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Manifesto

GCA Architects is an architecture and design firm formed by an international team of creative minds, architects, designers, and technical engineers. We are an organic team working in an interdisciplinary way. At GCA we project with a vision for the future, integrating values ​​such as quality, sustainability, the importance of artisanal elements and an attitude of constant learning and innovation. What characterize us as a firm is the search for excellence in design from a perspective of diversity and creative freedom, together with a reflective mentality towards design and architecture. This allows us to master all stages of the project, from conception to the finished work. At GCA we face all challenges looking for a solution that manages to exceed the expectations of each client.

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Expertise

GCA Architects was founded in 1986 by Josep Juanpere and Antonio Puig. Currently, our management team is made up of 6 partners and 4 associates who have joined throughout our career. With a trajectory of more than 30 years, we continue to project under a consolidated international dimension with works throughout the world. Our experience has been recognized on numerous occasions, both for architectural projects and interior design. Among the most recent projects, which have received the greatest impact, the current most sustainable office building in the world has received the LEED Platinum certification, exceeding sustainability standards with 101 points out of 100. Our headquarters are in Barcelona, ​​but we operate worldwide.

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Corporate social responsibility

The principles of sustainability are an integral part of our work. We approach all projects from the a responsible architecture perspective, where sustainability is an inherent part of every design. To guarantee the perfect development of each of our projects, we design from BIM technology creating a model that controls all aspects of the building. In terms of energy efficiency, our experts advise and accompany our clients throughout the entire process of international environmental certifications, always exceeding the necessary parameters to guarantee sustainable buildings that will improve the quality of life in an inclusive city built for everyone.

