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|    Mies van der Rohe Award 2022 Nominee, Turó de la Peira Sports Center  |

Very happy to announce that the Turó de la Peira Sports Center has been nominated for the The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2022.

Muy contentos que el El Polideportivo Turó de la Peira ha sido nominado al Premio de Arquitectura Contemporánea de la Unión Europea – Premio Mies van der Rohe 2022

|   Songdo Library proposal, South Korea  |


The new Library Building emerges from the will to connect citizens with citizens (social interaction), with knowledge, technology & nature, all within a cultural & flexible approach. Conceived as a recognizable compact transparent and permeable volume surrounded by gardens and a sunken Piazza, the new building will act as a container or catalyzer of interior and exterior activities, able to change at any time its internal configuration. Following the ancient Hanok (한옥) material tradition, we propose
prefabricated Library, made out of mass timber, having in mind a more ecological new era of architecture.

|   Project publication  - Spain Yearbook 2020, Arquitectura Viva - AV Monographs   |

Turo de la Peira Sports center and urban plan  is part of Spain Yearbook 2020, AV Monographs, featuring 24 relevant projects of the last 12 months.

|   We believe in using natural materials combined with prefabrication as a way forward for our cities |

Turo de la Peira Sports facility wooden structure progress images.
Completed: 2018


|   Javier Fernández Ponce, J2J Principal, appointed  one of the winners of the prestigious award “Premi Ciutat de Barcelona 2019” |  

Category :Architecture & Urbanism, given by the Barcelona City council

“Honoured to be one of the Recipients of the prize for the sports facility building  -Centre Esportiu Municipal del Turó de la Peira.-”


|   J2J working towards  new productive spaces for local food production  |

Covid-19, ecological disasters, food scarcity, water problems, CO2 emissions, you name it. We’ve been interested since long ago on how to create what we call “Productive spaces”, searching how can space be used to produce instead of consume (being producing food, energy, water or simply creating spatial flexibility). We must re-think the way our buildings respond to people’s real needs and to the environment.

Below: flexible timber modular building for cities local food production.


|  Seoul Yeoui-Naru Ferry Terminal  |


The Spatial Planning and Ferry Terminal design are based upon a sensitive and sympathetic approach to the context and nature of Seoul. The proposal aims for a full harmony with the Han River and Citizens’ Park and covers the spatial arrangement of the 4 core projects of the Han-gang collaboration, establishing a new urban topography and a consistency throughout the programs within an holistic eco-friendly plan.

|  Casernes Sports center 
Sant Andreu , Barcelona  |

-Finalist, public competition 2019-

The location is the old Casernes (quarters) of Sant Andreu neighborhood.Our proposal aimed at becoming a catalyst for transformation and public  activity.The brief established 2 differenciated programs:  a new Sports center and a new building for the city Parks authority. The buildings arrangement left the  largest possible free space to  allow some margin of freedom to study the 5 existing Cedar's new location and create a new open Plaza for citizens enjoyment.



|  Hydroponic green facade  underway |

Sports Facility building CEM Turó de la Peira, Nou Barris, Barcelona

Acting as a second skin- as a bioclimatic filter- the South-east facing hydroponic green facade will reduce the Summer direct radiation and save on water use, producing a micro-climate and becoming a source for biodiversity 
The NE and NW facades will also integrate specific green species according to their orientation, so that the building mimetize and becomes part of the new public garden next to the facility.

|  Multifunctional Building  |

Castro-urdiales, Cantabria Spain
Value of archaeological heritage: The proposal respects this ancient Roman colony on the Cantabrian coast, preserving the existing ruins and providing the city with a new adaptable building.


|  CEM Turó de la Peira  |

Institut Barcelona Esports IBE , BIMSA

Ajuntament de Barcelona.
Carrer Sant Iscle 50-54, Nou Barris, Barcelona.

1st Prize competition , 2014
Status: Built (2018)
4 430 m2 (Building) + 3 952 m2   (Plaza- new garden)

co-architect: A. Noguera

Project collaborators:

Technical Architect: Dídac Dalmau.
Manel Fernández: structure
Xavier Saltó-Caba: MEP & sustainability
Anna Zahonero: landscape
Energiehaus & Progetic: energy & sustainability, simulations.

Quantity surveyor:Ardèvol Consultors associats, Salvador Segura

Photo credits: Aleix Gonzalez, Javier Fdz.

Located at Turo de la Peira,  one of the lowest income neighborhoods of Barcelona, the project consist of a urban regeneration which introduces a new compact sports facility building made out of a woodem structure and reintroduces nature into the previously degradated interior courtyard, creating a new garden that contributes to the city environmental quality and serves as a support for biodiversity.

The project outcome has been a shift from a grey & concrete-based environment to a welcoming place surrounded by nature.

A new place of social relation, as a filter of the commercial activity of the surroundings, structured in different zones; spaces for the elderly, children's playground area and places of leisure.
The new sports facility building will integrate a public swimming pool on its ground floor and a sports court on the top level.The building is considered as another element of the garden.The green of the garden bends and ascends to the new building Green hydroponic facade, which integrates local species and serves as a bioclimatic filter. Passive architecture,Cross laminated timber structure CLT(100% certified PEFC and FSC), efficient MEP systems and renewable energy(PV panels cover the entire roof deck)

Certified LEED Platinum


Ciutat de Barcelona Award 2019:
Category winner: Architecture & Urbanism
Premi Ciutat de Barcelona 2019: Arquitectura i Urbanisme

World Architecture Festival WAF 2019:
Winner, Category : Sport-completed buildings

WAF 2019, Best use of certified timber:
Highly Commended

Mapei Awards for sustainable architecture 2019,
Winner. Seville, Spain