About us

AIA is a multidisciplinary team, with 30 years of experience and over 300 built projects; composed of architects, engineers and consultants experts on carrying out architectural, engineering, landscape and interior design projects. This fact allows us to deal with them globally, giving a comprehensive response to all the systems that are part of the project.

We work from the first sketch to the finalisation of the construction work, and the follow-up monitoring of the building lifespan, paying particular attention to sustainability and energy efficiency criteria, as well as to proper functioning of the building and its integration into the environment. As a result, we have been awarded for our environmental sustainability commitment in buildings and facilities design.

What we do

At AIA we take care of all the phases of the architectural and installation project. We work from the preliminary project where the fundamental aspects of the main characteristics of the work are developed, to provide an initial global image. In the basic project, the general characteristics of the work are precisely defined, with the content required to apply for the collegiate approval, or other administrative authorisations. We continue with the executive project where the project is developed with the determination of the details, specifications of the materials, elements and construction systems. Its content will follow the stipulated content to obtain the necessary collegiate approval to start the building work.

We also carry out construction management, where we will direct the development of the work in the technical, aesthetic, urban and environmental aspects in accordance with the project that defines it, with weekly visits and documentation of the end of the work. We also offer execution management and activity licenses, as well as master plans, with previous ideas of the whole in case of important transformations. Other services include special urban development plans or electrical, air conditioning or gas legalisations.

Architecture

We develop architecture projects, from urban planning to construction detail.
Our projects have met the expectations of our clients for all types of buildings, whether public (sport complexes, community-health centers, public space and landscape), corporative (shopping centers, offices, hotels and housing) or private (houses and villas). Sustainability, innovation and creativity are the basis of all our designs.

MEP Engineering

The facilities architectural integration as a built-in part of the building design is essential in all our projects, and so the designed systems are based on the highest commitment to environment and sustainability. Therefore, we propose innovative solutions, taking into account energy saving and easy maintenance regarding environmental, thermal and light control, as  well as security and communications necessities.

We carry out the design, calculation and development of the installations of architectural projects, for new buildings for our own and other architects and the public administration, as well as energy audits and consultancy and maintenance of existing buildings.

Industrial design

From AIA we have given “invented answers” to a series of alternative designs, with the aim of finding solutions to the requirements of our projects, by means of new concepts or images, analysing, synthesising and solving needs raised in our projects.
The result is dozens of small-scale objects, many of them patents of invention or industrial models distributed by different manufacturers.

Partners

Albert Salazar Junyentsalazar@aia.cat
Joan Carles Navarro Casamitjananavarro@aia.cat

Cap Àrea d’Arquitectura:
Teresa Junyent – teresa@aia.cat

Cap Àrea d’Enginyeria:
Xavier Martinez – xavi@aia.cat

Team

Quotes

“It is obvious that an architect’s professional task is becoming more and more complex every day, but, at the same time, the creative burdens -including the ethic ones- cannot be left to one side- since they have always been present as the intellectual basis and commitment to culture. This creates a situation which, if not reorganised in a fundamental way, can become catastrophic. The participation of new professionals on the project and the management of the building work is an irrefutable fact, not only for work commissioned on a large scale, but for any issue that needs to be faced with a minimum of operational effectiveness. Very often, these professionals come from other careers such as the many engineering disciplines, sociology, economics, management, graphic expression, legislation. And so, at times, another problem appears: the lack of knowledge these professionals have with regard to the basis of architecture, including the normal instruments of architecture. The danger of deforming the architect’s creative synthesis with successive specialisations is, sometimes, obvious enough although it is often disguised with derivations in project and style. That is why it is so important to set up architectural offices that deal with these specialities without in any way abandoning a persistent activity which involves the whole world of construction. Offices which are, at the same time, training schools for those professionals who wish to take part as sectorial specialists.

AIA is a very successful example in this meritorious effort. It is basically an architecture office in the fullest professional sense. It is also an auxiliary centre for the various sectors that are involved in construction today. And, further more, it is a school in which technicians and specialists from other disciplines manage to assimilate architects’ methods and instruments. The years of experience they can muster guarantee their reliability. And the youthful enthusiasm they show ensures the capacity of dialogue and battling non-conformity in favour of creativity.”

