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.


Elisabet is an architect (University of Girona) and urban analyst with an MSc in Smart Cities and Urban Analytics at the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis of University College London (2016). At 300.000 Km/s, she coordinates data analysis and



Laia is an architect (School of Architecture of Barcelona), specialising in Geographic Information Systems and CAD/CAM development. She collaborates with 300.000 Km/s in cartography projects.

Oriol is an architect (School of Architecture of Barcelona) and MSc in Theory and History of Architecture (UPC). He is currently professor and coordinator of the Master Restoration of Monuments (UPC). He collaborates with 300.000 Km/s as an expert in

Laia graduated in Cinematography (Superior School of Cinema and Audiovisuals of Catalonia-ESCAC) and Industrial Design Engineering (ELISAVA). She also holds a degree in Lighting Design (UPC). She collaborates with 300.000 Km/s in developing lighting design projects.