ABOUT

Over the years we have closely studied the architectural/urban development in Barcelona and Norway. This knowledge gives our team common grounds.

Founded by Maria Mestres and Magnus Wåge in 2005, Mestres Wåge Arquitectes is a Barcelona based architecture practice with offices both in Barcelona and Oslo. Our portfolio contains projects of various sizes for both public and private clients. We work with architecture and urbanism as an intertwined discipline and offer services throughout all phases - from conceptual design to construction phase. Our team is an informed group that works tightly together to achieve the best solutions for the projects we undertake. The office has won and been acknowledged in several international architecture competitions, is teaching in architectural schools in Norway, participating in various workshops, fairs and exhibitions as well as giving lectures abroad.

'Our team is an informed group that works tightly together to achieve the best solutions for the projects we undertake.'

As part of our office strategy, we collaborate with other professionals in order to be able to address projects of high complexity. We have strategic partners in Spain and Norway and apply a flexible process with our clients, where dialogue is a key element for the best results. We apply the latest digital tools for visual, economic and qualitative control, have 14 years BIM modelling experience and, in addition, are members of buidlingSMART Spanish Chapter. We organize our work on a plan where information, timing and deliveries are scheduled based on international standards, have a well developed internal quality control system, professional coordination and control of governmental demands.

Team

Maria Mestres

architect & founder

maria@mestreswage.com

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Magnus Wåge

architect & founder

magnus@mestreswage.com

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Ona Marija Auskelyte

Erlend Strønstad

Fredrikke Frølich

Prizes & Mentions

2018

First Prize | Prequalified international competition for Flytårnet metro station located along Oslo’s new metro line Fornebubanen, NO. Mestres Wåge Arquitectes SLP, Imago-Atelier de Arquitectura e Engenharia and Jose Gigante-Arquitecto. 

 

First Prize | Invited competition for a feasability study for Oslo School of Architecture, NO. Mestres Wåge Arquitectes SLP and Kolab arkitekter.

2017

Award | The municipality of Førde’s architectural award with Førde city hall, NO. Mestres Wåge Arquitectes SLP and Nordplan A/S.

2016

First Prize | Open, international competition for new cultural quarter and art museum in Kristiansand, NO. Mestres Wåge Arquitectes SLP and MX_SI architectural studio.  
 
Invited Competition | Housing in Førde, NO. Mestres Wåge Arquitectes.  
 
First Prize | Open, international competition for Trygve Lies Plaza in Oslo, NO. Mestres Wåge Arquitectes SLP and MX_SI architectural studio.  

 

Purchase | Open, international competition for the extension of the Vikingtids museum in Oslo, NO. Mestres Wåge Arquitectes SLP and MX_SI architectural studio.  
 
Purchase | Open, international competition for new city hall in Sola, NO. Mestres Wåge Arquitectes SLP and MX_SI architectural studio.

2015

Nominated | FAD International Awards with Førde City Hall, NO. Mestres Wåge Arquitectes SLP and Nordplan A/S.  
 
Nominated | ARKITEKTURPRISEN with Førde City Hall, NO. Mestres Wåge Arquitectes SLP and Nordplan A/S.  
 
Honourable Mention | Open, international competition for new Sandnes City Hall, NO. Mestres Wåge Arquitectes SLP .

2014

First Prize | Restricted competition for a volumetric study of Førde City Center, NO. Mestres Wåge Arquitectes SLP and Nordplan A/S.

2012

Invited competition | Restricted competition for a private dwelling project in Vossfjelandsby skiresort, NO. Mestres Wåge Arquitectes SLP, SPAX gmbh and Nordplan A/S.    
 
Invited competition | Restricted competition for museum and preschool in Jaeren. Mestres Wåge Arquitectes SLP and Nordplan A/S.

