Sustainable Architecture Designer Xavier Vilalta, despite his youth, has a long track professional career with built projects and others under construction in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He has also been awarded and recognized by many prizes and institutions worldwide. Vilalta's work is about finding a better connection between nature and people, through sustainable design and combining innovative technologies with local resources and traditions.
At the young age of 24, he founded XVA Architects in Barcelona, and since then, his work has been recognized by international awards such as the Young Architect of the year at the Leaf Awards 2008, in 2009 and 2010 awarded for the sustainability of his projects at the SAIE Selection at the Energy Exhibition of Bologna (Italy), the TED Fellowship in 2011 and this 2013, he has received the International Cooperation Award by the Catalan Architects Association and the Honorable Mention at the MA Prize at the Annual Exhibition Modern Atlanta in the United States.
TED Fellows Retreat 2013, TEDGlobal 2013, TED2011
An idea worth spreading
Can we can find a better connection between nature and people through sustainable design and combining innovative technologies with local resources and traditions?
I'm passionate about
Sustainable Design and Architecture, Nature, People, Africa and Fractals.
Talk to me about
Yourself, Sustainable Architecture, Africa, Fractal Geometry
People don't know I'm good at
I play the contra and the bass guitar and my music hero is Flea (RHCP)
My TED story
it started when I discovered the first TED TAlk and it is still happening at the moment, more after the break!