JOAN ROIG I DURÁN studied architecture at the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) and co-founded Batlleiroig Architecture in 1981, which has been awarded recently with the highest recognisement in Spain to an architecture firm: the Superior Council of Architectural Colleges of Spain-CSCAE 2017 MEDAL for his architecture firm role model. He has been a visiting professor at Schools of Architecture of Barcelona, Rotterdam, Venezia, Génova, Istanbul, Washington, St. Louis, Chicago, Munich, Stuttgatt and l'École Superièure du Paysage de Versailles and former Director of the Barcelona Institute of Architecture. His work as a juror has been remarkable in both national and international competitions as Europan, Biennial of Spanish Architecture, Biennial of European Landscape, and numerous contests of the College of Architects in Barcelona. He has served as the cultural spokesperson for the Architects’ Association of Catalonia, as well as a committee member Quality Commission of Architecture on Barcelona city council. He has been a consultant on the joint committee of Gustavo Gili’s publishing house, where he published the book New Bridges and his numerous opinion articles have been published in specialized magazines such as El Croquis, Arquitectura Viva, Topos, Quaderns and Domus.