ORIOL BOHIGAS, MBM ARQUITECTES

December 2002


“The project gives the life to the technique not the opposite, this is our though. We had been searching for engineering whom understand us, till we meet this young architects and engineers team, whom are able to work together since the beginning of the project our relationship with INSTAL·LACIONS ARQUITECTÒNIQUES, has prove us that the quality of there work enhances ours; we don’t have to hide the technique any more.

Although people affirms, architect is someone who seams an engineer at the artist’s home and at the engineer’s home seams as an artist, at AIA, home, we just seam architects.”

ESTEVE BONELL I JOSEP MARIA GIL

January 2003


“The ACTIVITATS ARQUITECTONIQUES team adds a new organisation concept in the architectural offices in Spain. This combination of architecture and engineering, design and technical efficiency of quality (…) has seduced me to work with them, since it’s exactly the same feeling I have about the architectural evolution so technical and cultural inside and outside of Europe. This collaboration work began for a very important project as the “Torrent de la Batllòria” Sport Complex in Badalona (…), it has been only the beginning, so other important projects are waiting for us.”

DOMINIQUE PERRAULT

March 2003


Pour Ledoux c’était facile; il n’avait pas de tubes.

That is what Le Corbusier said… and was completely right. The load bearing structure responsible for defining architectural spaces throughout millenniums has given it up. Our roofs are no longer able to express how they remain stand, we no longer see domes, vaults with ingenious geometries, structural wood frameworks, wood panelling, metal beams, ceramic filler blocks; but instead, we can see pipes, supply and return grilles, fire detectors, sprinklers, speakers, fluorescent light trays, downlights, wallwashers and so on. While having dinner at one of these scary underground banquet halls in any contemporary hotel, the idea of look upwards come to mind, is natural to suffer a serious indigestion and not only by the poor quality of food and wine habitual in these events.

The works from AIA that we can observe here are a meritorious contribution to the battle that architects have against both bylaws, firefighters, insurance companies, project managers and quality controls, as against horrible standard technical elements produced by obtuse companies designers…This is about a final battle and we are lucky enough to have Salazar and Navarro among us.”

OSCAR TUSQUETS BLANCA

September 2007


“It was through Enric Miralles, unfortunately no longer with us, that they first met in the early nineties and that the vocations and aspirations of the young Navarro and Salazar, both graduates of ETSAB (the Barcelona School of Architecture) were fi rst brought together. And it was through their dialogue with Miralles, united by their enthusiasm and desire to put into practice a new architectural language, that Salazar and Navarro learned how to break free of architectural clichés and, during this early phase, acquire the mental attitude of the architect, and it I on that basis that they have laid the foundations of their own particular idiosyncrasy: “Architecture is a trade in which it is the architect that defi nes his own limits. With Enric Miralles we consolidated, in our minds, the conviction that in architecture almost anything is possible. One has to establish the boundaries of the field on which one is going to play and within which one is going to take risks”.

This has turned them into pioneers in their understanding of the idea that architecture, as a service and as work of collaboration, is a product of the capacity of a group structure that can make possible an optimised resolution of the most minute technical and design details, converting the architect’s studio into a many-headed beast, in which creative genius is positively subordinated to the combined contributions of the team as a whole and to the generation of an intelligent network in which every specialised aspect plays a fundamental role in the achievement of the common goals.”

FREDY MASSAD I ALICIA GUERRERO YESTE 

January 2010


(…)Today it is a unique position in a world of such established specialties. I think it has been useful for them, since the mastery of the technical knowledge they have acquired has not made them lose sight of the subordination and/or creative complementarity with respect to the conceptual idea that originates the whole process of elaboration of the project until the completion of the work. Subsequently, we have collaborated in several competitions. It is closely related to everything I have just said, the ease that AIA shows, as seen in this volume, by the teamwork with various partners. This virtue, as well as knowing how to associate architecture and technique in an enriching way for both, I think is very “modern” current and timely.

