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Innovation on the Architect’s Education

Hi everybody.

Let me present our team first, we are Letizia Caprile, Jonas Stahl, Jaime Pages, and myself Maria Prieto-Moreno, students at the IE School of Architecture in Madrid.

Our project for the Venice Biennale is to investigate about how can universities innovate on the Architect’s education nowadays.

Our purpose for these two years is to collect information about this topic interviewing influential figures in the global architectural scene, architects and people related with the sector in order to write a book with the “101 Testimonies on Innovation in the Education of Architects”

During our stay in Venice, we lived a great experience and we had the chance to interview a really good list of architectural leaders on the sector. Around 20 interesting testimonies will become documentaries for the book. We had diverse responses,very instructive all of them. Find below a list with some of the people filmed:

– Toyo Ito
– Jean Nouvel
– Patrik Schumacher (Zaha Hadid)
– Emilio Tuñon
– Alberto Campo Baeza
– Eric Gili from Cloud 9
– Winy Mass (MVRDV)
– Peter Murray
– Juan Herreros
– Wang Shu (Premio Pritzer)
– Architectural Association Exhibition Director
– Javier Martin (Technical Advisor for Architecture and Edification)
– Zahra Ali Baba (Curator Kuwait Pavilion)

The intention is to continue during the next two years with these interviews and make an analysis of the responses obtained and try to come with some interesting conclusions.
From now on, we will be posting the videos and interviewee’s profiles on the Spanishlab Academic Platform, we would like to provoke the debate about how to improve the innovation of the architect’s education.

So…. What do you think about how to innovate on the architect’s education?


SpainLab logo brights in Venice

Photo by Roland Halbe©

That is how the Spanish Pavilion entrance look today!

SpainLab under construction

Curator Debora Mesa has send this pictures of the current status of the pavillion. In the picture, the main logo designed by Alberto Corazon is in the picture with the installation of Menis Architects and selgascano.

Illumination tests

Radiance and illumination tests with two different types of spot light (500w and 1000w) over the stones that will be part of the installation of Cloud9 in the Spanish Pavillion.

RCR work in progress

RCR Architects are in Venice setting up their installation during this week. In this post you can find some images of the development process of the different pieces of their installation.

EU painting with Boamistura

The patterns designed by Boamistura are being painted in the Spanish Pavillion of the Venice Biennale.