Guillem Carrera Rey, Tarragona (1979), architect, studies at the Barcelona Technical School of Architecture of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (ETSAB-UPC), where he graduated in 2004 with a project for a Leisure Center in Hellinikon, Athens, Greece.

 

During his studies he participated in international workshops in Italy and Spain.

 

In 2005 he opened a studio in Tarragona.

 

He works in the fields of architecture, urban planning, landscape design, interior design, restoration and rehabilitation.

 

The possibility of participating in two very important aspects of society such as architecture and urbanism, and in extension, the conception of buildings, spaces or habitable environments in a way that respects the places and the environment that surrounds them, and the benefits that these can contribute to people, are my motivation as an architect. 

From 2005 to 2009 he collaborated with the Official College of Architects of Catalonia in various cultural activities related to unique buildings such as the Civil Government of Tarragona by the architect Alejandro de la Sota, the Metropol Theater of Tarragona and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Montserrat de Montferri; both last works of the architect Josep Maria Jujol,

 

Recently, the studio's projects have been recognized in the Architecture Masterprize (2021, 2020), Architizer A+ Awards (2021), Dezeen Awards (2019), Best Project Archilovers (2021, 2019), Premio de Arquitectura de Ladrillo (2022), Luxury Lifestyle Awards (2022), Smart Technology Forum (2019), Mostra d'Arquitectura del Maresme (2020) and at Alejandro de la Sota Biennial (2021, 2009). 

 

His achievements have been published in architecture magazines and books, specialized web platforms, national and international, and has been invited to give lectures in institutions and universities such as Observatori del Paisatge de Catalunya, Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura La Salle (URL), Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Reus (URV), Col·legi Oficial d'Arquitectes de Catalunya (COAC) and Col·legi d'Aparelladors, Arquitectes tècnics i Enginyers de l'Edificació de Catalunya (CAAEEC).

 

He has also participated as an external jury in critical sessions at Escola Técnica Superior d'Arquitectura La Salle (URL), at Escola Técnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Reus (URV) and as a member of the main jury in international competitions  about architecture and landscape. 

Awards and recognitions

 

2022

Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2022 Award. Award in the Best Luxury Architect Studio in Spain category,  at the international Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2022.

XVI Premio de Arquitectura de Ladrillo 2019-2021 Longlisted. Longlisted in Vivienda unifamiliar category for the work Casa 22 Avellaners in the XVI Premio de Arquitectura de Ladrillo 2019-2021. Jury: Lluís Cantallops, Albert Valero, Juan José Otero, Óscar Andrés Quintela, Iñaqui Carnicero, Antonio Ortiz, Maite Apezteguia, Enrique Sanz, Pedro Rognoni, Elena Santiago.  

Architizer Featured Project. Featured project in the Residential > Private house category for the work Casa d'en Jaume, on the specialized architecture platform Architizer, from New York, USA.

Premios Obra del Año 2022 Nominee. Nominee in the Arquitectura Residencial category for the work Casa d'en Jaume, in the Obra del Año 2022 awards, covering Latin American countries and Spain, of the specialized architecture platform Plataforma Arquitectura.

2022 Building of the Year Awards Nominee. Nominee in the Houses category for the work Casa d'en Jaume, in the Archdaily 2022 Building of the Year Awards, worldwide, of the specialized architecture platform Archdaily.

Best of Houzz 2022 Award. Best of Houzz Design 2022 Award, for the most valued and popular project by the Houzz platform community, specialized in home design.

Competition Second Prize. Second prize in the competition for the construction of a single-family house, organized by a private company, for the work Casa Els Cossis.

 

