“Who does not know the parties of the Bauhaus, does not know the work of the Bauhaus” said the school’s own students. During the 2019 Barcelona Architecture Week, the city will host activities of various Institutions, emphasizing the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus School of Design and Architecture.

IAAC joins the celebrations with multiple events, which will open on May 9th with the lecture of the Pritzker Prize Carme Pigem, and culminate on May 18th in a spectacular costume party, open to the city of Barcelona.

The Bauhaus was a great life experiment of a small community of young people, who after the First World War sought a social utopia.

IAAC invites you to relive and experience the famous Bauhaus parties with an evening of dancing, DJ sets, robotics demos and by having a chance to win a place at IAAC Global Summer School with our Best Costume contest.

The Bauhaus parties had also a pedagogical purpose: on the same day, the IAAC will allow you to fabricate your own costume for the party with the help of Fab Lab Barcelona and FabTextiles experts.

A day of open workshops in which you can learn by having fun, experimenting with digital manufacturing and recycled materials.

The trajectory of the Bauhaus School shows us that education must adapt to the changing face of technology and architecture. The round table of May 10th, moderated by Areti Markopoulou and Vicente Guallart, will revolve around the current revolution in architecture and its consequences in education.

In the last 18 years, IAAC has opened its doors to more than 1,000 students from more than 70 countries. On May 17th, in occasion of the IAAC Alumni Meeting, some of the most outstanding among them, will return to Barcelona to present their latest works and discuss the future of architecture.

Within the framework of this meeting, the architect Aldo Sollazzo will present the works of Noumena, an international collective founded by him in 2011, focused on the investigation of new digital paradigms and design strategies applied to architecture, robotics and manufacturing.

The opening of the Barcelona Architecture Week will take place on May 9th, in the exceptional setting of Valladura Labs with a lecture of the Pritzker Prize Carme Pigem of RCR Arquitectes studio, who will present the most representative works of her career.

Carme Pigem Lecture – RCR Arquitectes
09/05/19 – 18:30 to 20:30
IAAC Valldaura Labs
Location: Ctra. BV-1415 (Horta-Cerdanyola), km 7, 08290, Barcelona

Round Table on the Future of Education in Architecture
10/05/19 – 19:00h to 21:00
IAAC – Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
Location: Carrer de Pujades 102, 08005, Barcelona

IAAC Alumni Talks
17/05/19 – 15:00 to 18:30
Palacio Victoria Eugenia
Location: Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional 6, 08038, Barcelona

Read more here.

IAAC Alumni Open Lecture – Aldo Sollazzo
17/05/19 – 19:30 to 21:30
IAAC – Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
Location: Carrer de Pujades 102, 08005, Barcelona

IAAC Bauhaus Costume Workshops
18/05/19 – 11:00 to 18:00
IAAC – Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
Location: Carrer de Pujades 102, 08005, Barcelona

Limited availability, mandatory registration here.

IAAC Bauhaus Party
18/05/19 – 19:00 to 23:00
IAAC – Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
Location: Carrer de Pujades 102, 08005, Barcelona

Limited availability, mandatory free registration here.