Vicente Guallart (Valencia, 1963) is a licensed architect with registration number COAC 19721, an urbanist, and a researcher. He served as the Chief Architect of the city of Barcelona from 2011 to 2015. He is a co-founder of the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and the Fab Lab Barcelona, with which he has undertaken projects such as the Media House Project (2001) in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab, the Fab Lab House (2010). Currently, he leads the Master’s program in Advanced Ecological Buildings at Valldaura Labs, where he conducts research in wooden construction.
In his professional practice, Vicente Guallart works as a director at Urbanitree, where he has designed numerous eco-friendly buildings in Europe and Asia. Notable projects include post-COVID housing in Xiong’an, China, and “Terrazas para la Vida,” the tallest industrially-manufactured solid wood social housing building in Spain.
Guallart has participated in the Venice Biennale four times and was selected for the exhibition of Spanish architecture at the MOMA in New York.