2021

Architecture Masterprize 2021 Winner. Winner in the Architectural design / Restoration & Renovation category for the work Ca Marcelo, at the international Architecture Masterprize 2021 awards, based in Los Angeles, USA. Jury: Valerie Schweitzer, Simone Bossi, Oscar Hernández, Ema Peter, John Gollings, Eugeni Pons, Tom Blachford, Vicenzo Amato, Ruth Maria Murphy, Jason Geen, Michal Cohen, Hector Beade-Pereda, Johnathan Plant, Serhii Makhno, Jason Wang, Yafei Zhao, Paloma Hernaiz, Jaime Oliver, Andy Dowding, Guillaume Fafard, Miguel Crespo, Javier Guzman, Sixto Martín, Keith Williams, Marcelo Von Schwartz, Tiago do Vale, Ruba Tarazi, Evan Maindonald, Alfredo Caraballo, Hao Dong, Binke Lenhardt, Lawrence Kim, Nadia Tromp, Zhou Wen Jun, Meheroze Al Hassan, Steve Trstenjak, Michele Busiri-Vici, Thierry Brunfaut, Seetal Solanki, Chiara Aliotta, Natali Canas del Pozo, Cecilie Sachs Olsen, Keely Colcleugh, Elisenda Franquet, Irina Sundukovy, Olga Sundukovy, Chloe Spiby Loh, Nadia Amoroso, Nancy Keatinge, Kathryn Moore, Mphethi Morojele, Lance Hosey, Murat Soygenis, Peter Cerno, Peggy Deamer, Graham Morrison, Daniel Laszlo Balo, Julie Payette, Rok Oman, Klara Dolezelova, Ibrahim Abdelhady, Elena Griogryeva, Geoffrey Makstutis, Maria Langarita, Elisabete Saldanha, Chris Bosse, Clement Blanchet, Joshua Jih Pan, Leone Lorrimer, Elisa Burnazzi, Dan Howarth, Jennifer Siegal, Bernard Gomez, Jennifer Marmon, Amadou Issa Bore, Spela Videcnik, Arshia Mahmoodi Aia.

Architecture Masterprize 2021 Honorable Mention. Honorable mention in the Architectural design / Residential Architecture - Single Family category for the work  Casa VN, at the international Architecture Masterprize 2021 awards, based in Los Angeles, USA. Jury: Valerie Schweitzer, Simone Bossi, Oscar Hernández, Ema Peter, John Gollings, Eugeni Pons, Tom Blachford, Vicenzo Amato, Ruth Maria Murphy, Jason Geen, Michal Cohen, Hector Beade-Pereda, Johnathan Plant, Serhii Makhno, Jason Wang, Yafei Zhao, Paloma Hernaiz, Jaime Oliver, Andy Dowding, Guillaume Fafard, Miguel Crespo, Javier Guzman, Sixto Martín, Keith Williams, Marcelo Von Schwartz, Tiago do Vale, Ruba Tarazi, Evan Maindonald, Alfredo Caraballo, Hao Dong, Binke Lenhardt, Lawrence Kim, Nadia Tromp, Zhou Wen Jun, Meheroze Al Hassan, Steve Trstenjak, Michele Busiri-Vici, Thierry Brunfaut, Seetal Solanki, Chiara Aliotta, Natali Canas del Pozo, Cecilie Sachs Olsen, Keely Colcleugh, Elisenda Franquet, Irina Sundukovy, Olga Sundukovy, Chloe Spiby Loh, Nadia Amoroso, Nancy Keatinge, Kathryn Moore, Mphethi Morojele, Lance Hosey, Murat Soygenis, Peter Cerno, Peggy Deamer, Graham Morrison, Daniel Laszlo Balo, Julie Payette, Rok Oman, Klara Dolezelova, Ibrahim Abdelhady, Elena Griogryeva, Geoffrey Makstutis, Maria Langarita, Elisabete Saldanha, Chris Bosse, Clement Blanchet, Joshua Jih Pan, Leone Lorrimer, Elisa Burnazzi, Dan Howarth, Jennifer Siegal, Bernard Gomez, Jennifer Marmon, Amadou Issa Bore, Spela Videcnik, Arshia Mahmoodi Aia.

Architizer A+ Awards 2021 Finalist. Finalist in the Institutional > Government & Civic Building  category for the work Day center and Home for the elderly of Blancafort

at the international Architizer A+ Awards 2021, based in New York, USA. Jury: Nader Tehrani, Tom Kundig, Alison Brooks, Dong Danshen. 

XII Alejandro de la Sota Biennial Finalist. Finalist in the Edificis de nova planta d'ús privat category for the work Casa 22 Avellaners, at the XII Alejandro de la Sota Biennial - Mostra d'Arquitectura Catalana de Tarragona. Jury: Lucia Cano, Oscar Miguel Ares, Jorge Vidal, Ana Pascual.  

Best Project Archilovers 2021 Award. Best Project Archilovers 2021 Award for the work Ca Marcelo, awarded by the specialized architecture platform Archilovers.

