To enter the IAAC scholarship competition, please submit your design proposal by February 25th, 2022. Winners will be announced on March 11th, 2022.
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Each Educational Programme invites the student to submit a project which gives an answer to some of the current global challenges: Climate Crisis, Data Management etc. The information on the competition’s proposal (topic, requirements and format) for each programme is detailed below.
“Architecture for Reassembly” – Design a computational or digitally fabricated architectural solution that explores the concept of circularity through design for disassembly within the material, building, and/or urban scale. Applicants are free to choose the scale and the location of their proposal, and the incorporation of material lifecycles and/or spatial reconfiguration is appreciated.
“Data Urbanism” – To develop a strategy for urban planning and design based on the overlapping of different types of data, for a city of their choice. The analysis and planning proposal must be based on a problematic that relates to the selected city’s relation to climate change.
“Ecological Wood Construction” – Create a design proposal at any scale (from architecture to furniture/object) related in some way to ecological principles, and using wood as the primary material. Submit a pdf file, A3 format, 3 pages max (max 8MB) containing: a short description in English of the project and the strategy/rationale behind the proposal.
Master in Design for Emergent Futures – MDEF
Cultivating Regenerative Futures – In the midst of a global pandemic, designers are called to take a step forward and intervene in the systems they operate both at the micro and macro scales. MDEF aims to align designers with their purpose, but also with new principles of regeneration of the natural systems and human relations that make possible the inhabitation of life on planet earth.
Master in Robotics & Advanced Construction – MRAC
Design, Architecture and Robots: call for innovation – Propose a computational or digitally fabricated solution to envision how advanced robotic manufacturing systems can challenge traditional architectural processes and bring innovation for the design and construction industry. Applicants can choose the preferred location and scale in the submission.
Resumen del Proyecto:
“Ciudad: Ecología y Cambio Climático” – Diseñar una solución innovadora para las ciudades del Siglo XXI capaz de responder a los desafíos del cambio climático, para una ubicación en el contexto de América Latina. Los solicitantes son libres de elegir la escala de su propuesta.
Master in Mass Timber Design – MMTD
“Mass Timber Building” – Create a design proposal for a structure at any scale (from a building to a pavilion) utilizing mass timber technologies (Engineered Wood Products such as CLT, GLT, DLT). Submit a pdf file, A3 format, 3 pages max (max 8MB) containing: a short description of the project (in English) and the strategy/rationale behind the proposal describing the choice of material (species, source, and choice of engineered wood product).
Master in Design for Distributed Innovation – MDDI
“A decade of Harmless Entities for the Global South” – The quantified impact of Novel Entities in our social foundations and ecological ceiling are catastrophic, and the next decade is crucial. Can we use digital technologies, distributed design and territorial intelligence to design harmless and regenerative novel entities? How the next decade of design interventions through technology looks like?
“Space Habitat” – Design an architectural proposal for habitat in space. The proposal must be self-sufficient and should consider energy consumption, local material sourcing, modularity and feasible fabrication techniques. Applicants are free to choose the number of inhabitants and the specific location of their proposal, as long as it’s not based on earth.
What is your vision for a 3d printed architecture? – Submit a 2 page illustrated A4 document with a 400 word description and images.
To apply, each candidate should complete the Scholarship Application Form and upload their proposals.
Who can participate?
In order to participate, candidates interested in the Scholarship Competition must:
- Hold a first-level academic diploma or Bachelor degree, or about to graduate within the academic year 2021/22.
- Have a full proficient level in English.
- Complete the IAAC scholarship application form in full.*
*If you have already applied to an IAAC Master programme, please send an email to the Applications Department ([email protected]) to communicate that you are participating in the scholarship competition as well.
IAAC’s Scholarship Competition gives our master’s applicants the chance to win one of 3 partial scholarships covering 50%, 30%, 20% of the tuition fee of each IAAC’s academic programme.
Start date: 25th of January 2022 – 00:00 (CET)
End date: 25th Febraury 2022 – 23:59 (CET)
Winners announced: 11th of March 2022 – 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.
The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia will release the name of the winners on its official website on March 11th 2022.