HELENA ROCHA

“When I was 13 years old my world changed …While walking along the streets of Barcelona I came across a young painter with long hair who was drawing something that caught my attention immediately. A very intense and deep feeling took hold of my whole being while I contemplated Gaudi’s Casa Batló for the first time. There and then I decided I wanted to devote the rest of my life to creating similar shapes that can have such a profound and life- changing effects on people. “It was Gaudi, who through Casa Batló showed me clearly what was going to become my life passion: Architecture”

I was born in Sant’Ana do Livramento, Brazil, in the border with Uruguay.

I started my studies in Porto Alegre and finalized them in Florianapolis where I have held my office since 2009.  Living in Florianapolis allowed me to be in close contact with ships and to develop my specialization in Naval arquitecture. After graduating in 2007, I moved to Venice, Italy, to study my Master in Naval Arquitecture. Finally, in 2016 I returned to Spain to follow my dream, but now as a professional arquitect.

Education:

Arquitecture & Urbanism – UniRitter (Porto Alegre) y Unisul (Florianópolis) – from 2002 to 2007.

Máster in Yacht Design – IED (Venecia) – 2008.