us

our approach to design and the building process is both abstract and material. We are interested in reduction and materiality as a response to present challenges. We are also interested in traces and signs of the past as the remains of memory and their impact on collective identities.

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vora is an architecture studio located in Barcelona since 2000. It is lead by Pere Buil and Toni Riba, both graduated from ETSAB in 2000.

We work on building and urban design projects of different scales and typologies. Our built works have received several awards and have been published in architectural magazines all over the world.

We combine our professional work with teaching, curating and cultural activism.

contact.

sant pere més alt 62, bxs-entl 08003 barcelona (spain)
tel +34 935533919
vora@vora.cat

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write to us at info@vora.cat

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vora (in catalan - edge, limit):

f. The place or line where a surface ends, or the part of it that is furthest from the middle, reaching the limits. I f. In heraldry, line that edges a shield. I f. The land along the edge of a sea, a lake or a river.
f. A folded and stitched edge of a piece of clothing. I vora elàstica An edge or end part of a knitted piece of clothing made of the same line as the whole knitting but with different characteristics. I f. pl. Jacquard cartons holes corresponding to the needles intended to knit the edges of the knitting.
a la vora loc. adv with a very small distance in between, close. I a la vora de loc. prep. Close to.

exhibitions

solo exhibition
vora: shared identities/ 2018. kolektiv arhitekata, belgrade

doctor surgery, païls
arquitectures en el paisatge (architectures into the landscape). catalunya 2000-2017/ 2017. institut estudis ilerdencs, lleida

born urban design, barcelona
open space connection 2016/ barcelona metropolitan area - métropole lémanique. lausanne
15th venice biennale of architecture/ unfinished. spain pavilion
european biennial of landscape architecture 2014/ exhibition

mercè’s apartment
“quaderns observatory 261-265”/ 2014. coac barcelona

juan’s apartment, barcelona
14th venice biennale of architecture/ grafting architecture. catalonia at venice
fad awards 2012/ selected projects exhibition

sant francesc boulevard, vilafranca del penedès
european biennial of landscape architecture 2012/ exhibition

squares in la salut, badalona.
european biennial of landscape architecture 2010/ exhibition

can ricart sports center, barcelona
catalonia- balearic pavilion at the venice architecture bienale 2012/ “contexts” section.
“aproximacions”/ 2011. exhibition of young catalan architects. touring barcelona, girona, lleida, reus.
“wonderland: deadline today!”/ 2009-10. touring exhibition. viena, brno, barcelona
"luoghi dell'archeologia e usi contemporanei"/ 2010. touring exhibition. venice, lecce, rome.

awards

vallirana 47, barcelona
fad awards 2019/ selection
the plan awards 2019/ selection
catalunya construcció award 2019/ selection
dezeen awards 2019/ longlist
arquitectura plus awards 2019/ finalist

can rosés temporary school, barcelona
bb construmat award 2019/ mention

nantes chair
adi delta awards 2018/ finalist

ramon and mar's pavilion, barcelona
bigmat awards 2017/ selection
vii enor awards 2017/ selection
the plan awards 2017/ selection

spain central bank logistics courtyard, madrid
the plan awards 2017/ selection

domus avinyó site, barcelona
lamp lighting solutions awards '17/ selection

book "other glòries. proposal for the renaturalization of barcelona" (co-authors and editors i chief)
fad awards 2017/ finalist theory and criticism
laus awards 2017/ laus bronze

doctor surgery, paüls
german design awards 2017/ award
xiii beau selection/ spanish architecture and urbanism biennial
fad awards 2015 selection/ spain and portugal

born urban design, barcelona
2A continental architectural awards for asia & europe 2018/ award
bigmat awards 2017/ selection
2nd catalan architecture selection, barcelona chapter 2016/ selected
the plan award 2016/ finalist
archmarathon award 2014/ urban design category
city of barcelona 2013 award/ architecture and urbanism category
european award 2015 for architectural heritage intervention/ finalist
xiii beau selection/ spanish architecture and urbanism biennial
fad awards 2014 selection/ spain and portugal
vi enor awards 2014 selection/ spain and portugal
ajac 2012 awards, young catalan architects/ non built projects category award. public space
european biennial of landscape architecture 2014/ selection

can cantó social housing, ibiza
ibiza and formentera awards 2008-11/ highlighted project and award in collective housing category.
san marco award 2012/ colour and architecture. honorable mention

toormix workshop, barcelona
2nd catalan architecture selection, barcelona chapter 2016/ selected

juan’s apartment, barcelona
2A continental architectural awards for asia & europe 2018/ award, 2nd prize
best architect awards 2017/ award
the plan awards 2016/ finalist
xii beau finalist/ spanish architecture and urbanism biennial
fad awards 2012 selection/ spain and portugal
arquia/próxima awards 2012 selection/ young spanish architects
xii hispalyt awards selection/ architecture with bricks 2011-13

sant francesc boulevard, vilafranca del penedès
european biennial of landscape architecture 2012/ selected project

squares in la salut, badalona.
european biennial of landscape architecture 2010/ selected project

can ricart sports center, barcelona
enor awards 2011/ selected project
arquitectura + awards 2011/ award in cultural and sports building category
“arquia/proxima” 2010 selection/ best works of young spanish architects, 2008-09. selected project
aluminier-technal awards 2007/ finalist
bonaplata award 2006/ industrial heritage refurbishment

ezequiel’s house, almería
arco awards 2006-2007/ best works in almería province. “young architect” award.

pere buil

Barcelona, 1973. Graduated from ETSAB, 2000. Studied in FAUTL Lisboa, 1996

Co-founder and lead architect of vora since 2000.

Currently teaching project design at ETSAV (UPC, Sant Cugat del Vallès). He’s been teaching (2010-2014) and organizing the Culture Department (2015) at ETSALS (URL, Barcelona). Teacher at the Taller Vertical Workshop at ESARQ (UIC,Barcelona) in 2010 and 2012. Former assistant professor at the Masters Program in BIArch (Barcelona) in 2010-11. Member of various academic juries in catalan universities.

Member of “aproximacions” collective (trad. approximations, or approaches), editing a quarterly fanzine on urban intervention proposals. Co-curator of “Estacions Transformadores” talks in 2008-2010 and “Sensitive Matter: Young Catalan Architects”, exhibition displayed in Lisbon, Coruña, Berlin and Barcelona between 2010-2012.

Participated in the Prospective Committee for the Strategic Metrpolitan Plan ofBarcelona(transfer architectures subcommittee) in 2009-2010

toni riba

Barcelona, 1973. Graduated from ETSAB, 2000. Lead architect of vora since 2004.

Member of the collective of “aproximacions” (trad. approximations, or approaches), editing a quarterly fanzine on urban intervention proposals.

Coordinator and curator of the international symposium “Initiating Projects” inBarcelona, 2010 (AJAC – Wonderland). Director of the Architecture and Urbanism section in the alternative digital periodical “L’Altraveu” between 2002 and 2004.

 

team

pere buil since 2000
toni riba since 2004

jordi fornells 2000-11
adrià guardiet 2013-14

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