Mercè Portell, born in 1981, in Spain, studied Architecture at ETSAB in Barcelona and EPFL in Lausanne. In 2011 she joined office haratori, where amongst others she was responsible for the Freilager Albisrieden housing project in Zürich. Since mid-2016 she runs office haratori together with Zeno Vogel.
1981 Born in Barcelona (ES)
1995 – 1999 High school until graduation at the Escola Pia in Granollers (ES)
1999 – 2005 Architectural studies at ETSAB, Barcelona
with amongst others, Prof. Elias Torres, Ibon Bilbao and Emiliano Armani
2005 – 2006 Scholarship at EPFL, Lausanne
with amongst others, Prof. Franz Graf and Martin Steinmann
2006 – 2007 Diploma at ETSAB
Winery in Alella Barcelona with Prof. Eduard Bru
2006 – 2008 Architect at RGA Arquitectes, Barcelona. Collaboration on various projects including residential works and in particular:
• Public swimming pool and sports hall in Sta. Margarida de Montbui, Barcelona
January 2009 Arrival in Switzerland
2009 – 2010 Architect in Kyncl Schaller Architekten, Zurich.
Collaboration on various studies and competitions
2011 joins office haratori GmbH
Since 2016 Mercè Portell is running office haratori GmbH, together with Zeno Vogel.
She is responsible among others for:
• Freilager Albisrieden housing project, Zurich, 270 Apartments, 2011 – 2016
• Flagship Bucherer Watch and Jewellery Store. Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich, 2016 – 2019
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