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How Barcelona's "Superblocks" Pedestrian Plan Hopes to Return the Streets to the People

09:30 - 1 October, 2016

Cars have reshaped cities across the world, largely at the cost of everyone outside of a private vehicle. In recent years the "grid city" of Barcelona has been suffering from clogged roads and choked air quality, with urban traffic contributing to the 3500 premature deaths caused by air pollution each year. Beginning in the district of Eixample, proposals laid out in the 2014 Urban Mobility Plan aims to diffuse traffic congestion and reduce air pollution in the city. In a recent film Vox have picked up on one of a number of potential schemes: the Superblock concept (known as superilles in Catalan). According to Salvador Rueda, the Director of the Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona who developed the plan, these are "grid[s] of nine blocks [in which] the main mobility happens on the roads around the outside, [...] and the roads within are for local transit only."

Madrid Tourist Information Pavilions / José Manuel Sanz Arquitectos + Irene Brea

11:00 - 30 September, 2016
Madrid Tourist Information Pavilions / José Manuel Sanz Arquitectos + Irene Brea, © José Javier Cullen
© José Javier Cullen

© José Javier Cullen © José Javier Cullen © José Javier Cullen © José Javier Cullen +31

"Architecture for Children" Explains Why We Should Teach Architecture to Kids

08:00 - 30 September, 2016
"Architecture for Children" Explains Why We Should Teach Architecture to Kids, Image Courtesy of Taller Abierto
Image Courtesy of Taller Abierto

During the 2015 school year, fourth-year students of the Ceip Praza de Barcelos primary school in Galicia (Spain) had the opportunity to take an introductory architecture course during school hours, thanks to the initiative of a local project called “Arquitectura Para Niños” or “Architecture for Children”.

Society today is under information overload, children need to learn to locate and filter it through and develop their own content, explains the initiative team led by Ana Barreiro, Marta Guirado and Africa Martinez.

Session 3. Image Courtesy of Taller Abierto Session 5. Image Courtesy of Taller Abierto Session 3. Image Courtesy of Taller Abierto Session 6. Image Courtesy of Taller Abierto +16

AD Classics: Fundació Joan Miró / Josep Lluís Sert

06:00 - 30 September, 2016
AD Classics: Fundació Joan Miró / Josep Lluís Sert, © Ana Rodríguez
© Ana Rodríguez

Located on Montjuic hill in Barcelona and designed by the rationalist style architect Josep Lluis Sert, ​​the Fundació Joan Miró (Joan Miró Foundation) is a unique space imagined by Miró with a dream of bringing art to the entire world.

The construction of this museum in 1975 was a major event in Barcelona because at the time there was a lack of cultural infrastructure in the city. Now 40 years have passed and the Foundation’s spaces host the work of Joan Miró as well as temporary exhibitions of emerging artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. 

© Ana Rodríguez © Ana Rodríguez © Ana Rodríguez © Ana Rodríguez +16

Ben van Berkel - IAAC Opening Lecture 2016/17

09:23 - 28 September, 2016
Ben van Berkel - IAAC Opening Lecture 2016/17

IAAC Lecture Series 2016/17
OPENING LECTURE
Wednesday 19th of October 2016
Lecture by Ben van Berkel - UNStudio

@ 19.00, IAAC Auditorium
Open to the Public

19.00 - Opening
19.20 - Welcome Areti Markopoulou
19.30 - Ben van Berkel Lecture
21:00 - Refreshments

Ben van Berkel, born in Utrecht, the Netherlands, is the Founder and Principal Architect of UNStudio in Amsterdam, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Ben van Berkel studied architecture at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and at the Architectural Association in London, receiving the AA Diploma with Honours in 1987. He was recently awarded the Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor's Chair at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. UNStudio is

La Pinada House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

03:00 - 28 September, 2016
La Pinada House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +57

Harnessing the Full Potential of Modern Dimensional Stone: CEU event

12:35 - 27 September, 2016
 Harnessing the Full Potential of Modern Dimensional Stone: CEU event

Join us for Harnessing the Full Potential of Modern Dimensional Stone: An evening of tapas and education about Stone from Spain!

