Isabel Bennasar (1963, Maó, Menorca), architect and landscape designer
Architecture Studies: 81-88, UPC (Universitat Politécnica Catalunya) Spain
Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture: 1994-1997 UPC (Universtitat Politécnica Catalunya), Barcelona, Spain
Admission to the Architects Assosciation Barcelona (COAC) on 14 September 1988
Collaborates in the Technical Services of the City of Ciutadella de Menorca, Spain, to 1996 and from 1996 to 2003 in the Department of Public Spaces of the MMAMB (Association of Municipalities of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona), where she carried out several landscape intervention projects.
She worked as a founder-partner of the Bennasar-Noguera SLP until 2008. Since then she has set up her own studio in Barcelona, developing landscape and public space projects with a multi-disciplinary team.
These interventions include public spaces such as Sant Pau Hospital Heritage Site in Barcelona, Riera Canyadó Park in Badalona, Torrent d'en Farré Park in Esplugues de Llobregat, Mil.lenari Park in Sant Just Desvern, Farragut Square in Ciutadella, Menorca, and La Vila Square in Sant Feliu de Llobregat, and Cerdanyola Directional Centre Urban Parks System, winner of the 1st prize in the ideas competition, and also building projects: the Nursery on Àlaba street in Barcelona, the pre-school module Pintor Torrent in Menorca, the primary school in Arenys de Munt and the social housing projects in Montgat, Sant Adrià del Besòs, Gavà and Mas Masó (Girona).
These projects received several prizes such as the Rosa Barba European Landscape Award in 2002 by COAC (Architects Assosciation) and the ‘External Spaces’ award by the COAC Baix Llobregat Triennial in 2005, and have been selected as finalists at the FAD awards (Foment Arts Decoratives – Barcelona) on 4 occasions – 1999, 2000, 2005 and 2007 and at the Iberoamerican Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism in Lisbon (2008). The projects had also been published and exposed in several exhibitions, such as the Catalan Architecture 2004-2009 in Paris or the Open Space Connections, Lausanne 2016.
She collaborated as an occasional landscape teacher in the Master degree in Landscape Design at UPC, as a lecturer in several occasions such as the APEVC Congress, the SERT school at COAC, or the 1st Landscape Meeting in Valencia September 2009, and also as a member of the jury of the Rosa Barba Prize in the 3th European Biennial of Landscape in Barcelona and the Baix Llobregat Architecture Triennial organized by COAC .