Best of Houzz 2021 Award. Best of Houzz Design 2021 Award, for the most valued and popular project by the Houzz platform community, specialized in home design. Best of Houzz Service 2021 Award, for having received numerous positive assessments from individuals for the quality of the services provided to their clients in projects carried out during 2020.

 

2020

Architecture Masterprize 2020 Honorable Mention. Honorable mention in the Architectural design / Mixed use architecture category for the work Day center and Home for the elderly of Blancafort, at the international Architecture Masterprize 2021 awards, based in Los Angeles, USA. Jury: Serhii Makhno, Ruba Tarazi, Jason Wang, Yafei Zhao, Andy Dowding, Evan Maindonald, Guillaume Fafard, Keith Williams, Mheroze Al Hassan, Tiago Do Vale, Alfredo Caraballo, Paloma Hernaiz, Jaime Oliver, Hao Dong, Miguel Crespo, Javier Guzmán, Sixto Martín, Binke Lenhardt, Lawrence Kim, Nadia Tromp, Marcelo Von Scwartz, Zhou Wen Jun, Steve Trstenjak, Michele Busiri-Vici, Seetal Solanki, Chiara Aliotta, Natali Canas del Pozo, Cecilie Sachs Olsen, Keely Colcleugh, Elisenda Franquet, Thierry Brunfaut, Irina and Olga Sandukovy, Chloe Spiby Loh, Nadia Amoroso, Nancy Keatinge, Kathryn Moore, Mphethi Morojele, Lancy Hosey, Murat Sougenis, Peter Cerno, Peggy Deamer, Graham Morrison, Daniel Laszlo Balo, Julie Payette, Rok Oman, Klara Dolezelové, Ibrahim Abdelhady, Elena Grigoryeva, Geoffrey Makstutis, Maria Langarita, Elisabete Saldanha, Chris Bosse, Clement Blanchet, Joshua Jih Pan, Leone Lorrimer, Elissa Burnazzi, Dan Howarth, Jennifer Siegal, Bernard Gomez, Jennifer Marmon, Amadou Issa Bore, Spela Videcnik, Arshia Mahmoodi Aia.

6a Mostra d'Arquitectura Catalana del Maresme Award. Awarded in the category Edificis d'habitatges unifamiliars de promoció pública o privada for the work Casa VN, in the 6a Mostra d'Arquitectura Catalana del Maresme. Jury: Carles Enrich, Míriam Agudo, Núria Sauleda, Mercè Zazurca, Josep Xuriach. 

Premios Obra del Año 2020 Nominee. Nominee in the Arquitectura residencial category for the work Casa VNin the Obra del Año 2020 awards, covering Latin American countries and Spain, of the specialized architecture platform Plataforma Arquitectura.

2020 Building of the Year Awards Nominee. Nominee in the Houses category for the work Casa VN, in the Archdaily 2020 Building of the Year Awards, worldwide, of the specialized architecture platform Archdaily.

Best of Houzz 2020 Award. Best of Houzz Design 2020 Award for the work Casa VN, for the most valued and popular project by the Houzz platform community, specialized in home design. Best of Houzz Service 2020 Award, for having received numerous positive assessments from individuals for the quality of the services provided to their clients in projects carried out during 2019.

 

2019

Dezeen Awards 2019 Longlisted. Longlisted in the Civic building category for the work Day center and Home for the elderly of Blancafortat the international Dezeen Awards 2019, based in London, GB and New York, USA. Jury: Kunlé Adeyemi, Ron Arad, Sandra Barclay, Julia Barfield, Alison Brooks, Nikoline Dyrup Carlsen, Cristina Celestino, Odile Decw, John Denton, Vincent van Duysen, Mark Dytham, Frida Escobedo, Sou Fujimoto, Doriana Fuksas, Tamuna Gvaberidze, Melkan Gürsel, Ivan Harbour, Eva Jiricna, Zhang Ke, Marcio Kogan, Eero Koivisto, Jing Liu, Winy Maas, Lyndon Neri, Vo Trong Nghia, Jo Noero, Jim Olson, Sonali Rastogi, Fernando Romero, John Wardle, Li Xiaodong.

II Smart Technology Forum Second PrizeSecond prize received by the jury of the second edition of the Smart Technology Forum for the work Casa VN, which in this edition awards the five best control and automation installations in homes and residential buildings at national level. Forum held in Barcelona and organized by the KNX España and Domotys associations.

