On February 24th the COAC held the awards ceremony of the First "Mostra" Exhibition of International Catalan Architecture. 73 architectural works were submitted to the "International Mostra", which include residential and non-residential works by public and private developers; landscape interventions and urban planning projects carried out between September 2004 and December 2013. During the event, the Innovation Award of Banco Sabadell Foundation was also delivered.
The Architects' Association of Catalonia presents a new permanent installation on the City of Barcelona, which can be visited in the headquarters' lobby. This installation consists of a model of Barcelona, at 1/4,000 scale, on which audiovisual projections are screened through mapping technology, thus explaining different ideas and concepts about our city and its history.
The COAC's Historical Archive collaborates with the upcoming exhibition 'La rosa di fuoco. La Barcellona di Picasso e Gaudi', which will open in Ferrara's Palazzo dei Diamanti (Italy) on April the 19th.The exhibition features nearly 130 works, including paintings by Catalan artists Ramon Casas, Santiago Rusiñol, Joaquim Mir and Isidre Nonell, as well as sculptures, drawings, photographs, decorative artworks and jewels.
Beyond Building Barcelona Construmat, with the support of the Architects’ Association of Catalonia (COAC) and its Group of Young Architects (AJAC), organizes the Beyond Building Barcelona Construmat Competition of Ideas for the design of the showroom in the upcoming Construmat Fair, which will be held in May 2015.
The yearly COAC international correspondents' meeting will take place on December the 23rd at 6 pm in the mezzanine in plaça Nova. The COAC correspondents will share their experience and views. Members of the COAC who want to learn first hand about their work are invited to attend the meeting. Please confirm attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org
Escola Sert organises a course on Architectural presentations and animations with agile procedures: Artlantis Studio (2nd edition), which will be starting on January 19th, 2015. With this training, you will be able to prepare images and animations for the presentation of architectural works based on geometric models.
On December the 2nd the next International Tuesdays session will be held at COAC headquarters. This session will be dedicated to the professional practice in France and will focus mainly on Marina Daviu's experiece as COAC correspondent, who will be speaking from Paris through Skype.
The Architects' Association for the Defence of Intervention in the Architectural Heritage (AADIPA) and the Architects' Association of Catalunya announce the second European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention, with the aim of distinguishing best practices in heritage and contributing to their dissemination.
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Gobierno Civil building in Tarragona, as well as the centenary of architect Alejandro de la Sota's birth. Therefore, the exhibition "100 years with Alejandro de la Sota" will open on November 18th. Our wish is that it will be as successful as earlier exhibitions in the CGAC and COAM.