La Col – Social Architects with an Environmental Conscience

LaCol is a cooperative of young architects founded in 2009. They operate mainly in Barcelona, particularly in the neighborhood where they are located, Sants, a working-class neighborhood with a strong cooperativism tradition. The architects provide technical services in the field of architecture and urbanism and they also organize participatory processes to integrate citizens in the projects. LaCol believes in the use of architecture for social transformation, using it as a tool for developing critical interventions in the local environment. 

Mission/objectives: 
Community regeneration; enhancing community cohesion; promote a social economy
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City/Region: 
Barcelona
Start/end year: 
2009
Members (number): 
14