mercè berengué / president
mercè berengué / president
Architect and founding partner of Roldán + Berengué, authors of buildings with notable recognition as the Catalan Institute of Economists HQ or the Fireman Museum.
She is currently developing rehabilitation projects with reversibility criteria such as Fabra i Coats (housing and headquarters of the Colla Jove de castellers), the Palau Castanyer, or the building of the old newspaper “Las Noticias”, on the Ramblas in Barcelona.
She has been a professor in the Department of Architectural Projects and Urban Planning in various schools of architecture, such as the ESARQ-UIC or the ETSAB, as well as a member of the thesis jury. She currently teaches at the Barcelona Architecture Center.
She has been co-author of several urban development plans of the Barcelona City Council.
Architect and curator of prizes and programs of the Mies van der Rohe Foundation. Since 2013 he is the coordinator of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture of the – Mies van der Rohe Award.
He has been a professor at the Barcelona Architecture Center since 2005 and his professional career has always orbited around the conservation, dissemination and promotion of modern and contemporary architecture.
Head of Planning at USM U. Schaerer Söhne AG, being responsible for the concept, layout and furniture design of big office spaces as well as special configurations such as for the Salone del Mobile in Milano, the workhouse in Berlin, Designer’s Saturday in Langenthal etc.
As architect and carpenter she has over 25 years of experience in designing and building houses in public and private spaces. 10 years ago she was specializing in the retail sector leading the architectural departments of big international brands such as the fashion brand Tally Weijl , the famous watch brand Swatch and now since nearly 2 years the iconic modular furniture producer USM.
Together with USM she explores intensively the boundaries between home and work in order to identify the drivers which are changing the way people work today and to find conclusions how the modular system of USM can support those changing needs in the future work- and home spaces.
Founder of ADEYAKA BCN, with 30 years of experience in the sector of office furniture. He has worked and developed a large number of projects in public and private spaces, with collaboration of the biggest national and international firms. He has also collaborated in numerous architecture studio, design and interior design.,
He has always been linked to architecture, and design. He collaborates, assists and implements office projects under the philosophy of the living office and the smart office.