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Ninot Market Refurbishment / Mateo Arquitectura

05:00 - 24 June, 2015
Ninot Market Refurbishment / Mateo Arquitectura, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +16

Skate Park De La Mar Bella / Scob

16:00 - 15 June, 2015
Skate Park De La Mar Bella / Scob, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +6

2015 European Summer Exhibition Guide

04:00 - 8 June, 2015
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 +7

W Barcelona Hotel / Ricardo Bofill

20:00 - 29 May, 2015
W Barcelona Hotel / Ricardo Bofill, Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill
Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill

Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill +40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Directors

    Ricardo Bofill & Jean Pierre Carniaux
  • Architectectural Construction director

    José Maria Rocías
  • Area

    42.818 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Mercado del Born Square / Vora

09:00 - 29 May, 2015
Mercado del Born Square / Vora, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +12

  • Architects

  • 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

Gain an International Perspective by Studying Architecture in Barcelona

19:30 - 26 May, 2015
Gain an International Perspective by Studying Architecture in Barcelona, Courtesy of UIC Barcelona School of Architecture
Courtesy of UIC Barcelona School of Architecture

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

10:00 - 19 May, 2015
Apartment and Courtyard in Barcelona  / CAVAA arquitectes, © Filippo Poli
© Filippo Poli

© Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    El Poblenou, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Jordi Calbetó, Oriol Vañó
  • Technical Architect

    Pep Vinuesa
  • Photographs

Industrial Loft Grober / Meta-studio

03:03 - 19 May, 2015
Industrial Loft  Grober / Meta-studio, © Lluis Carbonell
© Lluis Carbonell

© Aitor Estévez © Aitor Estévez © Lluis Carbonell © Aitor Estévez +20

  • Architects

  • 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

Finlandia Dwellings / Lluís Corbella

06:00 - 15 May, 2015
Courtesy of Lluís Corbella
Courtesy of Lluís Corbella

Courtesy of Lluís Corbella Courtesy of Lluís Corbella Courtesy of Lluís Corbella Courtesy of Lluís Corbella +25

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

11:00 - 11 May, 2015
Study Architecture with an International Focus at UIC Barcelona School of Architecture, © Aitor Estévez
© Aitor Estévez

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

03:00 - 9 May, 2015
Barcelona Sur Power Generation Plant  / Forgas Arquitectes, © Simón García
© Simón García

© Simón García © Simón García © Simón García © Simón García +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zona Franca, 08040 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Joan Forgas, Dolors Ylla-Català
  • Project Area

    9435.0 m2
  • Photographs

Ham on Wheels / External Reference Architects

20:00 - 5 May, 2015
Ham on Wheels  / External Reference Architects, © Lorenzo Patuzzo
© Lorenzo Patuzzo

© Lorenzo Patuzzo © Lorenzo Patuzzo © Lorenzo Patuzzo © Lorenzo Patuzzo +17

The Architectural Lab: A History Of World Expos

10:30 - 30 April, 2015
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 +19

Disfrutar Restaurant / El Equipo Creativo

06:00 - 28 April, 2015
Disfrutar Restaurant / El Equipo Creativo, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer de Villarroel, 163, 08036 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Area

    520.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

PIC Pavillion / Cadaval & Solà-Morales

04:00 - 24 April, 2015

© Sandra Pereznieto © Sandra Pereznieto © Sandra Pereznieto © Sandra Pereznieto +30

2 Dwellings at Tamarit ST / Carles Enrich

04:00 - 23 April, 2015
2 Dwellings at Tamarit ST  / Carles Enrich, Courtesy of Carles Enrich
Courtesy of Carles Enrich

Courtesy of Carles Enrich Courtesy of Carles Enrich Courtesy of Carles Enrich Courtesy of Carles Enrich +15

Video: Rob Whitworth, Stunning Cities in Hyperlapse

14:00 - 29 March, 2015

Witness the urban life of five stunning metropolises through the lens of Rob Whitworth with these "Vimeo Staff Pick" hyperlapse videos. From the unexplored urban life of the North Korean capital Pyongyang to the towering skyline of Dubai, each video explores an incredible sequence of daily living in cities across the planet. See more, including video from Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai, after the break.

Mynt Flagship Store / Dear Design

16:00 - 18 March, 2015
Mynt Flagship Store / Dear Design, © Xavi Torrent
© Xavi Torrent

© Xavi Torrent © Xavi Torrent © Xavi Torrent © Xavi Torrent +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Art Director

    Ignasi Llauradó
  • Design Team

    Paulina Calcagno, Sebastián Pereyra
  • Client

    Mynt
  • Area

    40.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs