About us

WHO ARE WE?

DNA BARCELONA is a studio of Architecture, Planning, Landscape, Interiors, and Design, that develops projects with a high calibre of innovation within a global strategy of internationalization. The office is currently involved in a large number of projects throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East for institutional, healthcare, educational, residential, commercial and other singular projects.  We are a creative and multidisciplinary team formed by excellent professionals led by the Architect: Aryanour Djalali.

We’re specialized in great projects, such as Hospitals, Educational Centers, Commercial and Institutional Architecture, Hotels & Resorts in which functionality, quickness, management and ability to cope with difficult tasks are our professional skills. We’re also specialized in luxury projects for important customers, in these projects we take care of bringing innovation together with the latest market and design trends in our proposals.

DNA’s architecture emerges out of a careful analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes. Not least due to the influence from multicultural exchange, global economic flows and communication technologies that all together require new ways of architectural and urban organization.

Our team is responsable for programming, conceptualization and development of  new projects incorporating the latest research and technological solutions. In order to improve our way of working steadily, we’ ve created our Technical Department, researching about new designs with the latest technology, looking for new construction systems and envelopes, through the implementation of energy efficiency and sustainability concepts. In a series of projects we have tested the effects of scale and the balance of programmatic mixtures on the social, economical and ecological outcome. We have always incorporated sustainable initiatives into our projects.

A new concept of architecture is possible with the new software solutions, in order to develop new designs and spaces, we use all kinds of tools to create and integrate a multidisciplinary process, the BIM manager tools, the 3D, and video representations are only examples.

ARCH. ARYANOUR DJALALI Founder & C.E.O.

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My experience in architecture has been very intense and rewarding. With a multicultural background and after graduating from the top- class Polytechnic University of Catalonia and University of Delft, I learned that “Architecture is more than boxes but buildings that rotate talking to each other”.

I define myself as an architect who translates ideas into projects. The secret is in the understanding and interpretation of these ideas, so they can be carried out through the technical requirements that respond to the discipline of architecture.

This process is intimately linked to my professional creative and multidisciplinary team which contributes to the creation of added value and, consequently, to the success of the projects.

In architecture you are what you live. Your background, your family, your education is the cause of everything that affects in your creativity. My way of doing architecture is linked to my experiences in life, and these are reflected in my projects.

Thanks for being there.

Arch. Aryanour Djalali.
Founder & C.E.O.

 


WHERE ARE WE?

In Barcelona, the Mediterranean city; Cradle of world renowned architects, designers and artists.

Around the world; DNA develops projects in many countries through an international projection, adapting us to different cultural criterias.

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WHAT DO WE DO?

We design and develop projects for:

· Architecture (all sizes and functions)
· Project Management
· Master Planning
· Landscape
· Interior Design
· Consulting
· Residential communities
· Design & Construction Research
· Commercial Strategies

 


WHAT IS OUR PHILOSOPHY?

DNA translates the ideas of projects with sense to make them real. Every project is unique, with its own personality, its own soul and its own “DNA”. DNA “Building Lives” “One 2 One” our planning process leads to a project + commercial strategy.

 


HOW DO WE WORK?

The integration of multidisciplinary teams in the international environment has contributed to the creation of added value, and in consequence to the success of realised projects, we apply a process of multiple phase planning, where the interaction of a diversity of external collaborators allows us with total guarantee to deal with a wide range of projects. We come from over 10 countries representing the Far East, Latin America, North America, Continental Europe, and Scandinavia.

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AWARDS

DNA BUILD AWARDS 2018

DNA won the title of the most innovative multi-disciplinary company 2018.

INNOVATION & EXCELLENCE AWARD 2018

DNA has become the winner of Innovation & Excellence Award 2018.

IPA INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY AWARD AFRICA 2017 

DNA won the award of architecture multiple residence Algeria with “Residence Midelt 1”.

BUILD – HONOR AWARDS 2016

DNA won the title of  the most innovative international architectural firm of the year 2016 & best firm for landscape master planning.    

