About

Jorge Vidal Studio is an architecture office focused on the construction of spatial narrations in our surroundings, which thereby improve people’s lives and the quality of those spaces. These are stories about places, cultures, and techniques.

Sensuality, respect for the site, pragmatic design, optimization of resources, open forms, and permeability – all of these values are developed within our work through a plan carried out from reality, the poetics of things, the search for potentials, systems, and new languages.

Biography

Jorge Vidal is an architect who graduated from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona in 2005. In 2004 he studied at the Academy of Architecture of Mendrisio in the atelier of Peter Zumthor and Valerio Olgiati. In 2003 he studied in Greece with Ellia Zenghelis thanks to a scholarship awarded to him by the Mies Van der Rohe Foundation. After completing a Master’s Degree in Projects, he is currently preparing his PhD at the ETSAB.

From 2021 to date he has been directing the SUUN Unit at ETSALS. From 2008 to 2019 he was a professor in the Projects workshop at ETSAB. At the same time, he was director of the series of conferences known as ESARQ Forums at the International University of Catalonia from 2010 to 2016. He gives lectures at different architecture schools and institutions as well as being a jury member for different awards. At the same time, he regularly writes articles on architecture.

From 2008 to 2015, Jorge Vidal and Víctor Rahola worked together as Rahola Vidal Arquitectes. In 2015 Jorge Vidal founded his current architecture studio. 

The studio’s work has been recognized with various national awards such as the FAD Award and the Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism.

Team

  • Jorge Vidal, Architect
  • Biel Susanna, Architect
  • Maria Chiara Ziliani, Architect
  • Alejandro Felix, Architect
  • Clara Corominas, Architect
  • Felipe Klinger, Architect
  • Arla Williams, Intern
  • Laura Nebe, Intern
  • Iva Velichkova, Intern
  • Laoise Carr, Intern

Previous collaborators since 2015:
Kuo Cheng Hsiao, Po Yuan Su, Diego Simongini, Veronica Marsan, Anastasia Diamantopoulou, Kalypso Theodoropoulou, Spyridoula Kousoropli, Hilma Hultquist, Agnes Staerke, Nefeli Tsinopoulou, Evita Simaresi, Meng Hsuan Wu, Gary Chen, Gina Surià, Alessandra D’Acunto, Vasia Pastroma, Paul Metternich, Natalia Rusołowska, Kata Laczkó, Julian Zhang, Irene Koliou, Olivia Hagen, Marton Misky, Li Siang Huang, Pablo Toubes, Alexandra Velcherean, Remi Madrona, Miranda Reynolds, Tristany Serra, Daniel Gomez, Thea Berger, Maria Bro, Ana Rossell, Jaume Ramon, Pablo Rocabert, Miquel Martin, Isabel Perez Zambrana, Albert Casas Álvarez, Marc Castaño, Elvira Fernández, Reyes Font, Elisa Vegué, Enric Mas, Xavier Isart, Roberta Ferrajoli, Nina Amat, Juanjo Luengo, Kenzo Antoni Sala Miura, María González, Albert Sabas, Pau Cornellana, Pablo Toubes, Monica Vasallo, Diana Piera, Gerardo Pérez de Amezaga.


Vacancies

At the moment we are not looking for new collaborators, but we do accept spontaneous applications.
All applications should be sent by email to application@jorgevidal.eu with the CV and some examples of their work (up to 10 A4 sheets):

Unfortunately, we are unable to return all portfolios submitted or reply to all candidates.

