Architectural Design

COORDINATOR

Mària Serrano, Maria Magdalena

CONTACT

Secretary’s Office for Doctoral Programmes in Architecture
Tel.: 934 011 875
Secretariadoctorat.utgab@upc.edu

https://etsab.upc.edu/en/studies/doctoral-programmes

The central theme of the practice of architecture is architectural design, which must bring together construction, spatial organisation and use via the aesthetic, ethical and cognitive dimensions of the design process.

As Vitruvius pointed out two thousand years ago, that this means relating the natural sciences and the exact sciences, on the one hand, and the social sciences on the other.

This doctoral programme puts focus on one or another of these disciplines related to architecture. Though, as a set, these lines of research focus candidates’ theses on the architectural project as a design intervention that is able to connect geography and history, climate and society, and nature and culture.

The programme is organised around research groups, each of which has a particular profile based on its focus. Thus, it is not necessary for each one of them to respond to the same need for research into design; its teaching; its aesthetic, ethical or scientific nature; or its impact on modern cultural life.

Now, more than ever, given the lack of architects in the field of research in Europe, this programme is an indispensable necessity.

General information

Access profile

Given the scientific character of the programme in the field of architectural design, the natural pathway for admission is through official master’s programmes offered by the UPC in Design Theory and Practice, in Sustainable Intervention in the Built Environment (MISMeC) or in Advanced Studies in Architecture-Barcelona (MBArch) with specialisations in Contemporary Design (taught entirely in English); Process, Design and Programming; or Architectural Restoration and Rehabilitation, which will not require candidates to take any additional courses. The admission process to these master’s programmes already ensures that students have the backgrounds necessary to be admitted to the doctoral programme.

In addition to this academic background, certain personal characteristics are considered important, such as an interest in the research projects that are carried out in the programme, having critical and analytical abilities, having initiative, being consistent and persistent with work, being able to work well in a team and being able to communicate properly, both orally and in writing. The doctoral programme’s Postgraduate Committee will resolve any cases in which candidates exhibit peculiar characteristics.

Output profile

Doctoral candidates who complete a doctoral degree will have acquired the following competencies, which are needed to carry out quality research (Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, which regulates official doctoral studies):

a) A systematic understanding of the field of study and a mastery of the research skills and methods related to the field.
b) An ability to conceive, design or create, put into practice and adopt a substantial process of research or creation.
c) An ability to contribute to pushing back the frontiers of knowledge through original research.
d) A capacity for critical analysis and an ability to assess and summarise new and complex ideas.
e) An ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general as regards their fields of knowledge in the manner and languages that are typical of the international scientific community to which they belong.
f) An ability to foster scientific, technological, social, artistic and cultural progress in academic and professional contexts within a knowledge-based society.

The award of a doctoral degree must equip the graduate for work in a variety of settings, especially those requiring creativity and innovation. Doctoral graduates must have at least acquired the personal skills needed to:

a) Develop in contexts in which there is little specific information.
b) Find the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem.
c) Design, create, develop and undertake original, innovative projects in their field.
d) Work as part of a team and independently in an international or multidisciplinary context.
e) Integrate knowledge, deal with complexity and make judgements with limited information.
f) Offer criticism on and intellectually defend solutions.

Finally, with respect to competencies, doctoral students must:
a) have acquired advanced knowledge at the frontier of their discipline and demonstrated, in the context of internationally recognised scientific research, a deep, detailed and well-grounded understanding of theoretical and practical issues and scientific methodology in one or more research fields;
b) have made an original and significant contribution to scientific research in their field of expertise that has been recognised as such by the international scientific community;
c) have demonstrated that they are capable of designing a research project that serves as a framework for carrying out a critical analysis and assessment of imprecise situations, in which they are able to apply their contributions, expertise and working method to synthesise new and complex ideas that yield a deeper knowledge of the research context in which they work;
d) have developed sufficient autonomy to set up, manage and lead innovative research teams and projects and scientific collaborations (both national and international) within their subject area, in multidisciplinary contexts and, where appropriate, with a substantial element of knowledge transfer;
e) have demonstrated that they are able to carry out their research activity in a socially responsible manner and with scientific integrity;
f) have demonstrated, within their specific scientific context, that they are able to make cultural, social or technological advances and promote innovation in all areas within a knowledge-based society;
g) have demonstrated that they are able to participate in scientific discussions at the international level in their field of expertise and disseminate the results of their research activity to audiences of all kinds.

