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VII Arquia/Next Festival 2020

Our world is constantly changing. Whether due to political conflicts, unequal societies, environmental disasters or pandemics; our planet and humanity face the need for continuous transformation and adaptation. The 7th edition of Festival Arquia – organised by Gonzalo Herrero Delicado – has collectively examined how the emerging architecture of Spain and Portugal is facing these challenges. An opportunity to reflect on those practices that are facing these challenges through risk and innovation, resulting in a new radical architecture.

The festival took place on 21 and 22 October with an extensive programme of debates, conversations and presentations with the architects and studios selected in the arquia/next programme, as well as other guests including Anupama Kundoo, Carme Pinós and Peter Cook. The virtual platform that hosted the festival, designed by Space Popular and inspired by the city of Barcelona, also served as a framework to host parallel activities such as arquia/next and arquia/scholarships programme gallery, and a new documentary directed by Javier Peña that brings us closer to Barcelona's most radical architecture.

VII Arquia/Next Festival 2020

Professional Area

Posiciones desde lo público

21 October 2020 11:00 - 12:10

Moderated by Marta Pelegrín, Jury member and South Representative

Nueva plaza de Mansilla Mayor - Ocamica Tudanca Arquitectos

ADN Urbano Santa Eulalia - María José Marcos, Sergio Ramos, María José Guillén and Ricardo Morcillo

Puesta en Valor de Caño de Hierro - Ventura Godoy, María Megías and Marc Sánchez

Escola Infantil - Juan Ignacio Prieto and Estefanía Grandal

Centro Interpretativo do Vale do Tua - Pedro Azevedo and Susana Rosmaninho

With reflections by Ana Luisa Soares, Portugal Representative and Jury Member


Positions from the domestic side 

21 October 2020 - 16.00h - 17.20h

Moderated by Arturo Franco, Member of the Jury and Representative of the Central Area

A12 House - Lucas and Hernández-Gil

Duchess House- GRX Arquitectos

The Kiss - Alejandro Infantes Pérez

Cortijo Boquera Morilla- Álvaro Carrillo Eguilaz 

Elastic House - Álvaro Carrillo Eguilaz       

The Chapel House - Ignacio Hornillos Cárdenas

The young old house - Enrique Espinosa Pérez and Lys Villalba Rubio

With reflections by Juan Antonio Serrano, Representative of the participants and Member of the Jury

Carme Pinós

21 October 17.30h - 18.00h

Photo: (c) Wayne Taylor

Jury XXII call arquia/scholarships 2021.

Topic Presentation:

'Live and Coexist. Rethinking the city. Alternatives to the Cerdà block, or not ...'