Since man first figured out how to dig a hole, we have been harvesting the natural treasures of the earth and using stone for our buildings and arts. With such a long history, it’s easy to forget how much research, innovation and technology infuses the stone industry - breathing new life into the possibilities provided by this material that is millions of years old.

Chapel in Valleaceron / Sancho Madrilejos

02:00 - 27 September, 2016
Chapel in Valleaceron       / Sancho Madrilejos , Courtesy of Juan Carlos Sancho
Courtesy of Juan Carlos Sancho
  • Architects

  • Location

    13400 Almadén, Cdad. Real, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Sol Madridejos, Juan Carlos Sancho
  • Project Year

    2001
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Juan Carlos Sancho

3rd Architecture Week

16:15 - 26 September, 2016
3rd Architecture Week

Achieving almost zero energy in all our civilization facilities became a n international target for all developing communities, As all these communities are working on decreasing energy consumption of all these factors, Buildings which is consider to be the most important factors in the human lifecycle, So all energy communities are working on achieving almost zero energy building.

House Refurbishment in Conde de Torrejon Street / Pablo Baruc

13:00 - 26 September, 2016
House Refurbishment in Conde de Torrejon Street / Pablo Baruc , © Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

© Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seville, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Pablo Baruc
  • Collaborators

    Ana Benítez Morales
  • Area

    180.57 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Courtyard Residence in Benimaclet / Gradolí & Sanz

13:00 - 21 September, 2016
Courtyard Residence in Benimaclet / Gradolí & Sanz, © Mariela Apollonio
© Mariela Apollonio

© Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer d'Alegret, 14, 46020 València, Valencia, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Carmel Gradolí, Arturo Sanz
  • Area

    108.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Les Algues Chill and Drinks / Dom Arquitectura

09:00 - 18 September, 2016
Les Algues Chill and Drinks / Dom Arquitectura , © Jordi Anguera
© Jordi Anguera

© Jordi Anguera © Jordi Anguera © Jordi Anguera © Jordi Anguera +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Roses, Girona, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Pablo Serrano Elorduy, Blanca Elorduy, Carlota de Gispert
  • Area

    230.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Classrooms in Linares Science and Technology Campus / García Torrente Arquitectos

05:00 - 17 September, 2016
Classrooms in Linares Science and Technology Campus / García Torrente Arquitectos, © Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

© Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    23700 Linares, Jaén, Spain
  • Client

    Fundación Campus Científico-Tecnológico de Linares
  • Collaborators

    Isabel Mota Pernias, José Rincón Calderón, Curro Rodríguez Salvador López Cervantes, Esaú Vázquez Rodríguez
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Single House Re-Using a Former Water Cistern / Valdivieso Arquitectos

02:00 - 14 September, 2016
Single House Re-Using a Former Water Cistern / Valdivieso Arquitectos, © David Frutos
© David Frutos

© David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos +27

Co-working utopic_US Conde de Casal / Izaskun Chinchilla Architects

13:00 - 11 September, 2016
Co-working utopic_US Conde de Casal / Izaskun Chinchilla Architects, © Imagen subliminal
© Imagen subliminal

© Imagen subliminal © Imagen subliminal © Imagen subliminal © Imagen subliminal +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Conde de Casal, 28009 Madrid, Spain
  • Architects Collaborators

    Adriana Cabello, Alejandro Espallargas, Guillermo Sánchez, Jesús Valer
  • Trainee Student

    Cristina Traba
  • Area

    900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Irrigation System in Las Huertas Termales / Cíclica + Cavaa Arquitectes

15:00 - 8 September, 2016
Irrigation System in Las Huertas Termales / Cíclica + Cavaa Arquitectes, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +24

CA NA MARIA / Laura Torres Roa + Alfonso Miguel Caballero

09:00 - 6 September, 2016
CA NA MARIA / Laura Torres Roa + Alfonso Miguel Caballero, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +25

Swimming Pool and Studio / Joan Miquel Segui + Tono Vila

11:00 - 5 September, 2016
Swimming Pool and Studio  / Joan Miquel Segui + Tono Vila, © Laura Molina
© Laura Molina

© Laura Molina © Laura Molina © Laura Molina © Laura Molina +17