CAPELLA GARCIA ARQUITECTURA

Born in Barcelona on 24 September 1960. He commenced a course in industrial design at the Massana School in Barcelona, which he gave up to study architecture. He graduated as an architect from the ETSAB (Barcelona Higher School of Architecture) in 1991. He has worked continuously in design and architecture in the fields of creative graphic design, industrial design, interior design, architecture and town planning, as well as on theoretical aspects of all these disciplines. He worked in association with Quim Larrea from 1982 to July 1997, at which point he set up his new practice, Capella Arquitectura & Design, where he has worked since. In 2001, he creates Capella García Arquitectura for the architecture’s projects accomplishment. His architectural and town planning projects include the Pachá discotheque in Vila-seca, Tarragona; the promenade along La Pineda beach, also in Vila-seca; the Zig Zag shopping and entertainment centre in Murcia; the Heron City Barcelona entertainment centre; the hotels Omm and Diagonal Barcelona (Silken) both in Barcelona; Las Liras residential building for the elderly in Terrassa, or the office’s building in Avinguda Diagonal, 203 in Barcelona. Together with Quim Larrea he was awarded an honorific mention in the National Design Prizes, 2000. He has been the president of the FAD (Promotion of the Decoratives Arts) since June 2001 from April 2005 and promoter of the Year of Design 2003.
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