Course Details

The Master in Mass Timber Design – MMTD is a 10-month online education program imparting the next generation of architects, designers and engineers with the skills to design, develop and build mass timber buildings.

MMTD provides expertise in theories, cases, techniques, tools and design projections of mass timber construction and the interrelated fields of architecture, structural design, assembly systems, material science and thermodynamics.

The program offers a unique online experience based on advanced design research methodologies, a philosophy of learning by doing, and a community of experts in mass timber design that serve as faculty and lecturers.

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

“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).

In order to participate, candidates interested in the MMTD 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 below in full*.
  • Submit your project in pdf format, A3 format, 3 pages max (max 8MB) 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.