Núria Ayala takes part in the on-line colloquium “Architecture in evolution” to talk among the main architecture firms about how the current situation has affected work dynamics, customer requirements, a view of the sector and positive contributions from the group to minimise the impact, as well as to think about possible strategies for a rapid recovery of activity.
The tragic situation in the world (especially in our European environment today) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is radically transforming all aspects of people’s daily lives. Work, social relations, economy, education, sport and housing are just some of the many aspects of this unprecedented crisis caused by an invisible enemy. The origin of these transformations is surely circumstantial. However, the radicality with which they are being implemented points to a larger and more lasting impact, in which the perception of time and space is deeply changed. If this material is used to make architecture, in the face of the true health tragedy, we are left the option of taking a proactive attitude from our discipline that draws on the sinister thrust of this dystopian scenario to make out a world that, if not better, is at least different.
Carlos Ferrater takes part in the official closure of the exhibition Architectures on the Waterfront. AxA and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation, in cooperation with Barcelona Regional offers Ideas on the waterfront, a series of fast-moving conversations in PechaKucha format on the present and future of the coastline in Barcelona.
At the proposal of the Minister for Culture and Sports, José Guirao, the Cabinet has approved the awarding of the Gold Medals for Merit in Fine Arts for the year 2019 to 24 figures of Culture. The prize is awarded to people and entities that have excelled in the field of artistic and cultural creation or have given significant service in promoting, developing or disseminating art and culture or in conserving artistic heritage.
Estartit Sailing Club is part of the ‘Architectures on the Waterfront’ exhibition of the European Union Contemporary Architecture Awards – Mies Van der Rohe Award at Barcelona Maritime Museum, organised by Arquitectes x l’Arquitectura. 30/10/19 – 12/01/20