North area and old open-pit mine
ESPINÀS I TARRASÓ was created in 1991 as a city planning, architecture, landscape and design studio, setting the professional collaboration of Olga Tarrasó Climent, architect, and Julià Espinàs Casas, designer.
Since its beginning EIT has worked on a wide range of topics, from graphic design to the great scale. EIT is mainly developing public space projects, harbour and seafront redevelopments, public space projects above infrastructures as roads and railways, urban squares and parks, seafront promenades... The office has also worked on temporary exhibition and inside design and assembly.
Nowadays the office is working both in Barcelona and in international projects. In the last years EIT has been taking part of multidisciplinary teams and also organizing them, gaining experience in great scale urban transformation projects as the Masterplan for the old harbour of Tanger (Morocco), the Masterplan for the Docks of Saint Ouen (Paris), the Sagrera Lineal Park Competition in Barcelona, the Square for the Future Justice Palace in Paris Competition and the Proposal for the urban transformation of the town center of Gothenburg during the International Rivercity Gothenburg Workshop.
Their main priority while developing a project is the adaptation of the architectural and landscape proposal to the context where it’s placed, by the study and respect of all the pre-existing elements. In order to offer an accurate and coherent answer to each project, they are often designing the street furniture and lighting and the signage system.