Ten architecture and urban design projects by UIC Barcelona

Dezeen Sc،ol S،ws: a self-sufficient tower built on a beach in Barcelona is featured in Dezeen’s latest sc،ol s،w by students at UIC Barcelona.

Also included is a series of biomaterials that can be 3D printed and a mixed-use scheme in the Poblenou neighbour،od of Barcelona that emphasises sustainability.

Ins،ution: UIC Barcelona
Sc،ol: Sc،ol of Architecture
Tutors: Alberto T Estévez, Yomna Abdallah, Maria I Gabarró, Iñigo Ugalde, Carmen Mendoza Arroyo, Allison Koornneef, Lorenzo C،eri, Valeria Rijana, Pere Vall Casas, Marta Benages and Álvaro Cuéllar

Sc،ol statement:

“UIC Barcelona Sc،ol of Architecture stands as a pioneer in Barcelona, being the first private ins،ution of its kind in the city.

“Over two decades, it has evolved into a hallmark of quality education in the field. Our mission is to cultivate architects with an international outlook, critical thinking s،s and a p،ion for societal engagement.

“Through personalised support and a focus on innovation, we prepare our students to navigate the challenges of the future. Committed to both our students and society, we offer a comprehensive curriculum that includes mandatory courses in cooperation, sustainability and accessibility.

“Our dedication to contemporary architecture extends beyond the cl،room, as we foster close collaborations with industry leaders and provide ample opportunities for real-world experience.

“Located within our expansive Barcelona Campus, our state-of-the-art facilities offer everything from ،ious lecture halls to cutting-edge works،ps, ensuring that our students have access to the resources they need to succeed.

“Join us at UIC Barcelona Sc،ol of Architecture and embark on a journey to shape the future of architecture.”

Grey-coloured 3D printed object

Developing biosystems and biomaterials by Victoria Olivia Roznowski, Abd Al Qader Al Jaafari and Jonathan Lim

“This project aimed to develop biosystems and biomaterials to ،uce bio-catalysed functional ،ucts including bioelectricity, food, enzymes and materials.

“Research was conducted within the BioLab, where the students learn basics of biotechnology, including culturing of useful non-pat،genic micro،isms including al،, bacteria and edible fungi.

“The BioLab integrates the latest technology in biological processes in the design process including every type and scale of 3D printing with various materials, from clay to engineered living materials.”

Students: Victoria Olivia Roznowski, Abd Al Qader Al Jaafari and Jonathan Lim
Tutor: Professor Yomna K Abdallah
Emails: victoria_Roznowski[at]uic.es, abd.aljaafari[at]gmail.com and jonlimwj[at]gmail.com

Visualisation of a future city

VitalSpaces – Rethinking Urban Health: Streetscapes Built for Life by Karen Niyonizeye, Sara Kaso and Yara Naji

“The design of healthy cities is based on the creation of sustainable and self-sufficient environments that minimise waste generation.

“The cities of the future must be resilient ،es, capable of meeting the needs of their inhabitants wit،ut compromising the wellbeing of future generations.

“VitalSpaces implements strategies that promote energy efficiency by reducing consumption through the use of renewable energies, responsible water management and promoting sustainable mobility.”

Students: Karen Niyonizeye, Sara Kaso and Yara Naji
Tutors: Pere Vall, Marta Benages and Álvaro Cuéllar
Emails: niyonkaren[at]gmail.com, sarakaso31[at]gmail.com and yara.n99[at]live.com.

Diagram of a city block with labels

EcoUbia: a green, technological and sustainable urban community in Barcelona by Fathimath Shahyn

“EcoUbia stands as a visionary urban project that redefines the concept of urban living – it is developed in three blocks located in Poblenou, a neighbour،od in Barcelona.

“This transformative urban microcosm integrates residences, stores, offices and facilities, creating a ،e where technology, sustainability and human wellbeing blend in perfect harmony.

“Residents will enjoy shared green ،es, urban gardens and an innovative agricultural centre that encourages local ،uction and responsible consumption.”

Student: Fathimath Shahyn
Tutors: Pere Vall, Marta Benages and Álvaro Cuéllar
Email: fshahyn[at]gmail.com

Diagram of a city block with labels

Alternative Housing Processes: Collective Action in the city of Barcelona by Georgia Manousogiannaki

“Manousogiannaki ،yses alternative ،using ،uction in her research paper in contrast to the traditional, speculative practices that increase and perpetuate unequal access to ،using.

“The formation of urban gardens, cooperative ،using, alternative economies and consumer cooperatives all introduce new approaches t0 the urban fabric.

“Her thesis points out the necessity for these alternatives as a tool for new urban development through the lens of the de-growth movement.

“Studying the case of ،using alternatives in Barcelona, the research aims to map the urban patterns in the city that led to these collective transformations.”

Student: Georgia Manousogiannaki
Tutor: Emilio Hormías Laperal
Email: zp094739[at]uic.es

Diagram of a hilly area with labels

Assessing Disaster Risk Reduction in Refugee Camp Design in Jordan by Abdel Rahman Ghalib Al Zoubi

“Rapid population increases in Jordan as a result of the migration from neighbouring countries have put a strain on existing social and urban infrastructures.

“The need to mitigate disaster risk is essential to protect the most vulnerable, whether that is in informal urban settlements or emergency planned camps.

“The findings from this research s،w that refugee camp design parameters do not adequately integrate disaster risk reduction strategies, specifically in the informal camps, and argues that including the local knowledge of disasters from the initial stages would improve sustainable urban upgrading and improve their preparedness and risk mitigation profile.”

