About the IAAC
The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is the centre of research, education, production and outreach. Based in Barcelona, Spain, the IAAC has the mission of envisioning the future habitat of our society and building it within the present.
The IAAC follows the digital revolution at all scales, from bits to geography, from micro-controllers to cities, from materials to the territory, in order to expand the boundaries of architecture and design and to also meet the challenges that are now faced by humanity. The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is an experimental and experiential centre where one learns by doing, through a test of methodology that promotes real solutions.
The IAAC is open, independent and radical and it is inspired by the values of Barcelona, the capital of architecture and design. It was here where urbanism was invented and where local, high-quality and innovation-orientated research is connected to an international network of excellence in technology, architecture and society fields.
Beyond its educational and pro-research work, the IAAC is an interdisciplinary and multicultural stable community which seeks permanent contact and cooperation among the hundreds of teachers, researchers, institutions and companies that have all worked with us or who pursue the objective of providing real solutions to the great challenges that humanity faces.