2011

Purchase | Open, international idecompetition for the development of the southern side of the city of Ålesund, NO. Mestres Wåge Arquitectes SLP  
 
Honourable Mention | EUROPAN11- Haugesund, Norway. Magnus Wåge, Maria Mestres, Erlend Strønstad, Leonor Migueis, Carles Almoyna
 

2010

Purchase | Open competition for new urban masterplan for the city centre of Åndalsnes, NO. Mestres Wåge Arquitectes SLP  
 
Invited Competition | Restricted competition for multi-programmed building in Rong, NO. Mestres Wåge Arquitectes SLP and Nordplan A/S.  
 
Invited Competition | Restricted international competion for the new Opera house in Kristiansund, NO. Mestres Wåge Arquitectes SLP and Nordplan A/S.

2009

First Prize | Restricted international competition for the new Town Hall in Førde, NO. Mestres Wåge Arquitectes and Nordplan A/S.  
 
Third Prize | Open, international competition for new fish market in Bergen, NO. Mestres Wåge Arquitectes SLP  
 
Second Place | Open competition for health center in Son Servera, Mallorca, ES. Mestres Wåge Arquitectes SLP, Gregor Mertens and Elsa Bertran.  
 
Honourable Mention | Open competition for a restaurant in recreational port, Oslo, NO. Mestres Wåge Arquitectes SLP and Nordplan A/S.

2008

Invited Competition 2nd Phase | Competions for social housing during 2008/2009 for INCASOL. Mestres Wåge Arquitectes SLP, Gregor Mertens and Elsa Bertran.  
 
Second Prize ex aequo (no first prize) | Masterplan Voss Fjellandsby, winter resort. Mestres Wåge Arquitectes SLP, Nordplan A/S, Spax gmbh, VY A/S.

2007

First Prize | Competition for secondary school, opera hall and cinema, Eid, NO. Mestres Wåge Arquitectes SLP for Nordplan A/S.

2006

First Prize | Open competition for family entertainment center in Vilaseca, ES. Mestres Wåge Arquitectes for CMS ARQUITECTES, SL

2005

First Prize | Open competition for municipal facilities and its surroundings in Porqueras, Girona, ES. Mestres Wåge Arquitectes SLP

2004

Honourable Mention | Open, international competiton for cultural center in Hammerfest, NO. Magnus Wåge, Maria Mestres and Christian Falch Kjellsen  
 
Honourable Mention | EUROPAN7- Fribourg, Suiza. Magnus Wåge, Maria Mestres, Romina Barbieri and Teresa Artola.

All Projects

2019

Projects:

 

Flytårnet metro station

Flytårnet metro station located along Oslo’s new metro line Fornebubanen.

Oslo/Bærum, Norway | area: 8.000m² | Collaborators: Imago Atelier de Arquitectura e Engenharia and José Gigante-Arquitect LDA

2018

Projects:

 

Knuden cultural school

Building for cultural education of youth in Kristiansand.

Kristiansand, Norway | area: 5.000m² | Collaborators: BAX studio, Mendoza Partida architectural studio

 

Campus AHO

Feasability study of further development of the campus of Oslo school of architecture and design.

Oslo, Norway | area: 12.250m² | Collaborator: Kolab Arkitekter 

 

CC222

Rehabilitation of an apartment-building.

Barcelona, Spain | area: 700m² | Collaborator: Elsa Bertran Brancos 

 

G165

Transformation of a commercial space to an apartment

Barcelona, Spain | area: 130m² | Collaborator: Elsa Bertran Brancos 

 

Boat house

A new boat house in an existing boat house environment.

Haugesund, Norway | area: 40m²

 

Single family house

Rehabilitation of a single family home.

Haugesund, Norway | area: 250m²

 

MS Center

Expansion of the Multiple Sclerosis center.

Hakadal, Norway | Collaborator: Kolab Arkitekter

 

Handelshuset shopping center

Volume study of a future expansion of Handelshuset shopping center.

Førde, Norway | area: 45.000m²

 

Competitions:

 

Flytårnet metro station

International prequalified competition for Flytårnet metro station located along Oslo’s new metro line Fornebubanen.

