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Social studio working through architecture, urbanism and landscape design
towards ecological balance and social equity

 

 

SERVICES

The services we offer include municipal plans and strategies, strategic consultancy, building projects, public spaces and landscaping, and education.

  • SUSTAINABLE BUILDING PROJECTS

    Building projects focused on the creation of livable spaces based on sustainable usage of resources. Development of design and execution phases as well as consultations for other professionals. 

  • GARDEN INTERVENTION PROJECTS

    Productive agricultural projects in urban and periurban environments using participatory processes and intervening in the development of local ecological production and the sustainable management of water.

  • STRATEGIC CONSULTANCY REGARDING BUILDINGS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

    Consulting and developing of technical and strategic reports from research on buildings and climate change in the university context.  

  • STRATEGIC BUILDING ENERGY RENOVATION PLAN

    Long-term planning tool that, based on the characterization of the built environment, sets up a road map for building energy renovation in order to achieve the objectives of the European Union.

  • STRATEGIC PLAN OF ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

    Strategic municipal planning instrument in short, medium, and long-term for the transition from the current environmental sustainability management model through participatory processes.

  • PEDAGOGY

    Academic teaching and professional training in architecture and sustainability, with tools regarding energy, water, materials, organic materials, and the community; at the building, urban, and landscape scale.

  • DIAGNOSIS AND PARTICIPATORY PROCESSES

    Identification processes of the project needs and their causes through group sessions to generate a diagnosis, project design codes, vision change, and to provide conflict management with the stakeholders involved in the project.   

  • WATER CYCLE INTERVENTION PROJECTS

    Strategic planning projects and intervention in the water cycle of a municipality, introduction of sustainable urban drainage systems and low-tech treatment to improve quality, quantity, and usage.  

  • SUSTAINABLE URBAN STRATEGY

    Strategic planning instrument that intervenes in the green spaces of the municipality for the sustainable management of ecosystem infrastructures, introducing productive management services for water and organic material.  

OURSELVES

Cíclica is a social studio founded by young catalan architects and researchers offering integrated solutions in architecture, sustainability and participation from an innovative and systemic approach. We develop projects from a multi-scale perspective: from building to territory, taking care of all the resources and material flows (energy, water, materials and organic material). We work to achieve a higher grade of self-sufficiency of the user, by involving the community in the decision-making. Cíclica has professionals with complementary backgrounds and more than 10 years of experience in projects and consultancy, halfway between research innovation and entrepreneurship.

  • JOAQUIM ARCAS ABELLA

    PHD ARCHITECT – FOUNDING PARTNER

    Contemporary habitation models and urban sustainable habitability is his field of expertise. He coordinates projects in building and town planning making a special effort in the renovation and transformation of the city towards sustainability.

  • MARTA SERRA PERMANYER

    PHD ARCHITECT – FOUNDING PARTNER

    Participation, public space and ecological urbanism is her field of expertise. She coordinates participatory action research processes to promote new perceptive frameworks in sustainability and users active roles. Associated professor (UPC)

  • ELENA ALBAREDA FERNÁNDEZ

    MA. ARCHITECT – FOUNDING PARTNER

    Ecological urbanism, landscape ecology and sustainable land management is her area of expertise. She coordinates projects integrating transformation of social metabolism in urbanism. Associated professor (UPC)

  • MARIONA ALCARAZ CORBELLA

    MA. ARCHITECT – FOUNDING PARTNER

    Relation between user, building and resource management is her area of interest. She coordinates projects and does research about triggers and impacts of ecological behaviour changes in organisations. Associated professor (URLL)

  • ANAÏS BAS MANTILLA

    MA. ARCHITECT

    Sustainable habitability is her field of expertise. She has coordinated projects related to rehabilitation, energy poverty and access to housing to groups at risk of social exclusion.

  • ANDER BILBAO FIGUERO

    ARCHITECT

    Specializes in sustainable urban renovation. Participates in projects regarding energy efficiency and reusability. Coordinated a civic energy transition project.

  • TERESA MONZÓ FITA

    FRONTEND DEVELOPER

    Designer and frontend developer. The interface design and the user experience is her field of expertise.

     

  • GUILLEM HERRERA MASABEU

    PROGRAMMER

 

  • MARTA MELO I COLLDEFORNS

    SOCIOLOGIST

    Participation and education is her area of expertise. Has participated in projects related to promotion and integration of associations and community processes. Associated professor (UB).

  • PAULA CATALAN GASULLA

    ARCHITECT

    Specialized in rehabilitation. She has participated in projects of building renovation regarding energy efficiency and reusability.

  • CECILIA VINYOLAS

    EXPERT IN DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION

    Specializes in administrative and communication services.

  • LAIA CUNILL ARAGONÈS

    MATERIAL ENGINEER

    Specializes in energy analysis and building energy simulators. Participates in projects regarding energy efficiency related to comsuption and habitability areas.

     

     

  • ALBERT VALÈNCIA LÓPEZ

    ARCHITECTURE STUDENT

     

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    • Thank you for being part of our team: Ariadna Conesa Buscallà, Paul Charbonneau Cayuela, Carlos Dávila Luelmo, Marta Ferrer Zapater, Adriana Castrillo Alvera, Carlos Cámara Menoyo, Laia Mojica Gasol, Albert Calabria Ferrer, Andrea Romero Gutiérrez, Adalíz Sayago Ortega, Mar Esteve Güell, Adrià Martín Vilaseca, Jesse Han, Ana Tejón Rodizza, Víctor Rufart Gimeno, Pol Rodríguez Cucurella, Martí Buldó Ibáñez, Javi Ruíz Safont.

    RESEARCH AND TEACHING

    From the Center for Research and Technological Transfer CRITT - ETSAV - UPC, Cíclica we apply research, development and innovation (R & D & I) to our projects through the links we establish with university research groups of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya where also we give teaching. Currently, Cyclics hosts an Industrial Doctorate (DI) from the Generalitat de Catalunya "Towards an equitable energy model" (2017-2020). Below are their own publications, publications derived from participation in research congresses, external publications about our work, guest conferences and teaching collaborations. Download the information in pdf.

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    ciclica@ciclica.eu

    Centre de Recerca i Transferència Tecnològica de l’Escola d’Arquitectura del Vallès – Office 15-16
    c/Pere Serra 1-15. 08173 Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona). tel. +34 93 405 43 15