IDA – INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS 2016

DNA won Silver Medal in the architecture category “Hotels” with the project “Rocher Noir”.

AI – INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AWARD 2016

DNA was considered the best international architecture firm of the year 2016.

 

INNOVATION & EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2016

DNA won the innovation & excellence award in Urban Planning.

BUILD- HONOR AWARDS 2015

DNA was selected as the most innovative international architectural firm of the year 2016 & best landscape master planning for DNA street furniture, Qatar. 


SELECTED LECTURES

BOSTON DESIGN WEEK, USA 2018

On April 12th-14th, the CEO of DNA, Aryanour Djalali,  was invited by BOSTON DESIGN WEEK to share his experience and host the lectures at the Architectural College of Boston.

ISTANBUL  KULTUR UNIVERSITY, TURKEY 2018

On March 28-29, the CEO of DNA shared with students his main source of inspiration and explained how he relates Nature to real projects.

FLORENCE INSTITUTE OF DESIGN, ITALY 2018

On February 15th, the Architect and the CEO of DNA, Aryanour Djalali,  hosted a lecture “What if architecture could change the world?” for the interior students at Florence Institute of Design, Italy.

ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN CONFERENCE, GRUPO VIA, IBIZA 2017

Aryanour Djalali presented best projects of DNA luxury houses category 2017.

Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark 2017

Aryanour Djalali hosted a lecture “Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism”.

“GRANDES PROYECTOS ARQUITECTURA”, GRUPO VIA,  BARCELONA 2016

The event organized by Grupo Vía with the sponsorship of Tarkett, Commtech, El Corte Inglés División Empresas, Ursa y Hanson Heidelberg Cement assembled to an architects’ selection bought property in Barcelona to present their projects of architecture at which they are employed for the next years so much inside like out of the city.

Aryanour Djalali presented some of his last works in March such as the 315 apartments in Tarragona, the Hotel Alàbriga in S’Agaró, different luxury villas in Caldetas and San Feliu, as well as different residential and hotel projects in Ibiza (emphasizing the condo luxury hotel The Waves in Holy Eulària des Riu), the new Hospital Al Jahra in Kuwait with 1171 beds and 500.000 m2 of ceiling and the Cocoon Hotel and Resort in Tulum (Mexico) – at which one has been employed with the concepts of trip such as  discovery, cells and nests, creation of community, presence of vegetation and water, holistic approach and creation of landmarks and experiences.

ISTANBUL  KULTUR UNIVERSITY, TURKEY 2016

Aryanour Djalali gave the lecture “Enhaced by Nature” and presented the DNA projects to the students of the university.

“BIG PROJECTS. DESIGN AND AVANT- GARDE TECHNOLOGY”  AT INFINITY INNER, 2016

Aryanour gave a lecture at InfinityInner about DNA’s developing hotels of 2016.

TED X BARCELONA, SPAIN 2015

Aryanour Djalali has spoken about the design process that he uses in his work. He says: take a look to nature in order to give you an inspiration spark that moves the project”. “From Nature to Architecture”, is the tittle of the lecture that Aryanour Djalali presents at TED X Barcelona.

 


SELECTED PRESS

“HABLAMOS CON ARYANOUR DJALALI”, Infinity inner TV interview Aryanour Djalali: “Each Project has its own soul”

> Link video https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=dShdtrmG1OU

THE CITYSCAPE MAGAZINE INTERVIEW

The great magazine “Cityscape” just published an extensive interview “A real vision” with Aryanour Djalali, Ceo & Founder of DNA BARCELONA. 

ARQUITECTURA PLUS HAS RECENTLY PUBLISH THE BRITISH SCHOOL OF GHANA

PANORAMA ARCHITECTURE NEWSPAPER HAS JUST PUBLISHED PUNTA BRAVA IV

PANORAMA Architecture Newspaper from China has published the DNA Punta Brava IV house.

 


OUR MISSION

Architecture is a creation process full of added value. Our ability to transform ideas to real projects requires comprehension of all the external and internal conditions. For us, each new project is special; it’s an opportunity to improve masterfully the customer’s goals.

