This week marked the start of the 2023-24 Academic Year at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), welcoming over 330 students from 64 different countries. These students have enrolled in IAAC’s diverse range of on-campus and online Educational Programmes.

During the opening event, Mathilde Marengo, Head of Studies at IAAC, delivered a warm welcome and introduced IAAC Director Daniel Ibañéz and IAAC Academic Director Areti Markopoulou who took the stage to celebrate the arrival of this new generation of change-makers joining the Institute this year.

IAAC students are a multicultural and diverse group of people coming from all over the world. They come from a wide range of backgrounds and academic disciplines, encompassing various fields related to the built environment and beyond. These include but are not limited to architecture, arts, sciences, design, engineering, social sciences, and other related professions.

IAAC welcomed the students who have enrolled in the in-person master’s programmes at the main campus in Barcelona. These programmes include the Master in Advanced Architecture (MAA01 and MAA02), Master in City & Technology (MaCT01 and MaCT02), Master in Robotics & Advanced Construction (MRAC), Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings & Biocities (MAEBB), Master in Design for Emergent Futures (MDEF), Postgraduate in 3D Printing Architecture (3DPA), Postgraduate Diploma in Fab Academy (FAB ACADEMY), Postgraduate Diploma in Fabricademy (FABRICADEMY).

Additionally, the online masters kicked off this week, with the students that joined the following programmes: Master in Advanced Computation for Architecture and Design (MaCAD), Maestría Online en Ciudades: El Urbanismo Próximo (MOeC) and Master in Design for Distributed Innovation (MDDI).

IAAC team introduced themselves, while new students and second-year students shared their backgrounds and aspirations. During the Academic Year, students will have access to IAAC’s facilities seven days a week and will be able to participate in various activities promoted and organized by IAAC such as Lecture Series, Open Days, and more. All on campus programmes will be held at IAAC’s campuses: the main one in Poblenou, Barcelona, and a forest campus in Collserola Park. The main campus, located on Carrer de Pujades 102, offers a space for research, production, and architecture projects, including Fab Lab Barcelona. IAAC Atelier, also on the same street, provides students with a 2,000-square-meter space for individual and team projects.

Valldaura Labs, IAAC’s second campus in Collserola Park, is an innovation hub featuring cutting-edge technologies in energy, information, and fabrication. It houses a laboratory to drive research and set new standards for self-sufficiency.

If you want to be part of the next generation of change makers, discover our Educational Programmes!