Awards

Architecture Awards

2023

  • FAD Awards Interior Design 2023
  • Prize in BEAU XVI

2018

  • Prize in AJAC awards XI 2018 interior refurbishment, Attorney Headquarters
  • Special Mention in the XIX Premios Ladrillo de Arquitectura Hispalyt 2015/2018, Mont-Ras Winery

2017

  • Prize in Premios cerámica de ASCER 2017, Mont-Ras Winery
  • Finalist in Girona Architecture Awards 2017,Mont-Ras Winery
  • Finalist in Enor Architecture Awards 2017,Mont-Ras Winery
  • Finalist and Mention of the Jury in Barcelona Building Construmat Awards 2017,Mont-Ras Winery

2016

  • Finalist project FAD Awards 2015, Carles Taché Art Gallery

2015

  • Prize Best Project  Bulthaup awards 2015,Alegre House
  • Selected Project in the Mostra Catalana d’Arquitectura de Barcelona, COAC, Carles Taché Art Gallery

2014

  • Selected Project FAD Awards 2014,Alegre House

2013

  • Prize in the Mostra Catalana d’Arquitectura de Barcelona,COAC, Collage Building

2012

  • Selected Project FAD Awards 2012,Collage Building
  • Selected Project FAD Awards 2011,Toni Petit House

Award-winning Competitions

2017

  • First Prize in National Competition for the New Headquarters of Sant Martí District, Barcelona
  • Mention in National Competition for the new Residence Home for Eldery in Pòrtol, Mallorca
  • Third Prize in National Competition for the Social House Junyer i Casals in the old Danish Consulate, Barcelona

2016

  • First Prize in National Competition for the Procuradors Headquarters, Barcelona
  • Second Prize in National Competition for Camp del Ferro Pavilions, Barcelona

2015

  • Second Prize in National Competition for the Turó de la Peira New Gym, Barcelona

2012

  • First Prize in National Competition for 16 Portes de Collserola, Barcelona
  • First Prize for the housings Habitatges OMS45, Palma de Mallorca

2010

  • First Prize in National Competition Escola Terrassa XXXII, Terrassa

2009

  • First Prize in National Competition Parc Sanitari Camp Clar, Tarragona
  • Finalist in National Competition Habitatges a Sant Boi, Barcelona

2008

  • Finalist in National Competition Nueva residencia de estudiantes de la UB, Barcelona
  • Finalist in National Competition Supercomputing Center, Barcelona
  • Finalist in National Competition Facultad de Bellas Artes de la UB, Barcelona
  • Finalist in National Competition PMHB Residencia de la tercera edad, Barcelona

2007

  • Commend in National Competition Centre d’interpretació de Mallorca, Mallorca
  • Finalist in National Competition Biblioteca Vila Florida, Barcelona
  • First prize in National Competition Centre Cultural de l’Eixample, Barcelona

Honors

  • Member of the Jury AJAC ARTEFACTO Awards 2024, Barcelona
  • Member of the Jury FAD Awards 2022, Barcelona
  • Member of the Jury Alejandro de la Sota Awards 2021, Tarragona
  • Member of the Jury AxA Awards 2021, Barcelona
  • Member of the Jury Bulthaup Awards 2016, Barcelona
  • Member of the jury Troldtekt Awards 2014,Denmark
  • Prize of Hong Honk Institute of Architects Awards, UIA Istanbul Congress 2005

Exhibitions

2023

  • FAD Awards 2023 exhibition, Interior Design, Cortijo Jamonero
  • Prize in XVI BEAU Me-dio Pla-zo exhibition, Precise Scales, Cortijo Jamonero

2018

  • AJAC awards XI exhibition, COAC, Picasso Space, Barcelona
  • Carles Taché Gallery, Import WB_Export BCN exhibition,Re-Activate the City, ULB – Faculty of Architecture La Chambre-Horta, Belgium

2017

  • New Residence Home for Eldery in Pòrtol, Mallorca.Exhibition of the selected and finalist Projects for the National Competition for the New Residence Home for Eldery in Pòrtol, COAIB, Mallorca
  • Girona Province Architecture Awards 2017. Exhibition of the selected and finalist projects for the Girona Architecture Awards, Espai Santa Caterina de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Girona
  • Barcelona Building Construmat Awards. Exhibition of the selected and finalist Works for the Barcelona Building Construmat Awards 2017, Barcelona
  • Girona Architecture Awards 2017.COAC Girona Headquarters, 2016
  • FAD Awards 2016. Exhibition of finalist and selected works for the FAD Awards 2016,Dhub Barcelona