In order to convert each project in a special one, DNA has a mission:
Develop all kind of possibilities to satisfy the customer’s requirements.
Analyse, Simulate, Render, Slideshow, Calculate and Manage with all kind of technical solutions, are our working tools.
Budget the best price for the best service.
Create sustainable places to live, work and enjoy.

OUR VISION

DNA’s business is based on offering architectural and landscape design and providing a solution at all stages of project development from initial concept to construction management as “TURNKEY” projects.

DNA wants to be one of the main references in planning, landscape design and architecture, a Spanish company that offers services both Mediterranean and global styles. DNA is a balance between public and private, in planning and project design.

DNA led by Architect Aryanour Djalali and with over eight years in the international market, has been awarded several prestigious projects, such as: A Hotel Boutique S’Agaró in Girona, Spain; Building of iconic towers “Rose of the Desert” (80.000 m2) in Oran; a University Complex for 10.000 places (72.000 m2) in Algeria; a Development Hospital Project (240 beds) in Algeria too; A British School in Ghana, an Airport project in Constantine and whole design of street furniture and lighting for the city of Lusail in Qatar for the government company of Qatari Diar, among others.

These results are achieved due to the innovation and design processes and led to the  success in the international expansion strategy.

OUR VALUES

DNA is a brand name in expansion.
DNA is a specialised and profitable model.
DNA is continuous innovation and creativity.
DNA is specialised in concept design, master planning and architecture.
DNA is highly qualified in the planning process.

DNA PROMISE

During every phase of a project we ask ourselves these five questions:

> have we listened deeply to our clients?
> have we drawn from our breadth of experience?
> have we distilled the design to its most appropriate form?
> have our plans and systems provided clarity and peace of mind for our clients?
> are we exceeding expectations?

We believe it is our commitment to achieving a resounding ‘yes’ to each of these questions which has generated DNA long list of diverse and satisfied clients.

 


BUSINESS AREAS

ARCHITECTURE

In our studio of Architecture, landscape and urban planning we develop all kind of projects, all the sizes and complexities with a high calibre of innovation. We are a multidisciplinary creative team consisting in excellent professionals led by the architect: Aryanour Djalali.

We are in charge of the project since its inception through programming, conceptualization, and development of new designs, always incorporating an investigation part as well as applying latest technological archievements. The main objective is to use our solid academic knowledge and professional experience to create viable and creative solutions to satisfy the needs of our customers. We carry out our work up until the development of construction drawings for various practice areas such as single- and multi-family houses (residential), hospitality, COB & mixed-use among others.

Residential & Multifunctional Buildings

Good design in residential buildings is more important than ever. DNA believes that inventive home building can bring about a better quality of life for communities, genuine value for property developers and sustainable approaches that benefit all.

We cover completed Residential buildings and housing across the world. The focus is on contemporary residential buildings. DNA plans, designs and engineers residential buildings of all types. These range from Multifuntional buildings  to single family housing , like Luxury Residences Barranquilla and high-rise towers, like Complex Rose of Desert.

DNA continuously seeks to understand how residential & multifunctional buildings can adapt to future needs. We transfer the benefit of our in-house research to clients.

Using our global network of specialists, we produce advanced housing solutions worldwide. Yet we stay acutely aware of context because we know that many challenges are rooted in their location.

Health Care & Educational Architecture

New technologies, medical advances and changing demographics are driving massive change in models of care. DNA helps to create exemplary healthcare facilities worldwide. From project to project, we transfer best practice to inform better therapeutic environments.

Beyond building design, DNA brings expertise in organisational behaviour to healthcare workplaces, to generate positive change and improved performance.

In Educational Architecture on the other hand, DNA works closely with educators, funders, architects and developers to produce buildings and technical solutions that meet their specific needs in primary, secondary and higher education, like the 72.000 m2 University Complex in Algeria.

Education’s challenges are always evolving. Beyond the technical and creative, designing for education demands an appreciation of economic and social context. For example, our under construction project British School of Ghana had to be robust and build to cope with limited budgets, materials and skills.