Architizer Featured Project. Featured project in the Residential > Private house category for the work Casa VN, on the specialized architecture platform Architizer, from New York, USA.

Premios Obra del Año 2019 Nominee. Nominee in Remodelaciones category for the work Casa Júliain the Obra del Año 2019 awards, covering Latin American countries and Spain, of the specialized architecture platform Plataforma Arquitectura.

2019 Building of the Year Awards Nominee. Nominee in the Interior Architecture category for the work Casa Júlia, in the Archdaily 2019 Building of the Year Awards, worldwide, of the specialized architecture platform Archdaily.

Best Project Archilovers 2019 Award. Best Project Archilovers 2019 Award for the work Casa VN, awarded by the specialized architecture platform Archilovers.

 

2018

Premios Obra del Año 2018 Nominee. Nominee in the Arquitectura residencial category for the work Casa Sienain the Obra del Año 2018 awards, covering Latin American countries and Spain, of the specialized architecture platform Plataforma Arquitectura.

2018 Building of the Year Awards Nominee. Nominee in the Houses category for the work Casa Siena, in the Archdaily 2018 Building of the Year Awards, worldwide, of the specialized architecture platform Archdaily.

 

2017

Premios Obra del Año 2017 Nominee. Nominee in the Arquitectura para la salud category for the work Day center and Home for the elderly of Blancafortin the Obra del Año 2017 awards, covering Latin American countries and Spain, of the specialized architecture platform Plataforma Arquitectura.

Premios Obra del Año 2017 Nominee. Nominee in the Arquitectura de interiores category for the work Ca Marcelo, in the Obra del Año 2017 awards, covering Latin American countries and Spain, of the specialized architecture platform Plataforma Arquitectura.

2017 Building of the Year Awards Nominee. Nominee in the Healthcare architecture category for the work Day center and Home for the elderly of Blancafortin the Archdaily 2017 Building of the Year Awards, worldwide, of the specialized architecture platform Archdaily.

2017 Building of the Year Awards Nominee. Nominee in the Refurbishment category for the work Ca Marcelo, in the Archdaily 2017 Building of the Year Awards, worldwide, of the specialized architecture platform Archdaily.

Best of Houzz 2017 Award. Best of Houzz Design 2017 Award for the work Casa MBfor the most valued and popular project by the Houzz platform community, specialized in home design.

 

2016

Architizer Featured Project. Featured project in the Government + Health > Community center for the work Day center and Home for the elderly of Blancaforton the specialized architecture platform Architizer, from New York, USA.

 

2014

Competition Third PrizeThird prize in the competition for the interior rehabilitation of the municipal sports hall and covering of the annexed outdoor track, in Vila-Seca. Town Hall of Vila-Seca.

 

2013

Competition First PrizeFirst prize in the competition for the construction of a single-family house, organized by a private company, for the work Casa VN.

 

2009

VI Alejandro de la Sota Biennal Longlisted. Longlisted in the Restauració: Obres de restauració, rehabilitació o reforma category for the work Oficina Agrícola i Secció de Crèdit de La Canonjaat the VI Alejandro de la Sota Biennial - Mostra d'Arquitectura Catalana de Tarragona. Jury: Lola Alonso, Ramon Sanabria i Ramon Fité.  

 

2006

Competition First PrizeFirst prize in the competition for the new construction of the Valldemur Preschool and Primary School Center in Barberà de la Conca - ZER Conca de Barberà. Departament d'Ensenyament de la Generalitat de Catalunya.  

Conferences and others 

 

2021

Architecture Model Competition 2021: A representation of reality. Main member of the jury of the international competition of models and models called Architecture Model Competition 2021: A representation of reality, promoted by Mango Architecture and Archivoice, international platforms dedicated to competitions and the dissemination of architecture.

 

2020

Perduts en el temps - La Torre del Governador d'Alella. Participation as a guest architect in the television program Perduts en el temps, produced by Minimal Films and broadcast by Radiotelevisión Española, in which the past, present and future of the Torre del Governador d'Alella are exposed.

 

Co-life: Co-living for elderly. Lead jury member of the international architecture and landscape competition called Co-life: Co-living for elderly, promoted by UNI, an international platform for architectural research, dedicated to providing opportunities for architects and designers from all domains to explore ideas which not only extend the boundaries of the architectural discipline, but enrich our built environment and open up possibilities for the promotion of architectural thought globally.

