Propers Actes

Thu, 12 December to Sun, 15 December

42nd AADIPA Heritage Course

42nd AADIPA Heritage Course

  • Beatriz Colomina: "There is a need to build a hybrid city...

    The last lecture of the closing ceremony of the Architecture Congress was that of Beatriz Colomina, a PhD architect; a historian and a theorist specialised in the relationship between architecture, users and the media; and professor of History and Theory of Architecture and Director of the postgraduate program at Princeton University.


  • Juan Herreros: "The current architect is a DJ. The myth...

    Madrid-based architect Juan Herreros opened the closing session of the Architecture Congress, and did so with a lecture on architecture’s general interest and its values to improve cities, the land and people’s lives.


  • Enric Batlle: "We have the ability to recover all the...

    Land development and public space was the main theme of the conference of Catalan architect Enric Batlle. It revolved around three main aspects: ecology, leisure and production. “The will to preserve existing spaces must be a priority, we need to bring life back to places often forgotten by the general public”, he claimed. Batlle spoke about the need to act on degraded landscapes, not only on green and agricultural land.


  • The Catalan Prime Minister at the closing ceremony of the...

    Putting an end to six months of a participatory process was a challenge, to say the least. The chosen venue was Sant Antoni Market... under (re)construction. A privileged venue, because few people had accessed it before.


  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park wins the Rosa Barba Landscape...

    The design project for the parklands of the London Olympic Games has been granted the 9th Rosa Barba International Landscape Prize, given on September 30th in Barcelona, within the International Landscape Biennial of Barcelona. George Hargreaves, Mary Margaret Jones and Gavin McMillan, from Hargreaves Associates, are the authors of the project.


  • Building in Catalonia is growing, but the sector has yet to...

    On Thursday, 14 July, at a meeting open to the media, the COAC took stock of the situation of the construction and building renovation sector in Catalonia over the first six months of 2016. This period ended with a total surface area of 1,662,812 m2 authorized for construction, 15.68% more than the previous six-month period and 15.05% more than the same period last year.


  • The yearbooks of the Architects’ Association of Catalonia are...

    Checking information in the 27 Yearbooks published by the Architects’ Association of Catalonia between 1899 and 1930 is now even easier thanks to the digitization undertaken by the COAC Library's staff.The main purpose of the digitization project, which joins others already undertaken by the Library, is to make this very interesting information, of great bibliographic value, as widely available as possible online while at the same time guaranteeing the preservation of the original documents.


  • Results of the study "Architects. Situation,...

    On 7 November, the Architects' Association of Catalonia presented, as part of the Architecture Congress 2016, the results of the study 'Architects. Situation, opportunities and prospects', a reflection on working in the profession based on the collaboration of 1,700 architects.


  • The COAC’s Historic Archive completes the cataloguing of the...

    The staff of the COAC’s Historic Archive have catalogued the collection of documents donated by architects Federico Correa (b. 1924) and Alfonso Milà (1924–2009) to the COAC.Federico Correa and Alfonso Milà studied architecture together before going on to work at José Antonio Coderch’s studio. In 1953 they set up their own practice, Correa-Milà, and enjoyed a prolific career as architects and designers