In education, it is essential that facilities are cost-effective to build, run and maintain. It is also important that buildings are engaging, pleasant environments, equipped with quality systems, that help institutions attract and retain students and staff.

Hotels & Resorts

For guests, a hotel offers an experience as well as a place to rest. Equally, a hotel is a workplace, and often a stimulus to local prosperity. Where hotels meet leisure, retail and luxury living, they also become social and entertainment hubs. At DNA, we support hotel and leisure clients by creating distinctive, responsive developments that serve high-performing and resilient businesses.

We provide a full design service, from concept to operation.

Stronger Businesess: We help strengthen performance in hotels and leisure complexes. Our solutions meet the expectations of guests – on a scale from comfort to five-star luxury and beyond – while striving to be lean, efficient and resource-light in construction and operation.

A Fresh Identity: DNA’s building design ethos matches the aspirations of hotel and leisure developers. We want to create buildings that inspire and delight, and which are responsive to people’s needs.

Conected to place: DNA combines world-class expertise with a respect for context. Hotel Boutique S’agarò.

Luxury houses

Within the program “Luxury Solutions” we take care of the entire process of the development, construction and high quality architectural solutions for the clients seeking to build a residential property in Spain.

DNA Luxury houses Area specializes in the management and development of real estate projects, integrating all industrial and commercial processes of construction and sales, from the land purchase to the subsequent individual sale of the houses.

We have promoted and developed housings spread mainly between Barcelona and its metropolitan area: Costa Dorada, Barcelona, Maresme and Costa Brava. (Punta Brava I).
Our business vision has always been oriented towards the latest trends, offering added differentiated value to the product. You can see our Luxury House Punta Brava IV.

We locate the property you are looking for and manage your project through:

. Identifying a plot and perform a thorough verification.

. Taking care of obtaining local permits, construction licenses and all the necessary formalities.

. Developing architectural & interior design projects.

. Carrying out “Turnkey” construction with closed budget and best quality standards that are supervised and approved by world famous experts in certification Bureau Veritas.

URBANISM

Urban planning and landscape design aim to create a structure of the territory ecologically safe and socially oriented, open to nature and comfortable for people.

Our offer consists of comprehensive services which includes search and acquisition of lands as well as their urban management, development and transformation. Our experience in this area, with over 2M sqm of developed land, makes it possible for us to successfully solve the most complicated urban issues and comply with all the undertaken commitments.

DNA Urbanism services cover all scales of projects, from an entire city to the smallest part of it, and comprehends master planning, preparation of design guidelines and full design servicesOur proven experience in planning and urban management allows us to find consensus solutions between public administrations and the private owners.

In our office we develop:
– Urban planning 
– Urban projects
– Preparation of partial or special plans
– Detailed studies and urbanization projects for companies and individuals

 

ENGINEERING

We carry out integral architecture and engineering projects at an international level, supported by our collaborators BIS STRUCTURES and INTEGRAL GROUP. We have experience from the conceptual phase to the construction, providing innovative solutions and to minimizing costs, depending on the situation and capacity of the client.

We take care of the realization of the following works:
Basic engineering, mechanics and facilities
– Detail engineering
Structure design and calculation
– Construction management
Other special services
– BIM Service: BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING

ASSET MANAGEMENT

In this context, DNA`s Barcelona proposal is to plan, organize and coordinate resources and people to meet the objectives and criteria of the real estate projects that the client wishes to carry out.

We also offer an independent professional advice service to help achieve the objectives and purposes of the organization marked by providing commercial solutions, as well as the discovery and evaluation of new opportunities.

In addition, we propose a level of proactivity that adapts to the needs of the client in terms of identifying opportunities, proposals to increase the value of assets and other services related to the consolidation of urban rights.

FACTS

Over the past 15 years the practice has pioneered a sustainable approach to architecture through a strikingly wide range of work, from urban masterplans, public infrastructure, schools, hospital buildings, offices and workplaces to private houses and product design. Although based in Barcelona, the practice has an international reputation, with buildings in various countries.

