29 September 2020

Architecture and homes for the elderly: Sweden


New article by Marc Trepat in dependencia.info about a home for the elderly in Sweden. SällBo is a new Swedish initiative for the intergenerational life of senior citizens.

You can read the full article here.


01 September 2020

Architecture and homes for the elderly: Japan


Here you can read the new collaboration of Marc Trepat with dependencia.info in the collection of “Architecture and homes for the elderly” around the world.

On this occasion, Marc Trepat, as an expert architect in habitats for senior citizens, analyzes a care home for the elderly in Japan.


03 August 2020

“A refuge on the Costa Brava to grow old together” in El Periódico


This Monday, August 3rd, the newspaper El Periódico talks about the Walden XXI, a unique model of senior co-living located on the Costa Brava that is scheduled to be ready in 2023.

The article also talks about how the current situation opens the door for hotel establishments affected by Covid-19 to become spaces for the care of the elderly.

Marc Trepat gives his opinion on the subject as an architect specialized in architecture for senior citizens and dependency. You can read the full text here.


12 July 2020

Interview in Vía Construcción


Marc Trepat is interviewed in this month’s issue of Vía Construcción, a reference magazine for architects and in the world of architecture in general. In it, Marc Trepat talks about the philosophy of the team and the projects they are working on.

You can read the full magazine at the following link, where the interview is on page 26-27, or directly at this link.


22 June 2020

Marc Trepat at Hospitecnia


“Thoughts on assisted living” is the new article by Marc Trepat at Hospitecnia, the portal for hospital architecture, engineering and management. It is a privilege to be in what is today one of the main connection platforms between hospitals, design professionals and health service providers.

In the text, Marc Trepat makes us think about the model of care homes for senior citizens during the Covid 19 crisis, since this has, unfortunately, been the most affected group.


11 June 2020

The Grupo Via Webinar is now available!


You can already watch on demand the Webinar about ‘Architecture: the future of care homes and assisted living for senior citizens’ where Marc Trepat, accompanied by other professionals in the sector, has participated today. You can see it at the Grupo Vía website. Here.


07 June 2020

Webinar about Architecture at Grupo Vía


This Thursday, June 11th, Marc Trepat, architect and founding partner of B\TA, takes part in the Webinar organized by Grupo Via about the future of care homes and assisted living for senior citizens.

The Webinar also features the participation of other leading architects in the industry such as Daniel Glez. Tello from TCU Arquitectos, Bernat Gato from Casa Solo Arquitectos and Clara Rius from Estudi PSP.

You can register for the webinar here.


24 May 2020

Marc Trepat at ‘El Periódico’


This week, Marc Trepat is quoted at an article in the Spanish newspaper ‘El Periódico’ about older people. The text ‘Another way of living old age‘ collects opinions from different points of view on the current problems, arising as a result of COVID-19, and future issues that care homes face. You can read the entire article here (in Spanish).


20 May 2020

Marc Trepat: ‘Care homes should be living spaces as close to home as possible’


Here you can read the new interview to Marc Trepat, this time in ‘El Economista’.


17 May 2020

Interview in ‘Abitare Sociale’


Francesco Cocco is an Italian architect that met with Marc Trepat in a conference on architecture for the elderly. On this occasion, they have collaborated to translate Marc Trepat’s interview in ‘La Contra’ of the ‘La Vanguardia’ newspaper to publish it in ‘Abitare Sociale’, a website in which Francesco Cocco has long collaborated. They also took to the chance to illustrate what Marc Trepat explains with a few images. You can read the full article here (in Italian).


08 May 2020

Marc Trepat on Infolibre


Following a phone interview, in their latest article on care homes for senior citizens and coronavirus, Infolibre cites Marc Trepat as a specialist architect on the subject. You can read everything he said here.


05 May 2020

New webinar on May 22nd!


New online seminar on Architecture and PCC (Person-Centered Care) where Marc Trepat, architect and founding partner of B\TA, will be talking about how to design more human, sustainable and economically viable care homes.

The session will be on May 22nd and registration is now open. Read more…


05 May 2020

New article by Marc Trepat on architecture for the elderly


Article written by Marc Trepat, this time on the digital platform Alimarket, on architecture for senior citizens and COVID-19. You can read the full text here.


03 May 2020

Marc Trepat interviewed in Cadena SER


Following his appearance on ‘La Contra’ by ‘La Vanguardia’ newspaper last Wednesday, April 29th, Marc Trepat was interviewed on Sunday in the program ‘Tot és comèdia’ on the radio station SER Catalunya.

Here you can find the full interview with Marc Trepat talking about architecture for the elderly and the future of care homes in our country.


