Completion of the 1st module of the master's degree "Healthcare Architecture Present & Future"

The high point of the celebration in the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion of the completion of the 1st module of the master's degree "Healthcare Architecture Present & Future" was the wonderful lecture by Ramon Sanabria who spoke to us about how his architecture is inspired by memory, driven by construction systems and informed by the modern movement. Thank you Ramon!

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The final review of the 2018 LA(H)B workshop

We have just wrapped up the final review of the 4th LA(H)B workshop. Many thanks to our distinguished jury members Assumpta Teixidor, Carlos Ferrater, Albert de Pineda and Martí Ballart for their insights and much respect to our students for their hard work and excellent hospital projects. Team LA(H)B 2018: Lucas Aguilar, Loreto Cruz Silva, Eliana Gareis Ledereros, Lautaro Longo, Ana Lucía Morales Tarazona y Maria Emilia Nogal. Stay tuned for more!

 Taking a look at the models before the student presentations. Jury member Assumpte Teixidor with studio professors Lidia Planas, Jan Llonguers and Mario Corea and special guest Gabriela Martinez our alumni from the 2016 workshop.

Taking a look at the models before the student presentations. Jury member Assumpte Teixidor with studio professors Lidia Planas, Jan Llonguers and Mario Corea and special guest Gabriela Martinez our alumni from the 2016 workshop.

 Going over the information about the Poble Nou site for the student hospital project.

Going over the information about the Poble Nou site for the student hospital project.

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Mid-term review for the first part of the master's degreee "Healthcare Architecture for Now & the Future"

Just finished up the mid-term review for the first part of the master's degreee "Healthcare Architecture for Now & the Future". Many thanks to our guest critics Pilar Boixareu, Rosa Clotet, Diego Nakamatsu and Manuel Ruisánchez. Our students are working on a project for a medium-complexity hospital in the Poble Nou area of Barcelona, a big challenge to design in only two months. Congratulations to all! More to come!

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We began the intensive master's degree "Healthcare Architecture for Now and the Future"!

Today we began the intensive master's degree "Healthcare Architecture for Now and the Future" organized by the LA(H)B and the Escola Sert COAC and accredited by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya UPC. Our students were welcomed by Sandra Bestraten, President of the Barcelona chapter of the Catalan Architects Association Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya (COAC) and Mario Corea, Academic Director of the program.

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Diploma Ceremony in the Mies van der Rohe Pavillion

The diploma ceremony of the third edition of the postgraduate course was held in the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion. The keynote speaker was architect Carlos Ferrater from OAB Architects who shared his work and creative process, as well as his passion for architecture. He spoke to us about the importance of the void as a generator of space in one of the most iconic and dynamic spaces that exist in architecture.

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Site Visit: Hospital de Sant Pau

The final site visit began with a guided tour of the Moderniste (Catalan Art Nouveau) Hospital de Sant Pau, declared a Historic Artistic Monument and recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Afterwards Team LA(H)B returned to the 21st century and visited the Kálida Sant Pau Centre by Benedetta Tagliabue / EMBT Architects which is currently under construction and the new Hospital de Sant PauSaint Pau Hospital by architects Esteve Bonell, Silvia Barbera, José Lluis Canosa, Josep Maria Gil and Francesc Rius.  

 

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Site Visit: General Hopsital of Olot

In his lecture in the LA(H)B architect Ramon Sanabria spoke about some of the singular aspects of the hospital program: it is a building that is open 24/7 and it is the scenario for a wide range of emotions and user groups. But above all, it is architecture that responds to the place where it is located and to the people it serves, providing a space "that provokes peace and comfort rather than anxiety". Visiting the General Hospital of Olot with Lidia Planas from Sanabria Arquitectes was an opportunity to experience these concepts and understand their value for hospital design.

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Beautiful Places that Contribute to Healing

It was a great pleasure to welcome architect Benedetta Tagliabue of EMBT to the LA(H)B. She presented Kálida Sant Pau Centre, which is under construction on a site between the Moderniste (Catalan Art Nouveau) Hospital of Sant Pau and the new hospital, a project that forms part of the Maggie’s Centre’s global network. It was an opportunity to reflect upon what happens when architecture and landscape come together to create a beautiful space that can help dissipate the pain and fear that confront cancer patients and their families.

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