II International e-Workshop of Architecture and Landscape

From July 5 to 23, 2021

Directors: RCR Arquitectes – Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, Ramon Vilalta
Teaching Staff: Robert de Pauuw; Miriam García; Gonzalo Bardach


RCR Summer Workshop is born of a way of understanding architecture and landscape from a humanistic spirit. The coexistence in a specific space and time of different creative disciplines during the on-site workshop has generated synergies for mutual enrichment. The online format is heir to these ideas transferred to a virtual campus.

The workshop is designed following four main ideas that articulate the program:

  • Competition Format: Closed exercises that condense a complex process within a specific time frame
  • Transversality: An integrative interdisciplinary approach
  • Sharing: Shared creativity fostering the capacity for dialogue
  • Experience: Understanding derived from observation, participation and experience

The workshop focuses on the experience of the participants, showing the territory where the work of RCR Arquitectes is rooted, with the aim of understanding their relationship with the site and the landscape, to share and pass on an attitude to life, architecture and creativity, putting into practice their working methods.

Creativity must be at the origin of the concept, present at the initial moment where we give answer to the question we are asked, and should be shared by all the participants, being the common thread of the process. Everything results from creativity.

The Program consists in

  • Online Campus. A conference offer will be combined with various extension webinars and small group consultations in small groups on topics related to the project methodology of RCR Arquitectes and other specific ones that will accompany the exercises to be developed.
  • Creative Atelier. Four exercises are proposed with the aim of generating the ability to stand out conceptually and know how to communicate resolutely in a short time. There will be corrections by RCR Arquitectes.
  • Open Program. A series of conferences in common with the Photography and the Audiovisual workshops.

Duration: 19 days

Teaching Load:  120 hours

Open Program Load: 12 hours

Level: Advanced

Online Campus

The workshop will take place on the virtual campus that RCR Lab·A has developed for this edition.

In order to carry out the online workshop, the following technical requirements must be met by the participants:

  • Computer with recommended minimum screen resolution of 1440px
  • Adequate Internet connection to access the e-learning platform, download and upload content and make video calls
  • Updated browser (Chrome, Edge, Safari, Firefox, Opera)
  • Installation and registration (free account) of the video conferencing program Zoom

Recommended Computer Skills

For participation in the I International e-Workshop of Architecture and Landscape, skills in the following computer programs are recommended:

  • the computer-aided design software AutoCAD used for 2D drawing and 3D modeling
  • the photo editor Adobe Photoshop
  • the software for digital composition of pages Adobe InDesign
  • optionally, the Rhino 3D modeling software
  • optionally, 3DStudio 3D animation and graphics creation software


Spanish is the common language. We recommend a basic knowledge of Spanish. English is the second official language of the Summer Workshop. The activities will be carried out in both languages. The videos will be in Spanish or English with subtitles in both languages.


Participants of the I International e-Workshop Architecture and Landscape will receive two participation certificates issued by RCR BUNKA Private Foundation and the School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB).


Tuition Fee of  750 Euros.

The amount of the tuition fee is possible thanks to the collaboration of different public and private institutions, and companies, and is therefore subsidised.

Application Process


  • Profile: The workshop is aimed at last year architecture students and architects.
  • Registration Form: Submission of the registration form with all details of the candidate.
  • CV-Portfolio: Submission of a brief curriculum and the portfolio in pdf format (max.4 MB), with the file named as follows (without accents or special characters): EN-name-surname.pdf.
  • Full documentation: Applications that do not provide all the requested documentation will be excluded from the selection process.
  • Admission: The submission of the registration form does not guarantee the direct entry to the program. All candidates will be part of the selection process.
  • Registration fee: The registration fee is 50 Euros and is non-refundable.

Selection Process

  • Selection criteria: for the selection of participants will be considered the information on the registration form and the cv-portfolio.
  • Places planned: 72
  • Selection of participants: until Monday, June 14, 2021. Communication to participants admitted and not admitted.
  • Communications: All communications will be via e-mail.

Payment Conditions

The tuition fee amounts to a total of  750 Euros.

  • Participants admitted will pay the tuition fee until Friday, June 18, 2021.
  • Candidates who do not pay within the deadline will automatically be excluded from the program.
  • In case of cancellation after Friday, June 25, 2021, the tuition fee will not be refunded.
  • The payment will be done through the Stripe payment platform.


Admission Process

  • Friday, June 11, 2021. End of registrations
  • Monday, June 14, 2021. Communication to admitted and non-admitted
  • Friday, June 18, 2021. End of payment of registration for participants admitted
  • Friday, June 25, 2021. Non-refundable cancellations.

