RCR Arquitectes

The comeback of the genius loci

In and around the Catalan town of Olot, Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta have created an architectural oeuvre which bears its own unmistakable hallmark.

Rooted in the local context, their projects are the result of an intensive dialogue between architecture and landscape and characterized by the spatial continuity between interior and exterior.

We invite you to delve into the creative universe of RCR and experience the spirit of place of some of their most notable projects, rooted in the unique volcanic setting of La Garrotxa

With a clear preference for weathering steel, the architects have developed a distinctive style and highly recognisable architectural language that masterfully blends materiality and craftsmanship.

Highly poetic and sculptural, of unusual expressive power and evocative atmosphere, the buildings of the Pritzker Prize winners 2017 defy the sense of disorientation and placelessness caused by globalization.

Who will be guiding you through the projects of prize-winning architecture studio RCR in the Garrotxa area?

A local architect of Guiding Architects (The world’s largest network of architecture tour companies, established in 1996):

  • We deliver relevant, accurate and up-to-date information in a dynamic and entertaining way.
  • We design authentic, off-the-beaten-track experiences that strive to exceed your expectations.
  • We provide insightful reflection and inspirational views on the city that only passionate architects like us can convey.

Selection of projects included in the tour

Biblioteca Sant Antoni – Joan Oliver, Barcelona
Parc de Pedra Tosca, Les Preses
Estadi i Equipaments d’Atletisme Tossols-Basil, Olot
Pavelló de Bany Tossols-Basil, Olot
Restaurant i Carpa Les Cols, Olot
Espai Barberí, Olot
Espai Públic Teatre la Lira, Ripoll

Duration: Full-day tour

Transport: Private bus

Service: Experienced architect as a guide, reservations

Languages: German, Spanish, Catalan, English, French, Italian, Dutch

Max participants: 25 pax/group