2021 marks 20 years of IAAC. To celebrate, we are offering scholarships for IAAC´s Master in Advanced Architecture.

Course Details

The Master in Advanced Architecture – MAA revolutionizes current architectural approaches and methods, training professionals to become changemakers in the arena of architecture and the built environment towards sustainable and responsive solutions. To do so the Advanced Architecture Agenda with a “Learning by Doing” and “Design by Research” methodology allowing to critically think out of the box and materialize novel architectural solutions for the current and future challenges related to the environment, society and to the linear and homogeneous approach in design and building.
The multidisciplinary and multi scalar approach, working from the territorial to the material scale, and combining new technologies, biology, computational design, digital and robotic fabrication, among others, the Master in Advanced Architecture presents an innovative academic structure, where students can create their own customized study agenda according to their interests and their future career aspirations.

Competition Details

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia announces every year a Scholarship Competition giving our master’s applicants the chance to win partial scholarships covering 50%, 30%, 20% of the tuition fee of each IAAC’s academic programme.

Project Brief

“Advanced Climate Crisis Architecture” – Design a computational or digitally fabricated architectural solution that questions the role of architecture within the current climate crisis. Applicants are free to choose the scale and the location of their proposal.

In order to participate, candidates interested in the MAA Scholarship Competition must:

  • Submit your project in pdf format, A3 format, 3 pages max (max 8MB)
  • Hold a first-level academic diploma or Bachelor degree, or about to graduate within the academic year 2020/21.
  • Have a full proficient level in English.
  • Complete the IAAC scholarship application form below in full*

*If you have already applied to an IAAC Master program, please send an email to the Applications Department ([email protected]) to communicate that you are participating in the scholarship competition as well. In this email, please attach your project proposal (as indicated on the scholarship page ”Project Brief”)

Competition Deadline – NOW CLOSED

Start date: 1st January 2021 – 00:00 (CET)
End date: 31st January 2021 – 23:59 (CET)
Winners announced: 15th February 2021 – 23:59 (CET)

The Selection Committee

The Jury will be integrated by master programme Directors, faculty and special guests and professionals coming from the different topics to be addressed by the 6 competitions.  

Winners Announcement

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia will release the name of the winners on its official website in February 2021.

Scholarship Application Form

For students who have already applied for a Master Programme, please send your scholarship submission to [email protected]. Please use the email address linked to your IAAC Application. Subject line – IAAC Scholarship application.