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IaaC lecture Series_10 Nov< Ben Van Berkel

IaaC lecture Series_10 Nov< 19:30h

Institut d'Arquitectura Avançada de Catalunya
Pujades 102 baixos, Poble Nou, 08005 Barcelona
tel. (+34) 93 320 95 20

Metro Bogatell

Ben Van Berkel (Utrecht, 1957)

Co-founder / Director

Ben van Berkel studied architecture at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and at the Architectural Association in London, receiving the AA Diploma with Honours in 1987.

In 1988 he and Caroline Bos set up an architectural practice in Amsterdam. The Van Berkel & Bos Architectuurbureau has realized amongst others projects the Karbouw office building, the Erasmus bridge in Rotterdam, museum Het Valkhof in Nijmegen, the Moebius house and the NMR facilities for the University of Utrecht.

In 1998 Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos established a new firm: UNStudio (United Net). UNStudio presents itself as a network of specialists in architecture, urban development and infrastructure. Current projects are the restructuring of the station area of Arnhem, the mixed-use Raffles City in Hangzhou, a masterplan for Basauri, a dance theatre for St. Petersburg and the design and restructuring of the Harbor Ponte Parodi in Genoa. With UNStudio he realized amongst others the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, a façade and interior renovation for the Galleria Department store in Seoul and a private villa up-state New York.

Ben van Berkel has lectured and taught at many architectural schools around the world. Currently he is Professor Conceptual Design at the Staedelschule in Frankfurt am Main. Central to his teaching is the inclusive approach of architectural works integrating virtual and material organization and engineering constructions.



¨The Function of Form¨ book presentation> Nov 5th @ 20h

The presentation will take place

November 5th at 20h

RAS Gallery Bookstore
Doctor Dou 10-

¨The Function of Form¨ book presentation

This book is a graphic manual which describes the formal flexibility and capabilities of structural systems, based on Farshid Moussavi (director of architecture firm FOA) research at the GSD Graduate School of Design at Harvard. Published by Actar




The CLEAR Village Lab is a three-day, immersive event gathering together passionate
professionals from a variety of disciplines to create the masterplan strategy for a real-life
sustainable village.
The intention of this initiative is not to build a ‘perfect place’, but rather to foster a dynamic,
living community which embraces principles, technologies and forms of governance that
allow for a more sustainable future of living and can provide a benchmark for other
communities to follow.
The 2009 Lab is the first in a series which will develop the masterplan through multiple
phases until building is ready to commence. At this first CLEAR Village Lab participants will
be allowed the space to contribute as openly, creatively and emotionally as they wish.

Dates: 5-7 November 2009
Location: The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Barcelona, C/Pujades
102 baixos, Poble Nou, Barcelona 08005, Spain, Tel: +34 93 3209520
Cost: 550€ per person. This fee is to cover the costs of administration and food for the
three days.
Food & Drink: A mainly vegetarian, ‘raw-style’ buffet will be provided on each day of the

Marta Malé-Alemany to Judge 2009 MEMAR Awards

IAAC Master Program Co-director Marta Malé-Alemany will judge the renowned MEMAR Award in Teheran (Iran) on November 7-8.

Memar is one of the most established architectural magazines in Iran, showcasing Contemporary and historical Iranian architecture, as well as international projects. For the past 9 years this magazine has held an annual Award Ceremony to give prizes to the best completed projects (residential and non-residential). Previous international jurors include Fumihiko Maki (Japan), Hadi Tehrani (BRT Architekten, Germany), Nader Tehrani (Office dA, USA), Mohsen Mostafavi (Harvard director, USA), Farrokh Derakhshani (director of the Aga Khan Award, Switzerland), and Vicente Guallart (IAAC director, Spain).
more info: www.mmemar.com


IaaC alumni Roses Architects are currently exhibiting at the Dalt La Vila Civic Center
Calle Germa Barnabe 1-7
Badalona (Barcelona)

Monday October 30th - Monday November 10th, 9-14h and 16h-21

A(NY) Complex Geometries for Architecture

Roses Architects



The Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID) is announcing an innovative aid program for the Internationalizacion of the Spanish culture. 


The Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID), Organization for Public Rights, in accordance to the Foreign Office of Cooperation, is announcing subsidies for the internationalization of the Spanish culture abroad. With a growing demand for cultural exchange within an international context , Spain depends on an immense cultural and artistic wealth, not only by virtue of the Spanish history and culture , but also thanks to the intense artistic and cultural life that current Spain enjoys.

Deadline: November 4th

En Español:


Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID) convoca un innovador programa de ayudas para la Internacionalizacion de la cultura española.

La convocatoria esta en : http://www.aecid.es/sic

La Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID), Entidad de Derecho Público, adscrita al Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación, convoca subvenciones para la internacionalización de la cultura española en el exterior. En un contexto internacional con una creciente demanda en los intercambios culturales, nuestro país cuenta con una inmensa riqueza artística y cultural, no sólo en virtud de la historia cultural española, sino también gracias a la intensa vida cultural y artística de la que goza la España actual.

El plazo de presentación de solicitudes finaliza el 4 de noviembre de 2009 (incluido).

Hello World@IaaC< 3 Nov < Barcelona Open Sessions

IaaC is pleased to invite you to HelloWorld@IaaC, in Barcelona on Tuesday 3rd of November
The event will start with an Open Lecture of Michel Rojkind:Risk Contaminations and will close with Music,Media and Cocktails

IaaC is a latest-generation education and research centre counting with students from 25 different countris and dedicated to the development of an architecture capable of meeting the worldwide challenges in the construction of habitability in the early 21st century

LaN announces its second ON-SITE:

Barcelona workshop with modules to be held August 10-30, 2009. In 2008, LaN’s first BCN workshop at IaaC / Institute for advanced architecture of Catalonia drew participants from 12 countries to attend lectures and technical seminars furthering their understanding of digital design and fabrication in architecture. This year LaN extends the wrkshp with parallel intro sessions in all LAN ports–Barcelona / Boulder / Brooklyn / Bozeman (Aug 10-12). In 2009, you choose your modules.

DOWNLOAD PDF: www.iaac.net/web/imgs/pdf/BCN2_front2.pdfhttp://www.livearchitecture.net/lan-on-sitebarcelona-v2-registration


Monday, June 29
09.30-14.00, Thesis Project Group 1
Faculty:Jose Perez de Lama
15.30-21.00, Thesis Project Group 2
Faculty:Belinda Tato,Jose Lluis Vallego

Tuesday, June 30
09.30-14.00, Thesis Project Group 3
Faculty: Miguel Mesa
15.30-20.30, Thesis Project Group 4
Faculty: Lluis Viu,Jordi Pages

Guest Jury:
- Ferran Grau
- Moises Morato
- Beatriz Minguez de Molina
- Jose Perez de Lama
- Belinda Tato
- Miguel Mesa
- Lluis Viu
- Jordi Pages

IaaC 3rd Advanced Architecture Contest

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and HP are pleased to announce the 3rd Advanced Architecture Contest, on the theme of THE SELF-SUFFICIENT CITY: Envisioning the habitat of the future.
The aim of this architecture competition is to promote on-line discussion and research through which to generate insights and visions, ideas and proposals that help us envisage what the city and the habitat of the 21st century will be like.
The contest is open to architects, planners, designers and artists who want to contribute to progress in making the world more habitable by developing a proposal capable of responding to emerging challenges in areas such as ecology, information technology, socialization and globalization, with a view to enhancing the connected self-sufficiency of our cities.
The prize (Total value: 60.000, 00 EUR) will be distributed at the discretion of the Juries following the bases scheme.
This Architecture Competition Jury, which is composed of architects, directors of some of the world's foremost architecture schools, and mayors of prominent cities around the globe is looking for outstanding proposals for any city in the world, at any scale, and within any timescale.
The Registration is FREE, and the competition entries should be submitted digitally in PDF files via the Internet