Ramon Vilalta Pujol: born in Vic in 1960. Rafael Aranda Quiles; born in Olot in 1961. Carme Pigem Barceló: born in Olot in 1962.
Architects Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta began their own studio RCR Arquitectes in 1987 in Olot. They received the National Award in Architecture in Catalonia in 2005; Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of the French Republic in 2008; they have been Honorary Fellows of the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) since 2010; and won the International Award Belgian Building Awards in 2011. Since 1989 they have been architectural consultants to the Natural Park of National Interest, in the Volcanic Zone of La Garrotxa. During their careers they taught Urbanism (1989–2001, Vilalta) and Studio Projects (1992–2004, Pigem). Have won various international competitions and have been recipients of many awards. Several of their works have been exhibited at galleries such as Toto Gallery.Ma (Global Ends). Furthermore their works have been published in noteworthy architectural journals such as AV no. 137, El Croquis no. 138 (V), RCR Arquitectes 2003-2007 Los atributos de la naturaleza, RCR by 3C Design, Korea. In 2017 they have been awarded the Pritzker Prize for architecture.
Interview with RCR Arquitectes (The Search is Always Based on the Essential) in Oris 92.