A fundamental characteristic of AIA, which is at the core of its varied activities, is the generosity to be willing to occupy various positions and roles in the scenarios in which they are always willing to appear to act in the service of the best architecture. Finally, a not lesser merit of its founders is that the AIA character is present in all members of its team.”

JORDI GARCÉS

November 2020

Clients

Abantia Instalaciones, SAU
Acciona Inmobiliaria, SLU
Ajuntament Badalona Esports
Ajuntament de Badalona
Ajuntament de Barcelona
Ajuntament de Cardedeu
Ajuntament de Gava
Ajuntament de L’hospitalet
Ajuntament de Parets del Valles
Ajuntament de Ripollet
Ajuntament Gava, Gavanenca de Terrenys
Ajuntament Sant Just Desvern
Ajuntament Santa Margarida i els Monjos
Ajuntament St Pere de Riudebitlles
Alan Projectes Urbanistics Catalunya
Altamira Santander Real Estate, SA
Altavista Hotelera, SL
Animua, SA
Arcon, SL
Area Metropolitana de Barcelona
Assignia, SA
Associació Casino Valliranenc
Axis 2005 Indico, SL
B.Lux SA
Badalona Cultura, SL
Banco Santander, SA
Barcelona Activa Spm, SA
Bershka Bsk España, SA
BIMSA

Boza, Antonio
Bucklys Bars
Building Factory, SA
Centre de Dia i Serveis Nous Avis,
Club Natacio Catalunya
Club Natació Sitges
Club Tennis Barcino
Contratas y Obras Empresa Constructora
Criville, Ramon
Design Center Europe SL
Deutsche Bank, SAE
Diputació Barcelona
Divisio Recursos Fisics Servei Català De La Salut
Don Piso
Edificio Riusec, SA
Engestur, SA
Escoda, Jaume
Fundació Privada Hospital Sta Creu
Funitec
Futbol Club Barcelona
G3t, SL
García Polacchi, Juan
Garcia Vizcaino, Justo
Garmos Business, SL
Garraf Mediterrania, SA
Gran Fabre 2000, SL
Grupo Massimo Dutti, SA
Grupo Sotoval, SL
Hespetel, SA

Hines Diagonal 123, SL
Ide Suministros Contra Incendios, SL
Idea Arquiectura i Enginyeria, SLP
Indestamp, SA
Industrias Quimicas Masquelack
Infraestructures de la Generalitat de Catalunya SAU
Inmobilia San Cugat Bv.
Inmodanko, SL
Inmuebles Reunidos, SA
Instal·lacions De Lleure Esportiu Illa
Iss Facility Services, SA
Jip Aviacio, SL
Jordi Marce Arquitectes, SLP
Köllmann Española, SL
Kiddy’s Class España, SA
Lenox Solutions SL
L’H 2010 Stat Privada Municipal, SA
Mancomumitat de Municipis Area Metropolitana de Barcelona
Manrique Planas Arquitectes SLP
Masjoan Mollfulleda, Ramon
Material Verda, SL
Mercafred, SL
Mialbert, SL
Mitsubishi Electric Europe, BV
Monge Rubio, Eugenio
Nacher, Victor
Oikos Physei, SL
Oikphybyo, SL

Optima Management, SL
Ortiz Povedano, Antonio
Oysho España, SA
Parron, Mercedes
Patrimonial Mimola, SL
Peñas Martinez, Alejandro
Perrault, Dominique
Promusa -Promociones Municipales de Sant Cugat del Vallès
Pujol Arquitecturas, SLP
Pull & Bear España, SA
Rivero Crespo, Eduardo
Roig Construcciones y Servicios, SL
Schlüter, Jens
Servei Catala De La Salut
Servicio Climatizacion, SA
Sitges Model XXI, SA
Spm Promociones Municipales de Sant Cugat del Vallès
Tau Ingenieria y Construcciones Esp
Tauro Real Estate, SL
Tremp.House, SL
Trinquete Residencial, SA
Universitat Autonoma Barcelona
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Uterqüe España, SA
Van-Lux, SA
Vipracasa, SL
Vopi4, SA
Zara España, SA

