Mercè Portell, born in 1981 in Barcelona, studied architecture in Spain and at the EPF Lausanne. Since 2011 she is working at office haratori, among others as a project leader of Freilager Albisrieden in Zurich (270 apartments). Since mid 2016 Mercè took over as a director of office haratori and since beginning 2017 she is leading the office together with Zeno Vogel.