Last Wednesday evening we had the pleasure of hosting Ben van Berkel, founder and principal of UNStudio, for the Opening Lecture of this year’s 2016/17 IAAC Lecture Series. 400 people came, among which the 140 new students from over 40 different countries, representatives of the local architecture community, both professional and academic, and the IAAC faculty and staff
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The competition is divided in three categories: Construction and mixed uses, Public space and urban landscape, and Town planning and connectivity. . The deadline is November 17th at 2pm and prizes are 4.000€ for each of the 15 selected teams and 10.000€ for each of the 3 winning teams.
Next October 7rd, join us for the Open Fabrication Day at Fab Lab Barcelona. Come and learn how to 3D print and laser cut. There will be robotics and Arduino demos and some surprises too.
The exhibition Barcelona-Beijing: Hyperconnected Cities of the Cervantes Institute of Beijing showcases projects developed this year during the Global Summer School Program – run by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in seven different locations around the world.
15 outstanding speakers, including Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University Saskia Sassen, 54 international panelists and more than 400 visitors animated the two-day gathering, held in CaixaForum Barcelona and followed online by more than 700 spectators.
Saskia Sassen, Carlo Ratti, Philippe Rahm, Lydia Kallipoliti, Tomas Diez, Areti Markopoulou and Janet Sanz are some of the speakers of the Responsive Cities Symposium. Aim of the two-day convention is to go beyond the limitations of the #SmartCity vision, investigating Advanced Urbanism, intended as the practice of designing and planning Receptive and Reactive spaces.