h3o is an architecture studio based in Barcelona. Founded by Joan Gener, Adrià Orriols and Miquel Ruiz, the studio aims to foster excellence in architecture and urban design. Its creations confront today’s challenges through a deep understanding of the current complex globalized society. Climate change, social responsibility and hybridization of new human and non-human realities lay at the core of every project.

Joan Gener González

Master in Architecture at the School of Architecture of Barcelona, ETSAB, UPC, with excellent qualification in his Final Thesis. He was an exchange student at the EPFL, where he followed project courses in Lausanne and Basel with Harry Gugger from Herzog & de Meuron.
He collaborates with a two years scholarship  in the Urban Planning Department of the ETSAB.

He has worked in Geneva and also in Barcelona with Enric Ruiz-Geli in the project for the NOU BULLI  in Roses.

From 2014 to 2017 he worked with the prestigious chef Albert Adrià on developing new projects in all stages: conceptualization, budget, management and execution.

Among his works, there are the showroom of La Cala, the Bodega 1900  and the Creative Workshop of elBarri. Being his main work the coordination of the  restaurant ENIGMA by RCR Architects.

Adrià Orriols Camps

Master with Honours in Architecture at the School of Architecture of Barcelona, ETSAB, UPC. 

Since 2012 he works at José Antonio Martínez Lapeña and Elias Torres studio.
Since 2014 he is responsible for the projects of the studio, among which there are:
CASA VICENS Restoration and rehabilitation into museum, by Antonio Gaudí, World Heritage – 2014/2017
MURALLAS DE PALMA Prince’s Bastion Restoration
– TORRES DEL TEMPLE Restoration, Palma de Mallorca
– Coverage project for the Ronda de Dalt
– Design of Lluis Clotet exhibition. National Architecture Award
– Plaça de les Glòries Competition, 2014, finalist
– Palma Mallorca Seafront Promenade Competition, 1st prize

He has collaborated in several ETSAB publications : Bases for the Project I -II and Landscape Architecture 1977-1995. He won the 1st prize for Pasatjes Metropolitans.

Miquel Ruiz Planella

Master with Honours in Architecture at the School of Architecture of Barcelona, ETSAB, UPC. He wins the Best Final Thesis Award, ETSAB, UPC, of the academic years 2015-2016. Therefore, he participates in Archiprix and in the UNESCO-UIA & MIDO student design prize for responsible architecture. He studied 5th course of architecture at TUB, Technische Universität Berlin and also has Postgraduate studies in Business and Administration, UPF.

In the practice field, he has collaborated with “Jordi Garcés-de Seta-Bonet” on, among others, the competition of “el Salón de Reinos” for el Museo del Prado. He also worked at Jaime Prous architects. He also has assisted the Department of Urban Planning, DUOT, ETSAB, UPC, in tasks as an external. 

His interest in the theoretical aspects of architecture made him get an scholarship to collaborate at the Theory Department in ETSAB with professor Toni Ramon. With him, he later worked on the “Observatory of Theatres at Risk”. He was also invited to Bauhaus Dessau by Roger Bundschuch to talk about Clubbing Architecture. Currently, he is studying an MBArch master degree at ETSAB, UPC in the field of Theory of Architecture.


2019 – (J.G.G) Invited teacher at the Theory II course, ETSAB, UPC – Professor Tiziano Schürch, Barcelona

2019 – (M.R.P) Supervisor at OC Summer School, Politecnico di Milano, polo di Piacenza

2019 – (h3o) Invited Teacher in Proyectos Zero, Taller 6M – Universidad de Alicante

2018 – (M.R.P) T.A. with Prof. Rita Pinto, Bachelor Thesis in Architecture and Urban Design, German University in Cairo – UPC

2018 – (M.R.P) T.A. with Quim Rosell, Final Workshop POLIMI – Special Topics in Architecture Design, Politecnico di Milano

2018 – (M.R.P) T.A. with Quim Rosell, Final Workshop POLIMI – Special Topics in Architecture Design, Politecnico di Milano

Conferences & Expos

2019-10 – (M.R.P) Conference on OC Summer School 2019  projects at the Coastal Design Lab, Dipartimento Architettura e Design, Génova – Direzione Prof. Carmen Andriani & Manuel Gausa

2019-10 – (J.G.G) Conference at Theory II course, ETSAB, UPC – Professor Tiziano Schürch, Barcelona

2019-05 – (h3o + S.V) Talk on the project “Heads in the Clouds” during the session “Alcoi, productive city”, Europan 14, Alcoi

2019-05 – (h3o) Conference at Projects I & II course in University of Alicante – Profs. Juan Antonio Sánchez Morales & Enrique Nieto                          

2018-03 – (M.R.P) Conference at Bauhaus Dessau on Clubbing Architecture – Professor Roger Bundschuch

2018-05 – LAUT techno club exhibited at BECOMING, Spanish Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennal                                                                                


2019 – 1st prize New library ARENYS DE MAR, Spain

2019 – 1st prize HYBRID PARLIAMENT – Rotterdam Dakpark – EUROPAN – 15

2019 – 4th prize ALTERSSIEDLUNG ESPENHOF NORD – Zurich, Switzerland

2019 – Finalist 5th position, Competition to renovate the former coperative building siglo XX in Barceloneta neighborhood, BIMSA – proposal XX:21

2018 – Finalist 5th position, Competition to rethink the historic city center of Mataró, proposal  Teixim Centres

2018 – 3rd prize in the competition Corral de Comedias in Madrid, proposal ¿Yo soy guapa?

2017 – 3rd prize Europan 14 Alcoi, proposal Heads in the Clouds

2016 – (A.O.C + J.M) 1st prize competition Passatges Cerdanyola, Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona

h3o +

Sara Vima Grau, arquitecta 

Domingo-Ferré arquitectes

Trujillo Moya Architects, Berlin

Anna Abelló & Reinhard Vier Architekten, Zurich

Borque – Mariné arquitectes

Beatriz Alés Atelier, Berlin

Quim Rossell, arquitecte

Maria Amat Viladomiu, arquitecta

Jorge S. Kilzi, arquitecte


Rebeca López Allué, Biblioteca Arenys de Mar

Jordi Mengual Estarca,  Biblioteca Olesa de Montserrat competition

Uxía Varela Exposito, Biblioteca Arenys de Mar

Ariana Ribas Garcia, Europan 15

Daniel Gómez Massana, Europan 15

Ghoniem Abdel Rahman, Teixim Centres

Nadine Sameh, Teixim Centres

Nouran Sameh, Teixim Centres


c. Verdi, 150. Barcelona