RCR Arquitectes

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Public Library in Barcelona, designed by RCR

RCR Arquitectes is a Spanish architecture firm consisting of principles and co-founders Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramón Vilalta.[1] The trio were the 2017 recipients of the Pritzker Prize for Architecture.[2] While the firm had won many awards before the Pritzker, they were relatively unknown compared to other finalists.[2]


The firm was founded in Olot, Spain in 1988.[2]


The firm is known for its frequent use of weathering steel in its projects.[2][example needed]

Selected projects[edit]

The firm designed the imposing Musée Soulages [fr] in Rodez, France after winning a 2007 competition.[3]


  1. ^ Pogrebin, Robin (2017-03-01). "3 Win the Pritzker, Long a Prize for Starchitects". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-03-02.
  2. ^ a b c d Stott, Rory (1 March 2017). "Who Are RCR Arquitectes? 9 Things to Know About the New Pritzker Prize Winners". archdaily.com. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  3. ^ Curtis, William (1 September 2014). "Dark Matter: Musée Soulages in Rodez by RCR Arquitectes". architectural-review.com. Retrieved 1 March 2017.