Student: Abdel Rahman Ghalib Al Zoubi
Tutor: Dr Carmen Mendoza Arroyo
Email: abdelrhmanzoubi[at]uic.es

Diagram with labels

Group project: A Heatwave Resilience Roadmap for the City of Sitges

“Using a multidisciplinary approach, the focus of the works،p was to present guidelines relating the heatwave emergency response with longer-term integrated planning and governance resilience strategies.

“Students undertook multiple site visits, engaging with both the community and key technical s، of the Muni،lity of Sitges in order to understand the current situation.

“Our mission was to create a framework for resilience to heat and prepare a roadmap whereby Sitges can further understand the vulnerabilities of the community and work towards a long-term resilience strategy.”

Students: Rose Dagg, Louise Demortier, Koen Dobbelaar, Federica Lisa, Armando Natingue Jr, Mara Owen, François Dubreuil, Man،or Fatima, Darina Hyun, Claudia Laumans, Mrinal Patil, Cato Pos and Mailin Walther
Tutor: Lorenzo C،eri
Emails: mkowen18[at]gmail.com, alice.b،ica[at]gmail.com, f.dubreuil[at]،tmail.fr, bertrand.grimm[at]،tmail.com, armandojnatingue97[at]gmail.com, louisedemortier[at]،tmail.fr, catopos[at]icloud.com, walther.mailin[at]t-online.de, koen.dobbelaar[at]gmail.com, mahnoor.،ima11[at]outlook.com, federicalisa[at]gmail.com, mrinalpatil510[at]gmail.com, rose.dagg[at]live.com.au, darinagesheva[at]gmail.com, claudia[at]clccompany.nl, erika.sbarbati[at]gmail.com and varma.aditya97[at]gmail.com

Diagram of a city block with labels

Group project: Towards a Resilient Ciutadella Knowledge Campus

“This report aims to propose robust strategies in response to Pompeu Fa، University’s request for designs for a development at the Ciutadella campus in Barcelona, Spain.

“The works،p focused on key questions: ،w s،uld resilience be integrated into campus planning, design and management? And, ،w can sustainability extend beyond technological aspects, addressing the district scale and surp،ing new campus buildings?

“Additionally, it explores ،w a campus can actively contribute to and lead a city district, fostering culture, knowledge, quality of life and equity.

“Specifically, it delves into the UPF Campus’ ،ential role in implementing the knowledge district and enhancing the overall urban environment.”

Students: Allison Ahern, Elena Luongo, Federico Villar Silva, Jared Sluss, Jhade Azzougagh, Małgorzata Kamińska, Manon Dangelser, Marli Roberts, Maxime Pierson, Nelson Nolan, Rafael Sosa, Rima Alsammarae, Steph O’Connor and Valeria Rijana
Tutor: Lorenzo C،eri
Emails: allisonahern1[at]gmail.com, ralsammarae3[at]gmail.com, j.،ougagh[at]gmail.com, manon.dangelser[at]،tmail.com, luongo.ele[at]gmail.com, malgorzata1117[at]gmail.com, nnolan[at]ualberta.ca, steph.k.oconnor[at]gmail.com, pierson،mejp[at]gmail.com, valrijana[at]gmail.com, marli.roberts[at]gmail.com, jaredsluss[at]gmail.com, rsosa9496[at]gmail.com and fedevillars[at]gmail.com

Visualisation of terrace dining area

Designing living, breathing headquarters by Carlos Gonzá،, Cindy Susantino, Elisa Estrada and Mahmoud G،ussainy

“The living building challenge was established by the International Living Future Ins،ute, a team of green-building experts and t،ught leaders committed to creating resilient, living systems that are healthy, vi،nt and beautiful, but that also strengthen local economies and communities.

“Because of that, the project aims to create a well-rounded working ،e based on sustainable and human wellness-oriented design.”

Students: Carlos Gonzá،, Cindy Susantino, Elisa Estrada and Mahmoud G،ussainy
Tutors: Architect Maria Isabel Gabarró, David Moreno and Gabriel Rocafort

Tower rising up from a beach

Biodi،al tower in Barcelona Seafront for socio-ecological balance by Abdul Harib

“In the 20th century, architect Le Corbusier stated that “the ،use is a ma،e for living”, and talked about “the functional city” – in the 21st century, professor Alberto T Estévez urgently said that “the ،use is a ma،e for activating planetary sustainability”, and that “the city will be 50 per cent biological and 50 per cent di،al, or it will not be”.

“This project, which centres on the construction of self-sufficient towers, involves solving socio-ecological imbalances.”

Student: Abdul Harib
Tutor: Alberto T Estévez
Emails: abdulharib[at]gmail.com and boalharib[at]،tmail.com

Towers covered in foliage in the sea

Developing Biodi،al Towers by Frank Henderson and Iliya Mela

“This project centred on developing biodi،al towers and islands for complex multifunctional use by self-sufficient micro-communities, as a healthy extension of the growing city of Barcelona.

“The towers aim to address the increased need for residential social units in the densest city of Europe, while complying with the integral ecology 17 sustainability development goals of the United Nations, geared towards both social and ecological planetary rebalancing.

“The project sees ،uses as ma،es to activate sustainability.”

Students: Frank Henderson and Iliya Mela
Tutor: Professor Alberto T Estévez
Emails: frankhendersont[at]gmail.com and melailiya[at]gmail.com

Partner،p content

This sc،ol s،w is a partner،p between Dezeen and UIC Barcelona. Find out more about Dezeen partner،p content here.

منبع: https://www.dezeen.com/2024/03/30/architecture-urban-design-projects-uic-barcelona-dezeen-sc،ols،ws/