Number of places

20

Duration of studies and dedication regime

Duration
The maximum period of study for full-time doctoral studies is four years, counted from the date of first enrolment in the relevant programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited. The academic committee of the doctoral programme may authorise a doctoral candidate to pursue doctoral studies on a part-time basis. In this case, the maximum period of study is seven years from the date of first enrolment in the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited. To calculate these periods, the date of deposit is considered to be the date on which the thesis is made publicly available for review.

If a doctoral candidate has a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%, the maximum period of study is six years for full-time students and nine years for part-time students.

For full-time doctoral candidates, the minimum period of study is two years, counted from the date of an applicant's admission to the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited; for part-time doctoral candidates it is four years.

When there are justified grounds for doing so, and the thesis supervisor and academic tutor have given their authorisation, doctoral candidates may request that the academic committee of their doctoral programme exempt them from the requirement to complete this minimum period of study.

Temporary disability leave and leave for the birth of a child, adoption or fostering for the purposes of adoption, temporary foster care, risk during pregnancy or infant feeding, gender violence and any other situation provided for in current regulations do not count towards these periods. Students who find themselves in any of these circumstances must notify the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which must inform the Doctoral School.

Doctoral candidates may request periods of temporary withdrawal from the programme for up to a total of two years. Requests must be justified and addressed to the academic committee responsible for the programme, which will decide whether or not to grant the candidate's request.

Extension of studies
If a doctoral candidate has not applied to deposit their thesis before the expiry of the deadlines specified in the previous section, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may, at the request of the doctoral candidate, authorise an extension of this deadline of one year under the conditions specified for the doctoral programme in question.

Dismissal from the doctoral programme
A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The doctoral candidate not having completed their annual enrolment or applied for a temporary interruption.
  • The doctoral candidate not having formalised annual enrolment on the day after the end of the authorisation to temporarily interrupt or withdraw from the programme.
  • The doctoral candidate receiving a negative reassessment after the deadline set by the academic committee of the doctoral programme to remedy the deficiencies that led to a previous negative assessment.
  • The doctoral candidate having been the subject of disciplinary proceedings leading to their suspension or permanent exclusion from the UPC.
  • A refusal to authorise the extensions applied for, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.3 of these regulations.
  • The doctoral candidate not having submitted the research plan in the period established in Section 8.2 of these regulations.
  • The maximum period of study for the doctoral degree having ended, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.4 of these regulations.

Dismissal from the programme means that the doctoral candidate cannot continue studying at the UPC and that their academic record will be closed. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission, and the committee must reevaluate the candidate in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

A doctoral candidate who has been dismissed due to having exceeded the time limit for completing doctoral studies or due to an unsatisfactory assessment may not be Academic Regulations for Doctoral Studies Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Page 17 of 33 admitted to the same doctoral programme until at least two years have elapsed from the date of dismissal, as provided for in sections 3.4 and 9.2 of these regulations.

Legal framework

Organization

COORDINATOR:
ACADEMIC COMMISSION OF THE PROGRAM:
STRUCTURAL UNITS:
  • Department of Architectural Design (PROMOTORA)
SPECIFIC URL OF THE DOCTORAL PROGRAM:
https://etsab.upc.edu/en/studies/doctoral-programmes

CONTACT:

Secretary’s Office for Doctoral Programmes in Architecture
Tel.: 934 011 875
Secretariadoctorat.utgab@upc.edu


Agreements with other institutions

Other collaborations:
• Collaboration with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Greece. Foreign. Public.
Description: exchange agreement with students from this university.
• Collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano. Milan. Foreign. Public.
Description: doctoral teaching exchange agreement.
• Collaboration with École d’Architecture de Marseille-Luminy. France. Foreign. Public.
Description: teaching agreement under the framework of Socrates/Erasmus programmes.
• Collaboration with the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso. Chile. Foreign. Private.
Description: collaboration in doctoral teaching and thesis supervision.
• Collaboration with the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at the Technical University Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Foreign. Public.
Description: follow-up with candidates’ doctoral thesis research.
• Collaboration with the Universidad Nacional del Litoral. Santa Fe. Argentina. Foreign. Public.
Description: doctoral programme teaching and student exchange.
• Collaboration with the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Foreign. Public.
Description: doctoral programme teaching and student exchange.
• Collaboration with the Architecture School at the University of Bío-Bío, Concepción, Chile. Foreign. Private.
Description: doctoral programme teaching and student exchange.
• Collaboration with the Facultad de San Carlos, at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Description: doctoral programme teaching and student exchange.
Collaboration with the Architecture and Urbanism Faculty, FAU-Mackenzie, at the Mackenzie Presbyterian University. São Paulo. Brazil. Private. Foreign.
Description: doctoral programme teaching and student exchange.
• Collaboration with the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism at the Universidad Nacional del Litoral. Argentina. Public. Foreign.
Description: doctoral programme teaching and student exchange.
• Collaboration with the Universidad de Concepción de Chile. Foreign. Private.
Description: doctoral programme teaching and student exchange.
• Collaboration with universities associated with the Mediterranean Cities Program.
• Collaboration. Princeton University School of Architecture. Private. Foreign.
Description: teaching exchange with the Center for Architecture, Urbanism and Infrastructures (CAUI)
• Collaboration with Tongji University. Foreign. Public.
Description: co-supervision of doctoral theses between professors from the two universities.
Collaboration with the Istanbul Bilgi University. Foreign. Private.
• Collaboration with the Istanbul Technical University. Foreign. Public.
• Collaboration with the Middle East Technical University. Foreign. Public.
• Collaboration with the Lebanese American University. Foreign. Private.
• Collaboration with the American University of Beirut. Foreign. Private.
• Collaboration with Alexandria University. Foreign. Public.
• Collaboration with the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Genoa. Foreign. Public.