Oslo/Bærum, Norway | Collaborators: Imago Atelier de Arquitectura e Engenharia and José Gigante-Arquitect LDA

 

Feasability study for Oslo school of architecture

Mini- Competition feasability study for the Oslo School of Architecture

Oslo, Norway | Collaborator: Kolab Arkitekter

 

Literature pavilion

Open international competition for the design of the Norwegian national pavilion at the literature trade fair in Frankfurt

Frankfurt, Germany 

 

Social housing

Open competition for the design of 42 social housing apartments.

Ibiza, Spain

2017

Projects:

 

Kunstsilo, Sørlandet Art museum

Rehabilitation of a grain silo, transforming it into a regional art museum.

Kristiansand, Norway | area: 8.000m² | Collaborators: BAX studio, Mendoza Partida architectural studio

 

C21

Rehabilitation of an apartment-building in Sants.

Barcelona, Spain | area: 250m² | Collaborator: Elsa Bertran Brancos 

 

Fokusgården

Volume study regarding a replacement of a building.

Førde, Norway | area: 8.000m² | Collaborator: Elsa Bertran Brancos 

 

PWC Offices

Rehabilitation of office spaces for regional office of Price Waterhouse Cooper PWC

Førde, Norway | area: 830m²

 

House extension

Extension of a single family home

Førde, Norway | area: 50m²

 

Competitions:

 

Museum

Open international competition for the design of the Cultural heritage centre for the skogfinne population.

Grue Finnskog, Norway | Collaborator: Kolab Arkitekter

 

Social housing

Open competition for the design of a masterplan and social housing design.

Gava, Spain | Collaborator: Elsa Bertran Brancos

 

Sociocultural center

Open competition for the design of the municipal centre for the neighbourhood of Sant Marti.

Barcelona, Spain

 

Elementary school

Open international competition for the design of an elementary school and a new municapl multipurpose hall.

Våler, Norway | Collaborator: Ghilardi Hellsten architects

 

University campus extension

Open international competition for the urban design proposal for extension of university campus at NTNU.

Trondheim, Norway

2016

Projects:

 

Fjordane District court

Complete transformation of two buildings into a district court and rental areas.

Førde, Norway | area: 3.000m²

 

Trygve Lies Plaza

Rehabilitation of parking space and plaza into a green mobility hub in Furuset.

Oslo, Norway | Collaborators: MXSI architectural studio

 

Barn house

Rehabilitation and change of function from barn house to single family home.

Jølster, Norway | area: 150m² 

 

Competitions:

 

Cultural quarter, Art Museum and Culture School in Kristiansand

Two stage open international competition for the plan and design proposal  for urban layout of the cultural quarter, new Culture school,, and transformation of grain silo into a regional art museum.

Kristiansand, Norway | Collaborator: MXSI architectural studio.

 

Social housing

Open competition for a masterplan and design proposal for social housing in Glories neighbourhood.

Barcelona, Spain | Collaborator: Ghilardi Hellsten architects

 

Row houses

Invited private competition for the design of 12  row houses and 2  single family homes

Førde, Norway

 

Trygve Lies plaza

Open international competition for the Rehabilitation of parking space and plaza into a green mobility hub and social arena in Furuset.

Oslo, Norway | Collaborator: MXSI architectural studio.

 

Bussveien

Open international competition for the design of stations along the new trolleybus line in the region of Stavanger.

Stavanger, Norway

2015

Projects:

 

Senior housing

Proposal for housing enabled for elderly near the city centre of Førde.

Førde, Norway | area: 7.800m²

 

Deign of stands

Expo pavilion for Building smart by Construmat (the construction business trade fair in Barcelona).

Barcelona, Spain | area: 80m²

 

Kyrahola

Study of a housing development area.

Florø, Norway | area: 2.300m² | Collaborator: Nordplan AS

 

Competitions:

 

Vikingtidsmuseet

Open international competition for the extension and rehabilitation of the Vikingtids museum. 

Oslo, Norway | Collaborator: MXSI architectural studio.

 

Sola town hall

Open international competition for the design of the new Sola town hall.

Sola, Norway | Collaborator: MXSI architectural studio.