2015

  • Unfeasible, Building in the Desert was selected for a display of unrealisable architecture projects, at Walter Knoll Gallery, London
  • Mostra Catalana d’Arquitectura de Barcelona. Exhibition of the selected and finalist projects for the Mostra Catalana d’Arquitectura de Barcelona COAC, Barcelona

2012

  • Vogadors,Catalan Pavilion during the Venice Bienale
  • Amb poc, molt,Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Barcelona
  • Arquitectura és Paisatge, Saporo, Japan
  • Arquitectura és Paisatge, UIA Tokyo, Japan
  • Concurs Biblioteca de l’Estat de Barcelona,COAC, Barcelona
  • Barcelona Direccions,Barcelona

2009

  • Exhibitions of finalist and selected projects for IMPSOL,COAC, Barcelona
  • Catalan Architecture 2004–2009, Portrait of one era.Traveling Exhibition opened in Paris
  • Selección de proyectos finalistas del concurso IMPSOL.COAC, Barcelona
  • Prototypes 01. GlassWorkshop.Results of the book and the Workshop, ETSAB
  • Els joves urbanitzen el futur,at the Museu Marítim de Barcelona

2008

  • Barcelona plans de futur,Selection of projects for the city of Barcelona

2007

  • Sensations,Subcentral Elèctrica 22@ project selected for Barcelona exhibition

2006

  • Progetti a Chiasso,Atelier Peter Zumthor. Chiasso, Switzerland

2005

  • Hong Honk Institute of Architects Award,Extreme Architecture Contest, UIA Istanbul Congress
  • Ajuntament de Montgatand VII–VIII projects publishing (Public Pools and new City Council building) Línia Vertical, Edificació

Lectures

2023

  • XVI BEAU Me-dio Pla-zo Journey, organized by XVI BEAU.
  • Architectural Machines, organized by WUSTL.
  • Espaciar, organized by Foro Ceramico UIC.

2022

  • Architectural Machines, organized by ETSALS.

2021

  • The Culture of Density II, organized by ETSAB.
  • Architectural Machines, organized by ETSAB.
  • Process, organized by ETSAB.
  • Architectural Machines, organized by Valldaura LABS.

202o

  • The Culture of Density, organized by IMU Barcelona.
  • Especies D’Espais, organized by Escola Sert COAC.
  • Housing & City – The Rock is my home, organized by ETSAB.

2019

  • Després, organized by ETSAB.
  • Process, organized by AJAC Awards, COAC Tarragona.

2018

  • Macro (in) experiencies 01. organized by  AJAC awards, lecture room COAC.
  • La cultura de la Densidad, edificios de uso mixto. Obra Construida, organized by Càtedra de Proyectos VIII, ETSAB.
  • Espaciar. Obra construida, organized by Càtedra Ceràmica de Valencia, ETSA UPV.

2017

  • Contenido,Organized by “East Coast/West Coast, AxA”. Espacio Trespa, Barcelona.

2016

  • La cultura de la Densidad.Obra Construida, Càtedra Projectes IX, ETSAB.

2015

  • Transformación del eje Pere IV, ÚS Festival Barcelona.
  • 3 proposals for Barcelona,Máster de Intervención de Paisaje UPF.
  • The culture of Density, for the Hong Kong Institute and Mies Van der Rohe Foundation. Mies Van der Rohe Pavilion, Barcelona.

2014

  • La construcción de una intuición, Bodega de vinificación en Mont‑Ras,Càtedra Projectes II, ETSAB.

2013

  • Collage Building,IBA Heidelberg, Germany.
  • La construcció d’una atmosfera,ETSAB.
  • Re-set,collective debate between professionals and architects, Barcelona.

2012

  • Pensament ecològic,Arquinset and Ajuntament de Barcelona.
  • Round table with Xavier Subías and Guillermo Giraldez about the LIGSdocumentary and their work. COAC, Barcelona.
  • Arquitectura i futur,collective debate between professionals and architects, Barcelona.

