Valldaura Self-sufficient Labs is a project promoted by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia for the creation of a self-sufficient habitat research centre. Located in the Collserola Natural Park, in the heart of the metropolitan area of Barcelona, it has laboratories for the production of energy, food and things, and develops projects and academic programmes in association with leading research centres around the world.


Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings MAEB

The Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings is an 11-month immersive academic programme with an emphasis on using a practice-oriented approach to train professionals with advanced expertise in the design and construction of ecological buildings. The programme takes place in the Valldaura Labs, in Barcelona, Spain.

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Presentation of Ildefons Cerdà General Theory & IAAC’s Urbanization.org Platform at Harvard University

In 1867, Barcelona's urbanist Ildefons Cerdà set the science of making cities known as urbanization. 150 years later, his work is now translated into English thanks to the initiative of IAAC founder Vicente Guallart, who will be presenting Cerdà's work as well as new IAAC's project urbanization.org at Harvard University on 4th April.   Barcelona's engineer Ildefons Cerdà,…

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Ildefons Cerdá’s ‘General Theory of Urbanization’ Book Launch was a great success

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Teoria general de la urbanització by Ildefons Cerdà, the Institut d’Arquitectura Avançada de Catalunya (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia), in collaboration with the Diputació de Barcelona, the Generalitat de Catalunya through Incasòl, and the CCCB, presented this week its first translation into English and…

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Vicente Guallart

IAAC Founder / Valldaura Labs Director / MAEBB Co-Director / Urbanization.org Director / Board of Trustees Member

Daniel Ibañez

MAEB Co-Director / Board of Trustees Member

Laia Pifarré

Operations Manager at Valldaura Labs

Marziah Zad

MAEB Academic Coordinator

Technical Coordinator of Valldaura Labs

Honorata Grzesikowska

Urbanization.org coordinator / MaCT Studio & MAEB Faculty/ Urban Projects Research

MAEB Faculty

Miquel Rodríguez

MAEB Faculty

Oscar Aceves

MAEB Faculty / Energy

Jochen Scheerer

MAEB Faculty / Water

Guillem Camprodon

Sense making - Fab Lab Barcelona / MAEB Faculty / MaCT Theory Guest Faculty / MDEF Faculty

Eduardo Chamorro

Digital Fabrication / Fab Academy Faculty / MAA Faculty / MAEB Faculty / MDEF Faculty

Alex Ollero

MAEB Faculty

Marta Domènech

MAEB Faculty / MAP 13

David López

MAEB Faculty / MAP 13

Mariana Palumbo Fernández

MAEB Faculty / MAP 13

Lab Manager