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.


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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During the lockdown, Valldaura acts simultaneously as a place of residence and research for international students. The students work during these days in the development…

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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…

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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…

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Vicente Guallart

IAAC Co-founder / Valldaura Labs Senior Advisor / MAEBB Co-Director / Board of Trustees Member

Eduardo Chamorro Martin

Additive Manufacturing Expert

Honorata Grzesikowska

Urbanization.org coordinator / MAEBB Faculty/ Urban Projects Research

Laia Pifarré

Valldaura Labs Executive Director

MAEBB Faculty

MMTD coordinator // EU Projects Coordinator

Green Fab Lab Manger

Documentary producer


Valldaura Labs Technical Director

Marziah Zad

MAEBB Faculty

MAEBB Faculty

MMTD Tools Faculty

MMTD Techniques x.2 Faculty

MMTD Techniques x.1 Faculty

Elena Orte and Guillermo Sevillano

MAEBB Faculty / MMTD Project Faculty / Suma Architectura

Miquel Rodríguez

MAEBB Faculty

Oscar Aceves

MAEBB Faculty / Energy

Jochen Scheerer

MAEBB Faculty / Water

Alex Ollero

MAEBB Faculty

Marta Domènech

MAEBB Faculty / MAP 13

David López

MAEBB Faculty / MAP 13

Mariana Palumbo Fernández

MAEBB Faculty / MAP 13

MMTD Project Faculty

Waugh Thistleton Architects / MMTD Project Faculty