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12 May 2021
The Fundació Enric Miralles, with the support of Barcelona City Council and the Generalitat of Catalonia, is promoting a tribute to Enric Miralles, whose death marked 20 years in 2020:
Enric Miralles Architect Tribute, EMBT Barcelona
photograph : Maro Kouri
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page updated 18 Aug 2016

EMBT – Key Projects

Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue – Embt Arquitectes Associats SL

Latest Building featured

Trinity Quarter, Leeds, West Yorkshire, northern England, UK
Design: EMBT+ Stanley Bragg Partnership
Trinity Quarter Leeds building design by EMBT architect studios
image from the architect
Trinity Quarter Leeds design by EMBT – this retail building project is now using other architects.

Key \ Buildings – featured

Scottish Parliament
Santa Caterina Market
Gas Natural Company Tower
Park at Diagonal Mar

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Key EMBT building

New Scottish Parliament Building, Edinburgh, Scotland
Date built: 2004
Enric Miralles Scotland
Scottish Parliament by EMBT – image © Adrian Welch
Scottish Parliament

EMBT : this is now the current page for this Catalan architects studio

Spanish Buildings by Enric Miralles / Benedetta Tagliabue

Santa Caterina Market, Barcelona, Spain
Date built: 1997-2004
Barcelona Market building
Santa Caterina, Barcelona by EMBT © Adrian Welch
Santa Caterina Market Barcelona Building

Gas Natural Company Tower, Barcelona, Spain
Date built: 1995; cantilever addition 2004
Barcelona Tower
Torre de Gas Natural image © Adrian Welch

Park at Diagonal Mar, Barcelona, Spain
Date built: 2002

La Clota House, Ptge de Feliu 15-17, northeast Barcelona, Spain
Date built: 1999

Barcelona Building by Enric Miralles / Carme Pinos

Archery Facilities, Vall d’Hebron, northeast Barcelona, Spain
Date built: 1989-92

Buildings not yet featured

Heaven Pavilion, Tateyama Museum, Japan 1995
National Centre for Rhythmic Gymnastics, Alicante, Spain 1989-94
Park-Cemetery, Igualada, Spain 1985-95
School Sports Hall, Huesca, Spain 1988-94
Tram Station, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany current
Venice School of Architecture, Venice, Italy 2005-

Embt Arquitectes Associats SL

Enric Miralles Architect
born 1955 Barcelona, Spain
died 03.07.00 Sant Feliu de Codines

1973-85 worked with Viaplana & Piñón in Barcelona
1981 Fullbright Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, New York
1984 Miralles opens own office with Carme Pinós, his wife
1985 Professor at ETSAB – Architectural University, Barcelona
1990-2000 Chair at the Städelschule Frankfurt-am-Main
1991 Partnership with Carme Pinós dissolved
1992-2000 Kenzo Tange Chair at Harvard University, USA
1993 Partnership with Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT
1996-2000 Chair at ETSAB Barcelona

Enric won a number of architecture competitions in Spain with Helio Piñon and Alberto Viaplana. This architect studio designed the Barcelona projects Plaça dels Paisos Catalans and Park in Besós. His architecture practice later titled EMBT and had a main office in Spain with a smaller studio in Germany.

Benedetta Tagliabue Miralles runs the office after the death of Enric. The work of this Catalan architecture office was contemporary and expressive, very different from the Modernist architects dominant on the continent when he set up, or those in the British Hi-Tech architecture movement.

Enric Miralles Awards

National Spanish Prize for Architecture
Madrid City Prize
F.A.D. – Fomento Arts Decorativas
Blueprint Award for Architect of the Year 2004: Nominations for EMBT, Rem Koolhaas (OMA) and John Pawson

Embt Arquitectes Associats SL

Location: Barcelona, Catalunya, northeastern Spain

EMBT Practice Information

EMBT Architecture

In 1991 Benedetta Tagliabue began to collaborate with Enric Miralles and together they founded the Studio EMBT Arquitectes Associats in Barcelona.

EMBT Project
Santa Caterina, Barcelona : photo by EMBT

Under Benedetta Tagliabue’s direction the EMBT studio projects included the Hafencity Port, Hamburg; the School of Architecture, Venice and the new Scottish Parliament Building, Edinburgh.

Scottish Parliament, Holyrood, Edinburgh, Scotland
Date built: 1999
Design: EMBT/RMJM Scotland Ltd

EMBT Architecture
Scottish Parliament © Adrian Welch

Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament Building competition was launched in Jan 1998: 12 Design Teams were shortlisted including Enric Miralles Moya. In July 1998 the Spanish architectural practice led by Enric, with Benedetta Tagliabue, in partnership with Edinburgh based RMJM, was chosen to design the Scottish Parliament Building. The Scottish Parliament won the Stirling Prize in 2005

Scottish Parliament Building – master work by this Catalan architect practice

Barcelona Architects

EMBT photos received from RIAS at time of RIAS Aberdeen Conference

Santa Caterina market in Barcelona:
Enric Miralles Building Barcelona
image © AW

Barcelona Architecture – selection below:

Camp Nou stadium – Nou Parc Landscape
Design: ON-A architecture
Nou Parc Prensa Barcelona landscape design
image © ON-A
Nou Parc Barcelona Landscape Design

Guest pavilion 1401, Sa Tuna, Begur, Catalunya
Design: Nordest Arquitectura
Guest pavilion 1401, Begur, Catalunya
photo : Adrià Goula
House in Sa Tuna, Begur

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