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estudio Herreros and the Urban Scale

The urban scale has been a fundamental task in Juan Herreros’s work. Associated with Iñaki Ábalos at A&H they developed various international competitions of this nature, such as the redevelopment of Max Reinhardt Square in Salzburg, and they built the environment of the mouth of the river Besòs that includes the Littoral Park, the Urban Waste Recycling Plant, the Forum Heliport, the Artificial Pneumatic Collection Hill and the Environmental Interpreting Centre of Sant Adrià del Besòs. Of the work performed during these years, a particular highlight is the drawing up, followed by the construction development, of the Special Plan for the Urban Development and Integration of the Logroño Railway after winning the international competition to which proposals by prestigious practices such as OMA/Rem Koolhaas, MVRDV, FOA or WEST8 were submitted. To these period belongs the design and construction of the public space of Ramos neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro, as a result of the international competition Rio Cidade.

In recent years, HerrerosArquitectos, has been chosen at several restricted international competitions for the development of major areas in several European cities, such as the Monteluce complex (Perugia, Italy); the health sciences campus in Granada (Spain); the master plans for Punta Brava and Punta de Buceo (Montevideo, Uruguay); the management plan for the conversion of Palma beach (Majorca, Spain); the Heysel stadium area (Brussels, Belgium); the master plan for redeveloping the Campus of the Menil Collection in Houston, USA, and the urban project for the Innovation Island (Avilés, Spain). Commissioned by the Strategic Projects Office of Mexico City, they have developed the master plan for the redevelopment of the Jamaica District and its Flower Market and a complex of 10 residential towers with their corresponding programme of facilities in the same city for a private client. In 2011 Herreros Arquitectos finished the Strategic Madrid Centre Project (PMC) for the development of the Central Area, won in a competition organized by the Centre Office of Madrid City Hall, in collaboration with a multidisciplinary group that includes experts in Economy, Sociology, Culture and Environment.

estudio Herreros is working at this time in two major large-scale projects: the master plan for the Bjorvika district in Oslo resulting from having won first prize at the international competition for the new Munch Museum and its surroundings, which has been honoured with a Mention at the category of Urbanism in the Biennial of Spanish Architecture prizes in 2011 and a decisive hybrid-programme urban redevelopment project in the city of Querétaro in Mexico. Recently inaugured, the Panama City’s Sea Front throughout 5km, and the Ciudad Colón’s access landscape reordering, they both set up an important chapter into estudio herreros relationship with urban scale.