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: ETSAB Guest Teacher I; ETSAB Guest Teacher II; Teacher III; Teacher-assistant


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.

Length: 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


Until Tuesday, May 25, 2021

  • 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, May 31, 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 Monday, June 7, 2021.
  • Candidates who do not pay within the deadline will automatically be excluded from the program.
  • In case of cancellation after Monday, June 14, 2021, the tuition fee will not be refunded.
  • The payment will be done through the Stripe payment platform.


Admission Process

  • Tuesday, May 25, 2021. End of registrations
  • Monday, May 31, 2021. Communication to admitted and non-admitted
  • Monday, June 7, 2021. End of payment of registration for participants admitted
  • Monday, June 14, 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


Teacher I

Group I

Associate Professor of Architectural Projects at ETSAB-UPC

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


Teacher II

Group II

Associate Professor of Architectural Projects at ETSAB-UPC

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


Teacher III

Group III



Teacher - assistant I

Group I, II & III