2014

Projects:

 

Volume- and feasability-study of Førde city center

Study of the urban development of Førde city center.

Førde, Norway | area: 143.000m² | Collaborators: Nordplan AS

 

Førde Sentralsjukehus

Extension of the regional hospital in Førde.

Førde, Norway | area: 3.000m² | Collaborators: Nordplan AS

 

Apartment Avd.Republica Argentina

Rehabilitation of an apartment in Gracia.

Barcelona, Spain | area: 130m²

 

Extension of a single family home

Extension of functionalist wooden single family home.

Dale, Norway | area: 20m²

 

Delikatessen

Extension of a swiss style wooden house.

Førde, Norway | area: 90m²

 

Cabin Selje

Extension/rehabilitation of cabin on the coastline of Selje.

Selje, Norway | area: 100m²

 

Competitions:

 

Sandnes town hall

Open international competition for the design of the new Sandnes town hall.

Sandnes, Norway

 

Day center

Open competition for the design of a new senior and youth center in Eixample.

Barcelona, Spain

2013

Projects:

 

Rehabilitation of a house

Bergen, Norway | area: 420m² 

 

Two single family houses

Design of two single family homes on the coastline of Askvoll.

Askvoll, Norway | area: 553m² 

 

Office interior, Martinez de la Rosa

Interior design of office space.

Barcelona, Spain | area: 80m² 

2012

Competitions:

 

Science museum and kindergarten

Prequalified competition for the extension of Vitengarden science museum and kindergarten.

Jæren, Norway  | Collaborators: Nordplan AS

 

Paralell comission Vosstun

Cabins in Voss fjellandsby ski resort.

Voss, Norway  | Collaborators: Nordplan AS and Harttig Architecten GmbH

 

Masterplan

Open international competition for developing the new masterplan for Jessheim.

Jessheim, Norway

 

Central library

Open international competition for the design of the new public central library in Helsinki.

Helsinki, Finland

 

Municipal center

Open competition for the design of a municipal center.

Barcelona, Spain

 

2011

Competitions:

 

Museum

Open international competition for the extension of Jøssingfjord science muesum in Helleren.

Jøssingfjord, Norway  | Collaborators: Arild Wåge

 

Urban plan

Open international competition for the development of the southern side of the patrimonial city of Ålesund.

Ålesund, Norway

 

EUROPAN-11

Development of the Flotmyra area in central Haugesund.

Haugesund, Norway  | Collaborators: Erlend Strønstad and Leonor Migueis

 

Gulatinget

Open international competition for the design of the center to mark the historical site for parliament.

Gulen, Norway  | Collaborators: Arild Wåge

 

2010

Projects:

Førde town hall and plaza

New town hall and plaza for the municipality of Førde.

Førde, Norway | area: 9.380m² | Collaborators: Nordplan AS 

 

Masterplan (area plan) for Voss Fjellandsby

Masterplan for ski village in Myrkdalen.

Voss, Norway | area: 400.000m² | Collaborators: Nordplan AS and Harttig Architecten GmbH

 

Feasability study

Feasability study of a new office building.

Førde, Norway | area: 10.000m² | Collaborators: Nordplan AS

 

Førdehuset

Rehabilitation of the main hall in Førdehuset.

Førde, Norway | area: 650m² | Collaborators: Nordplan AS

 

Competitions:

 

Municipal center

Open international competition for the design of a municipal center.

Leganes, Spain

 

Urban plan

Open international competition for the development of a new masterplan for Åndalsnes city center.

Åndalsnes, Norway 

 

Opera house

Prequalified international competition for the rehabilitation and extension of primary school into an operahouse.

Kristiansund, Norway | Collaborators: Nordplan AS

 

Cultural center

Open international plan and design competition with prequalification for the design of a multi-programmed cultural building, sports, library, theatre.

Rong, Norway | Collaborators: Nordplan AS

2009

Competitions:

 

Town hall and plaza

Prequalified competition for the design of the new Førde town hall.

