The second year students of the Master in Advanced Architecture (MAA) participate in Llum BCN 2023 with Re-Generación / Re-Generation, an installation that investigates the three elements of the terrestrial biosphere: Air, Water and Earth.

The installation, located in Carrer de Pallars, 216, will be open to visit from the 3rd to the 5th of February.


The world is immersed in an energy crisis, and yet our dependence on fossil fuels prevails. Human activity is destabilising global ecosystems and destroying biodiversity at an alarming rate, and the actions being carried out are not enough to reverse the damage. We need to do much more to mitigate the negative impacts. The three elements of the Earth’s biosphere, Air, Water and Land, are now in a catastrophic state.

The installation Re-Generació / Re-Generation aims to shed light on this world-wide ecological crisis through the eyes of children, demonstrating that collective action is an exponential contribution which can compensate for the consumption of energy and generate zero waste. The proposal offers a threefold solution: utilizing renewable energies such as solar panels to go towards net zero emissions, aiming to use light as a material in the installation to generate no waste and avoid contamination, lastly, by providing interactive systems showing the human impact in the environment and raising awareness. Designed as a series of scenarios, visitors are invited to enter each deterioration scenario and see how their movement directly affects the land.

Re-Generació / Re-Generation is sponsored by Himoinsa for the power electric battery, Másqueproyectores for the projectors and Martí Canudas? for the installation.

About Llum BCN

Poblenou lights up for three exceptional nights from the 3rd to the 5th of February 2023, trying out various ways of imagining the city of tomorrow. The Llum BCN light arts festival, one of the most important events on Barcelona’s cultural calendar, will once again be bringing tens of thousands of city residents together in streets and squares, around the works of creators in every field, ranging from contemporary art to design and architecture, and from technology to design and lighting. Each edition of Llum BCN is a big festive public event. It is also a collective experiment in perception and participation, and an urban lab where we explore how we might contemplate and live in our shared territory, the city, from new, previously unknown perspectives.

Opening Hours

Friday 3 and Saturday 4 February 2023 from 6.30 pm to 11.30 pm

Sunday 5 February 2023 from 6.30 pm to 11.00 pm


Students: James Alcock, Gizem Demirkiran, Zachary Eisenberg, Aswin Ganesan, Aleyna Gültekin, Enlin Guo, Rahma Hassan, Sabina Javanli, Tanvee Joshi, Vasuda Karnani, Akshay Madapura, Taimur Mian, Alessandra Weiss, Luca Wenzel, Brian Woodtli

Senior Faculty: Cristian Rizzuti and Pablo Ros

Sponsorship: Himoinsa, Másqueproyectores and Martí Canudas?

Do you want to discover more about the project? Read all the information here.