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Andreu Arriola and Carmen Fiol were both born in Barcelona in 1956, graduated in architecture at the E.T.S. d'Arquitectura de Barcelona in 1981 and they received a Master in Architecture from Columbia University in New York (1985-86).
From 1981-1988 they were leading architects in the Urban Design Department of the City of Barcelona whose Public Spaces between (1981-1987) awarded the Harvard University Prince of Wales Prize in 1990.
From 1989 to 1993 Andreu Arriola was Associate Director in the Institute of Urban Development and Olympic Games, Barcelona 1992. They are professors at the E.T.S. d'Arquitectura de Barcelona.
In 1987 they started a joint professional practice in Barcelona which has won awards in international and national competitions such as: Expo 2000, Hannover, Germany 1996; Thames Barrier Park, London 1995; Premio Architécti 1994, Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon; FAD Awards in 1999, 1989, 1987 and 1986 and 1st Prize ex-aequo in the competition for the Parc de la Villette in Paris 1982-1983.
Their work has participated in the following exhibitions: Mobility: a room with a view, Rotterdam 2003; Building from the inside, The Order of Engineers and Architects, Beirut 2002; Territories: Contemporary European Landscape Design, Harvard University 2001; Architteture Catalane Contemporane: A