about


artec3 Studio is an international independent lighting design consultancy based in Barcelona and Mexico City. Founded by Maurici Ginés in 1998, it is dedicated to developing high-quality architectural lighting design through close, proactive relationships with its clients.

Through the shaping of light, we create innovative lighting designs that enhance the architecture and its contents, while achieving the program’s goals.


We are constantly searching for new ways of interaction between light and materials. artec3, shaping light


“What is it about light? Its intangibility and its ability to surprise.
The experience of shaping something without form is a challenge that fascinates me”  Maurici Ginés, artec3 founder


With offices in Barcelona and Mexico City, the practice collaborates with well-known architects worldwide and has received national and international awards.

In its more than 20 years of experience, artec3 has contributed to the lighting design of more than 400 projects, including museums and exhibitions, residential and corporate, leisure and retail, hotels and restaurants, daylight, urban lighting and landscape, master plans and media façade projects.

When appropriate, artec3 Studio works together with our partner summalab, to incorporate interactive installations, light art, and bespoke luminaire design solutions—a collaboration that adds even further value to our work.
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our process


Our range of experience has enabled us to develop a unique lighting design process that arises from how we conceptualize ideas and develop design strategies. The entire process is supported by internal quality controls throughout all phases of the project, ensuring excellent lighting designs that achieve the client's and project’s goals.
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directors



Maurici Ginés
Founder & Creative Director

Lighting design professional since 1994. In 1998, he founded artec3 to introduce and promote the independent lighting design profession in Spain. From 2008 to 2012 he was the president of the Professional Lighting Designers Association of Spain (APDI) and has been a member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) since 2009. He has many national and international awards under his name, and his work has been widely published.

Alessandra Bertolini

Principal & Project Director

With over 10 years of experience working with light in different fields, Alessandra comes from an architectural background, stemmed from her native Italy. After completing an Architecture degree followed by a Lighting Design Master in Rome, she showed her full of passion in all areas of lighting design working in both outdoor and indoor lighting projects for several award-winning lighting consultancies in London and Italy. Now, she serves as an Associate Director for artec3.

Jose Cardona
Principal & Office Director

Born is Barcelona in 1977, Jose is a lighting designer, interior designer and industrial designer with several recognized projects under his name. He took over the Mexico office years back, serving as artec3 Director for Mexico, North and South America. He is also the Academic Coordinator of the postgraduate design of lighting at UPC (Polytechnic University of Catalonia) and Arquine.
Nuria Barat
Office & Project Director

Trained as an interior designer, Nuria´s career in lighting design spans over 12 years. She has been involved in award-winning projects such as the Design HUB Barcelona and Soulages Museum in France. After a period of personal growth in Brazil, Nuria returned to her beloved hometown in Barcelona. She now leads our creative team of designers and spreads her passion for lighting and hard working spirit at our Barcelona office.
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team




Grisell Herrera
Relationship Manager

Ana Ayala
Project Manager

Maria Alonso
Project Manager

Tannia Vivar
Project Manager

Itzae Cardeña
Project Manager

Silvia Garrone
Project Manager

Luz Martinez
Project Manager

Rita Perez
Project Designer

Bernat Badia
Project Designer

Alba Cantalejo
Project Designer

Andrea Peréz
Project Designer

Fernanda Blackaller
Project Designer

Jose Luis Montiel
Designer

Estefania Sánchez
Designer

Cristina Alcántara
Administrative

Ana Cristina
Administrative


awards



IALD 2019

Award of Merit
Centro Botín

Darc Awards 2018

Winner 2nd Place
Dream and Nature

Iluminet Awards 2018

Winner

Templo Birkat Itzjak

Iluminet Awards 2018

Honorable Mention

Ohla Eixample Hotel

Iluminet Awards 2018

Special Mention

Enigma, Toreo, Condesa

Codega Awards 2018

3rd Prize Winner

Tunateca Balfegó

Codega Awards 2017

Shortlist

Ohla Eixample Hotel

LDA 2017

Highly Commended

Enigma Restaurant

LDA 2017

Shortlist
Loewe

LDA 2017

Shortlist
Ohla Eixample Hotel

Iluminet Awards 2016

Honorable Mention

Disseny Hub Barcelona

Iluminet Awards 2016

Winner
Museé Soulages

Iluminet Awards 2016

Special Citation

Entremurs

LDA 2016

Shortlist
Disseny Hub Barcelona

IALD 2012

Award of Excellence

Lagares Showroom

LDA 2012

Shortlist

Lagares Showroom

LAMP 2011

Architectural Exterior Lighting Winner

Gran Casino Costa Brava

LAMP 2011

Architectural Exterior Lighting Finalist

Café Concierto El Molino

IALD 2010

Special Citation

Roca Barcelona Gallery

LAMP 2010

Interior Lighting Design Finalist

Roca Barcelona Gallery

IALD 2009

Awards of Merit
Water Tower 

IALD 2009

Awards of Merit

Torico Square

LAMP 2008

Real Solutions Winner

Hammershoi I Dreyer exhibition

IALD 2005

Award of Merit

Paseo del Óvalo





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