Benedetta Tagliabue

Benedetta Tagliabue

Head of Miralles Tagliabue EMBT


Benedetta Tagliabue was born in Milan and studied in Venice and New York. Graduated from IAUV (Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia) in 1989. In 2004, awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Arts and Social Science Faculty Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1991 formed a partnership with Enric Miralles and founded Miralles Tagliabue EMBT (

Visiting lecturer at Columbia University in New York in 2010, at ETSAB (Barcelona)  from 2000-2008 and at l´École Spéciale d’Architecture (ESA), París in 2007. She directed summer workshops at TEC de Monterrey (Mexico) and the School of Architecture in Venice (IUAV).

Speaker at many architecture schools, Universities and colleges of architects in the USA, South America, Europe and Asia (Columbia University, University of Southern California, Central University of  Venezuela, Zheijang University, China, R.I.B.A. (The Royal Institute of British Architects), A.A. (Architectural Association), London, Mackintosh School, Glasgow, among others).

She is invited to participate as a jury in international architectural competitions and prestigious awards including the RIBA Stirling Prize 2009. Recently she has received the RIBA’s International Fellowships for her particular contribution as a non-UK architect.

Honorary Member of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland and the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Architectural Competitions Results:

New Campus Project of School Management at Fudan University (First Prize)
Comic & Animation Museum and Square, Hangzhou, (Second Prize)
Competition Shanghai Disneyland Resort, Shanghai, China (Finalist)

Competition for a concept project in Via Bagutta,2, Ex.garage Traversi, Milan, Italy (First Prize)

International Competition Heidelberg Campus II, (Honorary Mention)

Parking underground an remodelling of public spaces of Ricard Viñes  piazza, Lleida, Spain. (First Prize)
International Competition for “Le Aree Lungo Ferrovia e Sopra Secante” Comune de Cesena-Novello, Italy, (Finalist)
International Competition for “Torre della Ricerca” in an industrial area, Padova, Italy. (Finalist)
Invited Architectural Competition Master plan for the New Thermal Complex San Pellegrino, Italy, (Finalist)

Extension and rehabilitation of “Col.legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya” in Girona (COAC).  (Finalist)
Urban design of the market Barceló, Plaza de Santa Bárbara and its surroundings, Madrid, (Finalist)
Internacional Competition Seul Yeouido Riverside park, Seul, Korea (Third Prize)
Pavilion of Spain in the Universal Exhibition Shanghai 2010 (First Prize)
Casa de les Llengües in the former industrial enclosure of Can Ricart, Barcelona (First Prize)
Rehabilitation of the former destillería Carlsberg in Copenhagen, Denmark (Second Prize)
Public Spaces in Floriac, France, (Finalist)
City of the Sciences in Belval, Luxemburg (Finalist)

Orange County Great Park, Irvine, USA (Finalist)
Competition Harburger Schlossinsel, Hamburg, Germany (Second Prize)

Competition proposal for a museum building and landscape for Cite du Surf et de L’Ocean, Biarritz, France, (First Prize)

Reorganisation of Max-Reinhardt Square, Salzburg, Austria (Second Prize)
The European Central Bank building (ECB), Frankfurt, Germany
The Museum of Work and Industry, Brescia, (Second Prize)
Reformation of Hafencity 2, Magdeburger Hafen Überseequartier, Germany, (Honourable Mention)
Extension of theWuppertal Zoo, Germany. (Honorary Mention)

Revitalisation of Meritxell Avenue, Andorra. (First Prize)
Reformation Hafencity, Hamburg, Germany. (First Prize)
Reorganisation of Mercatale Square, Prato, Italy. (Honorary Mention)

Caltrans’ Headquarters, Highway Society in Los Angeles, California, (Second Prize)

The new headquarters of Natural Gas, Barcelona, Spain. (First Prize)
Science Museum in Wolfsburg, Germany (Second Prize)
The new headquarters of the Italian Space Agency, Rome, Italy (Third Prize)

Courtroom in Salerno, Italy (Second Prize)
Sports’ Stadium in Salerno, Italy (Second Prize)
New Conservatory in Strasburg, France (Second Prize)   

IUAV, University of Venice, Venice, Italy (First Prize)
Pedestrian Bridge in Vlotho, Germany (First Prize)
Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, Scotland (First Prize)
San Michele Cemetery, Venice, Italy (Second Prize)