Førde, Norway | Collaborators: Nordplan AS

 

Market hall

Open international competition for the design of the new market hall as extension of the Bergen harbour fish market

Bergen, Norway | Collaborators: Nordplan AS and Arlid Wåge

 

Health center

Open competition for the design of a municipal medical day centre.

Son Servera, Spain | Collaborators: Gregor Mertens and Elsa Bertran.

 

Restaurant

Open international competition for the design of a restaurant in Aker Brygge.

Oslo, Norway

2008

Projects:

 

Barcelona airport

Feasability study -the reuse of the former air traffic control tower at Barcelona airport.

Barcelona, Spain | area: 10.000m²

 

Apartment building

6 apartments, comercial space and parking.

Vilafranca de Penedes, Spain | area: 1.240m²

 

Hotel by the fjords

New building for Hotel Fretheim.

Flåm, Norway area: 1.100m² | Collaborators: Nordplan AS

 

Concert hall

Concert hall for the Malakoff festival.

Eid, Norway area: 485m² | Collaborators: Nordplan AS

 

Masterplan for Naustdal.

Naustdal, Norway | area: 60.000m² | Collaborators: Nordplan AS

 

Environmental study of a wind- and industrial park on Lutelandet.

Lutelandet, Norway | area: 40.000m² | Collaborators: Nordplan AS

 

Apartment building

58 apartments, comercial spaces and parking.

Sant Just d’Esvern, Spain | area: 5.250m² | Collaborators: CMS arquitectes SL

 

Competitions:

 

Masterplan Myrkdalen

Prequalified national competition for the extension of a mountain ski village.

Voss, Norway | Collaborators: Nordplan AS, Spax GmbH and VY AS

2007

Projects:

 

Hotel and conference center

Feasability study of a hotel and conference center in Parc dels Cellers

Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, Spain | area: 8.000m²

 

Row houses

6 row houses with parking.

Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, Spain | area: 3.200m²

 

Apartment building

12 apartments and parking in the mountain village Berani.

Rialp, Spain | area: 8.000m²

 

Apartment building

6 apartments, comercial space and parking.

Sant Pere de Riudebitlles, Spain | area: 8.000m²

 

Kindergarten

New kindergarten in Vie.

Førde, Norway | area: 818m² | Collaborators: Nordplan AS

 

School, opera and theatre

Nordfjord secondary school, opera and theatre.

Eid, Norway | area: 10.000m² | Collaborators: Nordplan AS

 

Apartment buildings

100 apartments in Høyanger.

Høyanger, Norway | area: 17.250m² | Collaborators: Nordplan AS

 

Urbanization in Svelgen

Feasability study for Svelgen town center.

Svelgen, Norway | area: 10.000m² | Collaborators: Nordplan AS

 

Urbanization in Lærdal

Feasability study for Lærdal town center.

Lærdal, Norway | area: 8.000m² | Collaborators: Nordplan AS

 

Apartment building

Vacation apartments for Hotel Fretheim.

Flåm, Norway | area: 265m² | Collaborators: Nordplan AS

2006

Projects:

 

Shopping mall

A new family entertainment center- cinema, bowling hall shopping center in Vilaseca.

Vilaseca, Spain | area: 25.000m² | Collaborators: CMS arquitectes SL

 

Competitions:

 

Opera Nordfjord

Prequalified competition for the proposal of a new secondary school, opera and cinema.

Nordfjordeid, Norway | Collaborators: Nordplan AS

 

Shopping mall

Prequalified competition for the design of a new family entertainment center- cinema, bowling hall shopping center in Vilaseca.

Vilaseca, Spain | Collaborators: CMS arquitectes SL

2005

Competitions:

 

Porqueres town hall

2 phased open competition for the development of a town hall and municipal centre. 

Porqueres, Spain

2004

Competitions:

 

Cultural center

Open international competition for the design of a cultural centre.

Hammerfest, Norway | Collaborators: Chrsitian Falch Kjellsen

 

EUROPAN-7

Housing development in Fribourg.

Friburg, Switzerland | Collaborators: Romina Barbieri and Teresa Artola.