25 years of trusted design excellence

Our expertise and experience provides our clients with a trusted professional service delivering award-winning buildings and spaces. Our work is a continuous search for improvement, to challenge the normal, and deliver lasting, meaningful design that brings value and joy to clients and users.

Fermín Vázquez

Fermín Vázquez has been at the helm of b720 Arquitectos since its foundation in 1997, jointly with Ana Bassat.

He is responsible for some of Spain’s most iconic architectural projects built in the last twenty years. His work has received numerous international awards and has been the subject of international publications and exhibitions in venues such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris and MoMA in New York.

He has been the trusted local partner for some of the world’s leading architects for their unique projects in Spain.

Fermín Vázquez combines his professional practice with teaching. He has taught at the Barcelona School of Architecture, the School of Architecture and Landscape of Bordeaux and the European University of Madrid. 

He has also given courses and lectures at various universities and other institutions around the world.

He currently teaches at the IE School of Architecture in Madrid. He regularly publishes articles in international architectural journals and publications.

Founded in two cities

b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos, since inception, has been located in Spain’s two major cities of Madrid and Barcelona. It has been significantly involved in the development of both cities’ transforming architectural landscapes, with iconic projects such as the Agbar Tower and the Encants Market in Barcelona and the La Matriz Campus and VP Hotel in Plaza España in Madrid.

more than
190 awards

Architizer A+ Awards 2024, “Multi Unit Housing – Mid Rise (5-15 Floors)” Special Mention

Finalist of the HISPALYT Architecture Awards 2021-2023, Brick – “Multi Unit Housing” 

Inmomat Awards 2023, category of Sustainability

International Architecture Awards 2023

Architizer A+ Awards 2023, “Office – Mid Rise (5-15 Floors)” Popular Choice Winner

Architecture Masterprize 2023, Commercial Architecture

OPAL Awards 2023, Property Development Platinum Winner

Architizer A+ Awards 2024, “Office – Mid Rise (5-15 Floors)” Popular Choice Winner

BIG SEE Architecture Awards 2024, “Industrial buildings and Workplaces”

Mostra D’Arquitectura de Barcelona 2023, “New buildings of private development”

Finalist of the Archello Awards 2023, “Office Building of the Year”

ASPRIMA-SIMA Award 2021, “Best non-residential property development”

ASPRIMA-SIMA Award 2020, “Best sustainable housing project”

ASPRIMA-SIMA Mention 2020, “Best residential property development”

International Property Awards, Central and South America Group, “High-end residential development”

Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat 2019, “World’s Best Skyscraper in the category of less than 100m in height”

Architecture Masterprize 2019, High Rise Buildings

Architecture Masterprize 2019, Educational Buildings

Emporia Gold Award 2015

AIT-Award 2014, “Best Commercial Project”

AIT-Award 2014, “Special Best Worldwide”

WAN Award 2013 “Best Commercial Project”

Finalist of the European Prize for Public Space 2014

Finalist of the Building of the Year Award 2014

Shortlisted for the FAD Awards 2014 “City and Landscape”

Emporis Skyscraper Award 2010, “Best skyscraper in the world”

Innovation Promotion Award 2011

Award for the Promotion of Quality in Building Construction 2011

ASPRIMA-SIMA Special Mention 2011,  “Best non-residential property development” 

ASPRIMA-SIMA Award 2011, “Best non-residential property development”

NAN Arquitectura Awards, “Best non-residential project”

RIBA European Awards 2007

Leaf Awards 2006

Finalist of the FAD Awards 2008, “City and Landscape”

Stirling Prize Finalist 2007

Finalist of the Contemporary European Architecture Prize 2007

Finalist of the Mies van der Rohe Awards 2007

Finalist of the IX Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism 2007

Finalist of the 2007 Saloni Awards

International Highrise Award 2006, Deutches Architektur Museum

FAD Awards 2006, “ArqInFad Partner Opinion Award”

Future Project Prizes 2005: “Offices” by MIPIM & The Architectural Review

Award “Best of Europe – Colour 2004” by Kölnmesse Ausstellungen, AIT and Intelligente Architektur

Quatrium Award 2004, “Most Innovative Office Building”

Finalist of the IX Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism 2007

Finalist of the FAD Awards 2006

Plomadas de Plata Award 2011, Asturian Construction Confederation-Asprocon

Colored Concrete Works Award 2012

RIBA Award 2010

World Architecture Festival Awards 2010, category “Community and Law Court Building”

ASPRIMA-SIMA Award 2010, “Best urban development action”

International Award Architecture in Stone 2009

Finalist of the FAD Awards 2008, “City and Landscape”.

Obra Sant Josep Prize 2009

Hostelco Award 2010, “Best Congress and Convention Hotel”

ASPRIMA-SIMA Award 2010, “Best Non-Residential Real Estate Performance”

Finalist of the FAD Awards 2007

Prize “World Heritage Cities 2004”,  by the Spanish Ministry of Culture to Teruel

European Prize for Urban Public Space 2004

Finalist of the Spanish Architecture Prize 2005
Finalist of the FAD Awards 2004, “Exterior Spaces”

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