ABOUT

Over the years we have studied closely the architectural and urban development of Barcelona and Norway, and this knowledge gives our team common grounds.

Mestres Wåge Arquitectes was founded by Maria Mestres and Magnus Wåge in 2005 and is based in Barcelona. Our portfolio contains projects of varying size and program for both public and private clients. We work with architecture and urbanism as an intertwined discipline and offer services throughout all phases of the process from conceptual design to the 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 and teaching in architectural schools is part of our activity.

'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. We apply a flexible process with our clients where dialogue is a key ingredient to come to solutions that are custom tailored for each project. The communication with our clients is accompanied by a production of architectural proposals that are critically tested to reach a satisfactory result. We use handmade drawings and models and apply the latest digital tools for visual, economic and qualitative control in all parts of the process. We have 12 years experience with BIM modelling and are members of buidlingSMART Spanish Chapter. We organize our work on a plan of work where information, timing and deliveries are scheduled based om international standards. We have a well developed internal quality control system for securing data, internal professional coordination, 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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Martin Hauge

Ona Marija Auskelyte

Erlend Strønstad

Prizes & Mentions

2019

2018

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 by ranking 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

2018

Projects:

 

Knuden cultural school

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

 

Feasability study for Oslo school of architecture and design

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

 

Rehabilitation of an apartment-building

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

 

Transformation of a commercial space to an apartment

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

 

Boat house

Haugesund, Norway | area: 40m²

 

Rehabilitation of a house

Haugesund, Norway | area: 250m²

 

Expansion of MS-senteret hospital

Hakadal, Norway | Collaborator: Kolab Arkitekter

 

Volumestudy of Handelshuset shopping centres future expansion

Førde, Norway | area: 45.000m²

 

Competitions:

 

Prequalified competition for Fornebubanen metro stations

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

 

Invited competition for a feasability study regarding Oslo school of architecture and design

Oslo, Norway | Collaborator: Kolab Arkitekter

 

Open international competition for the design of the Norwegian contribution to the litterature pavilion

Frankfurt, Germany 

 

Open competition for the design of social housing apartments

Ibiza, Spain

2017

Projects:

 

Sørlandet art museum

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

 

Rehabilitation of an apartment-building

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

 

Volume study of the new Fokus building

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

 

Design of new office spaces for PWC

Førde, Norway | area: 830m²

 

House extension

Førde, Norway | area: 50m²

 

Competitions:

 

Open international competition for the design og Norsk skogfinsk museum.

Grue Finnskog, Norway | Collaborator: Kolab Arkitekter

 

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

Gava, Spain | Collaborator: Elsa Bertran Brancos

 

Open competition for the design of Sant Marti sociocultural centre.

Barcelona, Spain

 

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

Våler, Norway | Collaborator: Ghilardi Hellsten architects