The Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings & Biocities (MAEBB) programme is focused on learning how to design and build a new generation of buildings and cities to respond to the planet’s emerging climate challenges. The programme is carried out in Valldaura Labs, where students live and work surrounded by the Collserola Natural Park, a dense forest ecology intwined with the students design process. MAEBB students learn both traditional woodworking and construction techniques and advanced digital technologies and design techniques to create intelligent and self-sufficient and ecological designs. Students study the many topics within advanced ecological buildings, and develop skills and a holistic understanding of advanced and ecological design. For their final thesis, MAEBB students design, fabricate and construct a full scale prototype of an ecological building.
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 Educational Programme.
“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.
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 competitions.
The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia will release the name of the winners on its official website in February 17th, 2023.