II International e-Workshop of Architecture and Landscape

  • Monday, July 5, 2021: Start of workshop
  • Friday, July 23, 2021: End of workshop

Teaching Staff


Robert de Paauw

Group 1 (English)

Founder of De Paauw Architecture

In collaboration with the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB / UPC)

Robert de Paauw (Barcelona, ​​1969) is an architect from the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB-UPC) since 1998 and an architect and urban planner from the University of São Paulo (USP). He is an associate professor at the Department of Urbanism and Spatial Planning (DUOT-ETSAB-UPC) and has been a professor at the Escola da Cidade, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of São Paulo, Brazil as well as a guest lecturer at different European, North American, Latin American and Asian universities. He is fluent in English, French, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish and Catalan as well as basic Dutch.

In 2019, he founds De Paauw Architecture with offices in Barcelona and São Paulo, after an extensive professional experience of more than 25 years as a partner of Jansana, de la Villa, de Paauw Arquitectes in which he has obtained, among others, recognitions such as the European Prize for Urban Public Space 2012, the FAD City and Landscape Prize 2019 or the selection of projects at the Venice Architecture Biennale for the Spanish Pavilion in 2016 and for the Brazilian Pavilion in 2018. His works have been widely published in the specialized media.

From De Paauw Architecture, he  leads an international and multidisciplinary team of professionals with the aim of providing answers to a sustainable future of cities, facing local and global challenges, through strategic design as an intermediary between agents, environment, function, emotion and conservation.

Specialist in the public sector, Robert de Paauw has extensive experience in Territorial Transformation, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Public Facilities and Restoration of Historic Heritage. Several national and international competitions won, prove it, including some for Programs financed by multilateral entities such as the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development IBRD, The World Bank – WB and Interamerican Development Bank – IDB.

He has recently finished the Lagoas do Norte Park Urban and Environmental Regeneration Project in Teresina in Brazil with a performance area of ​​1,400 Ha; he is working in the Revitalization Program of the Historic Center of São Luis de Maranhão, also in Brazil, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. He has just won the competition for the China Railway Northeast Asia International Expo City in Changchun, China, a project that has a special emphasis on the management of rainwater through Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems SUDS and “sponge city” strategies. His proposal for the Ideas Contest for the Supersquares in the Ensanche of Barcelona won the third prize with a proposal of urban naturalization.

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Miriam García García

Group 2 (Spanish)

Director of LAND LAB | Member of the Neutral Climate and Smart Cities Assembly of the European Commission and of the Scientific Committee of Europan Europe

In collaboration with the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB / UPC)

Miriam García García (Sama-Langero, Asturias, 1971) architect (1989) and PhD Extraordinary Award (2017) by the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM). She is also a landscape architect, urban planner and director of LAND LAB, laboratorio de paisajes, an office based in Barcelona. From there he collaborates in different projects aimed at the promotion and development of spatial planning, landscape, urban design and its adaptation to climate change. Many of these works have been national and international awarded such as the Prize of the XII Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial (BEAU), Good Practice 2012 of the UN-Hábitat Committee or SuperIlla Barcelona (Plaza Enric Granados / Consell de cent). She combines professional practice with research and teaching on both sides of the Atlantic. Currently she teaches at the Master’s Degree in Landscape Design at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB), the Master’s Degree in Urban Planning and Territorial Studies at the National Institute of Public Administration of Madrid and at the Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Planning of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (DUOT, ETSAB, UPC). Likewise, he is a Member of the Assembly for Neutral Climate and Smart Cities of the European Commission and of the Scientific Committee of Europan Europe.

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Gonzalo Bardach

Group 3 (Spanish)

Founder of Gonzalo Bardach Arquitectura

Gonzalo Bardach (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1982) graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism (FADU), University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He founded together with Matías Mosquera the studio BAM! Arquitectura with which they obtained great recognition for their work in 2012 and 2020. They participated and were recognised in architecture biennials and other international awards. Together with Matías Mosquera, he also created the BAM! Workshops, which were held in 2019/20 and focused on design, landscape and sustainability.

In 2020 he founded Gonzalo Bardach Arquitectura, a leading studio in landscape-integrated, contemporary and sustainable architecture, based in Argentina with projects for Latin America, North America and Europe. He has collaborated with prestigious architectural firms, leading design teams. He teaches Architectural Design at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism (FADU), University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. His work has been published internationally.

He is linked to the RCR Summer Workshop since 2017, participating in the X International Workshop on Architecture and Landscape 2017, as assistant to the general coordination of the RCR Summer Workshop 2018 and as assistant teacher of the XII International Workshop on Architecture and Landscape 2019. In this edition he will be part of the teaching team of the II International e-Workshop on Architecture and Landscape as assistant teacher.

Gonzalo Bardach Architecture · Instagram

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