Flores & Prats is an architectural office dedicated to the confrontation of theory and academic practice with design and construction activity. They have worked in rehabilitation of old structures for new occupations, in the design of public spaces with neighbour’s participation, as well as in social housing and its capacity to create community.
The practice has won among others the Grand Award in Architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts of London for the Mills Museum in Mallorca, the City of Barcelona Prize and the Special Mention at the Spanish National Awards for the Sala Beckett International Drama Centre and the City of Palma Prize for the Cultural Centre Casal Balaguer. It has been nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Awards 2005, 2015 and 2016, and exhibited at the last four editions of La Biennale di Venezia.
Eva Prats and Ricardo Flores are Professors at ETH Zurich, at the School of Architecture of Barcelona and the RMIT of Melbourne. They have directed design workshops in universities of the United States, South America, Europe and Australia.
Porto Academy is the result of an enormous passion for architecture as a discipline. We admire the figures that dream about it, who build, study and promote it. We believe that practice - as an exercise of the architect’s profession - is central to the future of the discipline, and therefore one of the reasons why we’ve founded Porto Academy. For a week period, one lives the passion for the discipline of architecture and enjoys intellectual freedom.