AREA URBANA was born from the intention to approach urban planning and architecture as one type of intervention, for both expansion and consolidation projects. AREA represents free space, and URBAN represents a settlement.


Monica Farran Astica, Architect

Architect graduated from Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB), with subsequent completion of a specialization course in Urban Sustainability and a Master's degree in Architecture, Great Scale from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC).

As a founding member of the International Architectural School of Catalonia (UIC), she has designed and managed numerous heritage projects, especially in Barcelona. She has also been collaborating with JE Hernández-Cros in several rehabilitation projects including: Ntra. Sra. de la Merced Pavilion (Barcelona) and Cau Ferrat and Maricel Museums (Sitges).

In the area of urban planning and design she has worked for several municipalities and for the Generalitat of Catalonia. In recent years, she has collaborated with the Architect, Montse Arrufat. Together they have designed and built the International University of la Rioja Headquarters in Logroño.



Xavier Pascual, interior designer

Structural engineering: Marti Cabestany Puertolas

Services engineering: OTEK

Technical support: Q-ESTUDI

History consultancy: VECLUS, SL

Restoration assessment: Angelica B. González de la Mota/ Ahintzina Saez/

Patrimonio UB, Crystallography and mineralogy

Environmental consultancy: INNOVA/ Terrer d'Enginyeria i Consultora/ AT-90 SL

Mobility assessment: Terrer d'Enginyeria i Consultora/ Intelligent Mobility

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