Patrons

AC HOTELS
ALMA HOTELES
AZORA
BARCELÓ HOTELS
BLAU HOTELS
BOHO
BRISASOL
CANYON RANCH HOTELS
CRAM HOTELS
DOLCE GROUP
FOUR SEASONS HOTELS
GOLF PLAYA DE PALS HOTEL
GRUPO PERALADA
HIP PARTNERS
H10 HOTELES
HERETAT MAS TINELL
HESPERIA HOTELS
HILTON
HOQUE
HOTEL COMPANY GROUP
HORECA HOTELS
HOTELES CENTER
HOTUSA HOTELS
HOTELES SILKEN
INAGURE HOSPITALITY GROUP
INMOBILIARIA OSUNA
INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS
IZAKA HOTELS
LA TOJA HOTELES
MAJESTIC GROUP HOTELS
MANDARÍN ORIENTAL
MANGALIS
MARRIOT GROUP
MED GROUP
MELIÁ HOTELS
KM PROPERTIES
NH HOTELES
NOOM
OLIVIA HOTELS
PARADORES
PARQUESOL INMOBILIARIA
PGA
PIERRE & VACANCES
PRESTIGE GROUP
RITZ-CARLTON HOTELS
ROYAL MANSOUR
SHERATON HOTELES
SIX SENSES
STARWOOD
STEIN GROUP
SUMASA
SWEET BIRD
THE CHEDI
THE HOTEL GROUP
THR HOTELS
TOC HOSTELS
THE STUDENT HOTELS
VINCCI HOTELES
W HOTELS WORLD WIDE
WESTCORP
WESTIN HOTELS
978 HOTELS
ABERTIS INFRAESTRUCTURAS
ACCIONA GROUP
BANCA MORA
BMC GROUP
CATALUNYA CAIXA
CILSA
CUATRECASAS ABOGADOS
BARCELONESA DE INMUEBLES
DIURSA
BONAVISTA DEVELOPMENTS
CAIXABANK
FLAMAGAS
FREO GROUP
GRUPO GLOBAL INVERSIONES
GRUPO GODÓ COMUNICACIÓN
GRUPO MORA
GRUPO PUIG
GRUPO ROCA
GRUPO SOLDEVILA
HINES
LABORATORIOS ISDIN
GRUPO MERIDIA
COLONIAL
REIG CAPITAL
RENTA CORPORACIÓN
UNIÓN BANCO SUIZO
NUBIOLA
JOAN MIRÓ
TELEPIZZA
THOR QUÍMICA
ACOSTA
ALEX BOUTIQUE
CAROLINA HERRERA
CARAMELO BOUTIQUES
CHANEL
FILMAX
FUREST
MASSIMO DUTTI
NATURA BISSÉ
MANUEL MOTA
OLD RIDEL
ORIOL BALAGUER
PONS & BARTUMEU JOYEROS
PRONOVIAS
PACO RABANNE
GRUPO SUÁREZ
GONZALO COMELLA
ESTÉTICA LAS SAURINAS
ROSA BISBE
TOUS
ORO VIVO
JOYERÍA GRAU
TASCÓN
YANKO
QK BCN
D409
ZEPTER
PURIFICACIÓN GARCÍA
CARLYLE INMOBILIARIA
FBEX INMOBILIARIA
FERROVIAL
S.A
GRUPO LAR
GRUPO MG
GRUPO REYAL
GRUPO SASTRE
INMOBILIARIA CASTMOR
INMOBILIARIA ISAURA
INMOBILIARIA JARDÍ
METROVACESA
NOZAR
MUTUAL GOALS
PONTEGADEA INMOBILIARIA
RENTA CORPORACIÓN REAL STATE
URBAN INPUT
VERTIX
INSTITUT DEXEUS
CLÍNICA PLANAS
COMUNIDAD DE MADRID
FUNDACIÓN ROSA Mª VIVAR
FUNDACIÓN ST. PAUL’S L
GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA
GRUPO TRAGALUZ
MARK ANTHONY GROUP
MARTINS LANE WINERY GROUP
SAR RESIDENCIAL
TROSSOS DEL PRIORAT
AC HOTELS
ALMA HOTELES
AZORA
BARCELÓ HOTELS
BLAU HOTELS
BOHO
BRISASOL
CANYON RANCH HOTELS
DOLCE
FOUR SEASONS HOTELS
GOLF PLAYA DE PALS HOTEL
GRUPO PERALADA
H10 HOTELES
HERETAT MAS TINELL
HESPERIA HOTELS
HILTON
HOQUE
HORECA HOTELS
HOTELES CENTER
HOTUSA HOTELS
INAGURE HOSPITALITY GROUP
INMOBILIARIA OSUNA
INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS
IZAKA HOTELS
LA TOJA HOTELES
MAJESTIC GROUP HOTELS
MANDARÍN ORIENTAL
MANGALIS
MED GROUP
MELIÁ HOTELS
NH HOTELES
NOOM
OLIVIA HOTELS
PARADORES
PARQUESOL INMOBILIARIA
PGA
PIERRE & VACANCES
RITZ-CARLTON HOTELS
ROYAL MANSOUR
SHERATON HOTELES
SIX SENSES
STARWOOD
STEIN GROUP
SUMASA
SWEET BIRD
THE CHEDI
THR HOTELS
TOC HOSTELS
TSH
VINCCI HOTELES
W HOTELS WORLD WIDE
WESTCORP
ABERTIS INFRAESTRUCTURAS
BANCA MORA
CATALUNYA CAIXA
CILSA
CUATRECASAS ABOGADOS
DIURSA
FLAMAGAS
GRUPO GLOBAL INVERSIONES
GRUPO GODÓ COMUNICACIÓN
GRUPO MORA
GRUPO PUIG
GRUPO ROCA
GRUPO SOLDEVILA
HINES
LABORATORIOS ISDIN
REIG CAPITAL
TELEPIZZA
THOR QUÍMICA
ALEX BOUTIQUE
CARAMELO BOUTIQUES
CHANEL
FILMAX
MASSIMO DUTTI
NATURA BISSÉ
OLD RIDEL
ORIOL BALAGUER
PONS & BARTUMEU JOYEROS
PRONOVIAS
SUÁREZ JOYERIA
CARLYLE INMOBILIARIA
FBEX INMOBILIARIA
FERROVIAL
S.A
GRUPO LAR
GRUPO MG
GRUPO REYAL
GRUPO SASTRE
INMOBILIARIA CASTMOR
INMOBILIARIA ISAURA
INMOBILIARIA JARDÍ
METROVACESA
NOZAR
PONTEGADEINMOBILIARIA
RENTA CORPORACIÓN REAL STATE
URBAN INPUT
VERTIX
CLÍNICA DEXEUS
CLÍNICA PLANAS
COMUNIDAD DE MADRID
FUNDACIÓN PRIVADA ST. PAUL’S L
GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA
GRUPO TRAGALUZ
MANGO
MARK ANTHONY GROUP
SAR RESIDENCIAL
TROSSOS DEL PRIORAT

Acknowledgments

CATALONIA CONSTRUCTION AWARD 2019.
First prize in the safety and health category for the project of 11 single-family homes in Gavá.

