*Please note the program below is subject to change.

Detailed Program

Thursday, 14 April 2016   

15:30 Visit to the Historical Archive of the Architects' Association of Catalonia, to view original work of Catalan architects; Gaudi, Domenech i Muntaner and Puig i Cadafalch and others. Group 1 (20 people maximum)   1 

16:30 Group 2 (20 people maximum)   *

17:30 Registration opens at the COAC Headquarters, Plaça Nova 5, 08002 Barcelona  

19:00 Welcoming Reception with wine in the COAC Headquarters, sponsored by BODEGAS BAIGORRI, and snacks. Words by Lluis Comeron, Dean of COAC (Collegi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya); introduction of LaSalle Architecture student team  

20:00 Dinner on your own   

Friday, 15 April 2016   

08:00 Registration continues at Pompeu Fabra Auditorium; School of Communication; with coffee  

Pompeu Fabra, Roc Boronat 138

09:00 Program begins: welcoming remarks and introductions by Conference organizers Sophia Gruzdys, as well as AIA Europe President Nora Demeter. Introduce Topic: District 22@   

09:15 Presentation from hosts: Barcelona, Knowledge City and Sustainable City, by Josep Pique, Executive President at LaSalleTechnova Barcelona, and Toni Pujol Vidal, Projects Coordinator, Barcelona City Council  1 HSW

09:45 Presentation from host Barcelona City Council, Sustainable City, by Toni Pujol Vidal, Projects Coordinator, Barcelona City Council   * 

10:15 Presentation: Making of Plaça Glories - Canopia Urbana, by Architect Ana Coello, Architect Olivier Phillipe, Agence TER  1 HSW

10:45 Presentation: Making of Plaça Glories - Context, by Architect Jordi Mansilla, Plataforma Arquitectura  *

11:15 Coffee Break and new sponsor presentation: GRAPHISOFT  

11:45 Presentation: New Architecture in District 22@ by Architect Fermin Vasquez, b720 Arquitectos  2 HSW

12:45 Walking tour District 22@ to Mercat dels Encants. The tour will be divided into smaller groups, each with a student guide. Provided headsets will be needed.  * 

13:45 Bus Transfer: Placa Glories - Museu Maritim, Avenida de las Drassanes

14:30 Lunch Break   

15:45 Presentation: Raval Cultural - Introduction by Roger Marcet i Barbe, director of Museu Maritim  1 HSW

16:00 Presentation: Restoration of the Drassanes by Architect Robert Terradas of Terradas Arquitectos, followed by short walking tour of the building  *

17:00 Bus Transfer: Museu Maritim - ROCA Gallery, Joan Guell 211-213

17:30 Presentation and Cocktail at ROCA Gallery: ROCA product innovations - Introduction by Carlos Velasquez (ROCA) and Ignacio Garcia (LAUFEN) sponsored by LAUFEN  1 HSW

19:30 Bus Transfer: ROCA Gallery - Fabrica Moritz  

20:00 Tours of Fabrica Moritz Barcelona, Ronda Sant Antoni 41   1 HSW

21:00 Presentation and Cocktail: Digital Glass printing - Introduction by Niv Raz, division head of DIP-TECH, at Fabrica Moritz Barcelona  

21:30 Dinner   

Saturday, 16 April 2016   

08:30 Registration Continues at the Recinte Hospital Sant Pau, Carrer de Sant Quintí, 89, with coffee, sponsored by ESCOFET  

09:00 Conference Welcome and Introductions; Topic Introduction: Re-Purposing   

09:15 Presentation: Places and Horizontal Surfaces of Barcelona, by Architect Mariona Benain Aguilera, Business Development Coordinator, ESCOFET  

09:45 Presentation: Sectional Palimpsest, by Architect Roger Paez i Blanch, PhD, AiB Estudi Arquitectes   1 

10:45 Presentation: Social Urban Regeneration, by Architect Benedetta Tagliabue, EMBT Arquitectes   1 HSW

11:45 SWISSPEARL Presentation   

12:00 Guided tour of Recinte Hospital Sant Pau   1.5 

13:15 Tapas Lunch Break  

14:00 Walking tour Eixample, Rambla Gaudi to Sagrada Familia; continuation of Hospital Sant Pau tour. The tour will be divided into smaller groups, each with a student guide. Provided headsets will be needed.  * 

14:30 Subway transfer to Filmoteca Catalunya, Plaça de Salvador Seguí, 1

15:30 Guided tour of Filmoteca Catalunya, by Architect Oia Pursals, Mateo Arquitectura   1 HSW

16:30 Walking tour Rambla de Raval to Sant Antoni Market. The tour will be divided into smaller groups, each with a student guide.  1.5 HSW

17:00 Hard-hat construction tour of Sant Antoni Market, by Pere Joan Ravetllat, architect of the project. Provided headsets will be needed.   

18:00 Conference Break   

20:30 Cocktail Reception at the Gala Dinner location, Barcelona Pavilion, Avenida Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 7, Mies van der Rohe, Architect   

21:00 Gala Dinner at Barcelona Pavilion   

Sunday, 17 April 2016   

Mercat del Born, Plaça Comercial, 12 

08:30 AIA Europe Chapter meeting, for members only. Catered Coffee, Tea and pastries   

10:00 Sponsor presentation: SIPRAL  

10:15 Topic Introduction: Architecture: Remembrance and Transformation. Presentation: European Award For Architectural Heritage Intervention by Architect Jordi Portal Liano  2 

10:45 Presentation: Transformation of Born Market, by Architect Pere Buil, VORA Arquitectura  * 

11:15 Presentation: Transformation of Turo de la Rovira, by Architect Imma Jansana and Guillem Gascon  * 

11:45 Building tour: Mercat del Born, with Architects Pere Buil and Enric Soria  * 

12:15 Sponsor presentation: SCHÜCO, with coffee   

12:30 Walking Tour Born: on the way to Barceloneta lunch, through Passeig del Born, Santa Maria del Mar  

14:30 Walking tour: Casa Marina, Parc de la Barceloneta, Natural Gas Building, PRBB building   2

17:00 End of Conference   

Items marked with an asterisk (*) are part of the LU credit above.   

AIA CES learning units (full conference registration, including optional opening tour on Thursday)   18 

Weekend CES units   10 

Monday, 18 April 2016   

09:30 The meeting point will be Starbucks Coffee, Plaça Francesc Masia 7, to take the Tram T3 to exit "Walden" in Sant Just, about 30 minutes.   

10:30 Visit to Office of Ricardo Bofill, Taller de Arquitectura, and Walden 7 Housing Project, led by Architect Pedro Hernandez Garcia, PHD, Arq., followed by farewell toast or lunch at Mirador de Sant Just   

13:00 Lunch at Mirador de Sant Just   

14:30 End of Monday extension