DNA BARCELONA ARCHITECTS understands that the best design comes from a completely integrated approach from conception to completion. We have a strong creative team, in which structural and environmental engineers work alongside the architects from the beginning of the design process. By doing so, we believe that we can learn from one another and combine our knowledge to devise wholly integrated design solutions. Our design teams are supported by numerous in-house disciplines, ensuring that we have the knowledge base to create buildings that are environmentally sustainable and uplifting to use.

The Project Management group provides in-house management expertise,
allowing DNA to deliver an integrated service to clients through the lifecycle of a project – from concept, through construction to completion. The group’s activities include sub-consultant, budgeting and cost management; program and resource management; contract management and administration, helping clients and multi-disciplinary teams around the world to define, plan, monitor and deliver a project on time, within budget and to the highest quality.


DNA ORGANIZATION

As the idea takes shape most architects seek out consultants to assist – we seek
out partners that can contribute and refine a given idea into more than the sum of its parts. We choose our partners carefully based on their past experience but most importantly on the passion they exhibit for their respective field. We strongly believe that quality is bred by the individuals we choose to work with.

Challenges and their built in complexities can be overcome through commitment and assembling the appropriate team of individuals to tackle them.

DNA LABELABORATES THE PROJECTS

This department is in charge for contributing innovation to our proposals which are always based on the latest trends in design and the latest achievements in the market.

The team is responsible for the program, concept plan stage and development of new projects, incorporating the latest research and technical advances.

The primary objective is to use solid academic knowledge and professional experience to generate creative working solutions which satisfy the customer’s requirements. This commitment to research brings added value and important innovation to our commissioned architectural projects.

We use both physical and virtual modelling to investigate a given project. We find that building physical working models provides us the means to encounter similar problematics as one encounters in the actual construction.

Similarly we utilize the latest imaging and animation software to create virtual models both for design and presentation purposes. We work with the client to prepare visualisations throughout the process to assist in presenting the project to the user groups and public forums.

DNA_labDNA TECNIKA > ELABORATES THE CONSTRUCTION PLANS

This part of the team responsible for the preparation of draft plans and the execution of the different architectural projects being undertaken including one-family houses, multi-family houses, hotels, industrial buildings and others.

The development is separated into two different lines:

Technical descriptions of the project. Executive project development.

Plans with technical information and on-site supervision, which includes on-site assistance, manufacturers’ management and other steps necessary for the construction and development of the project.

The office follows every project from inception to its conclusion and is thus balanced between design architects and detail oriented constructing architects. We have also begun  to introduce 3D construction documentation and BIM and have accordingly expanded our knowledge into that arena.

 

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 DNA METHODOLOGY > BIM – Building Information Modeling

BIM Implementation: DNA has acquired its own know-how and develops the projects from a centralized and intelligent platform where information is stored in a single three-dimensional model.

The implementation of BIM methodology is promoting a collaborative way of managing the construction and installation projects.

OUR SCOPE OF SERVICES > We offer a wide range of service packages for any project. From BIM1D to BIM6D we include all the possibilities for your projects.

BIM platform allows us to control more and more every constructive process of a project, with a method closer to the automotive industry than to the traditional construction business. In all the projects where we have used this technology, every designing step has been improved, not just by working in just a unique collaborative model, but also by a more efficient management of the construction process.

DNA develops big projects through an intelligent and centralized platform, where all the data is stored in a unique 3D model, thanks to BIM technology.

        


 

 


MASTER PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

The Planning Process shows the various phases that lead to a Master Plan, Business and Environmental Strategy for a typical project. The Process applies to various types of projects from residential to recreational or commercial, educational, industrial and is most applicable when dealing with large acreage developments of any type.

We at DNA have served as the Prime Professional and Pre-Development Project Managers for a variety of projects. As such, we have been responsible for coordinating the services of many professionals whose interaction contributes immensely to a successful project:

· Planners
· Economists & Market Analysts
· Engineers
· Architects
· Environmentalists

Phases of the Planning Process:

   


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DNA BARCELONA GUARANTEES THE SUCCESS OF PROJECT AND THE BEST SERVICE.