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1 Mar 2018

Bayonne, Entrée de ville

e-architect share with you a short architectural film revisiting Josep Lluis Mateo´s project “Bayonne, Entrée de ville by Mateo Arquitectura”.

The film is directed by the Chilean film-maker Pablo Casals Aguirre:

7 June 2017
Bassins à flot Housing, Bordeaux, France
Bassins à flot Housing in Bordeaux |
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Bassins à flot Housing, Bordeaux
As though washed up here by nearby waters, rises the hulk of the World War II submarine base.
Beside us, other remains of the shipwreck: some small constructions that have to be integrated into the project.

BCN Architecture Guide by Josep Lluís Mateo
23 Dec 2015 – Mateo Arquitectura has updated “BCN Architecture Guide by Josep Lluís Mateo” for this coming year 2016! Discover the hidden places of Barcelona according to Josep Lluís Mateo: from the mountain to the seafront.
The app is available free at the App Store and Google Play.

Largo da Devesa City Square and Cultural Center in Castelo Branco, Portugal
Cultural Center in Castelo Branco
photo © Adrià Goula
Cultural Center in Castelo Branco – 5 Dec 2013
The plaza is a surface, a topography drawn out in relation to the movement of the water and built by pedreiros, following patterns that are abstract but not random. The Cultural Center, built in phase two, though part of the original project, floats on two piles over the plaza, like a bridge, freeing up at its base a covered ice-skating rink, and giving continuity to this large public space, to the plaza and to the adjacent park.

Banc Sabadell Tower Block entrances, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain – 11 Oct 2013
Design: Josep Lluís Mateo
Banco de Sabadell Barcelona
photo © Adrià Goula

“In one corner of this great space, we lay out the main entrance to the tower block. At the corner of the floor plan there is a triangle. The space is black but full of life, veined with colour. One side of the triangle marks the border, the point of control. Another, annexed to it, offers an unusual view, slightly raised above the rest. Control and openness.”
Josep Lluís Mateo, 2013

Panta Rhei Exhibition, Paris, France
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«Exhibiting, presenting things in public, always means addressing time. The present that leads us to the future, projects that are already being transported to reality.
Also, the present of that which is clearly finished, and a trace of the past that has brought us to this point.
An exhibition allows us to salvage, for a moment, materials produced in different contexts, to support ideas, explain stories or understand a world.
Its ephemeral function plays one of the most important roles here: models, videos, drawings, texts, in our case always instrumental, subordinate to the reality of buildings that ultimately have to be understood and appreciated without them.
Materials that anticipated stories, some just dreamt of.
The exhibition is a dissection of our present work, with some explorations into the past, the origin of our presence here.»
Josep Lluís Mateo

Josep Lluís Mateo opened the exhibition “Panta Rhei”—everything flows—at the Galerie d’Architecture in Paris on 21 March.

The show is a tour through time: the past, present and future of the practice’s work, highlighting projects, materials and moments that tend to be concealed from view but that form part of the  praxis of Mateo Arquitectura.

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The Galerie d’Architecture, at 11, Rue des Blancs-Manteaux in Paris, hosts this exhibition until 13 April 2013.

Accompanying it is a small catalogue that takes a photographic journey through the universe of the Mateo Arquitectura.
Panta Rhei – πάντα ρει
Author: Josep Lluís Mateo
Published by Key Media S.L., Barcelona 2013

International Cave Painting Centre, Dordogne, France
International Cave Painting Centre Building
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International Cave Painting Centre in France – 12 Dec 2012
The Conseil Général de la Dordogne (France) recently organized a competition for the construction of Lascaux IV, a complete scale replica of the Lascaux cave, at Montignac, at the foot of the hill where the actual cave is situated.

House in Garrotxa, Girona, north east Spain – building added
La Garrotxa House
photo © Adrià Goula
House in Garrotxa – added 14 Jun 2012
Reconstruction of an old country mansion: the retaining wall to the rear that anchors the house to the hillside was extremely lovely. As well as expressing the effort of retaining the earth, it concentrated in one place the oven and the point of collection of the water that filters through it.

Mateo Arquitectura Book

ON BUILDING Matter and Form, by Josep Lluís Mateo
Boulogne-Billancourt Paris
image : Adria Goula
This book describes that initial moment of a series of buildings, beyond their origins and their physical constitution (both issues, idea and matter, however, based on my work). Here, the objects are presented, captured by Adrià Goula, as visual forms, as compositions of planes and surfaces that form volumes and also as a dialectic of the light and shade that define spaces.

