JAUME BACH, PhD. Architect

 

Jaume Bach (Sabadell, 1943) graduated from ETSAB in 1969 where he has been teaching Composition and Projects since 1970.  He is currently a member of the ETSAB Degree Project Tribunal. He has been a visiting professor at Urbino, Hannover, Dublin and Bucharest. In 1976 he founded Bach–Mora Architects, and in 1998 Bach Arquitectes, S.L.P. with Eugeni Bach.

 

His work has been widely exhibited internationally and has given lectures abroad in Europe, America and Asia.

 

Among other recognitions, he has been selected on 18 occasions and finalist 10 times for the FAD awards, holding 4 prizes for the Muntaner station (1982), Jujol School (1987), Josep Maria Raventós i Blanc Winery (1988), La Caixa Cultural Centre (1989); 4 FAD Opinion prizes (1981,1982,1987,1988) and the “Delta de Plata” ADI FAD on Design (1984). He was awarded the 2003 and 2010 ASCER Prize and was selected for the 2003-2004 Coderch Prize. He has been selected two times for the Decada Prize (2007, 2009) and has been finalist at the Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial and the Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (BIAU). He received the “Brunnel Commendation”, given by The International Awards for Outstanding Visual Design in Public Railway Transport: in 1998 (Madrid), 1994 (Washington), 1992 (Madrid), and 1989 (Utrecht). During his long career he has also been distinguished on various occasions for his contributions to urban planning and development.

 

His work has been published in national and international magazines including Abitare, Architecture d´Aujourd´hui, The Architect's Journal, Architectural Record, Architectural Review, A+U, Arquitectura Viva, Baumeister, Bauwelt, Casabella, Daidalos, De Architect, Domus, El Croquis, l’Arca, Lotus International, On Diseño and Quaderns as well as in several monographic books. 

 

He is an honorary member of the Board of the Contemporary Art Museum of Caracas.

 

EUGENI BACH, Architect

 

Eugeni Bach (Barcelona, 1974) graduated from ETSAB in 1999. Since 2005 he has been teaching First-year Projects at La Salle Architecture School at Ramon Llull University in Barcelona. He previously served as Assistant Professor in the Vertical Workshop ESARQ UIC (International University of Catalonia) in Barcelona, directed by Winy Maas (1998) and Duncan Lewis (1999) and also taught at the Mies van der Rohe Department, ETSAB, directed by David Chipperfield (2001).

 

In partnership with Anna Bach, he was Finalist for the FAD award (2008) and for the 10th Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial (2009) and won the Opinion FAD for “House in Gaüses” (2008). Also with Anna Bach, he received the AJAC prize for young architects for the House in Gaüses (2004). His other recognitions include: Selected for the FAD Awards (2004, 2010 and 2012), finalist for the Dragados Prize for best final graduation project of Catalonia (2000); first prize in the competition for a prefab wood house for the project 1st PARASITE (1999); third prize in the competition for a summer restaurant in Töölö, Helsinki (1999); ETSAB prize for the installation Eme3 First Architectural Market, Barcelona (1999); and second mention in the Woodstudio Competition, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland (1996-97).

 

His work has been published in various European magazines including Domus, Mark Magazine, A10, Arquitectura Viva and On Diseño among others and has been exhibited at the VII Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (BIAU), Medellín, Colombia, 2010; “Catalan architecture” at the Institut Français de l´Architecture, Paris, 2010; MACBA (Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art), 2003; Bo01 Parasite – The City of small things (Kobenhavn, Rotterdam, Oslo, London), 2002; Eme3-Density, CCCB, Barcelona, 2001; and the Spanish Pavilion of the Venice Biennial, 2000.

 

BACH ARQUITECTES

 

In 1998 Jaume Bach and Eugeni Bach created Bach Arquitectes, S.L.P.

 

Award winning architects in national and international competitions, highlights among their recent projects include the Banc Sabadell Headquarters in Sant Cugat del Vallès, the Esplugues Law Court Building, Casp 74 Housing block, the reform of the altar and transept of the Cathedral of Parma (Italy) and the Tibet Cultural Centre of Barcelona.