El ciclo de Foros de UIC Barcelona School of Architecture continúa su curso en este mes de marzo. Después del paso por la escuela del arquitecto venezolano Alejandro Haiek el pasado 26 de febrero, el día 5 de marzo fue el turno de la arquitecta catalana Itziar González Virós, quien desde hace varios meses lidera el proyecto para la reurbanización de La Rambla de Barcelona. La arquitecta, especialista en procesos de mediación urbanística y en resolución de conflictos entre ciudadanía y administración, fue presentada por Freddy Massad, arquitecto y profesor de la escuela, quien destacó su papel como activista social.
El pasado 26 de febrero tuvo lugar la apertura de la nueva edición del ciclo Foros UIC Barcelona School of Architecture. Alejandro Haiek, arquitecto venezolano referente en el ámbito de la arquitectura colaborativa y social, fue presentado en el Aula Magna de la universidad ante más de un centenar de asistentes por Miquel Lacasta, que este año ejerce como comisario del ciclo junto a sus compañeros Marc Chalamanch y Carmen Santana, los tres integrantes del estudio de arquitectura Archikubik. … Foros 2018: Alejandro Haiek: hacia una estética de la imprecisión
This year, the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture is celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the Vertical Workshop, one of the School’s most unique events, which has been held during the first week of every academic year since its creation. Over the course of seven day
s, the students from the School of Architecture are divided into teams led by prestigious architects and charged with carrying out a project that, in each edition, revolves around a specific topic and is evaluated by a jury of professionals.
This Friday 9 March, to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the Vertical Workshop, the School will inaugurate an exhibition entitled 20 Years of the Vertical Workshop: 20 Years Committed to Architecture, curated by Manuel Arenas, Marta Delgado and Sergi Viñals. The exhibition, which consists of 25 A0-size posters and a panel that serves as a compendium of all editions, will remain on display until 16 March at the Rei Marti Water Deposit (Carrer Bellesguard, 14). According to exhibition curator and School lecturer Manuel Arenas, “The purpose of the exhibit is to revisit and underscore the educational and experimental value of the Vertical Workshop. Over the past 20 years, we have been privileged enough to have worked at the School alongside internationally renowned figures such as Winny Maas, Duncan Lewis, Dennis Dollens and Karl Chu; and nationally renowned figures such as José Luis Mateo, Carmen Pinós, Carlos Ferrater and Tuñón-Mansilla”.
Since the beginning, the School of Architecture has sought to use the Vertical Workshop as a means of communication, dissemination and discussion. During that week, the School transforms into a massive experimental laboratory, in which the teams compete among each other to produce results that must then be presented before a final jury.
The success of the workshop has been magnified thanks to the involvement of internationally renowned architects, who have taken on the role of directors of the various editions, all of which have revolved around topical issues of contemporary interest, with the purpose of examining new, strategic and cross-disciplinary aspects of Architecture. Datascape, Energy, Human Catastrophes, Water, Street Action, Emotional City and Urban Making are just some of the names borne by previous editions of the Vertical Workshop, all of which have been committed to current issues and global social and political phenomena.
The exhibition is scheduled to re-open in the spring at the seat of the Association of Architects of Catalonia (COAC).
Dubai is a unique example of a city that has witnessed an Architectural development which has put itself in the global world map. The changing skyline is an example of transformation of the city in the past few decades to create architectural marvels. The Manipal University Dubai School of Design & Architecture, with which the UIC Barcelona has a Mobility Programme agreement, will host a new edition of the Global Tall Building Studio, in April 2017*.
In the 20’s and 30’s of the 20th century, when some architects were disposed systematically to configure modern world, they did it stimulated for a cultural pressure, for a correct adaptation to new times, and fighting for minimum conditions of human existence. On the other hand, today the urgency is bigger.
On Saturday 22 October, the ArchViz Association will hold a day of round tables and debates, which will bring together some of the best professionals in the world of archviz, in order to discuss highly important topics in the field of visualization.
It will address issues such as the archviz’s influence in architecture, the new technologies and cutting-edge research, art, photography, education, training, new business models and the creation of a platform for the organization of archviz professionals.
The Universitat of Barcelona, The Gaudí Research Institute and Gaudí Barcelona Projects invites you to take part in the Gaudí World Congress and discover an unknown Gaudí. All conference will showcase a new account of Gaudí to the international scientific community.