RE THINK HOTELS AWARDS (2018)
Honorary recognition for the best project in sustainability and hotel rehabilitation executed in Spain
Hotel 1882

ENR GLOBAL BEST PROJECTS AWARDS (2017)
Award for the best work of Architecture and Interior Design in the Residential and Tourism field 2017
Six Senses Kaplankaya Canyon Ranch Resort

CATALONIA CONSTRUCTION AWARD (2017)
Award for the Best Direction and Execution of Work
Cuatrecasas Barcelona Office Building [email protected]

EUROPEAN HOTEL DESIGN AWARDS (2014)
Architecture - Renovation
The Hotel. Brussels.
Finalist

VETECO / ASEFAVE AWARD (2013)
Rehabilitation award
Reformation of Cuatrecasas Abogados headquarters in Madrid.

COAM AWARDS (2013)
COAM Awards 2013
Rehabilitation of the headquarters of Cuatrecasas Abogados in Madrid.

EUROPEAN HOTEL DESIGN AWARDS (2012)
Better architecture. Conversion from building to hotel.
Hotel Mirror. Barcelona. 1st prize.

SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL DESIGN FESTIVAL (2011)
Bussines Services Interior space.
Hotel Mas Tinell

SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL DESIGN FESTIVAL (2011)
Bussines Services Interior space.
Hotel Àbac

HOSTELCO AWARDS (2010)
Better rehabilitation
Hotel Arts

EUROPEAN HOTEL DESIGN AWARDS (2006)
Bar & Restaurant interiors
EVO Restaurant. Finalist

SALONI AWARDS (2006)
Category Interior design
Chocolateria Oriol Balaguer.
Finalist

INTERIOR DESIGN PLUS AWARDS (2009)
Best naval design
Nirvana sailboat

QUATRIUM REAL ESTATE AWARDS. GRUPO VIA (2009)
Best Architecture Firm
GCA Architects

SPANISH PROMOTERS AND BUILDERS ASSOCIATION AWARD (2007)
Award for the best rehabilitation
Barceló Cervantes Hotel.
Oviedo

18th MONACO YACHT SHOW DESIGN PRIZE (2008) (2006)
Best naval design
Nirvana sailboat

THE WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS (2008)
Best boat more than 45 m
Nirvana sailboat.
Finalist

FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW (2008)
Best boat over 40m
Nirvana sailboat

EUROPEAN HOTEL DESIGN AWARDS (2008)
Better architecture. Conversion from building to hotel.
Murmuri Hotel. Barcelona. 1st prize.

CATALONIA CONSTRUCTION AWARD 2019.
First prize in the safety and health category for the project of 11 single-family homes in Gavá.

RE THINK HOTELS AWARDS (2018)
Honorary recognition for the best project in sustainability and hotel rehabilitation executed in Spain
Hotel 1882

ENR GLOBAL BEST PROJECTS AWARDS (2017)
Award for the best work of Architecture and Interior Design in the Residential and Tourism field 2017
Six Senses Kaplankaya Canyon Ranch Resort

CATALONIA CONSTRUCTION AWARD (2017)
Award for the Best Direction and Execution of Work
Cuatrecasas Barcelona Office Building [email protected]

EUROPEAN HOTEL DESIGN AWARDS (2014)
Architecture - Renovation
The Hotel. Brussels.
Finalist

VETECO / ASEFAVE AWARD (2013)
Rehabilitation award
Reformation of Cuatrecasas Abogados headquarters in Madrid.

COAM AWARDS (2013)
COAM Awards 2013
Rehabilitation of the headquarters of Cuatrecasas Abogados in Madrid.

EUROPEAN HOTEL DESIGN AWARDS (2012)
Better architecture. Conversion from building to hotel.
Hotel Mirror. Barcelona. 1st prize.

SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL DESIGN FESTIVAL (2011)
Bussines Services Interior space.
Hotel Mas Tinell

SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL DESIGN FESTIVAL (2011)
Bussines Services Interior space.
Hotel Àbac

HOSTELCO AWARDS (2010)
Better rehabilitation
Hotel Arts

EUROPEAN HOTEL DESIGN AWARDS (2006)
Bar & Restaurant interiors
EVO Restaurant. Finalist

SALONI AWARDS (2006)
Category Interior design
Chocolateria Oriol Balaguer.
Finalist

INTERIOR DESIGN PLUS AWARDS (2009)
Best naval design
Nirvana sailboat

QUATRIUM REAL ESTATE AWARDS. GRUPO VIA (2009)
Best Architecture Firm
GCA Architects

SPANISH PROMOTERS AND BUILDERS ASSOCIATION AWARD (2007)
Award for the best rehabilitation
Barceló Cervantes Hotel.
Oviedo

18th MONACO YACHT SHOW DESIGN PRIZE (2008) (2006)
Best naval design
Nirvana sailboat

THE WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS (2008)
Best boat more than 45 m
Nirvana sailboat.
Finalist

FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW (2008)
Best boat over 40m
Nirvana sailboat

EUROPEAN HOTEL DESIGN AWARDS (2008)
Better architecture. Conversion from building to hotel.
Murmuri Hotel. Barcelona. 1st prize.

Our team

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Our management team

  • José Juanpere
    José Juanpere Founding partner
    José Juanpere
    José Juanpere Founding partner

    He founded GCA Architects together with Antonio Puig in 1986, a company that he continues to lead today, focusing on both interior and naval design projects. After more than three decades developing architectural and interior design projects at GCA, he stands up for quality, innovation and distinction applied to each project individually.

  • Antonio Puig
    Antonio Puig Founding partner
    Antonio Puig
    Antonio Puig Founding partner

    He founded GCA Architects together with Josep Juanpere in 1986, a company that he continues to manage focusing on international architectural projects. During his years of practice, he has developed architecture and interior design projects around the world, directing and developing prestigious international hotel projects.

  • Francisco de Paz
    Francisco de Paz Partner
    Francisco de Paz
    Francisco de Paz Partner

    He joined GCA Architects in 2000 after completing his studies at the Barcelona School of Architecture. In 2004, he joined the team of partners participating in major architecture and interior design projects at a national and international level. In 2016 he took over as Managing Partner, taking charge of the management and development of the company.

  • Josep Riu
    Josep Riu Partner
    Josep Riu
    Josep Riu Partner

    After finishing his studies at the Vallés School of Architecture, he began his collaboration with GCA Architects in 1989. Only four years later, he became part of the partner’s team directing large projects of headquarters and offices both in national and international ground. Currently, he is a Professor of P.F.E. at the BAU School of Design in Barcelona, a position he is in since 2004.

  • Jordi Castañé
    Jordi Castañé Partner
    Jordi Castañé
    Jordi Castañé Partner

    He completed his studies at Vallés School of Architecture in 1989. In 1996 he began his collaboration with GCA architects, participating in both architectural and interior design projects. In 2000 he became part of the management team, being responsible for the design and development of project concepts and competitions around the world.

  • Jesús Hernando
    Jesús Hernando Partner
    Jesús Hernando
    Jesús Hernando Partner

    He graduated as a technical architect and senior architect at the universities of Burgos and Barcelona, completing both careers in 1983. He joined GCA Architects in 1988, becoming part of the company’s team of partners. He is responsible for the technical and construction department, leading the team of Project Managers and the internal construction company Codecsa.

  • Emilio Rodríguez-Martos
    Emilio Rodríguez-Martos Associate
    Emilio Rodríguez-Martos
    Emilio Rodríguez-Martos Associate

    He joined GCA Architects as project manager in 2003, after finishing his studies at the Barcelona School of Architecture. In 2007 he became team manager and in 2018 he became part of GCA’s management team as an Associate specialized in international relations with companies and universities, and in the internal training of company personnel.

  • Lluís Guillem
    Lluís Guillem Associate
    Lluís Guillem
    Lluís Guillem Associate

    He studied at the Higher Technical School of Architecture in Barcelona and at the Technishe University in Berlin. He joined GCA in 2005 as team manager. In 2018, Lluís became part of GCA’s management team as an associate specialized in the organization and development of technological and sustainable projects.

  • Andrea Navarro
    Andrea Navarro Associate
    Andrea Navarro
    Andrea Navarro Associate

    Andrea Navarro Golobart studied architecture at the Barcelona School of Architecture and the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne. She perfected her photography, art and architecture skills at Central St. Martins School in London. She has worked at GCA Architects since 2013, becoming an associate in 2019.

