys”. Source: EjePrime
Business of Design Week 2015 Architect Fermín Vázquez presents a paper at the Space & Design conference at BODW 2015.
The spanish newspaper Expansión publishes that the studio b720 Arquitectos will carry out the project of Bodegas Gramanosa. Source: Expansión
The Spanish Radio and Television Corporation (RTVE) publishes an interview with architect Fermín Vázquez of b720 Arquitectos. It is available here.
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
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 […]
Lecture by Fermín Vazquez, Founder of b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos, as part of the IE Business School – Casa de América SME Forum.
The French magazine Le Moniteur publishes the project under construction of the Lycée Français de Barcelona. Source: Le Moniteur
Urbanactions HK International Symposium and Workshop (May 22-27 2017) School of Architecture, Chinese University in Hong Kong May 22, Exhibition Area F, School of Architecture, CUHK Source: Urbanactions HK
Promotional video of b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos “Architecture in Process” that shows the work of the studio until 2011.
The company Lanxess, responsible for The Building Centre, interviews Fermín Vázquez, architect and founder of b720 Arquitectos to talk about the Gran Casino project in Costa Brava. It is available here.
Porcelanosa in its VIII Architecture and Interior Design Award invites the architect Fermín Vázquez to be in the jury of the event.
The Brazilian architecture portal Vitruvius interviews architect Fermín Vázquez, who explains the Encants Market project in Barcelona. The video is available here.
b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos wins the 1st WAN Award 2013 with the Mercat de Encants project, in the commercial category.
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
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 […]
Discover the preschool of the Lycée Français de Barcelona, inaugurated on the occasion of the #semainelfm
Yesterday our project for the Nursery School of the Lycée Français de Barcelone was inaugurated with the French Ambassador to Spain, Yves Saint-Geours; the Director of the Agency for the Teaching of French Abroad (AEFE – Agence pour l’enseignement français à l’étranger), Christophe Bouchard; and AEFE architect Céline Mercier-Pujet. C’était un grand plaisir! Source: AEFE
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 […]
Aecom + b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos have been selected as finalists in the competition for the New Camp Nou in Barcelona. Source: FCBarcelona
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
Arquitectura Viva presents the monograph on the Spanish Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 on October 28, 2015 in Berlin. Source: AV
The World Architecture Festival Awards awarded b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos and David Chipperfield Architects the first prize for the Ciutat de la Justicia of Barcelona.
LAMP Lighting awards b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos the first prize for the Gran Casino de Costa Brava project.
Images from the open talk “Rastros y Encantos – 20 years of b720 architecture” with Fermín Vázquez and Javier Gomá, that took place this November.
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 […]
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 […]
The Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) has awarded b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos the European Prize for Urban Public Space for the remodeling project of the Paseo del Óvalo in Teruel. Source: Public Space
The 99th volume of the publication by TC is dedicated to b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos’ work from 1998 to 2011. You can view the digital version here:
“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 […]
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
Interview with Fermín Vázquez of b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos. TV BROADCAST “COSES I CASES” (Alins Produccions).
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
Interview with Fermín Vázquez of b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos. TV BROADCAST “COSES I CASES” (Alins Produccions).
The argentinian magazine ARQ publishes an article about our project Mercat dels Encants in Barcelona. Source: ARQ
The concrete company Lanxess awards b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos and David Chipperfield the first prize for the Ciutat de la Justicia project in Barcelona.
The joint venture formed by b720 Arquitectos, UNStudio and Esteyco, finalist to design Chamartín station
b720 Arquitectos, together with UNStudio and ESTEYCO, are among the 10 finalists after passing the first phase of the procedure in 1st position in the ranking of the total score of economic, financial and technical solvency with 9,296 points out of a possible 10. A jury made up of members of the Ministry of Transport, […]
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. […]
Fermín Vázquez on Architonic Construction Week: “Can we agree on the fact that we are building too much, too fast?”
b720 Fermín Vazquez Arquitectos, in a joint venture with Aguirre Newman and IPB Consulting, will refurbish the Bank of Spain’s headquarters in Barcelona
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 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.
The German online magazine Baunetz interviews Fermín Vázquez about the Spanish Pavilion for the Expo Milano 2015. The publication is in the issue No 430 of BaunetzWoche magazine, pages 23-25.
For the first time in history, more than 50% of the world’s population lives in urban areas and it is estimated that by 2050 this figure will exceed 70%. The driverless car is already a reality and in less than three years we will see them on the road in the USA and Europe. This […]
Press breakfast at #b720Madrid to present the exhibition ‘ENCHANTING TRACES’, which will take place at the AEDES gallery in Berlin, from December 8 to January 17, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos.
BREEAM (Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method) is an internationally recognized method for assessing and certifying the sustainability of buildings. Since its launch in 1990, BREEAM has certified more than 270,000 buildings and is currently present in more than 63 countries around the world. Regardless of their location, the common denominator of these buildings is […]
In the phase that is now beginning, for the constructive development of the architectural project of the future Camp Nou, the prestigious architectural firm Nikken Sekkei will continue the project with the collaboration of those local and international teams that it needs at all times to successfully develop the rest of the project of the […]
The Fomento de las Artes y del Diseño (FAD) portal has selected b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos’ project – Apartaments Forma ITAIM (Sao Paulo, Brazil) – for the FAD Awards 2018 in the “International” category. Source: Premios FAD See more about the project Itaim Tower here.
The architectural firm b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos and the developer Diagonal 477, with the collaboration of Urban Input, have won the ASPRIMA-SIMA 2021 Awards in the “Best Non-Residential Real Estate Performance” category, which were presented at the Madrid Real Estate Exhibition (SIMA) 2021. These awards, which are a benchmark for the recognition of the best […]
Fermín Vázquez opened the National Congress of Advanced Architecture and Construction 4.0 of REBUILD 2022. The congress, held between April 26th and 28th, has sought to boost the construction industry revolving around 3 main axes: industrialization, digitalization and sustainability. Fermín presented, around these three disciplines, different projects of the firm in a presentation called Advancing […]
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