On Friday, 18 May, the Young Architects’ Association of Catalonia (AJAC) held the prize-giving ceremony for the AJAC XI Awards at the Mies van del Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona.The award, which this year received almost 150 entries, entails the publication of all the winning proposals in a book as well as a travelling exhibition and the “inexperiences” seminars, where award-winners have the opportunity to explain their work to the audience.
Assumpció Puig’s candidacy proved the winner in the elections for the Governing Board of the Architects’ Association of Catalonia, held on 9 and 10 May. She walked away with 1,238 votes, with Ramon Torra and Enric Mir receiving 600 and 385, respectively, and 168 blank ballot papers. She is thus the first female dean in the history of the Architects’ Association of Catalonia.
The Architects’ Association presented the Gold Medal to architect Rafael Moneo at a private ceremony held at the COAC’s headquarters in Barcelona on 3 April. The Association has awarded its highest distinction in recognition of Rafael Moneo’s professional and cultural contributions, which have made him one of the leading figures in national and international architecture of the past half-century.
The Architects’ Association of Catalonia is calling elections on 10 May to appoint its governing bodies and representatives. Association members can exercise their right to vote for the people who will be heading the institution and representing its architects as a professional body for the next four years.
The Architects’ Association of Catalonia, Barcelona City Council and Mies van der Rohe Foundation, with the support of BB Construmat and ArquinFAD, are organising Architecture Week 2018, a joint initiative that will be taking place in different venues across Barcelona between 10 and 20 May.
The Architects’ Association has set up a new and completely updated Job Bank to match the increasingly multifaceted and versatile profiles of present-day architects.
The Barcelona Real Estate Development and Construction Technical Committee has been set up to analyse and consider the situation of the property development and construction sector as well as proposing actions to improve the quality and professionalism of the products and agents involved. The Committee will also examine the regulations and draw up proposals for amendments aimed at the relevant authorities.
The Architects’ Association of Catalonia commemorates International Women’s Day with a tribute to the first female architect to become a member*: Margarita Brender Rubira (1919-2000). The most significant thing about her career is the very little we know about it. Everything we know about her can be summed up in five facts.One: She was born in Romania in 1919.
The Architect’s Association of Catalonia opens, for the seventh year running, its Call for Grants for local and international development cooperation projects related to architecture and urban planning. These grants respond to the commitment of the Association to allocating part of its budget to social pursuits.