2011

  • Edificis sostenibles i infraestructures innovadores al 22@,Arquinset and Ajuntament de Barcelona.
  • Proposta del concurs per la biblioteca d’Estatal de Barcelona,COAC.
  • Tres Biblioteques,ETSAB.
  • ¿Una nueva Arquitectura?,Opening Conference Foro 2011, ESARQ UIC.
  • Arquitectura i futur,collective debate between professionals and architects, Barcelona.

2010

  • Presentació de les conclusions de la comissió de prospectiva Arquitectures de la Confrontació,Palauet Albeniz with the mayor Jordi Hereu, Barcelona.
  • Exploradores de los límites de la arquitectura,round table with Oriol Bohigas, Enrique Encabo, Rosario Fontova and Freddy Massad, conducted by Felix Arranz, Barcelona.

2009

  • Atmospheres is my style,ETSAB.
  • ONVASBCN?,collective debate with architects and urban planners from the city of Barcelona.

2008

  • Pensar l’habitatge. Apunts sobre la flexibilitat i adaptabilitat, ETSAB.

Teaching

  • Professor at the Atelier Project SUUN UNIT ETSALS Barcelona, 2021 – present
  • Professor at WAVE IUAV Venice, 2022
  • Professor at the Atelier Projects III-IV ETSA Barcelona, 2008–2019
  • Director Foros ESARQ lectures, 2011–2016
  • Professor at the Master Proyectos XXI Fundación UPC ETSA Barcelona, years 2008, 2009 and 2010
  • Professor at the “Taller Vertical” ESARQ UIC, 2010 and 2011
  • Master Thesis “Opúsculo sobre la Plaza de España. Espacio noucentista de Barcelona”, ETSA Barcelona, 2009
  • International Glass Workshop Prototypes 01 FCB and ETSA Barcelona, 2008
  • Professor at the Catedra Blanca Atelier Projects V-VI ETSA Barcelona 2006, 2007 and 2008
  • Teaching assistant Atelier Projects V-VI ETSA, Barcelona 2005

Bibliography

Books by Jorge Vidal

  • Edifici Collage.Rahola Vidal Arquitectes. Hardcover: 160 pages. Publisher: ACTAR, Barcelona 2011. Language: Spanish/Catalan/English. ISBN: 978-84-15391-09-8
  • ONVASBCN? Jorge Vidal and other authors. Escrits sobre les conclusions de la comissió de prospectiva Arquitectures de la Confrontació pel Pla Estratègic Metropolità de Barcelona 2010-2020
  • Prototypes 01 Glass Workshop. Jorge Vidal + Stella Rahola. Hardcover: 151 pages. Publisher: EDICIONS ETSAB, Barcelona 2009. Language: Catalan. ISBN: 978-84-608-0982-1
  • Pensar l’habitatge. Rafa Caceres. Design: Jorge Vidal. Hardcover: 156 pages Publisher: EDICIONS ETSAB, Barcelona 2005 Language: Catalan

 

Journals featuring Jorge Vidal

Attorney’s Headquarters

  • AIT, issue 12.2018 Architektur Innearchitektur Technische Ausbau, December 2018

Mont-Ras Winery

  • Rita_, issue 09, Refundamentos May 2018.
  • Premio de Arquitectura de Ladrillo 2015-2017, May 2018
  • Area Magazine, issue 157, April 2018
  • Divisare Books, issue 124, February 2018
  • Arquitectura Viva, issue 199, November 2017
  • Conarquitectura, issue 64, October 2017
  • Architektur Fachmagazine, issue 06, September/October 2017
  • Conde Magazine, issue 287, April 2017.
  • AD Architectural Digest. Stil, Design, Art&Architektur Deutschland, June 2017
  • Baumeister Magazine, B6, June 2017

