Archikubik, ecosystem of architecture, urbanism and urban landscape, constituted in 2001 by MARC CHALAMANCH, MIQUEL LACASTA and CARMEN SANTANA, is composed by an international and multi-disciplinary team that works in an atmosphere of I+D+I in @kubik space, in Barcelona.

Its process of urban and architectural work is framed within the constant development of synergies and exchanges between public space (PS) and private participative space (PPS), with the purpose of rethinking our cities from the concept of the e-polis, the polis of the information society, as a place for learning, debate, diversity, respect and exchange.

Conceiving, giving the chance to inhabitants to become eco-citizens within communities, through architecture, to make public space an opportunity to rephrase our territories and our cities in the era of social networks.

In order to conciliate this, our projects are based on the scale 1/ , a system that is capable of going further to be included within a transversal ecosystem, with the aim of articulating a global vision in a territorial scale, the one from the city, the neighborhood and the human scale, all of it incorporated to the time vector.

Our investigation is focused in the wide interpretation of ‘’green’’ as a tool for creation, as an infrastructure for the territory, with the objective of creating an organoleptic environment, open and sensitive. The productive landscape as a horizon for reflection.

Moving forward in a process of urban network acupuncture, all the projects and scales represent a chance to start strategies and tactics that allow to go further than the conventional codes that belong to last centuries’ industrial world. The investigation of new typologies to approach the constant transformations of society is part of our DNA.

To reinforce our investigations and incorporate these results to our projects, we are part of the higher education of the Architecture schools of Barcelona, ETSAB and ESARQ with different levels of involvement (project professors, master’s coordination, and workshops).

Our Structure, with the base located in Barcelona, is formed of a multi-disciplinary team, consisting of seven project managers that coordinate the teams and guarantee the following of the projects regularly during all the project phases, from the concept phase to the execution of the project. In fact, the project is always approach in a global approach, and we ensure the complete process thanks to a work methodology based on the regular presence, associated with close collaboration with our partners: Engineers, economists, construction managers… with all of them, we have built trust that allows us to guarantee the quality of our interventions throughout all the project stages, from the analysis till the site follow-up.

Last recognitions for the agency: 

  • Selected in the Catalunya Construcció 2018 Awards, under the Heritage Rehabilitation category, Rei Martí Water Tank, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Selected in the FAD 2018 Awards, under the category International, Le Sud au Nord, Evry, France.
  • Winners in the Excellent Communications Design Urban Space and Infrastructure category in the German Design Awards 2018, the Reversible Saint-Roch Parking, Montpellier, France
  • Best Projet 2017 award by Archilovers. Rei Martí Water Tank, Barcelona, Spain
  • Eco-Neighborhood 2017 Label. stage 2. ZAC Rouget de Lisle, France
  •  FAD 2017 Award under the category of City and Landscape, Rei Martí Water Tank, Barcelona, Spain
  • Mies Van Der Rohe 2017 Award nomination (15th edition of the European Union prize for contemporary architecture). The Reversible Saint-Roch Parking, Montpellier, France
  • Bienal de Venecia 2016, Unfinished. Spanish Pavilion, Rei Martí Water Tank, Barcelona, Spain
  • Bienal de Venecia 2016, Aftermath. Catalan Pavilion, the Reversible Saint-Roch Parking, Montpellier, France
  • Ascer Awards 2015. Honorary mention for the ceramic construction, the Reversible Saint-Roch Parking, Montpellier, France
  • Hispalyt Ceramic Award 2015 selection. The Reversible Saint-Roch Parking, Montpellier, France
  • FAD 2015 International Award . 253 Housing units in Ivry-sur-Seine, France
  • Futures Possibles Award 2014. ZAC Rouget de Lisle, France
  • Chevalier de L’ordre des arts et des lettres, 2014. Madame Carmen Santana
  • A+ Award under the category of Educational Buildings, 2010. Sunion School, Barcelona, Spain
  • Corian Design Awards, 2006
  • Selected in the FAD 2001 Awards under the category of Ephermal Spaces. Met 2.0
  • Selected in the FAD 2001 Awards under the category of Interior Design. Flex-house, Barcelona, Spain
  • Design Museum of Barcelona. De obra. Cerámica aplicada a la arquitectura (2016-2017)
  • Virserum Art Museum, Sweden. Architecture of Necessity – WOOD 2016
  • Spanish Pavilion, Venice Biennale (2016). Unfinished (2016) (Golden Lion)
  • Catalan Pavilion, Venice Biennale (2016). AfterMath (2016)
  • Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris. Reinventer Paris (2016)
  • COA Sevilla. Mirror stories of Spanish architecture (2000-2015) (2016)
  • Embassy of Spain in Berlín, Germany. Mirror stories of Spanish architecture (2000-2015) (2015)
  • Disseny Hub, Barcelona. FAD Awards (2015)