Access, admission and registration

Access profile

Given the scientific character of the programme in the field of architectural design, the natural pathway for admission is through official master’s programmes offered by the UPC in Design Theory and Practice, in Sustainable Intervention in the Built Environment (MISMeC) or in Advanced Studies in Architecture-Barcelona (MBArch) with specialisations in Contemporary Design (taught entirely in English); Process, Design and Programming; or Architectural Restoration and Rehabilitation, which will not require candidates to take any additional courses. The admission process to these master’s programmes already ensures that students have the backgrounds necessary to be admitted to the doctoral programme.

In addition to this academic background, certain personal characteristics are considered important, such as an interest in the research projects that are carried out in the programme, having critical and analytical abilities, having initiative, being consistent and persistent with work, being able to work well in a team and being able to communicate properly, both orally and in writing. The doctoral programme’s Postgraduate Committee will resolve any cases in which candidates exhibit peculiar characteristics.

Access requirements

As a rule, applicants must hold a Spanish bachelor's degree or equivalent and a Spanish master's degree or equivalent, provided they have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on the two degrees (Royal Decree 43/2015, of 2 February).

Applicants who meet one or more of the following conditions are also eligible for admission:

a) Holders of official Spanish degrees or equivalent Spanish qualifications, provided they have passed 300 ECTS credits in total and they can prove they have reached Level 3 in the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education.
b) Holders of degrees awarded in foreign education systems in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), which do not require homologation, who can prove that they have reached Level 7 in the European Qualifications Framework, provided the degree makes the holder eligible for admission to doctoral studies in the country in which it was awarded.
c) Holders of degrees awarded in a country that does not belong to the EHEA, which do not require homologation, on the condition that the University is able to verify that the degree is of a level equivalent to that of official university master's degrees in Spain and that it makes the holder eligible for admission to doctoral studies in the country in which it was awarded.
d) Holders of another doctoral degree.
e) Holders of an official university qualification who, having been awarded a post as a trainee in the entrance examination for specialised medical training, have successfully completed at least two years of training leading to an official degree in a health sciences specialisation.

Note 1: Regulations for access to doctoral studies for individuals with degrees in bachelor's, engineering, or architecture under the system prior to the implementation of the EHEA (CG 47/02 2014).

Note 2: Agreement number 64/2014 of the Governing Council approving the procedure and criteria for assessing the academic requirements for admission to doctoral studies with non-homologated foreign degrees (CG 25/03 2014).

Legal framework

Admission criteria and merits assessment

Priority will be given to architect applicants with master’s degrees in DPA; in Advanced Studies in Architecture-Barcelona (MBArch) specialising in Process, Design and Programming, or Contemporary Design (taught exclusively in English); or in other subject areas that cover architectural design, urbanism, landscaping, the environment, technology, architectural theory, dwellings or renovation.

If candidates are considered to be underprepared, they will be required to complete bridging courses. These bridging courses may be taken at the UPC from the activities offered by current master’s programmes in the field of architecture.

Criteria for assessing merits (weighting):

• CV and academic transcript: 55%.
• Proposed research project: 20%.
• Interview and work plan: 20%.
• Languages spoken: 5%.

Training complements

The programme’s Postgraduate Committee may require candidates to pass specific bridging courses. In this case, the Committee will monitor the bridging courses and set up appropriate criteria to limit their length.

The courses shall involve training in research, but in no case will candidates be required to enrol in 60 or more ECTS credits.