Actar Arquitectura, SL
Add Sarri-Civit, SL
Ajuntament de Badalona Esports
Ajuntament de Badalona
Ajuntament Castellar Valles
Ajuntament d’Amposta
Ajuntament de Barcelona
Ajuntament de Lloret de Mar
Ajuntament de Palafolls
Ajuntament de Ripollet
Ajuntament de Roses
Ajuntament de Sabadell
Ajuntament de Sant Adrià
Ajuntament de Terrassa
Ajuntament del Prat de Llobregat
Ajuntament Hospitalet
Ajuntament Mollet del Valles
Ajuntament St Vicenç Montalt
Alonso & Balaguer Arquitectes
Alonso Terre, Yaiza
Altavista Hotelera, SL
Altro Manresa, SA
Animua, SA
Antoni Bou, Arquitectes, SL
Aran Corbella, Eulalia
Area Metropolitana de Barcelona
Argenti Salvado, Victor
Aros Estudio de Arquitectura, SA
Arquitecturas Oscar Tusquets Blanca
Artigues Vidal, Jaume
Asil Santa Anna, Fundació Privada
Asz Arquts, SL
Aulenti, Gae
B720 Arquitectura
Baas Jordi Badia, SL
Baena-Casamor Arquitectes BCQ, SL
Barceló-Balanzó Arquitectes SLP
Barcelona Activa SPM, SAU
Barcelona Integral Projects, SL
Bargues Idees i Projectes, SL
Benedito Rovira, Josep
BG Ingenieros
Bibiloni, Cerda, Company Arquitect
BIS Arquitectes, David Garcia, SLP
Bonell i Gil Arquitectes, SL
Bosch, Manel
Brotheric, SL
Bru Bistuer, Eduard
Brullet-Pineda Arquitectes, SL
BT Arquitectes, Scp
Busnan Invest, SL
Ca n’Arimon, UTE
Caixa de Catalunya
Caixa d’Estalvis de Sabadell
Caixa d’Estalvis i Pensions
Caufec, SA
Causton International LTD
CC245 Arquitectos, SLP
Cercle del Liceu
Club Natacio de Barcelona
Club Natació Catalunya
Club Poliesportiu Europolis, SL
Club Tennis Barcino
Comeron i Graupere, Lluis
Comunidad Gral de Propietarios de Illa del Mar

Comunitat de Propietaris Carrer Monistrol, 33 Barcelona
Consell Català de l`Esport
Consorci Mercat de les Flors
Construcciones PAI, SA
Construccions Gallisa
Copcisa Inmobiliaria, SL
Corpedificacions, SL
Costa Savall, Rosa
Corada Figueras Arquitectes
Corp
Crespo Nomen, Frederic
Crespo y Blasco
D’Aura Arquitectura
Diagonal Mar Immobles, SL
Dibrok Eines, SL
Dino Ibañez & Associats, SL
Domenech, Lola arq.
Don Piso
Dragados, SA
E Donato Arquitecte & Associats, SL
Edificio Riusec, SA
Egea, Alex
Electromecanica Soler, SL
EMTE, SA
Engestur, SA
Enric Pare Arq. Associats, SL
Equip Respostes, SL
Espais Diagonal Mar, SL
Europolis-Segura Lahosa, UTE
Fahe Consulting
Fahrenheith451 Arquitectura
Ferre i Pueyo, Gemma
Festina-Lotus, SA
Figueras, Virginia
Fira 2000, SA
Foment Ciutat Vella
Forgas Arquitectes, SLP
Fundacio Bancaria la Caixa
Fundació Gran Teatre del Liceu
Fundació Municipal Joan Abelló
Fundació Orfeó Català
Fundacio Privada Guillem Mas
Gallardo-Bravo Arquitectos, SLP
Garces, Jordi
Garcia Riera, SL
Garmos Business, SL
Garraf Mediterrania, SA
Gavanenca de Terrenys i Immobles, SA
Generalitat Catalunya. Benestar Social
Generalitat Catatalunya. Dep. Cultura
Gestio d’Infraestructures, SA
Gili Galfetti, Gustau
Gimbernat, Jose A.
Giro Borras, Marçal
Goday Baylina, Josep
Goldoil-Orokuibir, SL
Grandoptical
Grupo Inmobiliario Barnagestio 2000
Hangar Associacio Artistes Visuals
Henrich i Monras, Jordi
Hines Diagonal 123, SL
Hito Espacios, SL
Holmes Place Health Club
Hotel Font del Genil, SL
Humana, SA