29 April 2020

Marc Trepat in ‘La Contra’ of ‘La Vanguardia’


Today you can read in ‘La Contra’ of the Spanish newspaper ‘La Vanguardia’ an interview with Marc Trepat, founding partner of B\TA, where he talks about architecture for senior citizens and how COVID-19 has affected the way of facing future challenges in the sector. You can see more here.


22 April 2020

Architecture and homes for the elderly: Latest


Article by Marc Trepat in dependencia.info where he talks about how this crisis we are experiencing due to COVID-19 has to help us improve the way of taking care of the elderly in nursing homes.

Here you will be able to read the entire text (in spanish)!


02 April 2020

Architecture and homes for the elderly: COVID-19


In these uncertain times we are living, nursing homes have become a hot topic in the news, due to the strong impact that the COVID-19 disease is having on senior citizens that live in care homes and the healthcare people that work there. This has brought to light many shortcomings that the current model of care homes have and whether this model is the appropriate.

Marc Trepat, architect and founding partner ob B\TA, has written an article on new models of nursing home, more compartimentalized and focused on peoples needs.

To know more about this topic, read the whole article in the following link (in Spanish) or check our website and our projects.


18 March 2020

Architecture and homes for the elderly: Denmark


This week’s article in dependencia.info, with the expert opinion by Marc Trepat, talks about a care home in Copenhaguen, Denmark, also known as “Hospice”, a nursing home for senior citizens that are in their final phases of life. You can read the whole text here (in Spanish).


17 March 2020

Marc Trepat in the newspaper “Nosotros los mayores”


New article by Marc Trepat. This time in the newspaper called “Nosotros los mayores” that is specialized in senior citizens, professionals and other sector companies. He talks about the future of architecture for the elderly. The full article at the following link (in spanish).


11 March 2020

Architecture and homes for the elderly: Austria


New collaboration by Marc Trepat with dependencia.info. This week he gives his opinion on a nursing home located in Graz, Austria. You can read the whole article here (in Spanish).


18 February 2020

Architecture and homes for the elderly: Germany


In this week’s collaboration with dependencia.info, Marc Trepat analizes a nursing home located in Germany. You can read it here (in spanish).


12 February 2020

Architecture and homes for the elderly: Alcacer do Sal


New article by Marc Trepat for dependencia.info. This time written entirely by the architect specialized in care homes and the director of B\TA. The text talks about the famous nursing home designed by the portugueses architects Aires Mateus in Alcacer do Sal, Portugal, which Marc had the opportunity to visit last January. In this article you can read his personal and critical vision. You can read it here (in spanish).


06 February 2020

Radio Badalona Interview


This morning Marc Trepat has been interviewed on Radio Badalona to talk about the new care home that B\TA will build in the city next year. It is a new residence inspired by the nordic models, designed to adapt and focus on the elderly and their needs. You can listen to the complete conversation here (in catalan).


30 January 2020

Architecture and homes for the elderly: France


Here you will be able to read in spanish the new article written by Marc Trepat in collaboration with dependencia.info.


22 January 2020

Architecture and homes for the elderly: France


New collaboration of Marc Trepat with dependencia.info. This time the article talks about a nursing home designed for a community of 56 people. You can read the full text here (in spanish).


07 January 2020

Architecture and homes for the elderly: France


New article of Marc Trepat in collaboration with dependencia.info. This time he analizes a nursing home in France. You can read the whole text here (in spanish).


18 December 2019

Architecture and homes for the elderly: Australia


New collaboration of Marc Trepat with dependencia.info. This weeks article is about a nursing care home in Australia. You can read the full text here (in spanish).


11 December 2019

Architecture and homes for the elderly: Canada


New article written by Marc Trepat in collaboration with dependencia.info. In this occasion, he talks about a nursing home in Quebec, 40 km away from Montreal. The full article here (in spanish).


08 December 2019

B\TA in “L’econòmic” of El Punt Avui


This Sunday, December 8th, B\TA appears in an article in the special pages “L’econòmic” of the El Punt Avui newspaper. If you have missed the paper edition, you can read the full article here or download it in the hollowing link (both in catalan).


06 December 2019

Testimonals for the history


Last year Marc Trepat was interviewed for the book “Relevant biographies of our architects”, a compilation of stories of 35 leading architects of our time in our country. You can read his biography by purchasing the book that was published last year or on the following link (in catalan).


02 December 2019

Architecture and homes for the elderly: Atlanta


This week Marc Trepat has written an article about the trip he made to Atlanta last september where he could visit different nursing homes based on the Person Centered Care model. You can full text here (in spanish).


