Vicente Guallart (Spain)
Chief Architect, Barcelona City Council (2011-2015); Founder, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia

Chief Architect, Barcelona City Council (2011-2015);
Founder, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia

Vicente Guallart is the former Chief Architect of Barcelona Municipality, having held responsibilities of developing the strategic vision of the transformation of the city and its major development projects. He was also the first head of Urban Habitat, a new department encompassing the areas of urban planning, housing, environment, infrastructure, and information technologies. He previously also founded the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), where he led projects such as the Media House project (with MIT's CBA), Hyper Catalunya, and the Fab Lab House. His professional office, Guallart Architects, has developed projects such as the ports of Fugee and Keelung in Taiwan, and the Gandia Sharing Blocks of the Sociopolis neighborhood in Valencia,. He is the author of books including Geologics and The Self Sufficient City. His work has been exhibited at the Biennale of Venezia, MOMA, and AIA in Washington.