Benedetta Tagliabue

This interview was recorded in Miralles Tagliabue EMBT studio in Barcelona on February 25, 2020.

“The human energy in architecture is so important. This energy comes out of feeling well in a place; having your space, the possibility to join the others and to meet the others.” – Benedetta Tagliabue

anylabTALKS · Human Energy, Life and Architecture with Benedetta Tagliabue

Among Benedetta Tagliabue’s notable built projects are the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, Diagonal Mar Park, and the Santa Caterina Market in Barcelona, Campus Universitario de Vigo, and the Spanish Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo which was awarded the prestigious RIBA International “Best International Building of 2011” award.

In the teaching field, she has been a visiting professor at Harvard University, Columbia University, and Barcelona ETSAB, lecturing regularly at architecture forums and universities, and is on juries around the world. Her work received the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2005, the National Spanish Prize in 2006, the Catalan National Prize in 2002, City of Barcelona Prize in 2005 and 2009, FAD Prizes in 2000, 2003, and 2007. She won the 2013 RIBA Jencks Award, which is given annually to an individual or practice that has recently made a major contribution internationally to both the theory and practice of architecture.

Links from the episode:

EMBT Miralles Tagliabue

Fundacio Enric Miralles

 The craft of care in the architecture of Maggie’s Lecture

How to listen

Anylabtalks is a fortnightly podcast series featuring interviews with architects, artists, and designers, researched, produced, and hosted by Nurgul Yardim Mericliler founder of Anylab Experimental Studio. It is released every two weeks and is available on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Spotify, and most major podcast platforms.


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