Mangera Yvars Architects, [MYAA] is an international award-winning architectural design practice providing architecture, interior, landscape and master-planning services for clients worldwide.
The work of our practice ranges from architecture and urban design through to social and cultural analysis. Operating through offices in London and Barcelona, we work in all sectors including Cultural, Education, Hospitality, Commercial, Residential, Sports and Leisure.
Our view of architecture is drawn from our overwhelming interest in urbanity. By this, we mean the impact of architecture beyond the immediate and specific question of ‘the building’.
The approach we take stems from the idea of ‘architecture as landscape’, where we address the key issues of our day, such as the changing way we live and work, our basic requirements for shelter, our desire for better urban space and our absolute need for sustainable cities.
To us, the idea of landscape refers as much to terrain and topography as it does to demographic, social and cultural landscape, or urban phenomenon such as congestion and flow.
Our most recent projects range from a new University in Doha, a World Cup Stadium, a Cultural Centre in London, hilltop residences in Barcelona, a new city district in the Middle East, seafront schemes and an airport.
The practice has won numerous awards including The MEED Award 2015 for The Best Overall Building in the Middle East 2015, The MEED Award for The Best Social Infrastructure Project 2015 and one of The Best World Buildings at the 2015 World Architecture Festival held in Singapore.
In addition, the practice has also clinched the 2017 Civic Trust Award as part of a team working on a project in downtown Doha and was shortlisted for the RIBA International Prize 2016, The Architecture Review Moira Gemmill Woman Architect of the Year 2017, Architect of the Year 2016, Public Building Architect of the Year 2016, World Architecture Festival Residential project of the Year 2016, World Architecture Festival Cultural project of the Year 2016.
Our work has been covered by many news outlets including the BBC, CNN and we have exhibited in galleries and institutions around the world. We have also lectured and participated in symposiums at many institutions including University College London, The Hong Kong Design Institute, ETSAB Barcelona, Inadi Mexico City, Cambridge University, UK, HBKU University Doha, and Columbia University New York and many others.
MYAA's approach to sustainable development stems from projects such as Masdar City, The Worlds First Carbon Neutral City, a LEED Platinum project, low carbon prototype housing, zero carbon mall for a major UK retailer and a BREEAM outstanding cultural project in London.