David Mackay, Architect, Buildings, News, Design, Projects, Office, Catalonia
David Mackay Architect
MBM Arquitectes, Barcelona : Contemporary Architecture Practice, Spain
David Mackay – Key Projects
MBM Arquitectes News, chronological:
BruumRuum!, Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes – Article by Milos Stipcic for e-architect
Design: David Torrents, artec3 with MBM, architects
photo : Milos Stipcic
BruumRuum! Barcelona – 11 Jun 2013
A few months ago the large public space around Design Museum has been opened to the public: it consists of two plateaus. One is the picturesque lower part with sculpturally shaped fountain, stairs and platforms creating dynamic scenes with the building and opening new views to the existing Agbar tower, showing diversities in urban typology of this zone.
Barcelona Design Museum, Catalonia, Spain
Design: MBM Arquitectes
photo © Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre
Barcelona Design Museum – 29 May 2013
Key new building designed by this established Catalan architecture practice.
Intriguing Catalan architecture – a confident, expressive building by David Mackay / MBM. The ‘Design Hub’ is located on a sloping site beside Jean Nouvelle’s Agbar tower, and very close to the elevated roundabout of a busy motorway. The site is part of a future park which meant that only a small building footprint would be allowed at ground level with the rest of the building underground.
Buchanan Street refurbishment, Glasgow, Scotland
More projects by David Mackay – MBM Arquitectes online soon
Location:Barcelona, Spain ‘
David Mackay – Practice Information
Martorell Bohigas & Mackay : MBM Arquitectes
David Mackay, of Irish and English descent, has been practising architecture for 50 years in Barcelona with his practice partners Josep Martorell and Oriol Bohigas and since 2000 with Oriol Capdevila and Francesc Gual.
The practice is probably best known for the urban design of the Barcelona Olympic Village and Port in 1992. MBM Arquitectes were designers for Buchanan Street refurbishment. Appointed Chair of Jury for the Glasgow School of Art competition in 2009.
David Mackay has been member of the Senate Advisory Committee for the unification of Berlin. He was advisor to the Dublin City Council, and has chaired the Plymouth Design Panel for four years. He was also Senior Design Fellow (2000-01) at the London School of Economics within the City Design and Social Science Programme.
In November 2004, David was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts by the University of Plymouth. David Mackay is also an Honorary Member of the Bund Deutscher Architekten, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of the Architects in Scotland.
David Mackay has written several books, the latest ‘A vision for Plymouth 2004’ and his memoirs ‘Life and Cities’ will be published in English by R.I.A.S. and presented in Glasgow 23rd April 2009.
David Mackay Architect : Barcelona Architects
Glasgow School of Art competition
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