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"Bricktopia", by the architects of the international collective Map13, is the winning project in the "Build-it" Eme3 International Architecture Festival, held on June 27-30 in Barcelona. The pavilion can be visited throughout the summer at the square of the former spinning mill Fabra i Coats in the Sant Andreu district. This intervention sets a new square which can house different activities, both under the pavilion and around it. Public spaces for bathrooms, sun, bar and stage for enjoying the summer 2013. It is a brick domed structure that employs the traditional construction system of a partitioned vault (or "Catalan vault") computed with new digital tools for the structural optimization of the geometry. More information and images below. The proposal is the result of academic research currently carried out by Marta Domenech Rodriguez, David Lopez Lopez and Mariana Palumbo Fernandez, co-founders of the Map13 collective, with the help of different professors from different fields and various schools of architecture. View more View full description
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