Music School in Hamburg, Germany (First Prize)
Valkhof Castle, Nijmegen, Holland (First Prize)
Fontanals’ Golf Clubhouse, Cerdaña, Spain (First Prize)
Palafolls Library, Catalonia, Spain (First Prize)
Santa Caterina Market, Barcelona (First Prize)
Utrecht Town Hall, Holland (First Prize)
Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain (Third Prize)

Auditorium for the University of Lübeck, Germany (Third Prize)
Urbanisation of the neighbourhood of Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Honourable Mention)

Tram Station in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (First Prize)
Library for the University of Vigo, Spain (Second Prize)
Competition for the City-Planning and Landscape for the Dresden IGA 2003 Exhibition, Germany (Honourable Mention)

Competition of Ideas for the New City of Ørestaden, Copenhagen, Denmark (Honorary Mention)

Reformation of Bremerhaven Port, Germany (First Prize)

Extension of the Copenhagen Museum of Modern Art, Denmark (Second Prize)


IAI AWARDS 2011 Green Design Global Awards. “Espacios Públicos  Hafencity”

RIBA International Award. The Spanish Pavilion Exhibition Shanghai 2010
Bureau International of Exhibitions (BIE) Third Best Architectural Design. The Spanish Pavilion Exhibition Shanghai 2010
WAF (World Architecture Festival). World’s Best Display Building. Spanish Pavilion for Shanghai World Expo 2010
WAF (World Architecture Festival). Finalist Shopping Category. Camper Store
European Garden Award (EGHN). Category Innovative Contemporary Concept or design of a park or garden. Diagonal Mar park

WAF (World Architecture Festival). Category Future Project Award. The  Spanish  Pavilion Exhibition Shanghai 2010
Prize Ciutat de Barcelona, Category International projection The Spanish  Pavilion Exhibition Shanghai 2010

3rd Edition Thophee Archizinc, "Great Prize of the Jury”, Palafolls Public Library

9th Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial, Finalist, Santa Caterina market
Prix Luxembourgeois d’Architecture, Pavillon Arcelor, Second Prize
European Steel Design Awards, Pavillon Arcelor, First Prize
”Vivir con madera”, Arquinfad, Santa Caterina market, Second Prize

Saloni Ceramic Award, for the rehabilitation of Santa Caterina market

Barcelona City Award for the rehabilitation of Santa Caterina market
RIBA Stirling Best Building Award, The Scottish Parliament
RIAS Andrew Doolan Award of Architecture, Best building in Scotland 2005
American Society of Landscape Architects, Honor Award in General Design, Parc Diagonal Mar
The Royal Fine Art Commission Trust, Specialist Awards Urban & Landscape The Scottish Parliament
Biennale of Spanish Architecture, Manuel de la Dehesa Prize, The Scottish Parliament
Scottish Design Awards, Architecture Grand Prix. The Scottish Parliament
EAA Edinburgh Architectural Association "Centenary Medal". The Scottish Parliament
Exaequo Award ARQCATMÓN, The Scottish Parliament
ASCER Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture, Santa Caterina Market, Barcelona

FAD Architectural Award, University Campus of Vigo, Spain
First Prize in Ceramics from ASCER, Diagonal Mar Park, Barcelona

2nd Vallès Architectural Biennial, Park of Colours, Mollet del Vallès, Barcelona

BDA Hamburg Architektur Preis, Hamburg Music School, Germany
FAD Award for External Spaces, Park of Colours, Mollet del Vallès, Barcelona
Decade Award1992-2002, Pergolas for Icaria Avenue, Barcelona. Óscar Tusquets Blanca Foundation

Rietveld Award, Utrecht Town Hall, Holland
National Award of Catalonia, Patrimony Category, Santa Caterina Market
Nederlandse Bouwprijs, Utrecht Town Hall, Holland
Delta de Oro Award of Industrial Design, Lungo Mare Bank for Escofet

FAD Award for Interiors, La Clota House in Barcelona.
Architectural Award for Dredging and Construction, Igualada Cemetery, Spain

Barcelona City Award, Honourable Mention, La Clota House, Barcelona

Leon d’Oro Award from the Venice Biennial for the montage of the Huesca Sports Stadium
National Spanish Architectural Award 1995, Home- School in Morella, Spain

Alcantra International Bridge Award, Sports Stadium, Huesca, Spain

Madrid City Award, The Readers’ Circle Headquarters in Madrid, Spain

Barcelona City Award for the Building Shaft with an Arc, Barcelona