 

2019

Debate table on landscape management in non-developable land. Presentation and debate within the Landscape Course organized by the Provincial Council of Tarragona and the Landscape Observatory of Catalonia, together with Laureà Giné and Johnatan Limones, as part of the Landscape, Planning and Management day at a local scale, held in Miravet, Escaladei, Montblanc, Escornalbou and Priorat County Council, on June 3, 4, 10, 11 and 21, 2019.

 

2018

Materiality, space and sensations. Fresh Talk at the Interi Hotel event, a showcase specialized in hotel interior design. International Convention Center of Barcelona.

 

2017

Day Center And Home for the Elderly of Blancafort. Conference on the design and construction process of the work Day Center And Home for the Elderly of BlancafortHigher Technical School of Architecture of Reus, Rovira i Virgili University.

 

 

2016

Recovery of the sculptural character of Casa Gasset. Conference on the process that was carried out at Casa Gasset in Tarragona (BCIL), regarding the studies, documents and actions carried out in order to recover the sculptural character of the building. Public Library of Tarragona.

Reorganization of the urban centers of La Cirera and Rauric. Conference of the course Tourism architecture in small towns, in Session 1: Urban planning and the revitalization of old towns. COAC Sert School. Demarcation of Tarragona of the Official College of Architects of Catalonia.

Urban planning and the revitalization of old towns. Opening conference at the beginning of the course Tourism architecture in small towns, in Session 1: Urbanism and the revitalization of old towns, together with Francesc Santacana. COAC Sert School. Demarcation of Tarragona of the Official College of Architects of Catalonia.

 

2013

Francolí River, Tarragona. Opening conference of the Urban Biopsies Vertical Workshop - Tarragona: The Francolí River at the La Salle Tarragona Technical School of Architecture. Higher Polytechnic School la Salle - Ramon Llull University.

 

Landscape integration of agricultural constructions. Conference on landscape, agricultural architecture and tools for their landscape integration. Palau Alenyà, Montblanc.

 

2012

In search of lost simplicity. Speaker at the session Legislative innovations that affect urban planning practice. Demarcation of Tarragona of the Official College of Architects of Catalonia.

New contents of the planning law. Speaker at the conference Presentation of the new contents of the planning law. College of Installers, Technical Architects and Building Engineers of Tarragona.

 

2011

Final correction of projects. Architect invited to the final correction of projects of the Higher Technical School of Architecture of the Rovira i Virgili University.

Exhibitions 

 

2021

XII Alejandro de la Sota Biennial - Mostra d'Arquitectura Catalana de Tarragona. Casa 22 Avellaners exhibited in the 12th edition of the Alejandro de la Sota Biennial - Mostra d'Arquitectura Catalana de Tarragona.

Collaborators

  

COLLABORATORS FROM 2005

 

Eva Crespo, Edgar Argemí, Daniel Marcelo, Indibil Solans, Judith Cort, Lara Arin, Alex Mejón, Mireia Pla, Tamara Carballal, Mónica López, Adrià Cornet, Víctor Pérez, Meritxell Anglès, Núria Merlo, Albert Muñoz, Xavier Foraste

 

ARCHAEOLOGISTS

 

Jordi Vilà

 

TECHNICAL ARCHITECTS

 

Meritxell Anglès

Albert Pons

José Ignacio Cacho

Toni González

Manel Mata

Vicenç López 

Josep Marsal 

Carles Casas

Francisco Herrera

 

ENGINEERING

 

Artur Garcia (Zero Consulting)

Guillermo Sanjuan, Miguel Medrano i Borja Serra (Pentadom Edificios Inteligentes)

Alfred Lerga (Lerso Enginyers)

Jordi Barreto

 

STRUCTURES

 

Windmill Structural Consultants

Estudi Cuyas 38

Jordi Masdeu

Xavier Aguado

Francesc Gorgas

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Adrià Goula

Jose Hevia

Filippo Poli

Cristina Serra

 

INFOGRAPHIC

 

Carlos Gonzalvo (Beta Collective)

Lara Arin

Joan Manchó 

Oriol Martín

 

FURNITURE AND CARPENTRY

 

Josep Escalzo (Oficrea)

Marian Antonio (Nou Concepte Interiors)

Albert Gonzalez (Interiors De Fusta) 

Ruben Moix (Moix Ebanisteria)

Virginia Bosch i Maria Teresa Pahissa (Newdec)