This week, the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia kicked off the 2022-23 Academic Year with a record number of more than 260 students coming from 50 different countries that enrolled in the on-campus and online Educational Programmes of the Institute.

On the day of the Opening, IAAC Head of Studies, Mathilde Marengo gave a welcome speech and then introduced IAAC Academic Director, Areti Markopoulou and IAAC Director, Daniel Ibañéz, that celebrated the new generation of change-makers joining the Institute this year.


This past Monday, we welcomed in our main campus the students that enrolled in one of the several in-person masters that the Institute currently offers: 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).

Also the online masters kicked off this past 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).

After a quick round of presentations by IAAC’s team members, the new students took to the stage to introduce themselves, sharing past experiences and future hopes for their journey at IAAC. Some of the second year’s students were also present, welcoming their new colleagues and giving them some tips on how to make the most of their educational experience.

All the on-campus programmes will take place in the IAAC facilities: the main campus, located in the Poblenou district of Barcelona, and a second forest-campus located in the Collserola Park.

IAAC main campus is housed in an old factory building located in Carrer de Pujades, with 2,000 square meters of space for research, production and dissemination of architecture, that includes the Fab Lab Barcelona. IAAC Atelier is also located in the same street and is a recently refurbished space of roughly 2,000 square meters designed for the enjoyment of students, where they can develop their individual and team projects.

Valldaura Labs is IAAC’s second campus located in the Collserola Park. The Valldaura campus is a large testing ground for innovation that features the latest technologies in the fields of energy, information and fabrication. The core of this innovative project developed by IAAC is a laboratory to implement investigation and set a new benchmark for self-sufficiency.

Students will have access to the studios and workspaces of the Institute seven days a week.

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