The international contest to curate the UIA World Architecture Congress Barcelona 2026 opened last 28th June. The Congress is designed as an opportunity to rethink and update the formats and themes that architecture congresses should adopt. This is why the candidates for the team of curators will undergo an unprecedented international selection process at the UIA with a two-round competition.
The 12th Rosa Barba Casanovas International Landscape Prize, sponsored by Banc Sabadell Foundation, is part of the International Landscape Biennial, which will take place in Barcelona from the 27th to the 28th of November 2023.After closing the submission of landscape and planning projects, the International Jury will select 7-11 finalists. There will be only one winner with a prize of 15,000 euros, which will be announced during the symposium.
The Architects’ Association of Catalonia is promoting the 10 Architecture Festivals 2023, an evolution of Architecture Week that will take place at different venues in Barcelona from 25 March to 10 June. Architecture Week thus goes from 10 days to 10 weeks, with an eye on the future: Barcelona World Capital of Architecture 2026.
To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, the COAC is promoting the campaign “We are women and we are architects!”, put together by the Open Group of Women Architects and the COAC’s Barcelona office. The initiative aims to showcase our country’s female talent by publicising works bearing the names of women.
The Association Guidance Service (COAC SOC)has supported a total of 325 Association members since its creation in July 2020, a significant number that demonstrates the value and necessity of the service. The COAC SOC came about during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, to support all those architects who, whether due to the pandemic or other situations, needed financial help or advice.
The Architects’ Association of Catalonia will again be present at Architect@Work Barcelona. This year’s trade show, which will take place on 15 and 16 March at the Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB), will revolve around the theme “Natural Resources”.
The latest issue of the COAC journal, Quaderns d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme, “L’ofici de pensar” (The craft of thinking) is available for COAC members.Under the direction of architects Joseph Ferrando and Marta Poch, issue 273 aims to reflect on the role of architects in building habitat and architectural thinking as they go through the project process.
With the aim of continuing to highlight the role of architecture in society, the COAC has opened its twelfth grant applications call for local and international development cooperation projects related to architecture and town planning.
Jordi Bonet Armengol (1925-2022) died on 20 June. An architect atypical of his generation and a contemporary of Oriol Bohigas, Bonet Armengol distinguished himself by having a broad and extensive career that included a myriad of buildings of varying types, in which a single work stands out.