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Rehabilitación de la Torre del Baró / Jordi Farrando

  • Architects: Jordi Farrando
  • Location: Carretera Alta de les Roquetes, 311, 08033 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Area: 318.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula

Enric Miralles Foundation to Offer Social Urban Regeneration Postgraduate Diploma

The Enric Miralles Foundation, in collaboration with the Polytechnic University in Catalunya (UPC), will offer a postgraduate program called Social Urban Regeneration, starting October 8. Students will create a social urban project over the course of 10 weeks specializing in integrated, contemporary, and sustainable urban planning. The project, entitled "2017 Grand Paris Clichy-Montferneil Suburbs of Paris," will look into the question of how new cities should be planned, and how older cities can be renewed and renovated. 

Spotlight: Antoni Gaudí

When Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (25 June 1852 – 10 June 1926) graduated from the Barcelona Architecture School in 1878, the director of the school Elies Rogent reportedly declared: "Gentlemen, we are here today either in the presence of a genius or a madman!" [1] Well over a century later, this tension is still evident in Gaudí's work; though he is widely regarded as a genius architect, his distinctive style stands as a singularity in architectural history - simultaneously awe-inspiring and bizarre, never fitting into any stylistic movement, and never adapted or emulated, except by those still working to complete his magnum opus, Barcelona's famous Sagrada Família.

Ninot Market Refurbishment / Mateo Arquitectura

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Skate Park De La Mar Bella / Scob Arquitectura y Paisaje

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula

2015 European Summer Exhibition Guide

Exhibitions, much like publications and films, are one of the key contemporary methods for the communication of architectural concepts and ideas. They allow the practice, curator or educative body to edit and present information and visuals in a way which narrates a story, provokes new ideas, or feeds into a wider discourse. For many, exhibitions are an invaluable source of inspiration and an engaging way of gaining new, or reaffirming old, knowledge and design precedents. Intimately linked to the space or place in which they are displayed, the best exhibitions also remind us that the practice of architecture is both a profession and a discipline; a valuable way of understanding the built, and unbuilt, world we live in.

If you're traveling to, living or studying in Europe this summer then dive into our compilation of what we consider to be some of the most informative and exciting exhibitions on show in between June and October 2015. If you visit them, or any other exhibitions that you enjoy, share a photograph on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #archdailyexhibitions.

Check out our favourite exhibitions on architecture, urbanism and design, from Jyväskylä to Milano, after the break. 

Architecture: Concept and Notation at SAM The Brutalist Playground, London. Image © Assemble & Simon Terrill UK Pavilion / Wolfgang Buttress. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu 'Africa' at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Image © Kere Dano

W Barcelona Hotel / Ricardo Bofill

  • Architects: Ricardo Bofill
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Directors: Ricardo Bofill & Jean Pierre Carniaux
  • Architectectural Construction director: José Maria Rocías
  • Geothecnic: Uriel y asociados (Tomas Murillo)
  • Hotel Structure: Ideam
  • Parking Structure: Eduardo Palao
  • Installations: Projectes s.a., Jordi Oste, Carlos Morancho, Pau Riera
  • Collabor loghting: Birgit Walter
  • Collaborator urban surrounding: Jordi Henrich
  • Projectes S l (Engineering): Jordi Oste, Carles Morancho, Pau Riera
  • Structure Engineering Ideam enterprise: Francisco Millanes, Luís Matute, Miguel Ortega
  • Area: 42.818 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill

Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill

Mercado del Born Square / Vora

  • Architects: Vora
  • Location: Mercat del Born, 08003 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge: Pere Buil, Toni Riba
  • Design Team: Adrià Guardiet, Miquel Camps, Jordi Riba, Eva Cotman, Ondrej Fabian
  • Area: 14000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula

Gain an International Perspective by Studying Architecture in Barcelona

UIC Barcelona School of Architecture has adapted to recent changes in the field of architecture to offer an education that provides an overarching perspective of the profession and the opportunity to learn a wide-range of skill sets. Learn more about what makes the school unique after the break.

Apartment and Courtyard in Barcelona / CAVAA arquitectes

  • Architects: CAVAA arquitectes
  • Location: El Poblenou, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects in Charge: Jordi Calbetó, Oriol Vañó
  • Technical Architect: Pep Vinuesa
  • Photographs: Filippo Poli

© Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli

Industrial Loft Grober / Meta-studio

  • Architects: Meta-studio
  • Location: Vila de Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects in Charge: Elena del Pozo Fernández, Dimitri Davoise.
  • Budget: 95.000 €
  • Area: 110.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Lluis Carbonell , Aitor Estévez

© Aitor Estévez © Aitor Estévez © Lluis Carbonell © Aitor Estévez

Finlandia Dwellings / Lluís Corbella

Courtesy of Lluís Corbella
Courtesy of Lluís Corbella

Courtesy of Lluís Corbella Courtesy of Lluís Corbella Courtesy of Lluís Corbella Courtesy of Lluís Corbella

Study Architecture with an International Focus at UIC Barcelona School of Architecture

With a clear international outlook and universal approach, the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture's Bachelor's Degree in Architecture offers students a holistic approach to architectural education, improving competitiveness by encouraging multiple skill sets, teamwork, responsibility, and entrepreneurship. The university employs a unique teaching method, where each student is tasked with undertaking a project at every step of the process.

Barcelona Sur Power Generation Plant / Forgas Arquitectes

  • Architects: Forgas Arquitectes
  • Location: Zona Franca, 08040 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Architects: Joan Forgas, Dolors Ylla-Català
  • Project Area: 9435.0 m2
  • Photographs: Simón García

© Simón García © Simón García © Simón García © Simón García

Ham on Wheels / External Reference Architects

© Lorenzo Patuzzo © Lorenzo Patuzzo © Lorenzo Patuzzo © Lorenzo Patuzzo

The Architectural Lab: A History Of World Expos

The Universal Exposition of 1889. Image © Wikimedia Commons
The Universal Exposition of 1889. Image © Wikimedia Commons

World Expos have long been important in advancing architectural innovation and discourse. Many of our most beloved monuments were designed and constructed specifically for world’s fairs, only to remain as iconic fixtures in the cities that host them. But what is it about Expos that seem to create such lasting architectural landmarks, and is this still the case today? Throughout history, each new Expo offered architects an opportunity to present radical ideas and use these events as a creative laboratory for testing bold innovations in design and building technology. World’s fairs inevitably encourage competition, with every country striving to put their best foot forward at almost any cost. This carte blanche of sorts allows architects to eschew many of the programmatic constraints of everyday commissions and concentrate on expressing ideas in their purest form. Many masterworks such as Mies van der Rohe’s German Pavilion (better known as the Barcelona Pavilion) for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition are so wholeheartedly devoted to their conceptual approach that they could only be possible in the context of an Exposition pavilion.

To celebrate the opening of Expo Milano 2015 tomorrow, we’ve rounded up a few of history’s most noteworthy World Expositions to take a closer look at their impact on architectural development.

1964 New York World’s Fair . Image via People for the Pavillion website Buckminster Fuller's Dome. Image © Flickr user abdallahh Barcelona Pavilion. Image © Gili Merin Kiyonari Kikutake's Landmark Tower

Disfrutar Restaurant / El Equipo Creativo

  • Architects: El Equipo Creativo
  • Location: Carrer de Villarroel, 163, 08036 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Area: 520.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula

PIC Pavillion / Cadaval & Solà-Morales

© Sandra Pereznieto © Sandra Pereznieto © Sandra Pereznieto © Sandra Pereznieto