Coll-Barreu Arquitectos is an architectural studio dedicated to investigation, development and construction of architectural projects. Coll-Barreu Arquitectos also participates in university teaching and theoretical aspects of Architecture, culture, art and communication. The firm, founded in 2001 by Juan Coll-Barreu and Daniel Gutiérrez Zarza has offices in Bilbao and Madrid.
Juan Coll-Barreu is professor at the Department of Architectural Design in the Madrid School of Architecture (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain). He is also a frequent lecturer in other universities and institutions. Among other prizes, he has won the Architecture Coavn prize, the International Veteco-Asafave prize and he has been awarded as finalist at Architecture Fad Prize twice. He also has been selected for the Spanish Young Architects Show 1982-2002, and has won the VII Spanish Young Architects Exhibition (1999-2001), in which framework he was awarded the Honor Mention of Antonio Camuñas Foundation, that acknowledges the best under-40 architect.
Nowadays, Coll-Barreu Arquitectos develops and rise buildings for public and private purposes in different places and scales, and, at the same time, continues its labor of theoretical investigation. The firm is nominated to the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2009.