The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is excited to take part in the Setmanes d’Arquitectura 2024 (Architecture Weeks), a city-wide celebration organized by Barcelona City Council and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe. The event offers a seven-week program designed to strengthen the link between architecture and the general public. Alongside strategic partners such as the Architects’ Association of Catalonia, FAD/Arquinfad, 48H Open House Barcelona, Construmat, and the Technical Architects’ Association of Barcelona, IAAC stands as one of 15 academic partners in architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, and spatial design.

During this period, IAAC will contribute with ten events and debates both part of the activities in partnership with European projects and of the Closing Events of the Academic Year 2023/24.


Discover below the complete programme of activities offered by IAAC. To participate in any of these, please complete the corresponding registration form.

15th of May | 14h-16h

Green Twin Guided Tour

During the opening of the project Green Twin, a biophotovoltaic vertical green wall developed by IAAC and the Green Twin consortium at La Salle Campus Barcelona, a guided tour will be provided along with explanations about the design, fabrication, biophotovoltaic technology, and the digital twin, offering attendees the opportunity to see the final result.

Address: La Salle Campus Barcelona (C/ de Sant Joan de la Salle, 42, Barcelona, 08022)

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24th of May | 10-13h

The Future of Green Innovation Education Workshop

A co-creation, creative brainstorming session focusing on the future of green innovation in education. This session will bring together professionals and students to brainstorm how to transform the field of education, specifically for architecture and design. The goal of this session is to form new cooperation partnerships and share, propose, analyse and critique methodologies that could be used in education. The session will happen in person at IAAC.

Address: IAAC (C. Pujades, 102)

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28th of May | 18-19:30h

CoCoon Talks – Novel Materials & Circular Design

CoCoon Talks are monthly gatherings by European project CoCoon partners, discussing current and future biodesign status with invited guests.
The talk will be hosted in an online webinar with guest speakers from the field of biodesign, followed by a discussion and question and answer session. In the framework of this, IAAC will host the talk Novel Materials & Circular Design, exploring how non-human species can influence and aid design and architecture.

Address: Online

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30th of May | 18h

IAAC Lecture Series: Michael Green

The Natural Revolution: How Mass Timber is transforming our world
As a leader in wood construction, award-winning studio Michael Green Architecture (MGA) has traveled the world lecturing on sustainable design and materials, led research and education initiatives in climate, environment, disaster and global shelter needs, and designed some of the most significant timber projects on the planet.
In this engaging discussion, Michael Green, Kelly Alvarez Doran, and Maria Mora from MGA will show built and unbuilt examples of how Mass Timber is changing the skylines of cities around the world and how this material plays a major role in decarbonizing our environment and creating safe, affordable, practical, and transformative urban environments.

Address: IAAC (C. Pujades, 102)

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31st of May | 10-17h

Green Ideation Sprint Workshop

The Green Ideation Sprint is a one-day workshop developing skills on pitching and potentially marketing green design solutions. The goal of the workshop is to explore green innovative solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing our cities – urban mobility or extreme weather events. The participants will form groups based on interests and develop the entrepreneurial aspect of these solutions throughout the day, closing with a pitching contest. The workshop is ideal for those interested in design thinking and entrepreneurial skills. The session will happen in person at IAAC.

Address: IAAC (C. Pujades, 102)

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4th of June | 19h

IAAC Lecture Series: Ensamble Studio

Ensamble Studio is a cross-functional team founded in 2000 and led by architects Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa. Balancing imagination and reality, art and science, their work innovates typologies, technologies and methodologies to address issues as diverse as the construction of the landscape or the prefabrication of the house.

Address: IAAC (C. Pujades, 102)

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5th of June | 11-13h

Guided Tour of IAAC’s Prototypes

Explore sustainable construction in Collserola Park with IAAC’s timber and 3D printed earth prototypes.
The guided tour at Valldaura Labs will explore the intersection of technology and craftsmanship, allowing participants to gain insights into timber construction and 3D printing with earth. By visiting prototypes designed and developed by IAAC students and researchers, visitors will have the opportunity to discover more about building using ‘zero-kilometre’ natural materials and combine them with digital construction techniques.

Address: Valldaura Labs (BV-1415, 08290 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona)

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5th of June | 18-20h

GreenInCities Roundtable Talk and Informative Session

Discover the innovative GreenInCities project – GreenIn Cities is a research and implementation project receiving 12M € financing from Horizon Europe Programme of the EU. It aims at implementing innovative Nature Based Solutions in 11 European cities in order to improve ecological and social issues. During the event, project’s stakeholders and relevant experts will delve into urban planning technologies, co-creation strategies, and nature-based solutions. Join us for a stimulating discussion on shaping the future of sustainable urban development.

Address: IAAC (Pujades, 102)

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17th – 21st of June | 10-19h

IAAC Final Presentations

IAAC students will present their projects to international experts, faculty, and representatives from diverse fields. IAAC Final Presentations will foster a platform for critical discussions and reflection on the subject of Advanced Architecture.

Address: IAAC (Pujades, 102)

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28th of June | 18-20h

IAAC Final Exhibition Opening

The projects exhibited by the different IAAC educational programmes will demonstrate innovative solutions to address pressing issues. The exhibition will encourage visitors to consider how we may shape the future through collaborative design processes with a variety of different human, non-human, cultural, and technological creatures.

Address: IAAC Atelier (Pujades, 59)

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