Iber Espais Europa, SL
ICF Equipaments, SAU
Iluminación Catalana, SA
Impulsa Grup Ortiz, SL
Inaraja Genís, Meritxell
Ingeniería y Proyectos Electricos
Iniciativas Corma, SL
Inmobiliaria Colonial, SA
Inmobiliaria Urbis, SA
Inmuebles Reunidos, SA
Inshaatchi Company
Institut de Barcelona Esports
Institut Català de les Industries Culturals
Institut Català del Sol
Institut Tecnologia Construcció CAT
Inypsa
ISS Facility Services SA
Joan Rodón Arquit. Associats
Junta Constructora Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia
Kelvin Europea, SL
Kleinmann, Ana
Lagranja Design Arq
La Pinassa-Prom. i Serveis Municipals
Lay, Charmayne
Leve
Llimona, Ruiz, Recorder Arquitectes
Macomunitat de Municipis de l’Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona
Manrique Planas Arquitectes, SLP
Marge 5 Retorn, SL
Martínez Gil, Antonia
Massana Castanys, Francisco
Massip Bosch, Enric
MBM Arquitectes, SL
Medgroup Inversiones, SL
Metrovacesa, SA
Miralles, Enric
Miranda Girbau, Eva
Modultec, SL
Moliner Office Architects, SL
Muro, Carles
Museu de Terrassa
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
Negre Balsas, Ma. Àngels
Nogue Onzain i Roig Arquitectes, SC
Nomen i Associats Arquitectes, SL
Noto, Alejandro Francisco
Nous Espais Torrent, SA
Obralar, SL
Octaus, Sl
Opalan, SL
Oro Vivo, SA
Ortiz Construcciones y Proyectos, SA
Ortiz Povedano, Antonio
Paez Blanch, Roger
Parroquia St Genis Vilassar de Dalt
Pascual Vicent, Josep
Pastor Mongrell, Alfred
Patronat Municipal Habitatge
Pegi Engineering, SLP
Peris, Toral, Bonell i Gil, UTE
PGI 2000, Consultoria i Enginyeria de Barcelona, SL
Ponseti Valiente, Jordi
Prodiba, SL
Promedibe, SA

Promociones Artibox, SL
Promociones Habitat, SA
Promocions i Habitatge Loyfe 2005, SL
Promocions Neira, SA
Promodomus SA
Pro-Progress BDN, SL
Proyectos Civiles y Tecnologicos, SA – Setsis UTE
PSP Arquitectura
Pujol Arquitectura SLP
Pujol Mongay, Eulalia
Ramos Polo, Javier
Rende Bertran, Casimiro
Requejo Falceto, Jose A.
Residencial Castellmar
Restaurant Cote Sud
Reyal Urbis, SA
Reyes Quijada, Juan Carlos
Rfc Arquitectes, SL
Rga Arquitectes, SA
Roig Construcciones y Servicios SL
Rosell Bernardez Arquitectes, SCP
Rosello Sangenis Arquitectes, SCP
Rqp Arquitectura, SL
Ruggiero, Gianni
Sabadell Gent Gran Centre de Serves
Sanmartí, Jaume
Securo Limited
Sendra Vives, Sergi
Serra, Dani
Sierra Fernandez, Pau
Sierra i Callejas Arquitectes, SLP
Sola Cortasa, Sebastià
Sole Ribas, Pau
Sports Bar
Stitzman Staiff, David
Stone Home, SL
Sub-Way, SL
Sumo Arquitectes, SLP
Sunshine Ferradura, SL
Tda Arquitectura y Urbanismo 2002
Technip Iberia, SA
Tecnifred, SA
Televisió de Catalunya, SA
Tiferca, SA
Tiger Bay, SL
Toolstudio, SL
Trair, SL
Tusquets Blanca, Òscar
Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Unnim
UTE Argenti-Forgas
UTE Biblioteca d’Arquitectura
UTE Luis Angel Dominguez & Fahe Consulting Arq, SLP
Valles Entorn, SA
Valls Ortiz, Ramón
Vegas Llobell, Guillermo
Ventura Varcarcel, Magdalena
Vila Fonolleda, Ágata
Vila Fontcuberta, Jaume
Vinyoles, Joaquim
Vora Arquitectura, SCP

