Course Details

The Master in Advanced Computation for Architecture & Design – MaCAD is a unique online programme training a new generation of architects, engineers and designers with the skills that the industry of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) demands nowadays.

The programme provides expertise in the application of the latest digital softwares for design simulation, analysis and optimization of digital data in architecture, offering a broad and advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of computational design.

Based on a Data Driven, Learning by doing  and Design by Research methodology, the master offers a unique online educational experience.

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

“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.

LEAF Space Farm.Students: Alexander Tong, Dongyub Lee, Nawapan Suntorachai. BIM and Smart Construction Studio – Macad 2021

In order to participate, candidates interested in the MaCAD Scholarship Competition must:Hold a first-level academic diploma or Bachelor degree, or about to graduate within the academic year 2020/21.

  • Have basic knowledge of parametric design.
  • Have a full proficient level in English.
  • Complete the IAAC scholarship application form below in full*
  • Submit your project in pdf format, A3 format, 3 pages max (max 8MB), and a brief text explaining the proposal by sending an email to the Applications Department ([email protected]);

*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

Start date: 25th January 2022 – 00:00 (CET)
End date: 25th February 2022 – 23:59 (CET)
Winners announced: 11th 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.  

Winners Announcement

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia will release the name of the winners on its official website in March 2022.