The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is delighted to invite you to Construmat 2023, taking place in Barcelona from the 23rd to the 25th of May 2023 at the Fira Barcelona – Gran Via. This year, IAAC will be part of the Construmat Congress on May 24th presenting TOVA and will showcase the emblematic installation called “Materialitree”, representing how humanity has shaped trees to create practical objects for specific purposes.


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Wednesday, May 24th, from 11:30 AM, during the Construmat Congress, IAAC will showcase TOVA at Sala Congreso. Edouard Cabay and Alexandre Dubor, Directors of the Postgraduate in 3D Printing Architecture, will lead a discussion on TOVA, highlighting its significance as an outcome of IAAC’s continuous research efforts. This project represents IAAC’s commitment to exploring innovative approaches in tackling future social and environmental challenges through their diverse educational and research programs.

Photos Gregori Civera

During the Construmat fair, the prototype “Materialitree,” crafted in Valldaura Labs, will take center stage encapsulating the entire process of wood production and processing while integrating cutting-edge technologies. This installation, created by Daniel Ibáñez, Vicente Guallart, and Bruno Ganem from IAAC, showcases how humanity has shaped trees to create practical objects for specific purposes. Materialitree stands as a powerful symbol of wood’s sustainable potential and serves as a timeless reminder of its capacity to mitigate environmental impact for generations to come.


IAAC, Forust, Alberch
Vicente Guallart, Daniel Ibañez, Bruno Ganem, Alex Hadley, Miguel Nevado, Andrew Jeffery.
MAEBB students 2021/22

Suwapat Rodprasert, Pongpol Punjawaytegul, Romain Russe, Pablo Herraiz García de Guadiana, Anton Hofstadt , Andrea Rubio Paredes, Lillian Beauttah, Agnieszka Szklarczyk, Rachael Margaret Verdugo Pelaez, Shagun Modi, Zani Gichuki, Iletutu Awosika, Leif-Andrés Vallecillo Riksheim, Kshitij Sarote, Prasidh Choudhary , Roshni Shah, Prachi Agarwal, Mónica Pérez

Photos Anna Mas

About Construmat

Construmat is a renowned event in the building industry that serves as a platform for professionals, companies, and organizations to come together and explore the latest advancements and solutions in the field of construction. The trade fair aims to address the challenges and opportunities in the building industry, including sustainability, digitalization, industrialization, and the integration of new materials and technologies.