Willy Müller is a Spanish-Argentinian architect and urbanist, with a PhD at the Università degli Studi di Genova -UNIGE. He is one of the founders of IAAC – Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, where he created the Urban Sciences Lab. Inside the institute, he also co-directs the Spanish master MOeC – Maestría Online en Ciudades, as well as leads the X-Urban Design Studio of MAA since 2003. He is the co-author of several books, such as Metapolis Dictionary of Advanced Architecture, Media House Project, Hipercatalunya, and Occupying Structures, the last one being a monograph on his own work.
Since 1996 he runs his own firm WMA – Willy Müller Architects, which has won several prizes in national and international competitions, including the first prize for an Urban Resort in St. Petersburg, Russia, the first prize in the International Competition for Cargadero Puerto de Almeria, and the first prize in the restricted competition for the New Flower Market in Mercabarna, project that in 2010 received the International Real Estate Award in London for the best public services building in Europe.
From 2011 till 2015, Willy was the CEO of the leading public company Barcelona Regional Agency, specialized in strategic planning, urban development and infrastructure. Moreover, he has developed multiple large scale projects, focused on urban strategies, industries and tourism, such as Dream City in Dominican Republic, Vitoria Bay in Brazil, and Moscow Agglomeration, with Ricardo Boffil. He was also the General Manager of the Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Master Plan – PDUI.