CALDERON-FOLCH STUDIO is an architecture studio expert in Sustainable Architecture based in Barcelona and founded in 2000. We are experienced in Passivhaus Design, nZEB Architecture and Zero Impact Buildings (ZIB, as well as highly industrialized construction projects (off-site construction), high energy performance and minimal ecological footprint.

We have been awarded the National Spanish Architecture Award (Young Architect Abroad) by the CSCAE (Consejo Superior de los Colegios de Arquitectos de España), the “Prix National Construction en Bois-Coup de Coeur” by the Association des Maires de France, the National Energy Efficiency Award by Isover, twice the AJAC Award for Young Architects by the local Institute of Architects, as well as a nomination for the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.

We like to work with people who see architecture as a tool for social and environmental transformation.

 

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). Since 2015 she is an Associated Professor at the Architectural Projects Department of the ETSAB (UPC) and a member of the jury of the Final Thesis since 2018. 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”.He is part-time professor teaching Architectural Design at Study Abroad Program Barcelona-El Vallès (IASAP-BV/ Illinois School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)


FÁTIMA DIZ. Vigo, 1993. Master in Architecture (EstaV – School of Architecture of El Vallès – Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain). Project Development at Calderon-Folch Studio since February 2019.

REBECA LÓPEZ. Huesca, 1994. Master in Architecture (EtsaV – School of Architecture of El Vallès – Polytechnic University of Catalona, Spain) 

NEREA MARTÍNEZ. Barcelona, 1992. Master in Architecture (EtsaB- School of Architecture of Barcelona – Polythechnic University of Catalonia, Spain). She completed her studies at the Illinois Institute of Technology, in Chicago, and then worked there at Morris Architects Planners. Project leader at Calderon-Folch Studio since November 2018. 

BELÉN RODRÍGUEZ. Tenerife, 1992. Master in Architecture (EstaB – School of Architecture of Barcelona – Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain). After finishing her studies she went to London, where she worked in Claudio Silvestrin Architects. Master Degree in architectural Structures Engineering (Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain). Project leader at Calderon-Folch Studio since Marc 2020. 

JORGE SANZ. Madrid, 1994. Master in Architecture (EstaB – School of Architecture of Barcelona – Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain)

Assistants and associated since 2000


Project assistants since 2000

Nuno Almeida (POR), Anna Altemir (ESP),  Alba Armengol (ESP), Linda Arduini (ITA), Mervé Akdogan (TUR), Roger Badia (ESP), Arnau Balcells (ESP), Teresa Baldó (ESP), Ingrid Bernal (ESP), Alice Berthelon (FRA), Bàrbara Blanch (ESP), Gabriel Bozuelos (GRE), Julián Canellada (ARG) Laia Capellades (ESP), Daniel Capito (GER), Mattia Cassolli (ITA), Julia Chabrera (ESP), Constanza Chara (ARG), Elena Codina-Dusoiu (ROU), Isabel Correa (COL), Elena Cruz (CHI), Josep Carrera (ESP), Thuany Danielli (BRA), Lisa Dargies (GER), Cecilia De Marinis (ITA), Lucía De Val (ESP), Chiara Di Donato (ITA), Chantal Donés (ESP), Filippo Dozzi (ITA), Tida Demba (ITA), Christoph Emenlauer (GER), Anna Fumadó (ESP), Leticia García (ESP), Gianluca Giaccone (ITA), Mariangela Giardino (ITA), Ioanna Giosoupoulo (GRE), Tamia González (PER), Monika Gedvilaté (POL), Jonathan Hagos (GBR), Petri Herrala (FIN), Paula Ivan (ROM), Agustín Jiménez (ESP), Bartosz Kisiel (POL), Kelly Kantasi (GRE), Valentin Kokudev (BUL), Germán Lamarca (CHI), Barbara Leccese (ITA), Viviana La Terra Meli (ITA), Bruno López  (ESP), Federico Marani (ITA), Dario Mabritto (ITA), Carles Madrid (ESP), Xavier Mateo (ESP), Marc Méndez (ESP), Gemma Merino (ESP), Anna Miquel (ESP), Carlos Miquel (ESP), Anna Moll (ESP), Alba Moncau (ESP), Márton Mondvai (HUN), Montserrat Montalvo (ESP), Kate Moore (AUS), Giulia Nota (ITA), Federico Ortiz (COL), Carmen Otero (ESP), Iro Papagiannopoulou (GRE), Aida Pérez (ESP), David Pérez (ESP), Adriana Porta (ESP), Matteo Pulcinelli (ITA), Maria Pujol  (ESP), Àlex Real (ESP), María Ríos (ESP), Pere Raventós (ESP), Rubén Rodríguez (ESP), Edgar Sanjuán (ESP), Pol Sarsanedas (ESP), Gemma Serra (ESP), Alberto Scala (ITA), Manuela Schininá (ITA), Freek Schotte (ZA), Janek Strzykala (POL), Anne Szloser (POL), Monika Szymaniak (POL), Kristina Sutkute (POL), Leonor Toro (ESP), Roger Tremoleda (ESP), Gianpaolo Vacca (ITA), Pilvi Vanamo (FIN), Ana Vidal (ESP), Situ Ya (CHN), Caroline Yu (USA), Luca Zanon (ITA)


Associated Architects

Ignasi Arbeloa: Co-author of:  “21 Public Housing Units in St. Llorenç Savall”, “Sitges Police Station”, “El Roure Community Centre and La Ginesta Library”.

AV62 Architects: Co-author of: “Rehabilitation and Extention of Can Cadena in Barcelona. 

Bernuz-Fernández Arquitectes: Co-author of: “Pedestrian Bridge in Manresa”

Gérald Lafond: Co-author of: “Centre Léonce Georges”.

Pol Sarsanedas: Co-author of: “Centre for Comparative Medicine and Bioimage”, “Zero Energy RM Passive House”, “La Capella Contemporary Arts Centre”, “Open Pavilion in Les Glòries Square” and “Elderly Care Centre in Cartagena”.