Awards

Piscina & Wellness Barcelona Awards 2019: Swimmingpool winner award for wellness center:

For “PISCINA CAN MILLARS

1r PRIZE “more sustainable property development BMP2007 of spanish territory”

For MEP Engineering project “48 housing in Vilafranca de Bonany”

1r PRIZE “ACCÉS 2007”

Application Projects granted by Salas Foundation, wih the Bath System Design “TOTS”

Green Spanish Architecture Representatives in the “GREEN BUILDING CHALLENGE ESPAÑA 2005 SB05 DE TOKIO”

Buildings shown at the Spanish pavilion in Tokyo:

“Gitanjali Primary School”

“Bellvitge swimming pool and Multipurpose rooms”

1r PRIZE “ACTECIR” at the VI MEP Competition in building facilities innovation

For “MEP Engineering projects in JAUME I and ÀGORA buildings at the University Pompeu Fabra (1997)”

Piscina & Wellness Barcelona Awards 2017:  Ganador Mejor Piscina de Centro Wellness:

Pel “CENTRO DEPORTIVO METROPOLITAN  BADALONA

Concurso Re Think Hotel 2019 – Categoría Re Think: Reconocimiento Honorífico al mejor proyecto en sostenibilidad y rehabilitación hotelera en España por ejecutar:

Pel “HOTEL PALLADIUM MENORCA. (S’ARENAL D’EN CASTELL)”

Concurso Re Think Hotel 2019 – Categoría TSMedia: Reconocimiento Honorífico al mejor proyecto en sostenibilidad y rehabilitación hotelera en España ejecutado:

Pel “HOTEL TROPICAL GAVÀ

LEED GOLD Certificate

For “Camp del Ferro Municipal Sports Complex

MEP Collaborator in LEED PLATINUM Certificate:

For “Vil·la Urania Facilities Complex

Concurso Re Think Hotel 2019 – Categoría Re Think: Reconocimiento Honorífico al mejor proyecto en sostenibilidad y rehabilitación hotelera en España por ejecutar:

Pel “HOTEL PALLADIUM MENORCA. (S’ARENAL D’EN CASTELL)”

Concurso Re Think Hotel 2019 – Categoría TSMedia: Reconocimiento Honorífico al mejor proyecto en sostenibilidad y rehabilitación hotelera en España ejecutado:

Pel “HOTEL TROPICAL GAVÀ

MEP Collaborator in 2016 FAD Urban and Landscape Finalist, by LEVE Arquitectes

For “Pis ZERO

MEP Collaborator in 2020 FAD Architecture finalist, by Lussi + Partner AG, Lola Domènech

For “MultiHousing building for 4 friends

MEP Collaborator in 2020 FAD Architecture Selected, by Forgas Arquitectes Bosch / Sanchez

For “Teatre l’Artesà

MEP Collaborator in 1996 FAD Architecture Winner, by Josep Llinàs

Pel “Teatre Metropol

ISO 9001:2015 Certificate

All our processes are guaranteed by the quality certificate ISO 9001:2015

Prize for the encouragement of the technological innovation and quality in construction.

Non-residential or civil engineering building, 1996.

Award for technological innovation of Construmat 2007.

Award of the Gavanencs of the year, 2007.

Sustainability 2012

Slected at the award for the most sustainable development, 2012.

For AIA ‘Roger de Flor’ Primary Healthcare Center

Professional career

25 years Architecture projects – 2016

25 years Engineering projects – 2016

15 years AIA Ofice – 2006