Una alumni ESARQ, obté el 1er Premi DE LA IV MUESTRA DE FIN DE CARRERA DE LA XI BIENAL ESPAÑOLA DE ARQUITECTURA Y URBANISMO

La alumni María Amat Busquets que va acabar els estudis a ESARQ-UIC el curs 209-2010, ha obtingut el 1er Premi a  la Mostra de fi de carrera de la XI BEAU, amb la presentació del seu PFC Centro de Botánica y Jardinería en Montjuic.

A la Mostra es van presentar 147 projectes, i en una primera votació, que va ser realitzada per part dels membres del Jurat, amb un sistema on-line, es van seleccionar 47 propostes . En una segona fase, el Jurat de la lV Mostra de PFC va passar de 47 a 24 propostes, i finalment, en la sessió del 27 de maig del 2011, van decidir atorgar tres primers premis, tres premis d’investigació i tres accèssits.

El Jurat destacà d’ells “la gran atención (…)a la protección de patrimonio de todo tipo, histórico, natural, industrial, etc. Algunos trabajos afrontan temas de gran dificultad urbana y territorial en los que demuestran un alto nivel de compromiso y formación. Otros presentan actuaciones en situaciones de excepción o necesidad. En general se valora positivamente que los proyectos presten atención a condicionantes sociales, políticos o medioambientales”

Els autors dels PFC seleccionats rebran el corresponent Diploma en la inauguració de les Actividades de otoño de la XI Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, que es celebrarà a la Universitat d’Alcalà d’Henares. Amb els PFC seleccionats  es realitzarà la Exposición de la lV Muestra de PFC que itinerarà per les Escoles d’arquitectura i col·legis d’arquitectes.

Des de ESARQ-UIC volem felicitar especialment la Maria Amat pel seu èxit i remarcar la importància que aquest premi té així com la positiva repercussió que pot tenir aquest guardó en les opcions de futur professional dels recent titulats.

Open Lecture: Paul Cabrera

Monday 6th June, 15:00

Paul Cabrera is currently working in Headquarters in Barcelona for MSF Spain since 2008 as the technical referent for Construction and Sheltering following and supervising construction projects in all the missions of MSF Spain. He participates actively in emergencies for example in the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010 both during the emergency phase and the strategic plan of reconstruction and rehabilitation. Graduated in Mexico as a Architect in 1997. While working in design and restoration he got the opportunity to rehabilitate some World Heritage buildings following the earthquake in Puebla, Mexico in  1999. He then moved to Italy after winning a scholarship to make a master degree in Architecture, Urbanism and Technologies for Developing Countries in the Politecnico di Torino between 2000 and 2002.

He worked as architect for one year in Italy and Urbanism in the Balkan region (Kosovo and Montenegro) after the war. In 2004 he started with MSF Belgium (Doctors without Borders) as a part = of the logistic team. Since then he has been working as logistician, constructor and logistician coordinator in Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Pakistan, = Liberia. Author of articles regarding rehabilitation in emergency in urban = settings he is part of the construction working group of all the MSF sections (France, Belgium, Swiss, Holland and Spain).

Foros ESARQ: Stephen Bates (Sergison Bates architects)

Sergison Bates

Since the establishing of the practice in 1996, Sergison Bates architects have earned a reputation as one of the UK’s leading architectural practices, having successfully engaged with all dimensions of architectural and urban design rather than focusing on narrow specialisms. They are currently involved in a wide range of projects at different scales, ranging from urban planning and regeneration to public buildings and housing in the UK and mainland Europe.

Recent projects include a Centre for the Applied Arts in Ruthin, Wales and an urban housing development in Finsbury Park, London, both of which received RIBA awards in 2009; a public library in Blankenberge, Belgium; a care home in Huise-Zingem, Belgium; the London Sustainable Industries Park in Dagenham; a welcome centre and office building in Shanghai for the Novartis Institute for BioMedical Research; a rural housing project in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal and an apartment building and crèche in Geneva, Switzerland. The practice has well established links with associated project support offices in different countries, which provide an understanding of local cultural and legal issues and facilitate communication with clients and the supervision of work on site.

The work of the practice has been extensively published and exhibited and many of their buildings have won awards. The practice has also won international recognition for ‘innovative developments in architecture’ (Erich Schelling Medal for Architecture) and architectural excellence (Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal for Architecture) and some of their projects were exhibited in the British Pavilion at the 2008 Architecture Biennale in Venice.

All projects are informed by a sensitive approach to place, the experiential potential of materials and construction and a concern for the environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability. The practice is committed to a research-based approach, which is supported by the partners’ academic work and their participation in international architectural competitions and juries, and aspires to create an architecture that is contemporary and rooted in its context, at all scales.

Sergison Bates are an international practice in outlook and staff composition, and have numerous collaborative projects with international project partners. In September 2010 a second office was established in central Zurich in response to the growing international commissions received by the practice. The founders, Jonathan Sergison and Stephen Bates and partner Mark Tuff are closely involved in strategic design decisions on all projects and committed to cultivating a strong working relationship with clients and stakeholders in the development of all projects.

