IAAC Lecture Series 2015/16

Monday 26th of October 2015
Vicente Guallart
IaaC Founder

The City as a Metropolis of Neighborhoods
@ 19.30, IAAC Auditorium
Open to the Public

Vicente Guallart is the former chief architect of the city of Barcelona, and founder of Guallart Architects (1993) and the Institute of Advanced Architecture in Catalunya (2001). Guallart is a pioneer of the interaction between nature, technology, urban planning and architecture. Innovative hybrid projects include Sociópolis (Valencia, Spain): a housing project where 1000 year old canals water a hi-tech sociopolis, and Sharing Blocks (Gandia, Spain): A student residence which melds with social housing for senior citizens with a civic and social centre for the town council. He was also the first General Director of Urban Habitat, a new department encompassing the areas of Environment, Infrastructures, Urban Planning, and Information Technologies. Guallart has won numerous awards for his innovative and collaborative work.