Torre Agbar Barcelona

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.

Jean Nouvel

Jean Nouvel has won many prizes including the French National Architecture Prize, (1987), the Aga Khan Prize (for his work on the Arab World Institute in Paris ) and the Gold Medal of the Academy of Architecture . He is an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects and of the Royal Institute of British Architects and Commander in the Order of Arts and Letters (France).

Highlights of his work include the Colonia Mediapark building, the Cultural and Congress Centre in Lucerne, the Foundation Cognac-Jay in Rueil-Malmaison, the Nantes Law Courts, the Cartier Foundation in Paris, the Commercial Centre in Lille, state-subsidised apartments in Bezons, the Nemausus housing complex in Nimes and the Arab World Institute in Paris.