Miralles Tagliabue EMBT

Architectural studio
The internationally renowned Miralles Tagliabue EMBT architectural office was established in Barcelona in 1994 by Enrico Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue. Since then, the designs for which the Miralles and Tagliabue duo have been responsible have included the new Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh, the City Hall in Utrecht, the head office of Gas Natural and their own home in the old city of Barcelona. Since Miralles’ premature death in 2000, Tagliabue has completed the more than ten projects that were already under construction and broken ground on many new ones. The studio, which has also since opened an office in Shanghai, is now working on the Fudan Business School, the Xiamen and Taichung office towers, the public spaces in Hamburg’s HafenCity, the Clichy-Montfermeil station on the Paris metro and the Central Station stop on the Naples metro. The studio’s original spirit is still very much alive: an open approach that tends to explore and experiment, combined with a high degree of conceptual thinking. The poetry of its architecture can be described as a “melting pot of ideas” where tradition and innovation come together.