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Since 2007,Visiting Universities Mexico en Barcelona has offered to generate research and design proposals for the city during the month of June.

The  offices  de  la _cc781905-5cde-3194-8bbd5bd5cFoundation  Enric  Miralles,  ubicadas  en  la  Ciudad  Vieja _cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_de Barcelona junto  a  las Ramblas, ofrece una  oportunidad  de _cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_study  in a professional   and collaborative environment that allows you to share experiences with other international students.

On this occasion we have the pleasure of collaborating withSOFA. Studio of Architecture & Research,Barcelona Regional (BR),CCCB: Culture Centercontemporary de Barcelona, ISGLOBAL. Institute of Global Health Barcelona YPromotion of Arts and Design.

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Since 2010, the programVisiting Universities Mexico in Barcelona and Londonoffers the opportunity during the month ofJuneto generate design proposals as research to debate projects in the city.

For the realization ofSummer Workshop in Barcelona 2021 "ARCHITECTURES FOR THE SEA FRONT PLATFORM"FUNDARQMX has strengthened ties through an international agreement promoted bysofato integrate important cultural, social and educational institutions which have carried out projects, programs, exhibitions, publications and studies that are a reference in the urban and architectural culture of the world.

In this edition, we add theMies Van Der Rohe Foundation Barcelona (FMVDR),Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya(UPC) through itsHigher Technical School of Architecture Barcelona (ETSAB) yRegional Barcelona (BR). Together, we have prepared a program that offers the unrivaled opportunity to study in a professional environment and in a collaborative atmosphere that allows you to share experiences with other international students. For the 2021 edition, the program continues with the investigation of the territory and urban systems; of the economies and ecologies that make up Barcelona's waterfront.


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The areaMetropolitan of Barcelonait has reinvented itself since the end of the 20th century, transforming the city through urban renewal processes. The city ofBarcelona, like other European cities, has made an effort to open up to its seafront as part of an urban integration strategy, relocating industrial zones, reordering important roads, transforming urban facilities, which, as productive and functional artifacts, can coexist with the regeneration of public spaces that redefine the leisure and landscape of the Mediterranean city.
During the 80s and 90s, the pre-Olympic Barcelona model rescued a constellation of public spaces burying equipment and roads. The rearrangement of the coastal ring road under theMoll de la Fusta, the creation of the Maremagnum shopping area in the old port, and the construction of theOlympic Villagethey helped the integration between the urban fabric and the sea front.
Already at the beginning of the 21st century, the projectForum would make it possible to resolve the coexistence between facilities on a metropolitan scale with a risky bet on the generation of public space, resolving the meeting of the extension of theDiagonal Avenueto the sea. after the eventForum 2004and as a result of the 07-08 crisis, there was a marked slowdown in the implementation and execution of urban, landscape and environmental projects focused on solving the limit between the urban fabric of the neighborhood ofpoblenou and its maritime front; and above all the possibility of linking the Forum area and22@with the old port as a great beach corridor and public space. On the horizon for the second part of this decade is the rescue of thekisses riverand his encounter with the sea.
Today, the debate on how to act in thezoo platform (See Annex), which can become an integration engine that reinforces the commitment of aSmart Barcelona.


the program isAimed at students of architecture, urbanism or designfrom 4th-5th semester, who have preferably taken large-scale and urban planning subjects, with interdisciplinary and teamwork experience.  Both the workshop, as well as the final seminar and jury will ​take place online, via zoom, throughout the month of June 2021.

The structure of the program consists of112 teaching hours + 90 working hours (See Annex), which will allow you to validate12 creditswith Universities that have an Agreement with theETSAB y which is summarized as follows:

Workshop on design projects as research
56 teaching hours

It will be led by Juan Carlos Sánchez
Tappan (SOFAR) in collaboration with Jordi
Castello (BR) will explore the Zoo platform, a
strategic site that intends to finish linking the sea front of BCN.

The "hyper-vertical" workshop will work
in teams of 2 to 3 students
different universities.

NOTE: The student is expected to allocate 56 hrs. extra for the development of your project.

SOFA+BR: (56h)
Opening lecture:Tuesday June 1
14:30-16:30 CET (2h)
12 sessions of 4 hours:Monday Wednesday and Friday
16:00-20:00 CET (48h)
Final review:Wednesday June 30
14:00-20:00 CET (6h)

Workshop on design projects as research
32 teaching hours

It will be led by professors and experts from the ETSAB-UPC Barcelona School of Architecture and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation and will analyze the parameters that condition the seafront and the actors that define it. Based on the online archive of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award organized by the Mies van der Rohe Foundation and the publication ATLAS of Contemporary European Architecture (publication name in italics) the coastal fronts will be analyzed of European cities, as an extension of the research, exhibition and publication Architectures on the Waterfront.

NOTE: The student is expected to allocate 22 hrs. extra for the development of your project.

Opening session:Tuesday June 1 16:30-20:30h CET (4h)
8 sessions of 3.5h:Tuesday and Thursday 4:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. CET (28h)


Online -

Wednesday June 30 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CET

Virtual study trip to London
24 school hours

Virtual tours, interviews and conferences
online the whole month of June. Live streaming June 19 and 20 (to be confirmed).

NOTE: The student is expected to allocate 12 hrs. extra for the development of your project

8 sessions of 1h:every Tuesday (except June 1) and Thursday 15:30-16:30h CET (8h)

Alternatively, and pending confirmation due to the restrictions derived from COVID-19: 2 live streaming sessions from London with visits, interviews and talks: June 19 and 20.

Orientation: Prof. Juan Carlos Sánchez


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Practicas SS


Normally you will be able to validate, project workshop + one or two electives (to be confirmed by the director or coordinator of the architecture school of your origin).

In addition to the study activities for the month of June, up to 2 places are offered to carry out practices inBR(2), sofa(1).

In Mexico there will be up to 2 places available for you to continue your Social Service and/or Professional PracticeswithFUNDARQMX giving continuity to what was done during the Workshop, supporting its dissemination, program for summer 2022 and the agenda of activities and projects 2021-2022.

The 112 teaching hours of this workshop will be added to the hours officially established in Mexico (480 for Social Service and/or 240 for Professional Practices). In all cases, it is an essential requirement to satisfactorily pass the three modules of the program and carry out the corresponding procedures with each Institution and with your University.

NOTE: the places for Professional Practices will not be remunerated with fees. Interested students who are selected will receive a certificate from each part describing the activities and hours of work. In the registration application you will find a box in which you can indicate if you are interested in carrying out Social Service in Mexico from August 2021.



Each participating institution is chaired or directed by the following architects:



Hector Mendoza Ramirez


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