Josep Lluís Mateo
Excerpt from ON BUILDING Matter and Form

Josep Lluis Mateo Book – 14 Jun + 24 May 2012

Latest Mateo Arquitectura Designs

News & Media Building in Ningbo, China
News & Media Building Ningbo
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Chinese Media Building – 9 May 2012
Context is the starting point of the Ningbo News and Media building design. As a reflection to the surroundings, the project appears a double-face character. Building on the south side has a clear form and a continuous street façade. As a result, the continuity of Jingjia road is kept. It also deals with the institutional buildings of government office area on the south.

Prague National Gallery Entrance Hall, Czech Republic
Prague National Gallery Entrance Hall
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Prague National Gallery Entrance Hall – 3 Apr 2012
Mateo Arquitectura announce the completion of the penultimate phase of this project: connecting hall, main entrance of the National Gallery and access between the palaces Salm and Schwarzenberg.

Multimodal Hub – Grand Arénas, Nice, France
Grand Arénas Nice
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Mateo Arquitectura : Multimodal Hub Nice – 8 Mar 2012
Today Josep Lluís Mateo is going to present his master plan for the Pôle Multimodal Nice-Aéroport quartier d’affairs Grand Arénas at MIPIM, the leading international real state fair, celebrated in Cannes. MATEO Arquitectura won the competition in 2011.

Housing in the Andromède district, Toulouse, France
Josep Lluís Mateo – Mateo Arquitectura
Andromède district building
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Andromède Housing – 26 Jan 2012
Work will shortly begin on the construction of the housing blocks in the Andromède district. The site is ready for construction work, which will last 18 months. The project consists of four volumes built around a central garden that will house 104 dwellings, each with a terrace or balcony. The four buildings share a car-parking floor, which has a waterproofing system to prevent future leakage, as this is a wetland area.

Recent Mateo Arquitectura Designs

Filmoteca de Cataluña, Barcelona, Spain
Filmoteca de Cataluña
image : Josep Lluis Mateo
Filmoteca de Cataluña Barcelona – Film Library Building – 21 Sep 2011

PGGM Headquarters Building, Zeist, The Netherlands
PGGM Company Headquarters Zeist
photograph : Adrià Goula
Mateo Arquitectura : PGGM Headquarters : latest building completion – 17 Jun 2011

Bayonne Gateway, France – information added 10 Jun 2011
Tête de Pont Bayonne
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Mateo Arquitectura : Bayonne Gateway – 9 Jun 2011
Jean Grenet, Mayor of Bayonne, along with various figures from Bayonne City Council, Kaufman & Broad and Eiffage Construction, visited the offices of Mateo Arquitectura in Barcelona to see the latest progress of the project for Tête de Pont, a new gateway to the city of Bayonne (France).

Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, France
Boulogne-Billancourt Development Paris
image : Adria Goula
Boulogne-Billancourt Paris

Mateo Arquitectura – Key Buildings

Mateo Arquitectura Buildings, alphabetical:

Banc de Sabadell Atlantic, Barcelona, Spain
Banco de Sabadell interior
photo © Pedro Pegenaute
Banc de Sabadell Atlantic

Camp Nou Proposal, Barcelona, Spain
new Camp Nou
image from Mateo Arquitectura
Camp Nou Stadium

CCIB Building, Diagonal Mar, Barcelona, Spain
CCIB Barcelona Building
photo © Adrian Welch, 2011
CCIB Barcelona

Free Zone Consortium Office Building, Diagonal Mar, Barcelona, Spain
(Edifici d’oficines pel Consorci de la Zone France)
Free Zone Consortium Office
photo © Adrian Welch
Free Zone Consortium Office

Place de la République, Paris, France
Place de la République
image : Mateo Arquitectura
Place de la République Paris

Mateo Arquitectura Projects – No Images

The head office of the Bundesbank in Chemnitz, Germany

Barcelona International Convention Centre

Banc Sabadell : Standard office

Sant Jordi Hall of Residence

Largo da Devesa park in Castelo Branco, Portugal

Office building for WTC Almeda Park in Cornella, Barcelona

Film Theatre of Catalonia, Barcelona

Extension of the office building for PGGM insurance company in Zeist, Holland

The office building in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, France

Apartment building, Borneo Docks, Amsterdam, Holland
Borneo Docks

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Josep Lluis Mateo – Spanish Architect

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Josep Lluis Mateo
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Josep Lluis Mateo entered into association with Marta Cervello in 1995, since when they have directed the practice together.

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