BCQ creates architectural and urban projects that combine sensitivity and intelligence with the environment and aims for excellence in the financial organization of real-estate initiatives. The final goal of creating projects is to make them real. For this reason, BCQ considers the quality of their construction techniques, materials and buildings to be of utmost importance.
David Baena and Toni Casamor set up BCQ in 1991. Subsequently Manel Peribáñez and Maria Taltavull joined as partners. Today BCQ arquitectura barcelona has become an international firm specializing in architecture, landscape and urbanism projects.
The work of BCQ is a product of the recent urban and architectural development of the city of Barcelona. BCQ has recently won the First Prize Ciutat de Barcelona and the First Prize Catalunya Construcció Site Supervision category for the work St.Gervasi-Joan Maragall Library, and the 2013 MIPIM Awards Best Industrial & Logistics Development with the Wastewater Treatment Plant project.
BCQ arquitectura barcelona works in national and international projects. Outstanding among BCQ’s works are the buildings and urban design for the Marina in Sant Adrià del Besòs Fòrum Barcelona 2004, the Plaza Villa de Madrid in Barcelona (2003), the municipal Sports Buildings in Olot, Girona (2010), the Offices Building in Old City, Barcelona (2011) and the St.Gercasi-Joan Maragall Library in Barcelona (2014).
Among their international projects stand out the Public Service Hall in Zugdidi, Georgia (2014) and diverse works of urban planning and building in Cali and Bogotá (Colombia). BCQ architecture barcelona has been invited to participate in diverse competitions of architecture and urbanism in Germany and Switzerland.
BCQ is certified with the Standards:
. ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management
. ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management
. ISO 14006:2011 ECODESIGN
. EFITECNIC:2009 Quality and Efficiency in technical Offices Management
They have developed wide teaching experience in national and international schools of architecture, including teaching at ETSAV, ETSAB and ESARQ-UIC (Barcelona, Spain), the ETH (Zürich, Switzerland), the Anahuac del Sur University (México City), the Faculty of Architecture of Alghero (Sardinia, Italy), the Delft School of Architecture (The Netherlands), the Strelka Institute (Moscú, Russia) and the McGill University Architecture School in Montreal (Canada).
BCQ has been invited to speak about their work at national and international venues and his projects have been included in numerous international architecture publications.
Monographic books on their work are Reflejos|Reflections (2008), TC Cuadernos vol.105 - BCQ BAENA CASAMOR Arquitectura 1996-2012 and Library of Light, about the St. Gervasi-Joan Maragall Library (2014).