Enric Ruiz-Geli (Cloud 9)
Media ICT and El Bulli
Thursday 20th October, 6pm, Robin Evans Room (M416)
University of Westminster
Department of Architecture
Enric Ruiz-Geli is an architect based in Barcelona who works with a group of collaborators and researcher’s as Cloud 9. Enric works at the interface between architecture and art, digital processes and technological material development. The architects’ multifaceted projects include stage designs and buildings, installations and technical patents. In 2011 he was awarded the prize for best building by the World Architecture Festival (WAF) for his groundbreaking net zero-energy building project ‘Media-ICT’ in Barcelona, which featured ‘glow in the dark’ fireproof paint and an interactive smoke filled ETFE wall.
Key projects of Enric Ruiz Geli / Cloud 9 include the Villa Nurbs in Empuriabrava, an organically formed, ecological and futuristic house; Media-ICT building in Barcelona and the elBulliFoundation for the chef Ferran Adrià. Designed as a living laboratory in Cap de Creus on the Spanish/French border, the elBulliFoundation (culinary institute) is designed to sustainably regenerate its site within a national park using a mixture of ancient and contemporary environmental design strategies and is being developed in partnership with the national parks authority.
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