30 November 2019

Impact in Mexico


Marc Trepat’s interview published a few days ago in ‘PlantaDoce’ has been quoted in the Mexican digital newspaper ‘Real State, Market & Lifestyle’. You can read the full article here (in spanish).


21 November 2019

Interview in “PlantaDoce”


This week, Marc Trepat, founding partner of B\TA, was interviewed in “PlantaDoce”, the economic newspaper of the health business. You can read the whole article here (in spanish).


20 November 2019

Architecture and homes for the elderly: France


New article written by Marc Trepat in collaboration with dependencia.info. In this occasion, we go back to France. The full article here (in spanish).


06 November 2019

Interview in “el Economista”


Marc Trepat, CEO of B\TA, talks about the future of the architecture for our senior citizens in an interview in the digital paper of “el Economista”. You can read the whole article here (in spanish).


14 October 2019

Architecture and homes for the elderly: Belgium


The last piece of this collaboration talks about a care home in Belgium. The whole text here (in spanish).


08 October 2019

Architecture and homes for the elderly: France


The new article writen by Marc Trepat in collaboration with dependencia.info talks about a care home in Paris. The whole text here (in spanish).


02 October 2019

Architecture and homes for the elderly: China


New piece of this collaboration with dependencia.info. This time in China. The whole text here (in spanish)


29 September 2019

B\TA in La Vanguardia


B\TA was published this last sunday in the newspaper La Vanguardia. You can read the whole article in this link (in spanish).


25 September 2019

Architecture and home for the elderly: Austria


The fouth text in this collaboration talks about a care home in Austria. The whole piece here (in spanish).


18 September 2019

Architecture and homes for the elderly: California


The third piece of this collaboration is about a care home in San Francisco. You can read the whole article here (in spanish).


12 September 2019

Architecture and homes for the elderly: Portugal


The second piece in this collaboration talks about a care home in Portugal. You can read the whole article here (in spanish).


05 September 2019

Architecture and homes for the elderly: Japan


Dependencia.info launches a new section where they will be sharing the progress of the world of architecture aimed for the elderly. Marc Trepat, founding member of B\TA, is a collaborator as an architect specializing in care homes.

You can read the first whole article here (in spanish).


10 June 2019

Special publication in the ARA newspaper


This Sunday, June 9th, B\TA was featured in the special pages for elderly people in the newspaper ARA. The article talks abouts the nowadays concern about the populations agind and the role of our profession in this uncertain future.

If you missed the paper edition, you can read the whole article in this link or you can go through the whole edition of the newspaper here, where you can find us on page 62.


27 December 2018

“Architecture and Person Centered Care” Seminar


Marc Trepat will be speaking at the next “Architecture and Person Centered Care” Seminar that will be held in Barcelona and Madrid, on February 6th and 13th, respectively.

For more information, check the following link.


10 December 2018

Reflection on the Scandinavian models of residences for the elderly


New article by Marc Trepat at dependencia.info as an architect specialized in the design of new residences for the elderly and the adaptation of the current ones using architectural principles of Person Centered Care and scandinavian models. Marc Trepat talks about one of the homes visited on his last trip to Norway, the care home Gullhella, in Oslo. You can read the entire article in this link.


21 October 2018

Monograph “Architecture: construction and design”


This weekend, B\TA was featured in the special monograph of the newspaper La Vanguardia on Architecture: construction and design. In the interview, we talk about how architecture can improve people’s quality of life. You can find the entire interview on this link.


10 September 2018

Architecture and Senior Citizens


On the trip to Norway organized by inforesidencias.com this last June, Marc Trepat was interviewed as an architect specialized on designing living spaces for the elderly. You can see the full interview on this link.


21 June 2018

Architecture and Person-Centered Care


Here you can find Marc Trepat’s latest article. He talks about architecture and person-centered care based on the trip he made to Copenhaguen the last autumn.

You can read the whole article here.


10 June 2018

Article in the special pages for elderly people in the newspaper ARA


This Sunday, June 10th, the newspaper ARA has published a special monographic dossier for senior citizens. In its pages we can read an article written by Marc Trepat, founder partner of B\TA.

Here you can find the direct link to the article or to the whole newspaper, where you will find us on the page 38.


09 March 2018

Interview in La Vanguardia


Last Friday, March 9th, B\TA participated in the special monographic report on architecture published by the newspaper La Vanguardia. Marc Trepat reviews the trajectory of the firm and reminds himself of the projects that have determined the way he sees and understands architecture nowadays.

Besides the paper edition, you can read the article in the following link.