    As an art director, she is responsible for the design and conceptual development of a large number of national and international projects. In addition to her work at GCA Architects, Andrea is a member of the jury at universities and teaches at Elisava’s Master of Interior Design.

  • Juan Velasco
    Juan Velasco Associate
    Juan Velasco
    Juan Velasco Associate

    After finishing his studies at the Barcelona School of Architecture, in 2012 he joined GCA as an architect specialized in large projects. Starting in 2019, he began to take part of the company’s management team as an associate specialized in systems integration.

Our partners and associates

  • José Juanpere
    José Juanpere Founding partner
    José Juanpere
    José Juanpere Founding partner

    He founded GCA Architects together with Antonio Puig in 1986, a company that he continues to lead today, focusing on both interior and naval design projects. After more than three decades developing architectural and interior design projects at GCA, he stands up for quality, innovation and distinction applied to each project individually.

  • Antonio Puig
    Antonio Puig Founding partner
    Antonio Puig
    Antonio Puig Founding partner

    He founded GCA Architects together with Josep Juanpere in 1986, a company that he continues to manage focusing on international architectural projects. During his years of practice, he has developed architecture and interior design projects around the world, directing and developing prestigious international hotel projects.

  • Francisco de Paz
    Francisco de Paz Partner
    Francisco de Paz
    Francisco de Paz Partner

    He joined GCA Architects in 2000 after completing his studies at the Barcelona School of Architecture. In 2004, he joined the team of partners participating in major architecture and interior design projects at a national and international level. In 2016 he took over as Managing Partner, taking charge of the management and development of the company.

  • Josep Riu
    Josep Riu Partner
    Josep Riu
    Josep Riu Partner

    After finishing his studies at the Vallés School of Architecture, he began his collaboration with GCA Architects in 1989. Only four years later, he became part of the partner’s team directing large projects of headquarters and offices both in national and international ground. Currently, he is a Professor of P.F.E. at the BAU School of Design in Barcelona, a position he is in since 2004.

  • Jordi Castañé
    Jordi Castañé Partner
    Jordi Castañé
    Jordi Castañé Partner

    He completed his studies at Vallés School of Architecture in 1989. In 1996 he began his collaboration with GCA architects, participating in both architectural and interior design projects. In 2000 he became part of the management team, being responsible for the design and development of project concepts and competitions around the world.

  • Jesús Hernando
    Jesús Hernando Partner
    Jesús Hernando
    Jesús Hernando Partner

    He graduated as a technical architect and senior architect at the universities of Burgos and Barcelona, completing both careers in 1983. He joined GCA Architects in 1988, becoming part of the company’s team of partners. He is responsible for the technical and construction department, leading the team of Project Managers and the internal construction company Codecsa.

  • Emilio Rodríguez-Martos
    Emilio Rodríguez-Martos Associate
    Emilio Rodríguez-Martos
    Emilio Rodríguez-Martos Associate

    He joined GCA Architects as project manager in 2003, after finishing his studies at the Barcelona School of Architecture. In 2007 he became team manager and in 2018 he became part of GCA’s management team as an Associate specialized in international relations with companies and universities, and in the internal training of company personnel.

  • Lluís Guillem
    Lluís Guillem Associate
    Lluís Guillem
    Lluís Guillem Associate

    He studied at the Higher Technical School of Architecture in Barcelona and at the Technishe University in Berlin. He joined GCA in 2005 as team manager. In 2018, Lluís became part of GCA’s management team as an associate specialized in the organization and development of technological and sustainable projects.

  • Andrea Navarro
    Andrea Navarro Associate
    Andrea Navarro
    Andrea Navarro Associate

    Andrea Navarro Golobart studied architecture at the Barcelona School of Architecture and the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne. She perfected her photography, art and architecture skills at Central St. Martins School in London. She has worked at GCA Architects since 2013, becoming an associate in 2019.

    As an art director, she is responsible for the design and conceptual development of a large number of national and international projects. In addition to her work at GCA Architects, Andrea is a member of the jury at universities and teaches at Elisava’s Master of Interior Design.

  • Juan Velasco
    Juan Velasco Associate
    Juan Velasco
    Juan Velasco Associate

    After finishing his studies at the Barcelona School of Architecture, in 2012 he joined GCA as an architect specialized in large projects. Starting in 2019, he began to take part of the company’s management team as an associate specialized in systems integration.

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