Carles Baiges and Cristina Gamboa, professors of the Master in Integrated Architectural Design (MIAD) at La Salle-URL and founding members of the cooperative of architects LaCol, have won the prestigious 2022 Mies van der Rohe Award in the category of emerging architecture for the La Borda cooperative building project.
The project of the LaCol cooperative, of which the two MIAD professors are part, is a non-speculative and ecologically sustainable housing block made of wood that is based on co-ownership and resource management. La Borda is a 25-meter-high building that has 28 apartments on its six floors.
LaCol is a cooperative of architects from Barcelona that projects sustainable community constructions as a key tool for the eco-social transition. "We work on the interests related to the quality of life of all the people who share the city and we seek to promote new ways of coexistence," explained the MIAD professor Cristina Gamboa in an interview on TVE.
The Mies van der Rohe Award is an architectural award granted every two years by the European Union together with the Mies van der Rohe Foundation in Barcelona. It is one of the most important European awards in the discipline and highlights the quality of architectural production.