FACILITIES AND LOCATIONS
22 @ CAMPUS The Institute for advanced architecture of Catalonia is located in the Poblenou neighbourhood of Barcelona, in the recently created district known as 22@, a focus for companies and institutions oriented toward the knowledge society. The neighbourhood is close to the historic centre, the seafront, the Plaça de les Glòries and the Sagrera APT station, making it the most dynamic enclave in the city.
IAAC is housed in an old factory building, with 2,000 m² of space for research, production and dissemination of architecture, so that the space itself is a declaration of principles, embodying an experimental and productive approach to architecture. The IAAC premises include the Fab Lab Barcelona, an architecture and design oriented fabrication laboratory which is part of the global network of Fab Labs set up by The Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT. The Green Fab Lab, hosted in IAAC’s forest campus in the Valldaura Labs, is also part of the same global network, a fabrication laboratory this time oriented towards self sufficient and productive solutions.