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TAC Arquitectes is an architectural office founded by Eduard Gascón and Vicente Galiana in 1997. It integrates a large professional team with extensive knowledge and experience in architectural design and construction, urbanism, landscaping, interior design and refurbishment works.

Our professional practice is based on quality and commitment throughout all the process that makes possible the achievement of a successful design outcome. This is carried out never sacrificing the cultural dimensions of architecture, by maintaining open dialogue with the client and institutions, paying attention to sustainability, the real needs of users and having control of the budget. This attitude has allowed us to offer a serene and balanced response to the challenges posed by our clients, which include both public administrations and private developers.

TAC built work has been recognized with numerous awards and distinctions among which include the FAD awards finalists for the renovation project of the old Uriach Laboratories and the Diagonal 682 Office Tower, or the Turó de Can Mates Park award at the Biennale of Landscape Architecture of Vallès. In addition, the studio has worked on projects of special importance and significance for the city of Barcelona: the tower for the new headquarters of the Chamber of Commerce on the Diagonal Avenue, the Sagrera Intermodal Station, the large metropolitan transport complex that will connect the high-speed rail network, train, metro and bus services and, most recently, the project for the new Palau Blaugrana, the basketball arena for Futbol Club Barcelona.

At the same time, and as result of an intense collaboration with companies in the construction sector, we have added research and development of new industrialization models to our usual practice: Les Parellades School in Sant Pere de Ribes and social housing in Torelló, a pioneering four-storey building formed by three-dimensional steel modules manufactured in a workshop, are examples of this area of work. In addition, fruit of an extensive experience in refurbishment, we have developed complete renovation projects such as the Railway Museum in Vilanova y la Geltrú, the residence Llars de l´Amistat in Barcelona and the office building Balmes 49 located in the Eixample, also in Barcelona.

TAC’s recently completed projects include, among others, the construction of two residential complex in Sant Feliu de Llobregat and Sant Cugat del Vallès in 2017 and the opening of the new Secondary School in Viladomat Street in September 2018. Currently, the most highlighted works in progress are the already mentioned project for the new Palau Blaugrana, the architectural definition of the non-liturgical spaces of the Sagrada Familia and the social housing complex in Trinitat Vella for the Municipal Housing Institute of Barcelona –IMHAB.

 

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