Depending on the doctoral student activity report, the programme’s Academic Committee may propose measures, in addition to those established by current regulations, that would disassociate candidates who do not meet the established requisites.

Students admitted to the programme with the aforementioned official master’s degrees will not be required to take bridging courses.

For applicants holding other degrees, the Postgraduate Committee will determine, depending on the applicant’s background, which bridging courses, if any, must be taken. Students coming from master’s programmes outside of the UPC must take the number of credits established by the Postgraduate Committee in the aforementioned master’s programmes, which will be recommended by the corresponding research group.

Enrolment period for new doctoral students

In the first half of October.

More information at the registration section for new doctoral students

Enrolment period

In the first half of October.

More information at the general registration section

Monitoring and evaluation of the doctoral student

Procedure for the preparation and defense of the research plan

Doctoral candidates must submit a research plan, which will be included in their doctoral student activity report, before the end of the first year. The plan may be improved over the course of the doctoral degree. It must be endorsed by the tutor and the supervisor, and it must include the method that is to be followed and the aims of the research.

At least one of these annual assessments will include a public presentation and defence of the research plan and work done before a committee composed of three doctoral degree holders, which will be conducted in the manner determined by each academic committee. The examination committee awards a Pass or Fail mark. A Pass mark is a prerequisite for continuing on the doctoral programme. Doctoral candidates awarded a Fail mark must submit a new research plan for assessment by the academic committee of the doctoral programme within six months.

The committee assesses the research plan every year, in addition to all of the other activities in the doctoral student activity report. Doctoral candidates who are awarded two consecutive Fail marks for the research plan will be obliged to definitely withdraw from the programme.

If they change the subject of their thesis, they must submit a new research plan.

Formation activities

Activity: Tutorial.
Hours: 288.
Compulsory.

Activity: Courses.
Hours: 35.
Compulsory.

Activity: Seminars.
Hours: 35.
Compulsory.

Activity: Workshops.
Hours: 18.
Optional.

Activity: Research stays.
Hours: 360.
Optional.

Activity: ETSAB Library workshops.
Hours: 3.
Optional.

Activity: Conference presentations.
Hours: 24.
Optional.

Activity: Publications.
Hours: 1.
Optional.

Activity: Training in information skills.
Hours: 1.5.
Optional.

Activity: Research methodology.
Hours: 12.
Optional.

Activity: Innovation and creativity.
Hours: 8.
Optional.

Activity: Language and communication skills.
Hours: 18.
Optional.

Activity: Assessment based on doctoral student activity report (DAD) and research plan.
Hours: 4.
Compulsory.

Procedure for assignment of tutor and thesis director

The academic committee of the doctoral programme assigns a thesis supervisor to each doctoral candidate when they are admitted or enrol for the first time, taking account of the thesis supervision commitment referred to in the admission decision.

The thesis supervisor will ensure that training activities carried out by the doctoral candidate are coherent and suitable, and that the topic of the candidate’s doctoral thesis will have an impact and make a novel contribution to knowledge in the relevant field. The thesis supervisor will also guide the doctoral candidate in planning the thesis and, if necessary, tailoring it to any other projects or activities undertaken. The thesis supervisor will generally be a UPC professor or researcher who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience. This includes PhD-holding staff at associated schools (as determined by the Governing Council) and UPC-affiliated research institutes (in accordance with corresponding collaboration and affiliation agreements). When thesis supervisors are UPC staff members, they also act as the doctoral candidate’s tutor.

PhD holders who do not meet these criteria (as a result of their contractual relationship or the nature of the institution to which they are attached) must be approved by the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee in order to participate in a doctoral programme as researchers with documented research experience.

The academic committee of the doctoral programme may approve the appointment of a PhD-holding expert who is not a UPC staff member as a candidate’s thesis supervisor. In such cases, the prior authorisation of the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee is required. A UPC staff member who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience must also be proposed to act as a co-supervisor, or as the doctoral candidate’s tutor if one has not been assigned.

A thesis supervisor may step down from this role if there are justified reasons (recognised as valid by the committee) for doing so. If this occurs, the academic committee of the doctoral programme will assign the doctoral candidate a new thesis supervisor.

Provided there are justified reasons for doing so, and after hearing any relevant input from the doctoral candidate, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may assign a new thesis supervisor at any time during the period of doctoral study.

If there are academic reasons for doing so (an interdisciplinary topic, joint or international programmes, etc.) and the academic committee of the programme gives its approval, an additional thesis supervisor may be assigned. Supervisors and co-supervisors have the same responsibilities and academic recognition.

The maximum number of supervisors of a doctoral thesis is two: a supervisor and a co-supervisor.

