Josep Llinás

Josep Llinàs Carmona, born in 1945 in Castellón de la Plana, Spain, is a renowned architect and educator whose career has left an indelible mark on both the urban and academic landscapes. Graduating in 1969 from the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB), Llinàs has masterfully balanced professional practice with an extensive academic career, imparting his wisdom and architectural vision across multiple generations.

From his early professional years, Llinàs demonstrated a profound commitment to architecture and education. He began his teaching career in 1970 under the chairmanship of Rafael Moneo at ETSAB, and since then, he has held numerous teaching positions at prestigious institutions, including the Vallès School of Architecture and the La Salle School of Architecture at Ramon Llull University in Barcelona. He has also been a guest professor at prestigious European and Latin American universities, notably at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and the School of Architecture of Pamplona.

Significant Works and Recognitions

Llinàs has designed numerous notable buildings including the Jaume Fuster Library in Barcelona and the Fort Pienc equipment block. His innovative approach is also reflected in projects such as the restoration of the Metropol Theater in Tarragona and numerous educational and housing projects. His work has been recognized with multiple awards, including several FAD Awards and the National Culture Award in the category of Architecture and Public Space, granted by the Generalitat of Catalonia.

Gold Medal of Architecture

In 2024, Llinàs was awarded the Gold Medal of Architecture by the Superior Council of Colleges of Architects of Spain, an addition to his distinguished list of accolades. This award highlights his "serene work" and his "valuable intervention in existing architectures," as well as his dedication to improving the quality of the urban environment. These elements are considered by the jury as "permanent values, useful to society"

Philosophy and Approach

Llinàs's approach to architecture is thoughtful and meticulous, characterized by a deep respect for the historical and cultural context of each project. He sees architecture not just as a profession, but as an academy in itself, a platform for continuous research and innovation. His work reflects a commitment to creating spaces that are aesthetically pleasing and functionally relevant, promoting a harmonious interaction between the space and its users.

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