Hans Barreth graduated in Lausanne (Switzerland) and, before turning thirty, he was already working with Raymond López architects, who had been Henry Pottier collaborator, and Alvar Aalto, winner of the American Institute of Architect’s Gold Medal (AIA) and creator of Essen’s opera house.
From an early age, he was in first-hand contact with the sustainable architectonical concepts of the Eskimo inuit culture, of the western Amerindians in the US, and the Maya, being imbued with their ecological integration into the environment.
After collaborating with Eugène Lizero on the Cannes projection plan, he created his own architect’s office, from which he took part, directly or indirectly, in almost all the splendorous development of Cannes during the last quarter of the 20th century – including projects such as the Cannes-Mandelieu airport or the Côte d’Azur hippodrome.
He also created the Business District in Abidjan (Ivory Coast), a hotel in Central African Republic, and developed he improvement project of a 1500 inhabitants neighborhood in N’Djamena, Chad. From 1980 onwards, he has worked in Los Angeles (US), Egypt, Tunisia, Mumbai (India), Jordan, Korea, the Persian Gulf and Spain.
Throughout his entire career he has been interested in the creation of ecological construction, and over the last 15 years he has focused his work in the design and promotion of these ecological buildings known as Green Building.
Hans Barreth as won international competitions for the execution of a series of sustainable architecture developments, including two touristic palaces in Saudi Arabia, a neighborhood in Amman (Jordan), and Abu Dhabi’s hippodrome in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
in the Balearic Islands