+ info: www.sergisonbates.co.uk

Foros ESARQ: João Álvaro Rocha

Mañana martes 3 de mayo, a las 16h, en el Aula Magna de la UIC, conferencia de João Álvaro Rocha dentro del ciclo Foros ESARQ 2011.

João Álvaro Rocha nació en Viana do Castelo, en el litoral norte de Portugal, el 10 de Enero de 1959.

Entre 1977 y 1982 realizó el Curso de Arquitectura de la Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de Oporto, habiendo realizado la Prueba Final para la obtención de la licenciatura en 1986.

Inicia su actividad profesional en 1982.
Entre 1983 y 1990 mantiene una colaboración en el estudio de los arquitectos Jorge Guimarães Gigante y Francisco Melo, siendo responsable para la elaboración de varios proyectos y asistencia a las respectivas obras.
A partir de 1990 y hasta 1995 trabaja como asociados con el arquitecto José Manuel Gigante, con quién comparte la autoría de varios proyectos. En 1996 constituye su propio estudio, «João Álvaro Rocha – Arquitectos, Lda.»

Ha realizado una intensa actividad docente, iniciada en 1988/89, en el Curso de Arquitectura de la Escuela Superior Artística de Oporto. Desde 1990 hasta 2001 fue profesor en la Facultad de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Oporto y dio lecciones en la École d’Architecture de Clermont-Ferrand (Francia, 1989/90), en la Escuela Superior de Arquitectura de la Universidad Internacional da Cataluña – Barcelona (España, 1998/99), en la Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Navarra – Pamplona (España, 1998) y en el Departamento de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Cornell – Nueva York (Estados Unidos de América, 2000).

Su trabajo ha merecido la atribución de diversos premios, siendo a destacar el Premio Nacional de Arquitectura – Primeras Obras – 1993, entregado por la Asociación de Arquitectos Portugueses. Premio AIA CE DESIGN AWARD – 2001, entregado por la AIA – American Institute of Architects, siendo finalista de los Premios Iberfad / Alejandro de la Sota, Barcelona, en 1996, 2000 y 2002, y del Premio VI Mies van der Rohe Award for European Architecture, Barcelona, 1999. Asimismo, fue premiado en el Concurso de Ideas sobre las experiencias de cambio y las tipologías de futuro de la Vivienda Social y Vivienda de Protección Oficial, del Consejo Superior de Colegios de Arquitectos de España, en el 2003.

+ info: Foros ESARQ / web João Álvaro Rocha

Foros ESARQ: Kersten Geers & David Van Severen

Demà dimarts 26 d’abril, a les 19h, a la seu del COAC de Barcelona (Pl. Nova), conferència de Kersten Geers & David Van Severen dintre del cicle Foros ESARQ 2011.

While every attempt of making architecture seems to drift off in rhetorics of programmatic organization and ironic provocation, form and space as such have become a rare good. In our projects we try to counter this by making direct and precise spatial proposals, formal compositions without rhetoric. This literal architecture aims for a phenomenological experience, perhaps despite of its program.

Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen was founded in 2002 by David Van Severen and Kersten Geers.

David Van Severen (Ghent, 1978) graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Ghent, Belgium and at the Esquela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura in Madrid, Spain. Since 1995 he designed and made several objects, installations and furniture. Until 2004 he worked for Stéphane Beel Architects in Ghent, Xaveer De Geyter Architects in Brussels and for Atelier Maarten Van Severen. He has been a teacher and guest critic at the Academy of Amsterdam, the TU Delft, The Academy of Arnhem, and the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, and he’s currently teaching at the University of Ghent.

Kersten Geers (Ghent, 1975) graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Ghent, Belgium and at the Esquela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura in Madrid, Spain. He was a project leader for Maxwan Architects and Urbanists in Rotterdam and for Neutelings Riedijk Architects in Rotterdam.(2001-2005). He is currently professor at the University of Ghent, and visiting professor at the School of Architecture in Mendrisio.

+ info: Foros ESARQ / web Office Kersten Geers & David Van Severen

Foros ESARQ: Lluís Clotet

Demà dimarts 12 d’abril, a les 16h a l’Aula Magna de la UIC, conferència de Lluís Clotet dintre del cicle Foros ESARQ 2011.

Lluís Clotet i Ballús (Barcelona, 1941) va estudiar arquitectura a l‘ETSAB-UPC, on es va graduar el 1965 i de la qual en fou professor entre 1977 i 1984 i, posteriorment, als anys 90.
Va iniciar la seva carrera al taller professional de Federico Correa i Alfons Milà. L’any 1964, però, va fundar l’”Estudi PER” al costat de Pep Bonet, Cristian Cirici i Òscar Tusquets, amb el qual col·laborà fins el 1983. L’any 1984 s’associà amb Ignasi Paricio. Foros ESARQ: Lluís Clotet