Passeig de Gràcia, 125-127

Leandre Serrallach i Mas
Barcelona (1837- 1890)

He was a municipal architect in Barcelona and a professor at the Barcelona School of Architecture, where he taught Antoni Gaudí. In fact, he hired him as a draughtsman for some of his works, such as the creation of an altar in Masnou and the Villa Arcadia private holiday home on Montjuïc in 1876.

Between 1871 and 1888, Leandre Serrallach was the municipal architect of Masnou, replacing the architect Miquel Garriga i Roca, who became the architect of the Barcelona Provincial Council. In Masnou, in 1872, he was in charge of designing the Plaça d'Ocata.

Between 1875 and 1876 he presided over the Association of Architects of Catalonia.

He was also a member of the Reial Acadèmia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi, the Reial Acadèmia de San Fernando and the Societat Econòmica d'Amics del País in 1877.

And in 1888 he was a member of the Technical Commission of the Universal Exhibition in Barcelona.

He wrote several treatises on architecture: Observations on the causes that influence the current state of architecture (1884) and Roman monuments in Tarragona (1886). Among his works, the church of El Escorial in Vic, which dates back to 1900, stands out.

Authors of renovation
Barcelona (2016–2019)

Núñez i Navarro technical team in collaboration with the architects Carlos Ferrater and Xavier Martí Galí from the OAB (Office of Architecture in Barcelona). 


Carlos Ferrater

Carlos Ferrater is a Doctor of Architecture and professor of architectural projects at the U.P.C. and director of the Càtedra Blanca de Barcelona. He is an elected member of the Sant Jordi Royal Academy of Fine Arts. He has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Trieste. National Architecture Prize 2009 for his career, awarded by the Ministry of Housing and Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (International Fellow of the RIBA) since December 2011.

Among his projects are the Botanical Garden of Barcelona (with Josep Lluís Canosa and Bet Figueres) the Zaragoza-Delicias train station (with José María Valero, Félix Arranz and Elena Mateu) and the Benidorm promenade (with OAB). He is a doctor honoris causa from the University of Trieste and finalist of the Mies van der Rohe award. He also received the National Architecture Award in 2010. In 2020 he was awarded the Gold Medal of Merit in Fine Arts by the Spanish Government.

In the international field, he has carried out projects such as the Torre Aquileia, Jesolo in Venice (Italy), in 2008; the Tangram House in Angelo Drive in Beverly Hills, in Los Angeles (USA) in 2013 and the Kaplankaya Clubhouse, in Mugla (Turkey) in 2013.

Xavier Martí Galí

Architect of the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Barcelona in 1995. Co-author with Carlos Ferrater of Passeig Marítim on Ponent beach, the Mediapro office tower in the 22@ district, the WTC tower in Cornellà, the Aquileia tower in Jesolo, Venice, the AA house in Sant Cugat del Vallès and various office buildings in Barcelona, Madrid and Bilbao.

He received the Premi Ciutat de Barcelona in 2008 as co-author of the Mediapro tower building in Barcelona.


OAB (Office of Architecture in Barcelona) is an architectural firm in Barcelona, founded in 2006 by the architect Carlos Ferrater, together with Xavier Martí Galí, Borja Ferrater and Lucía Ferrater. An architectural firm that brings together two generations of architects and professionals.

Currently, the OAB studio is involved in different international commissions due to its collaboration with architects from various parts of the world, including Germany, Morocco, France, Turkey, the United States, Brazil, Italy and Mexico.