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b720 Arquitectos

Fermín Vázquez was born in Madrid. He studied architecture before moving to London. It was there where he began working with Chapman Taylor and YRM Architects. Later, he became the Mies Van der Rohe Professor of Projects at the Barcelona School of Architecture. Today he directs a team of 48 professionals at b720 Architects, with offices in Barcelona and Madrid . The experience and skill of b720's team has enabled it to work with many prestigious architects from other countries. The company's most emblematic project is the Agbar Tower in Barcelona , where it worked alongside Jean Nouvel, the tower's creator. b720 is currently working with David Chipperfield to develop the Judicial City of Barcelona as well as a further 20 projects, including residential and office buildings in Madrid and Barcelona and an executive meeting centre in Terrassa.

Toyo Ito

Toyo Ito is one of the most innovative and influential architects in the world. He is known for creating extreme concept buildings in which he seeks to fuse the physical and virtual worlds. He is a leading exponent of architecture that addresses issues in the contemporary 'simulated' city.

Born in Japan , Ito graduated from Tokyo University 's Department of Architecture in 1965. After a brief period at Kiyonori Kikutake Architect and Associate, he started his own office, Urban Robot (URBOT) in Tokyo in 1971. Its name was changed to Toyo Ito and Associates, Architects in 1979. With his Japanese constructions 'White U' in 1976 and 'Silver Hut' in 1984 he created the basis for new city living concepts. He developed a vision of mobile large city communities with the Pao Project, 'A Dwelling for Tokyo Nomad Woman', in 1985. ' Tower of Winds ' in Yokohama (1986) and 'Egg of Winds' (1991) are interactive landmarks.