CALDERON-FOLCH STUDIO is an Architecture firm based in Barcelona founded in 2000, awarded with the International Spanish Architects Awards-Young Architect Abroad by the CSCAE-Spanish Architects Association, with the “Prix National Construction en Bois-Coup de Coeur” Award by the “Association des Maires de France”, in 2012 with the National Energy Efficiency Awards in Spain by Isover, and in 2004 and 2012 with the AJAC Award for Young Architects by the Catalan Architects Association. Nominated to the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture-Mies van der Rohe 2015.

We provide integral services of Architecture: Building, Urban Projects, Interior Design, Ephemeral Staging and Cultural Projects; both in public and private field. We propose a conscious architecture to improve people’s quality of life and to offer an optimal solution for the client’s requirements and for the collective interest, through socially and environmentally responsible attitude. Our projects are the creative synthesis of a close look to the nature of each place and a meticulous, critical and analytical research into the complexity of technical and functional concrete factors.

We are experienced nearly Zero-Energy Building (nZEB) and Passive House Designers. Our designs have high energy efficiency performance and minimum ecological footprint, through an efficient production management and an exhaustive economic control.

 

PILAR CALDERON, co-founder and principal. pilar.calderon@cfs.cat

Barcelona, 1975. Master in Architecture (EtsaB -School of Architecture of Barcelona- Polythechnic University of Catalonia). She completed her studies in the School of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies of the UC in Santiago of Chile and participated in the program for the elimination of poverty “Servicio País” in the Chilean Patagonia. Awarded with the Ajac prize for Young Architects in 2004 and 2012 by the Catalan Architects Association and with the International Spanish Architecture (Young Architect Abroad) by the Spanish Architects Association. She conceived and directed the Postgraduate Diploma and Master Degree in Set Design (School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona -Pompeu Fabra University-, 2011-2015). She is an Associated Professor at the Architectural Projects Department of the ETSAB (UPC) since 2015. She is co-author with Marc Folch of the book “Neruda-Rodríguez Arias. Houses for a poet”.

MARC FOLCH, co-founder and principal. marc.folch@cfs.cat

Barcelona, 1975. Master in Architecture (EtsaB -School of Architeture of Barcelona- Polythechnic University of Catalonia). He completed his studies in the Lund Teknisker Högskolan of the Lunds Universitet of Sweeden and he participated in the research project “Space for living- living in space” with NASA’s Terrestrial Research Studio (Star) in Houston – United States. Awarded with the Ajac prize for Young Architects in 2004 and 2012 by the Catalan Architects Association and with the International Spanish Architecture (Young Architect Abroad) by the Spanish Architects Association. He is currently involved as a professor in many Master Degrees of Architecture and Sustainabilty in several Universities. He is co-author with Pilar Calderon of the book “Neruda-Rodríguez Arias. Houses for a poet”.

Associated and Partners Since 2000

POL SARSANEDAS: Partner from 2011 to 2016. He is co-author of the following projects: “Centre for Comparative Medicine and Bioimage”, “Zero Energy RM Passive House”, “La Capella Contemporary Arts Centre”, “Open Pavilion in Les Glòries Square”, “Elderly Care Centre in Cartagena”, “J Apartment”, “JN Apartment”, “Exhibition Board Cloud of Ideas” and the followings awarded competitions: “Medical School and Health Sciences Building of the University of Cyprus”, “Les Corts District Library” and, “Barcelona Central Library”.

IGNASI ARBELOA: Associated Architect in the following projects:  “21 Public Housing Units in St. Llorenç Savall”, “Sitges Police Station”, “El Roure Community Centre and La Ginesta Library”.

GÉRALD LAFOND: Associated Architect in “Centre Léonce-Georges”.

BERNUZ-FERNÁNDEZ ARQUITECTES: Associated Architects in “Pedestrian Bridge in Manresa”

Project Assistants since 2000

Federico Ortiz, architect (COL)
Carmen Otero, arch. student (ESP)
Aida Pérez, arch. student (ESP)
David Pérez, arch. student (ESP)
Adriana Porta, arch. student (ESP)
Matteo Pulcinelli, architect (ITA)
Àlex Real, arch. student (ESP)
María Ríos, architect (ESP)
Edgar Sanjuán, designer (ESP)
Gemma Serra, architect (ESP)
Pere Raventós, student (ESP)
Rubén Rodríguez, architect (ESP)
Alberto Scala, architect (ITA)
Manuela Schininá, architect (ITA)
Freek Schotte, architect (ZA)
Janek Strzykala, architect (POL)
Anne Szloser, architect (POL)
Monika Szymaniak, architect (POL)
Leonor Toro, arch. student (ESP)
Roger Tremoleda, architect (ESP)
Gianpaolo Vacca, architect (ITA)
Pilvi Vanamo, arch. student (FIN)
Situ Ya, architect (CHN)
Caroline Yu, architect (USA)
Luca Zanon, architect (ITA)

Photographers

Díaz-Wichmann Photography: all projects, except:
Pol Viladoms: “Zero energy RM House”, “El Roure community centre and La Ginesta Library”, “Low Energy MZ House” (exterior), “Centre Léonce Georges”, “La Capella Arts Centre”, “Apartment LM”, “Apartment J”, “Pedestrian Bridge in Manresa”. 
Lourdes Jansana: “33 Public Housing Units in Begues”
Adrià Goula: “Pedestrian Bridge in Manresa (main)” “Open Pavilion in Les Glòries Square”