Benedetta Tagliabue is an award-winning architect, a visiting professor of architecture, and Pritzker Prize jury member. As co-founder of the firm Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, Benedetta has produced the Scottish Parliament, the Spanish Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, among others.
Since the death of her partner and husband, Benedetta is also the director of the Enric Miralles Foundation, whose goal is to promote experimental architecture in the spirit of her late husband and partner Enric Miralles.
Benedetta Tagliabue studied architecture at the Istituto di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV) and currently is director at Miralles Tagliabue EMBT—an architecture firm launched with her late partner Enric Miralles, originating in Barcelona in 1994, and since 2010, Shanghai. Among her most notable projects built are the Edinburgh Parliament, Diagonal Mar Park, the Santa Caterina market in Barcelona, Campus Universitario de Vigo, and the RIBA prize-winning Spanish Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
Her studio works in the fields of architecture, design of public spaces, rehabilitation, and interior and industrial design.
She has been a visiting professor at Harvard University, Columbia University and Barcelona ETSAB, lecturing regularly at architecture forums and universities, receiving an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University in 2004.
She received the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2005; RIBA Jencks Award in 2013; the Premi Nacional de Catalunya in 2001; the Premi Ciutat de Barcelona in 2005 and 2009; and FAD prizes in 2000, 2003 and 2007.
Benedetta Tagliabue joins us at the Living Cities Forum 2017 courtesy of the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne School of Design.