Presentation of TBI

Firm Profile

TBI is a Spanish-German architectural and engineering firm founded in Barcelona offering extensive experience in complex projects for national and international clients. TBI is associated with the business group PGG Planungsgruppe U. Gerstner based in Xanten, (Germany) and Zug (Switzerland).
We are an international team of 20 highly motivated, qualified and diverse specialized architects, interior designers, together with a permanent team of technical specialists, we develop creative solutions with sustainable quality standards for our clients.

Background

The firm was founded in 1996 by Ulrich Gerstner, Dipl.-Ing. and Miguel Jordá, architect and managing director of TBI. Since 2019, Gregor Mertens, Dipl.-Ing. Architect, and Stefan Richter, Dipl.-Ing. Architect, are part of TBI Management as associated partners

Ranges of services

Our services range from Technical Due Diligence, architecture, interior design, structural and TGA planning to project management and “turn-key” projects.

Our clientele includes both national and international companies and investors from the areas of logistics and industry, trade and office as well as residential and hotels.

Highlighted Projects

Our Spanish-German origin has enabled us to carry out numerous projects for German clients in Spain, as well as in recent years, a growing number in Germany.

Some examples are: Microliving and apartment buildings in Frankfurt, Würzburg and Munich. (Germany). Hotel Vincci Gala Barcelona, ​​the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten near Düsseldorf and the collaboration with OBMI from Florida (USA) of two hotel resorts in Gran Canaria. Office building for Dow Chemical, Headquarters of Doc Morris in the Netherlands, the complete renovation of the Foreign Ministry of the German Embassy in Madrid. The headquarters for Bertelsmann in Barcelona. Rheinpark-Center Neuss shopping center and interior design concept for the ECE Quartier shopping center on Mailänder Platz Stuttgart as well as the interior design for five shopping centers in China. Logistics center for Mercedes-Benz in Guadalajara (Spain) and various industrial premises for Dow Chemical in Tarragona and Volkswagen in Navarra (Spain).

Quality and Ecodesign Policy

At TBI our commitment is to provide reliability, professionalism, prompt response and highest quality. With the implementation of the Integrated Quality and Ecodesign Management System, we reassert our renewed commitment to client satisfaction and business excellence.

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Team

BIM

BIM

We have been working with the BIM (Building Information Modeling) planning method since 2012. A virtual 3D model is created that simulates the finished building and digitally records, combines and networks all relevant building data. TBI works with the BIM program Autodesk Revit, compatible with Autodesk AutoCAD and uses the render plug-in Enscape for visualizations.

Advantages of using the BIM system:

  • All those involved in the project, such as architects and engineers, work on a single 3D model, which improves teamwork and optimizes the planning process. Potential problems or conflicts can thus be identified and resolved at an early stage.
  • BIM simplifies the geometric visualization of the project. Builders and investors get a realistic idea of ​​the future building at an early stage. Our suggestions and design options are accompanied by visualizations. With the Enscape render plug-in, 360 ° panoramic views and interactive virtual tours can also be created (virtual reality).
  • Various ideas and design variants can be played through and discussed on the digital building model.
  • All information such as costs, quantity calculation and time schedule can be integrated into the model and are available at any time.
  • BIM is the technical base for sustainable building projects and their certification.
  • Once the building has been completed, the model database can serve as the basis for facility management.

Sustainability

Sustainable architecture

As an environmentally conscious architecture firm, we use every project to develop a sustainable architectural concept to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy, development space and the ecosystem at large. To underline this quality, our office was certified by TÜV Rheinland with the eco-design certificate ISO 14006: 2011.

 

Efficient, Sustainable, WELL

In the life cycle of a building, the use phase is the longest of all. This is the reason why the energy efficiency of a building is so important because it enables us to significantly reduce the environmental impact. In 2014 the Vincci Gala Hotel was one of the first hotels in Barcelona to receive an “A” energy rating. Another very relevant aspect is the use of materials and construction systems that make it possible to close the life cycle of materials. At TBI, we design our buildings with construction systems and materials that can be recycled or reused at the end of the building’s life cycle. In recent years there has been a growing awareness of the impact buildings have on the health and wellbeing of their users. The WELL standard, which is based on scientific and technical knowledge, is a pioneer within this field. At TBI we want to be part of this new philosophy by applying these WELL criteria and strategies in our projects. Our main goal is to design efficient, sustainable and healthy buildings.

Certifications ISO

Certifications

Our commitment to quality is validated by the Certifications ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems and ISO 14006:2011 Environmental Management Systems, obtained from TÜV Rheinland. A further guarantee of our professionalism is our registration with the Spanish Data Protection Agency.

See here our Quality and Ecodesign Policy.

 

Publications

  • 12.2020 Vía Construcción No. 152, Spain

    12.2020 Vía Construcción No. 152, Spain

    TBI Architecture & Engineering, Coliving Projects.

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  • 2020-2021 Guía de Estudios de Arquitectura

    2020-2021 Guía de Estudios de Arquitectura

    TBI Architecture & Engineering

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  • 09.2016 Guía de Estudios de Arquitectura 2016 / 2017, Spain

    09.2016 Guía de Estudios de Arquitectura 2016 / 2017, Spain

    TBI Architecture & Engineering

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  • 03.2016 Promateriales No. 96, Spain

    03.2016 Promateriales No. 96, Spain

    Doc Morris Heerlen, NL

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  • 06.2015 Global Best Interior design, Hong Kong

    06.2015 Global Best Interior design, Hong Kong

    Hotel Vincci Gala Barcelona

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  • 05.2015 Modern Decoration Magazine No. 354, China

    05.2015 Modern Decoration Magazine No. 354, China

    Hotel Vincci Gala Barcelona

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  • 03.2015 Urbanism and Architecture No.168, China

    03.2015 Urbanism and Architecture No.168, China

    Hotel Vincci Gala Barcelona

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  • 03.2015 d+a No. 036, Israel

    03.2015 d+a No. 036, Israel

    Hotel Vincci Gala Barcelona

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  • 12.2014 ON Diseño No. 348, Spain

    12.2014 ON Diseño No. 348, Spain

    Hotel Vincci Gala Barcelona

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  • 11.2014 Hostelería No. 58, Spain

    11.2014 Hostelería No. 58, Spain

    Hotel Vincci Gala Barcelona

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  • 11.2014 Proyecto Contract No. 109, Spain

    11.2014 Proyecto Contract No. 109, Spain

    Hotel Vincci Gala Barcelona

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  • 10.2014 Diseño Interior No. 263, Spain

    10.2014 Diseño Interior No. 263, Spain

    Hotel Vincci Gala Barcelona

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  • 09.2014 BOB International Magazine of Space Design No. 122, Korea

    09.2014 BOB International Magazine of Space Design No. 122, Korea

    Hotel Vincci Gala Barcelona

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  • 04.2014 Habitat Futura, Spain

    04.2014 Habitat Futura, Spain

    Lecture Miguel Jordá on Green hotel & tourism solutions II

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  • 11.2000 Proyectar No. 60, Spain

    11.2000 Proyectar No. 60, Spain

    Extension pressing plant for Volkswagen Navarra

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  • 10.2000 Proyectar No. 59, Spain

    10.2000 Proyectar No. 59, Spain

    Paint shop plant for Volkswagen Navarra

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  • 03.2000 Proyectar No. 53, Spain

    03.2000 Proyectar No. 53, Spain

    Paint shop plant for Volkswagen Navarra

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  • 12.1999 Oficinas, No. 221, Spain

    12.1999 Oficinas, No. 221, Spain

    Corporate office building Bertelsmann Group in Barcelona

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