Mar Santamaria Varas+Pablo Martínez, Principals

Mar and Pablo are architects (School of Architecture of Barcelona), specialising in urban planning and data science, respectively.

As co-founders of 300.000Km/s, their projects and essays have appeared in Springer, Mas Context, A+U, Landscape Frontiers, Wired and CityLab. Their work has been presented at the Biennale of Venice, the Art Institute of Chicago (‘Chatter:Architecture Talks Back’), the Centre for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona, the Barcelona Design Museum and the Museum of the History of Barcelona (MUHBA). They both teach in the Master in City & Technology at the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and the Master of Restoration of Architectural Monuments (BarcelonaTech UPC); Mar is also associate professor of Urban Design and Planning at the School of Architecture of Barcelona (UPC).

They have lectured at several academic and cultural institutions (University of Miami, École Spéciale d’Architecture-Paris, Welsh School of Architecture, Roma Tre, CCCBarcelona, Medialab Prado) as well as taken part in several symposia and international workshops. They are associates of the Open Data Institute.


Arquitecto, investigador y profesor Pablo Martínez Díez is an architect graduated from the School of Architecture of Barcelona. He has a long experience in the use of data applied in urban planning and digital humanities. As a co-founder, with Mar

Urban planner, researcher and professor Co-founder 2008 – actualidad (9 años) 300.0000 Km/s ODI Associate 2016 – actualidad (1 año) Open Data Institute Faculty Master City & Technology 2015 – actualidad (2 años) Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia Profesora

Data chief officer na 300.000Km/s Graduated from the School of Architecture of the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil, he holds a Master’s degree from the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and professional experiences in prominent architectural and


Arquitecta por la Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid. Autora, crítica y comisaria independiente de arquitectura, divide su actividad entre la difusión de la arquitectura, el urbanismo, la investigación y el comisariado, mediante proyectos, exposiciones y publicaciones, con el

Abogada (ICAB) especializada en el área de urbanismo. Ha participado en la redacción de numerosos planes de vivienda, planes urbanísticos y proyectos de reparcelación.

we are awarded with STARTS PRIZE 2019

Grand Prize – Innovative Collaboration: Awarded for innovative collaboration between industry or technology and the arts (and the cultural and creative sectors in general) that open new pathways for innovation.

S+T+ARTS=STARTS – Innovation at the Nexus of Science, Technology, and the ARTS: STARTS is an initiative of the European Commission to foster alliances of technology and artistic practice that effectively implement European policymaking to nurture innovation and that benefit the art world as well. The focus is on people and projects that contribute to mastering the social, ecological and economic challenges this continent faces.

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