Who we are?
Urbensis is a team of architects, problem solvers and craftsmen, working locally with an international track record. We address residential projects, as well as the creation of work and leisure spaces, and we do so for government institutions, corporations, and individuals.
We design and deliver precise architecture that arises from a genuine understanding of the cultural, ecological, and economic specificity of each place.
As a result, our buildings settle naturally in each of the places for which they were designed, strengthening the links between architecture and the environment, thus making it easier for users to reunite with their immediate environment.
In 2013, Manuel Navarro Zornoza founded Urbensis. Shortly thereafter, the company would win its first architecture project in the heart of the Chinese capital, prompting its relocation to Beijing.
During its formative years, the company developed projects of multiple scales: from urban plans for new cities to single-family houses, through work and leisure spaces.
In 2018, the company was reestablished in Spain from where it has continued its activity in the development and delivery of architectural projects.
This international condition laid the foundations for the company’s way of working: a collective effort of architects under the same technical, ecological and aesthetic sensibility principles.
Manuel Navarro Zornoza
Architect, Managing Director
Since his training as an architect in Madrid, and urban designer at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, Manuel Navarro Zornoza has acquired a deep understanding of the different facets of architectural practice: combining a sensitivity and intuition for design with a broad understanding of construction and commercial aspects. This knowledge was enriched by studies in real estate management at the ESADE business school.
In 2013 he founded Urbensis, an architecture firm located in Spain with an international background, whose objective is to simplify the building sector by providing architecture and construction services together.
During the years of professional initiation, Manuel Navarro Zornoza observed the proliferation of a generic architecture that was repeated everywhere. As a counterpart, he and his team propose an architecture that achieves a balance between the autonomy of the form and a close link with the landscape of the city. This approach aims to use design to build a more sustainable future where we can reconnect with our environment.
Urbensis specializes in offering a complete turnkey solution: from the architectural design to the construction of the project itself. Together with our clients and investors, we identify the opportunities for each project to provide differential value.
It may seem easy to develop a property but at Urbensis we believe in offering something out of the ordinary.
To do this, everything begins by aligning the economic, architectural and constructive vision to end up being a successful project in itself but also a success in its integration as a reference in the city landscape.