Barcelona Architecture Week

6 May - 16 May 2021
Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona, ES
Barcelona, Spain / Online

Barcelona City Council, the Catalan Architects’ Association (COAC) and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation join forces every year to organise the Barcelona Architecture Week, a joint initiative that takes place at various locations in the City of Barcelona.

Barcelona City Council, the Catalan Architects’ Association (COAC) and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation join forces every year to organise the Barcelona Architecture Week, a joint initiative that takes place at various locations in the City of Barcelona.

During those days, Barcelona becomes the centre of a wide range of activities relating to the world of architecture and the city, beyond disciplinary and territorial boundaries, stimulating reflection on the built environments of cities and their value, by disseminating architectural activities, knowledge, experience, and discussion.

With participation from public institutions and local residents, an extensive programme of events is put together, featuring film and architectural activities, talks, tours, competitions, and hubs in all the city’s districts.

Barcelona undoubtedly has a heritage of undeniable value in its everyday urban architecture. Architecture is the basis of the physical space where Barcelona’s residents live their lives. Therefore, Architecture Week aims to strengthen this essential bond between architecture and the public.

Fundació Mies van der Rohe will participate in two different ways with the 5 participants of the
Future Architecture Platform. Four of them will participate in the Barcelona Architecture Week
and the fifth team will produce a video of the Young Talent Architecture Award 2020 event that
will take place in Venice as a collateral event of La Biennale di Venezia 2021, in September.

2021 program related to the Future Architecture Platform:

12 May in the context of the Barcelona Architecture Week. Barcelona Pavilion:

17:00h “An architecture of chronic illness”
Screening of ‘On being and bathing' by Anna Andersen
Anna Andersen, Oslo: “An architecture of chronic illness”
Llongueras-Clotet arquitectes: Transformation Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona Children's Hospital
Miralles Tagliabue EMBT: Kàlida Sant Pau
18:00h “Cultivated ecologies”
Sarantis Georgiou, Thessaloniki: “Cultivated ecologies”
OASI team, winners of YTAA 2020
Moderation: Anna Sala
19:00h “Climate care”
Soft Agency, Rosario Talevi
La Borda, cooperative housing, Lacol
Moderation: dpr Barcelona

14 May in the context of the Barcelona Architecture Week and the BARQ International Architecture Film Festival. Barcelona Pavilion:

Screening of “Two Houses”
Verena von Beckerath, Niklas Fanelsa, Momoko Yasaka, Maximilian von Zepelin in
collaboration with Jens Franke, Weimar, Germany.
Presentation and debate with Verena von Beckerath and Jens Franke, with the participation of local architects involved in the 2021 EU Mies Award

September 2021

Young Talent Architecture Award 2020, collateral event of La Biennale di Venezia
The Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) aims to support the talent of recently graduated architects, urban planners, and landscape architects who will be responsible for transforming our environment in the future. YTAA emerged from curiosity about and interest in the initial stages in these students’ development and a desire to support their talent as they enter the professional world. YTAA was launched in 2016 and is open to all European architecture schools. In 2018, schools from China and South Korea were invited to participate as guest countries. In 2020, an independent edition was first organised with the four European Union Strategic Partners in Asia (China, India, Japan, and South Korea), aiming to promote exchange and cooperation with their YTAA counterparts in Europe and the 2020 guest countries (Brazil, Chile, and Mexico).
YTAA has thus become a platform to exchange knowledge on how we all learn architecture, and the exhibition and debate speaks to how education in architecture can be undertaken together. The participation of some of the YTAA winners in the Future Architecture Platform is a way to strengthen this support and this exchange. The winners and jury members will meet in Venice to debate on “Educating together” and Carlos Higinio Esteban and Arturo Romero (Madrid & Freiburg), authors of ‘Neighbourhood Unit. Building community identities’ will make a short film with the points of view of the participants.

All the events will be streamed online (Fundació Mies van der Rohe Chanel).
Future Architecture Platfrom communication campaigns. Stories posted in Fundació Mies van
der Rohe Instagram chanel.

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