Teresa Pàmies Cultural Centre

  • Guía de arquitectura moderna de Barcelona, ACTAR, 2013
  • Quarderns d’arquitectura,Projects Yearbook. N. 265, 2012
  • AV digital
  • Guía de arquitectura contemporánea de Barcelona, Ed. Polígrafa, 2012
  • Educación Cívica, ABC, by Fredy Massad, 4th February 2012
  • El Periódico, Quaderns de l’Eixample, 2nd March 2011
  • Caixa de sorpreses, EL PAÍS, by Xavier Monteys, 17th February 2011
  • BOMA,Projects selection, 2010
  • Barcelona plans de futur, selection of projects for the city of Barcelona, Edicions Ajuntament de Barcelona, 2008

Audiovisual Campus Park 22@

  • Arquitectura catalana 2004–2009, retrat d’un temps,Edicions Actar, 2009

Subcentral and Centre de Fred 22@

  • Guía de arquitectura moderna de Barcelona,, 2013
  • Guía de arquitectura contemporánea de Barcelona, Ed. Polígrafa, 2012
  • Arquitectura catalana 2004–2009, retrat d’un temps,Edicions Actar, 2009
  • Barcelona plans de futur, selection of projects for the city of Barcelona, Ed. Ajuntament de Barcelona, 2008

Camp Clar Sanitary Park

  • Arquitectura per a la Salut. 18 anys d’arquitectura sanitària a Catalunya CatSalut 1991-2009, Edicions CatSalut i COAC, 2009

UB Students Residence

  • Campus de la Diagonal. Un projecte Urbà, selection of projects for the city of Barcelona, Edicions UB, 2009

Toni Petit House

  • Arquitectura y diseño,Edicions Actar, 2009

Kunstahaus in Chiasso

  • Peter Zumthor, Chiasso so!“Architettura, Città, Territorio di una regione di confine”
  • Nicolai Emeri, La Doppia Periferia, Revista Archi, scuola di architetti Svizzera Italiana, 2005

Public Pools in Montgat

  • Catàleg de projectes finals de carrera 2005 ETSAB, Publicació Línia Vertical, Projectes VII-VIII ETSAB 2004

 

Published texts by Jorge Vidal

  • Habitar la ciutat i el paisatge 2006-2014: Vuit anys d’aprenentatge. Jorge Vidal and another authors,Editorial Palimpesto. ISBN: 978-84-942068-1-8
  • La construcción de una atmósfera.Palimpsesto Magazine, N. 7, 2013
  • Mat-city. Plan de Kenzo Tange para un mundo flotante. Article for DPA Maganize, N. 27–28, 2013
  • Observar l’arquitectura.Article for the magazine EDEN, 2009
  • Sentir l’arquitectura.Vidal, Jorge and Rahola, Stella. Revista DC papers d’arquitectura ETSAB, 2006
  • Pensar el Lloc.Article published in the book Radiografies 5 with Rafa Cáceres, Càtedra de Projectes V-VI ETSAB, 2006
  • Fra arte e archittectura.Vidal, Jorge and Stella Rahola. Giornale dell‘Università Svizzera Italiana, 2006

Clients

  • Gisa
  • Generalitat de Catalunya
  • Diputació de Barcelona Diba
  • Consell Insular d’Eivissa
  • Ajuntament de Barcelona
  • Proeixample
  • 22@
  • Catsalut
  • Patronat Parc de Collserola
  • UPC Universitat politècnica de Catalunya
  • Fecsa-Endesa
  • Districlima/Elyo
  • Martinsa-Fadesa
  • Rbi
  • Grup Salto
  • aeterna
  • Fiestahotel Group
  • Ayrehoteles
  • Ocean Group
  • Chemo Group
  • Insudpharma
  • Liconsa
  • Peterhouse Partners
  • Grup Raima
  • Il.lustre Col.legi de procuradors dels Tribunals de Barcelona
  • Barcelona Infraestructures Municipals  Bimsa
  • Fundación Mapfre
  • Fundación Joan Miro
  • Colegio de Arquitectos de Cataluña