The Architects Series – A documentary on: Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT

In its 27th instalment, The Architects Series will feature international architecture firm Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT on Thursday, December 1. The webinar will include the screening of the video followed by a lecture on the firm’s design approach presented by studio founder and CEO, Benedetta Tagliabue. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the webinar will stream live from Iris Ceramica Group and Matimex’s Showroom in Barcelona.
Register for the event on the Iris Ceramica Group website.
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The Architects Series – A documentary on: Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT is the 27th instalment of this event organized by THE PLAN magazine for Iris Ceramica Group. The webinar will take place on Thursday, December 1, from 6:30 p.m., and will include the screening of a 30-minute video documentary followed by a lecture by Benedetta Tagliabue. Participants will need to register for the event on the Iris Ceramica Group website. The webinar will be streamed live from the Iris Ceramica Group and Matimex’s Showroom in Barcelona.
Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT’s experience in architecture, interior design, and infrastructure spans numerous projects, comprising educational, commercial, industrial, and residential designs, as well as building restoration and landscape architecture.
Today, Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT has offices in Barcelona, Shanghai, and Paris, and works internationally, with numerous new projects in Europe, China, Taiwan, and elsewhere. Constantly growing and developing, the firm’s work environment is multicultural and full of aspiring young architects who work side by side with project directors to give shape to new, innovative ideas and designs.
From day one, the practice has had an open approach, centered on exploration, experimentation, and high levels of conceptual thought.
In recognition of the studio’s work, Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT received the Catalan National Architecture Prize in 2002, the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2005, the Spanish National Architecture Prize in 2006, the City of Barcelona Prize in both 2005 and 2009, FAD awards in 2000, 2003, and 2007, and WAF awards in 2010 and 2011.
Always sensitive to context, the poetic architecture of Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT can be seen as a melting pot of ideas, and a meeting point between tradition and innovation, in which each project is both a challenge and a new opportunity for learning. The studio’s philosophy hinges on changing the environment by observing and respecting the site, its history, and its culture.
Every project grows out of the specific needs of the client, with innovation then emerging from the design process. This approach is combined with strong technical and management skills to provide a personalized, cost-effective service.
The firm’s current projects include Shanghai’s Fudan University School of Management, office towers in Xiamen and Taichung, the HafenCity public spaces in Hamburg, Clichy-Montfermeil metro station in Paris, and the central subway station in Naples, among others.
During the event, Benedetta Tagliabue will present a lecture entitled “Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT’s recent project”.
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The course has been submitted for approval by AIA CES (USA) and RIBA CPD (UK) for continuing education credits, and by CNACPP for accreditation of two CFPs (Italy only).
Thursday, December 1, 2022
6:30 p.m. Welcome and screening of the documentary The Architects Series – A documentary on: Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT.
7:00 p.m. Lecture/Conference presented by Benedetta Tagliabue
Benedetta Tagliabue
Tagliabue is an internationally renowned architect who works on projects around the world. In 1994, Benedetta co-founded the international studio Miralles Tagliabue EMBT with Enric Miralles. Today, the studio has been rebranded Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT and has offices in Barcelona, Shanghai, and Paris.
Her most important projects include the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, the Santa Caterina Market, the headquarters of Gas Natural Fenosa and Diagonal Mar Park in Barcelona, as well as the Spanish Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, which won the prestigious RIBA Best International Building Award in 2011.
Tagliabue combines her professional work with teaching at schools and universities around the world. She is a visiting professor at Harvard, Columbia, and ETSAB in Barcelona, and regularly lectures at architecture forums and other universities. In 2004, she received an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland.
Her projects were awarded the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2005, the National Spanish Architecture Prize in 2006, the National Catalonia Prize of Architecture in 2002, the City of Barcelona Prize in 2005 and 2009, and the FAD award in 2000, 2003, and 2007.
She is a jury member for some of the most important international awards, including the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the Princesa de Asturias de las Artes, the Loewe Craft Prize, the RIBA Jencks Awards, and the RIBA Stirling Prize.
Tagliabue is founder and director of the Enric Miralles Foundation, whose aim is to promote experimental architecture in the spirit of her late husband and partner, Enric Miralles.
With Joan Roig, in 2021 she curated the Homage to Miralles exhibition, presenting his work at the most iconic venues around Barcelona, including Saló del Tinell, the Santa Mónica Cultural Center, Disseny Hub, ETSAB and the Fundació Enric Miralles itself.


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