18 February 2018

Publication in the newspaper ARA


This Sunday, February 18th, the newspaper ARA publishes in its special pages on architecture, an interview with B\TA where you can read about the new architectural designs we propose in order to innovate in the traditional models of care homes and to improve the quality of life of senior citizens.

Here you can find the direct link to our interview or to the whole newspaper, where you will find us on the page 69.


04 January 2018

Care homes trip to Copenhaguen


Marc Trepat, founding partner of B\TA and architect specialized in the design of homes for the elderly, attended the last trip organized by ACRA (Catalan Association of Health Care Resouces) and inforesidencias.com, this time, to Copenhaguen.

During the trip, Marc had the opportunity to meet up with the business association that manage care homes and other social services in Denmark.

You can read the whole article here.


11 May 2017

Conference on the Catalan geroassistential secto


On June 1st, is held the Firagran Conference about the situation of the care homes sector situation in Catalonia. Marc Trepat will make a presentation on how architectural design can favor the Person Centered Care and will illustrate it with many different examples from other countries. You are all invited to join us!

To know more about the conference, click here.


12 December 2016

III Conference on Good Practices in Person Centered Care


Marc Trepat attended the III Conference on Good Practices in Homes for the Elderly that was held on November 22nd at the Palau Residencial in Barcelona.

The meeting which was attended by more than 60 people seeks to update and exchange knowledge, technologies and experience on caring while providing high quality, sustainable services.

You can read more about the conference here.


20 November 2016

Cohousing for senior citizens in Stockholm


In this occasion, Marc Trepat explains how in Stockholm he had the chance to visit a building designed from the idea of cohousing for elderly people.

In this article he analyses the concept of cohousing and how it is defined here and the different characteristics that it acquires in other countries.

Click here to read the full article.


29 October 2016

B\TA is live on La 2!


Tomorrow, October 30th at 11:15 am, La 2 – TVE Catalonia will broadcast the television program ‘Amb Identitat’ where Marc Trepat will be explaining how architecture can help to improve the lives of people suffering dementia who live in care homes. We hope you like it!


25 July 2016

What can we learn from elderly homes in Sweden?


In the previous articles about his trip to Stockholm, Marc explains how Swedish care homes respond directly to his culture.

In this third article, Marc shares his thoughts about architecture and he distinguishes between which architectural aspects can be directly imported from the Swedish care homes and which will need an interpretation to be assimilated to our elderly homes.

You can read the complete article here.


09 July 2016

Architectural aspects in the units of cohabitation


In this second article, Marc Trepat collects his impressions on his trip to Stockholm, giving a special thought to everything that is related to the living together units in the homes for the elderly.

The report presents this cohabitation units, their architectural configuration and how have they transformed over the years. He ends up by talking about multigenerational buildings, mixed-use constructions that favor integration.

You can read more about it in this article.


27 June 2016

Elderly homes in Sweden


Marc Trepat, founding partner of B\TA and architect specialized in the design of homes for the elderly, attended the last trip organized by inforesidencias.com to Sweden.

In Stockholm, he had the opportunity to see how do the care homes work in the country, how do they apply the Person Centered Care system and how from architecture we can positively impact on peoples well-being.

You can read much more about the subject in this article.


17 March 2016

The 205/2015 Decree becomes effective in Catalonia


Article by Marc Trepat about the 205/2015 Decree in Catalonia after its effective date. This law is now ruling the authorizations on social services, such as care homes for elderly people, among others.

You can read more about the topic here.


16 April 2015

Timelapse Municipal Library in Sant Vicenç de Castellet


Timelapse recorded by Àngel Giralt during the construction of the new Municipal Library in Sant Vicenç de Castellet. The project is designed by B\TA and constructed by Arcadi

The design is aware from the beginning of its surroundings: the Anselm Clavé Square, bigger than the City Hall square, and two of the town’s main landmarks: ‘Castellet’ and ‘Montserrat’.

The ‘L’ shape of the site with a narrower side facing the square and a wider side facing the street was a decisive fact of the project. The building has been conceived in two separate volumes that converge on the main stairway, true center of the building, from which one can appreciate the different spaces of the library due to its transparency.

The ventilated facade and the motorized shades protection on the west opening prevent direct sunlight from reaching the library; this allowed us to reach B level energetic efficiency.


30 March 2015

B\TA is live on 8tv!


On March 30th, the television program ‘Èxit’ counted on the presence of B\TA. We had the chance to show are facilities, our organization as an office and our vision on architecture.

In addition, Marc Trepat shares his opinion on how in certain way the crisis has lead us to become better architects. He also talks about the versatility and global conception that architects have in this country and many other thoughts.