Miriam García García
PhD in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planner, founder and Director of LAND LAB, Landscape Laboratory S.L., office based in Barcelona. I collaborate from the studio in different projects aimed at the promotion and development of spatial planning, landscape, urban design and its adaptation to climate change. Many of these works have national and international recognition such as the Prize of the XII Biennial of Spanish Architecture and Urbanism or Good Practice 2012 of the Un-Habitat Committee. In addition to this professional experience, I worked in the public administration of the Government of Cantabria, heading the Directorate General for Urban and Regional Planning, at the beginning of my professional career (2003-2007).
I combine professional practice with research and teaching on both sides of the Atlantic. I have been a researcher, guest professor and lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard (US), Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and Universidad de los Andes (CO); Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (DO), the University of Rome La Spienza and the Politecnico di Milano (IT); and the University of Cyprus (UCY), the Master of Landscape Architecture at the Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya (CAT), as well as in several Spanish universities. I have directed the Landscape Architecture Degree at the Camilo José Cela University in Madrid. I am currently a professor in the Master's Degree in Landscape Design at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (CO), in the Master's Degree in Urbanism and Territorial Studies at the Instituto Nacional de Administración Pública de Madrid (ES) and in the Department of Urbanism and Territorial Planning at the Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya (CAT). I am also a member of the BINOCULAR research group at the Centre for Art and Nature of the Beulas Foundation (CDAN), Huesca.
My research and professional practice are linked to landscape and ecology as motors of change for plans and projects at multiple scales. In this sense, many of the studies and projects focus on the resilience of coastal, urban, or metropolitan environments to the effects of climate change. My doctoral thesis: Towards the synthetic metamorphosis of the coast. Designing Resilient Landscapes (2017) has been awarded the Extraordinary Doctoral Thesis Prize of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (academic year 16/17), an Honorary Mention in the 2nd Manuel de Solà-Morales European Prize (2019), selected to form part of the Spanish pavilion at the 16th Architecture Biennale held in Venice in 2018, and the prize of the 12th edition of the Biennial Architecture Thesis Competition of the Arquia Foundation (2019). Author of numerous articles in national and international books and scientific journals. I collaborate in numerous research projects and socio-ecological activism, such as European Ideas Lab.
I am also a Member of the European Commission's Climate Neutral and Intelligent Cities Assembly and of the Scientific Committee of Europan Europe, furthermore I am consulting to different organizations in planification processes and resilient adaptation for cities and regions to the climate change effects.
Jordi Miró Rábago
Jordi Miró Rábago studied architecture at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB), where he finished his studies in October 1992, specializing in structures. Just after finishing his studies, he joined GPO Engineering where he worked for 12 years (1992-2004) and where he became head of the architecture department. The first 6 years of working in engineering he was dedicated exclusively to the world of health care. The rest of the years he was author and director of works in various uses (residential, public residential, commercial, educational, penitential, infrastructure, industrial).
In 2005 he left engineering and founded his own architectural firm, Jordi Miró Arquitectura & Management based in Sant Cugat del Vallès. In 2012, as a result of the experience accumulated over 20 years of professional practice and a process of awareness, training and specialization in sustainability and energy efficiency, JORDI MIRÓ Arquitectura Sostenible was born. During these 17 years he has been author and director of works of both facilities and residential buildings, both public and private and both individual and collective.
Lately he has specialized in the collective residential field, both hotels and residences for the elderly and students. The main works carried out are the DomusVI Bonanova residence for the elderly in Barcelona, the Midtown tourist apartments in Barcelona, The Corner Hotel in Barcelona, the Seventy Hotel in Barcelona, the DomusVI Terrassa residence for the elderly and two other residences for the elderly in Barcelona.
In 2021 JORDI MIRÓ Arquitectura Sostenible merges with LANDLAB. Since then, Jordi Miró Rábago is a new partner of LANDLAB and assumes the direction of the Department of Architecture and Urbanization.
In this new stage one of the main objectives is to promote sustainable and efficient construction, with strategies for the reduction of energy demand from the implementation of passive architecture concepts, developing from energy certification to the seals that focus the entire life cycle (LEED type, etc.) to achieve the most ambitious global environmental quality standards throughout the life cycle of the building (NZIB: Nearly Zero Impact Building) in the vectors of energy, water, materials and waste.)
In the same way, we practice Sustainable Urbanism with the least possible impact on the environment and the territory, consuming the minimum of resources and energy and generating the minimum of waste and emissions. From the economic point of view without committing more economic resources than strictly necessary, and socially, responding to the social demands of their environment, improving the quality of life of the population and ensuring citizen participation in the design of the project.
Architect graduated by ETSAB-UPC.
Architect graduated by ETSASS-UPV.
Master Degree in Landscape Architecture UPC
Master Degree in Georeferenced Information Systems UPV
Architecture student at ETSAB-UPC
Architect by ETSAB_UPC
Master Degree student in Architecture and Sustainable Intervention in the Built Environment ETSAV-UPC.
Becarios y colaboradores:
Ainhoa Elissalde, Angelo Stenek, Begoña Castañón, Carolina Fiallo, Caroline Nogueira, Charles Roitel, Clara Guillot, Claudia Bescós, Cristina Morata, Dallely Cancino, Daniel LeBourhis, David Sanchez, Dilara Kus, Domenico Bianchini, Eugenia Raigada, Hanyin Ma, Irem Papila , Jesús Cereceres, Joan Suñé, Laura Ciriano, Lena Cissé, Manuel Esteban Álvarez, María Moure, María Sans, Michele Falco, Miguel González, Nuria Fors, Paola Cuitiva , Paz Artiagoitia, Ramona Maria Fernandes, Ranqi Zheng, Rocío Barraquer, Sahar Karimzadeh, Sara Ingignoli, Sathika Jienjaroonsri, Sebastian Ballan, Yaxin Guo.