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Citizenship  Spain
Awards  Erasmus Prize
Role  Architect
Name  Joan Busquets
Employer  Harvard University

Joan Busquets JOAN BUSQUETS Garca Barba Islas Territorio

Full Name  Joan Busquets Grau
Born  1 January 1946El Prat de Llobregat
Occupation  architect, urban planner
Books  Barcelona: The Urban Evolution of a Compact City, Cerda and the Barcelona of the Future: Reality Versus Project

Joan Busquets, Architect and 2011 Erasmus Prize

Joan Busquets (born 1946) is an internationally renowned Spanish architect and urban planner. He holds professorships at the Technical University of Catalonia and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. His firm BAU - B Arquitectura i Urbanisme SL- is based in Barcelona. He was awarded the 2011 Erasmus Prize, an annual award for a person who has made an exceptional contribution to European culture, society or social science, "in appreciation of his impressive and multifaceted oeuvre in the field of city planning."


Joan Busquets Joan Busquets architecte et urbaniste espagnol Barcelone

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Life and career

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Joan Busquets was born in 1946 in El Prat de Llobregat, a suburb of Barcelona. In 1969 he graduated from the School of Architecture, Escola Tecnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB), University of Technology of Catalonia. Busquets was Professor of Town Planning in the School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Barcelona from 1979 until 2002. Since 2002 he has been a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and holds the chair of Martin Bucksbaum Professor in Practice of Urban Planning and Design. In addition, he has been visiting professor at several universities.

Joan Busquets Joan Busquets Spoorzone Delft

Joan Busquets headed the Planning Department of the Municipality of Barcelona between 1983 and 1989 and during the preparations for the Olympics in 1992.



Below is a selection of Busquets' works:

Joan Busquets Former Laureates Praemium Erasmianum
  • Masterplan for the city of A Coruña, Spain, 2008
  • Grotius Place, The Hague, 1992–2005
  • Forum Visue, Viseu, Portugal, 2003–2005
  • Housing complex Maquinista and block H1-MAQ, Barcelona, 1998-2002
  • Community center and block E, Nesselande, Rotterdam, 2002
  • Centre Plan Helmond, 2005
  • Masterplan Spoorzone Delft, 1999 (in progress)
  • Fira de Barcelona - Pedrosa L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain, 1992–1996
  • Centre Plan Toulouse, 2012-2017
  • Prizes and awards

    Joan Busquets Joan Busquets Harvard Graduate School of Design

    Below is a selection of prizes awarded to Joan Busquets:

    Joan Busquets Netherlands Architecture Institute item Lecture by Joan Busquets
  • Erasmus Prize, 2011
  • Old seal of City of Trento, 2008
  • The Catedra Lluis Barragán, TECM. Guadalajara Mexico, 2007
  • ICSS Price for building the Chiado in Lisbon, 2001
  • Premio Gubbio, European Prize, 2000
  • National Award 1996 for the redevelopment plan for Toledo, 1996
  • Spanish National Planning Award for a masterplan for Lerida, 1985
  • Spanish National Planning Award for urban design for Sant Josep, Barcelona, 1981

  • Joan Busquets BAU Barcelona Arquitectura i Urbanisme Prof Joan Busquets


    Joan Busquets Wikipedia

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