Benedetta Tagliabue

Dezeen Awards 2022 judge Benedetta Tagliabue

Architect Benedetta Tagliabue is the founder of Spanish architecture studio Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT.

Tagliabue's most notable works include the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, the Santa Caterina Market, the headquarters of Gas Natural Fenosa, the Diagonal Mar Park in Barcelona, and the Spanish Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010, winner of the RIBA Best International Building 2011 Award.

Current studio projects include the Fudan University Business School in Shanghai, China, office towers in Taichung, Taiwan, Hafen City public spaces in Hamburg, Germany, the Clichy-Montfermeil metro station in Paris, France, and the central metro station in Naples, Italy, among others. In 2019, she inaugurated the Kálida Sant Pau Centre in Barcelona, part of the international network of Maggie's Centres, within the grounds of the modernist Hospital Sant Pau.

Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT recently won the urban plan for Century Square in Shanghai and the Shenzhen Conservatory of Music, one of the ten cultural buildings of the city's new era.

Tagliabue currently combines her professional work with teaching at international schools and universities, being a visiting professor at Harvard University, Columbia University and ETSAB in Barcelona, lecturing regularly at architecture forums and universities. In 2004 she received an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland.

She is the founder and director of the Enric Miralles Foundation, whose aim is to promote experimental architecture in the spirit of her late husband and partner Enric Miralles.

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