The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is glad to announce that FLORA has been shortlisted to become Obra del Año 2024 (Project of the Year) for ArchDaily in Spanish. You have time to vote until midnight of Tuesday, March 26th!

All registered users of MyArchDaily will be able to vote. If you are not registered, you can do it here. Once a day, each user will be able to vote for their favourite work among all the available projects. After the system resets the counter at midnight every day, the users will be able vote again.

You can vote for the same project or for a different one every day, throughout the voting period. The announcement of the 15 finalists will be made public on Wednesday, March 27th. We need your vote for FLORA to reach the final stage! Find the link below.

The Forest Lab for Observational Research and Analysis (FLORA) is a scientific research facility developed and built by a team of students and researchers of the Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings and Biocities (MAEBB) with timber from sustainable forest management, allowing a researcher to live and work in the forest canopy. Located in Valldaura and situated in the central forest of the metropolitan area of Barcelona, the Collserola Natural Park, FLORA measures over 8,5 metres in height and was built from invasive pine trees sourced within the park through rigorous sustainable forest management and traceability procedures. Seventy trees were cut and processed by the master students to create cross laminated timber panels, laminated beams, and solid wood elements.

About Obra del Año 2024 (Project of the Year) by ArchDaily in Spanish

For the sixteenth consecutive year, ArchDaily presents the Project of the Year Award, the only award in the world of architecture in Spanish, in which the winners are chosen by popular vote. ArchDaily readers will be responsible for determining which were the works that inspired them during 2023, representing the identity of local contexts, but at the same time, marking the way of doing architecture around the world.