Benedetta Tagliabue is a director of the international architecture firm Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, founded in Barcelona in collaboration with Enric Miralles in 1994 and opened its office in Shanghai since 2010. She is also the director of the Enric Miralles Foundation, founded in 2011, whose goal is to promote experimental architecture in the spirit of her late husband and partner Enric Miralles.
Her studio works in the fields of architecture, design of public spaces, rehabilitation, interior and industrial design. Among her most notable urban scale projects are Santa Caterina Market in Barcelona, the New Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, the Diagonal Mar Park in Barcelona, the University Campus of Vigo, the public spaces of the large area of revitalization of HafenCity in the Port of Hamburg, the Park of Colours in Mollet del Vallès and the Gas Natural Building in Barcelona. Her first project in Asia was the Spanish Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai China which was awarded the prestigious RIBA International “Best International Building of 2011” award.
In academia, Benedetta has been a visiting professor at Harvard University (2012), Columbia University (2010) and Barcelona ETSAB (2002 – 2008), lecturing regularly at architecture forums and universities. In 2004 she received an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland.