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Convent de Sant Francesc | David Closes


David Closes: Catalan architect who was born in 1967. He studied architecture at the Escola d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB). He has worked mainly on urban scale projects, on public space projects and on territorial and landscape proposals for several public institutions. From 2004 to 2011, he has been Director of the Urban Projects Department of Manresa City Council.

Featured projects
Urban planning of Santpedor south edge. Santpedor City Council. 1995
Urban renewal of Santpedor road in Manresa. Manresa City Council. 1996. First phase executed in 1999 (Access to Camí de les Aigües). Work shortlisted at 2nd European Landscape Biennal Award, 2001. Work shortlisted at 2nd Architecture Biennal of Central Catalonia, 2001.
Structuring public space city plan of Manresa. Manresa City Council. 1997-1998
Montbou School at Santa Margarida de Montbui. Catalan Government. 2000-2004
Urban renewal planning of Passeig Enric Sanchís area. Barcelona City Council. 2001
Urban renewal plannig for the edges of Vall d’Hebron olimpic area (Bòbila de la Teixonera). Barcelona City Council. 2001
Urban renewal plannig for the north edge of Tres Turons park (Rovira hill). Barcelona City Council. 2002
Structural consolidation and roofs for the church of Sant Francesc convent. Santpedor City Council. 2005-2008
Renewal of Valldaura Square and  Camp d’Urgell Street in Manresa. Manresa City Council. 2005-2007. Work shortlisted at 5th Architecture Biennal of Central Catalonia, 2008. Work shortlisted at 5th European Landscape Biennal Award, 2008.
Interchange railway station proposal at the south extension of Manresa (Reforma-Santa Caterina area). Manresa City Council. 2009
Painter Vila Closes park. Manresa City Council. 2007-2009. Work shortlisted at 6th European Landscape Biennal Award, 2010.
Urban renewal planning of Teixonera 2 area. Barcelona City Council. 2007
Auditorium in the church of Sant Francesc convent. Santpedor City Council. 2008-2011

Awards
Second prize. Ideas competition for the urban renewal of Old Railway Station area in Navàs. 1996
Caixa de Manresa Foundation Prize for the work Territorial architecture, environment and urban development in the Bages County.  Team: C. Botifoll, D. Closes, J. Ludevid, M. Ludevid, S. Rueda i F. Vila. 1996
First prize for Montbou School. Young Catalan Architects Competition. 1999
First prize. Ideas competition for urban development of Rasa dels Molins area in Berga. 2001
First prize. Proposal competition for urban renewal of Passeig Enric Sanchís area in Barcelona. 2000
Honourable mention. Ideas competition for urban renewal of La Fàbrica area in Premià de Dalt. 2002
First prize for Montbou School. 4th Architecture Biennal of Central Catalonia. 2006
First prize for urban renewal plan of Camí de la Cova / Carrer Montserrat area in Manresa. 5th Architecture Biennal of Central Catalonia . 2008


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