Course Details

The Master in Robotics and Advanced Construction trains a new generation of interdisciplinary professionals who are capable of facing our growing need for a more sustainable and optimised construction eco-system. The Master is focused on the emerging design and market opportunities arising from novel robotic and advanced manufacturing systems challenging the traditional processes in the Construction Sector. Specifically, it investigates how advances in robotics and digital fabrication tools change the way we build and develop processes and design tools for such new production methods. MRAC offers an international and multidisciplinary environment where engineers, designers, architects, craftsmen, academics and industry partners have the opportunity to rethink the construction industry.

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

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.

In order to participate, candidates interested in the MRAC 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 (application[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.