Barcelona reinvented itself in the mid-19th century under the Macià Plan, which defined its image forever on the basis of its characteristic orthogonal grid. Since then, the city has struggled with this intrinsic feature and its new limits. The example presented in these sessions is none other than the resolution of the final piece in Macià's puzze, Las Glorias Square.
During the two-day event leading Spanish architects and representatives of the city administration of Barcelona, responsible for the development of territories, will talk about the best projects for the development of areas in Barcelona and urban politics of the city, as well as discuss which of these practices could be applicable in other cities. Spanish experts would also hold a workshop for students. During the workshop, representatives of the architectural and urban community of Barcelona will explore specific case in Moscow – the area situated in Moscow city center, directly opposite Zaryadie area, between Raushskaya and Sadovnicheskaya embankments.
Following a series of workshops will be developed and submitted a list of recommendations for the integrated development of this territory.
Giovanna Carnevalli – Director of the Fundació Mies van der Rohe in Barcelona.
Vicente Guallart is the Chief Architect of the city of Barcelona City Council and director of the new Departament of Urban Habitat. He works with the new major of Barcelona Xavier Trias, the deputy major of Urban Habitat Antoni Vives, and also with an important group of professionals from the fields of urbanism, housing, environment, infrastructures and information technologies on the development and regeneration of Barcelona. He was co-founder of the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), which he directed during its first ten years. Vicente Guallart is a pioneer of the interaction between architecture, nature, and technology, proposing new paradigms based on urban, social and cultural conditions emerging from the information society.
Toni Casamor – architect, co-founder of Baena Casamor Arquitectes Atelier. With 20 years of professional experience, Toni Casamor develop the projects of architecture, landscape architecture and urban design at all scales and dimensions.
Ana Coello – landscape designer, architect, co-founder of Ana Coello Paisaje y Arquitectura. Ana's buro is an interdisciplinary studio based in Barcelona that develops landscape architecture, urban design and architecture projects in a wide array of scales, ranging from land planning to garden and interior design.
Series "Rethinking Europe – European experience in the city development" is prepared specially for the summer program of the Strelka Institute in partnership with the Fundació Mies van der Rohe.
Fundació Mies van der Rohe is a platform whose core mission is to inspire the world through architecture. It encourages and sponsors activities related to good architecture on the basis of the values represented by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, advocating its role as a strategic thrust for the improvement of our cities- the quality of life of our people and their cultural enrichment. In the 30 years since its establishment, this Foundation has, through its biennial "European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award", become the leading promoter of European architecture as a key value in world culture.