Mario Corea is a founding partner of Mario Corea Arquitectura, an architectural office based in Barcelona and Buenos Aires. The scope of his work ranges from large-scale projects such as hospitals and sports stadiums, to smaller policlinics projects and schools operating on a local level. The Office is based on more than 40 years of experience in architectural design around the world, the main goal of which is that each project is a real object of public architecture that contributes to urban identity and sense of place.
"I have always understood that there is a city at the beginning of each project. A city that is day by day presenting itself, and we, architects, have the task of creating everyday architecture that forms its structure and gives a scenario of everyday life, "says Mario Corea.
Mario Corea studied architecture at the Universidad del Litoral in Rosario, Argentina, and the Graduate School of Design at Harvard. He began his practice in the USA in the 1960s at Jose Lluís Sert and Paul Rudolph. He is the winner of a number of important international awards, an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Architecture Prize laureate awarded by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Argentina (2016).
Between 1976 and 2007 he was a professor at the Escuela Superior de Arquitectura del Vallès and other universities.
From 2015, Mario Corea is the academic director of LA (H) B - the Laboratory of Architecture for Healthcare in Barcelona, a platform for research into new concepts in designing health buildings. In addition to the development of modular and industrialized hospitals, LA (H) B focuses on the education of architects in specialized postgraduate and master study programs.
(source: Fakulta Architektury ČVUT v Praze)