On Saturday 7 in the morning, we re-discover the premises of the Industrial School with the Eixample Architecture Festival. Inside the Auditorium of the Industrial School, rehabilitated in 2020 by the Council de Barcelona, we will enter the roots of this complex, as well as the future challenges of the Industrial +. Just as the architect Rafael Guastavino was innovative almost a century ago with the construction of the Catalan vault, Catalan architects continue to bring ceramics to their structural and artistic limits that continue to break all borders. Come and “build”!
With the help of various collaborating entities, we look forward to sharing the following ACTIVITIES:
10am A welcome from COAC (Sandra Bestraten, President of COAC Barcelona) + DiBA (Juan Echániz, General Coordinator)
10.10am Industrial School History (Ramon Graus, historian, researcher and professor of Theory of Architectural History and Communication Techniques at ETSAB and Jaume Rosell, former professor of history at UPC Architecture)
10.50am La Industrial + (Eloi Juvillà, commissioner of unique projects)
11.10am Rehabilitation of the Auditorium (Jordi Campanillas and Xavier Fabré)
11.30am New international centre for innovation in public services (Dolors Ylla-Català, architect)
11.50am The Ceramics of the Future (Marta Domènech and David López, REARQ ETSAB + Vicenç Sarrablo, Flexibrick, UIC)
12-13h Guastavino Exhibition
10 am-1pm Ceramics Innovation Workshops (ETSAB + UIC School Of Architecture)
10-13h LeonarDome Workshop (COAC Barcelona)
10 am-1pm Open House: Fireplace, Clock Building, School of Work (48h OpenHouse Barcelona)
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Collaborating Entities in the Eixample Festival
Eixample COAC Architects, Barcelona Provincial Council, ETSAB, UIC School Of Architecture, Flexbrick, 48H Open House Barcelona
ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL 2022
As part of the 2022 Architecture Festival, the COAC’s Barcelona Demarcation is holding 10 Architecture Festivals, one for each of the city’s districts. All these parties are face-to-face and open to the public, always respecting health safety measures.
Organised by the different Territorial Groups of Architects of Barcelona, together with other entities such as residents’ associations, universities, architects’ offices or different schools in each district, these festivals have as their main objective to claim a space or an emblematic building in each district. Guided tours, talks, concerts and various types of workshops are organised around these public spaces and buildings, among others. The ultimate goal is to highlight the profession of architects and their social function, always aimed at serving the public.
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