EMBT – Enric miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue


Barcelona, Spain


Miralles Tagliabue EMBT is an international architectural office, founded in 1991 by Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue in Barcelona. Coincidently this partnership began just before the start of the Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona’92, an apogee period of the city and its architecture.

During their cooperation, Enric and Benedetta started projects like the New Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, the Utrecht City Hall in Holland, the Headquarters of Gas Natural, the Market and neighbourhood of Santa Caterina, their own house in the old city in Barcelona and so on.

Their poetic architecture, always attentive to context, can be seen as a melting pot of ideas, a meeting point of traditions and innovations; where each project presents a challenge and at the same time a new learning opportunity.

Their philosophy reflects the belief of changing the environment by observing and respecting the site, its history and culture.

After the premature death of Enric Miralles in 2000, husband and partner of Benedetta, she continued leading their office, Miralles Tagliabue EMBT as a sole partner, finishing over ten uncompleted works of Enric and starting many new ones.