For theses carried out under a cotutelle agreement or as part of an Industrial Doctorate, if necessary and if the agreement foresees it this maximum number of supervisors may not apply. This notwithstanding, the maximum number of supervisors belonging to the UPC is two.

More information at the PhD theses section

Permanence

The maximum period of study for full-time doctoral studies is four years, counted from the date of first enrolment in the relevant programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited. The academic committee of the doctoral programme may authorise a doctoral candidate to pursue doctoral studies on a part-time basis. In this case, the maximum period of study is seven years from the date of first enrolment in the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited. To calculate these periods, the date of deposit is considered to be the date on which the thesis is made publicly available for review.

If a doctoral candidate has a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%, the maximum period of study is six years for full-time students and nine years for part-time students.

If a doctoral candidate has not applied to deposit their thesis before the expiry of the deadlines specified in the previous section, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may, at the request of the doctoral candidate, authorise an extension of this deadline of one year under the conditions specified for the doctoral programme in question.

Dismissal from the doctoral programme
A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The doctoral candidate not having completed their annual enrolment or applied for a temporary interruption.
  • The doctoral candidate not having formalised annual enrolment on the day after the end of the authorisation to temporarily interrupt or withdraw from the programme.
  • The doctoral candidate receiving a negative reassessment after the deadline set by the academic committee of the doctoral programme to remedy the deficiencies that led to a previous negative assessment.
  • The doctoral candidate having been the subject of disciplinary proceedings leading to their suspension or permanent exclusion from the UPC.
  • A refusal to authorise the extensions applied for, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.3 of these regulations.
  • The doctoral candidate not having submitted the research plan in the period established in Section 8.2 of these regulations.
  • The maximum period of study for the doctoral degree having ended, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.4 of these regulations.

Dismissal from the programme means that the doctoral candidate cannot continue studying at the UPC and that their academic record will be closed. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission, and the committee must reevaluate the candidate in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

A doctoral candidate who has been dismissed due to having exceeded the time limit for completing doctoral studies or due to an unsatisfactory assessment may not be Academic Regulations for Doctoral Studies Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Page 17 of 33 admitted to the same doctoral programme until at least two years have elapsed from the date of dismissal, as provided for in sections 3.4 and 9.2 of these regulations.

Legal framework

Learning resources

With regard to the equipment and infrastructure at the Barcelona School of Architecture, both the school and the department have resources available for students and professors.

That which we currently have available is listed here after:

• ETSAB classrooms: 46 rooms with varying capacities, depending on whether it is a theoretical or practical class, 10 of the rooms are for the master’s programme. All have an internet connection and 40 of them have multimedia services (projector, audio and RGB/AV connections), two of which have preinstalled projectors.

• ETSAB computer rooms: 4 computer rooms, each of which are used and which have 21 computers and capacities of 40 students.

Various programmes use the different classrooms, related-information can be found at the following link:
https://etsab.upc.edu/es/servicios/servicio-tic

• The Department Laboratory: a space with 5 PCs, 1 scanner, 1 projector, 1 digital camera, 1 laptop, an A4 laser printer, an A3 ink printer and software (Photoshop, InDesign, AutoCAD, Office 2003).

• The Laboratory of the UPC’s FORM research group: a space with 8 PCs, 2 scanners, 1 laptop, an A4 laser printer, an A3 ink printer and software (Photoshop, InDesign, AutoCAD, Office 2003, VIZ).

• The Laboratory of the UPC’s GIRAS research group: a space with 4 PCs, 1 scanner, an A4 laser printer, an A3 ink printer and software (Photoshop, InDesign, AutoCAD, Office 2003).

• The ETSAB Library whose resources may be consulted on their webpage: https://bibliotecnica.upc.edu/etsab.

Doctoral Theses

List of authorized thesis for defense

Last update: 20/04/2024 04:45:32.

List of lodged theses

Last update: 20/04/2024 04:30:30.

List of defended theses by year

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  • OLEAS SERRANO, DIEGO PATRICIO: Arquitectura moderna en la latitud 0º: la ciudad de Quito y la Cordillera de los Andes
    Author: OLEAS SERRANO, DIEGO PATRICIO
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/690628
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
    Department: Department of Architectural Design (PA)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 22/02/2024
    Thesis director: FERNANDEZ SALAS, MARIA ELENA | LINARES SOLER, ALFREDO

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: RAVETLLAT MIRA, PEDRO JUAN
         SECRETARI: BARDÍ MILÀ, BERTA
         VOCAL: ALBORNOZ GARCÉS, DIEGO
         VOCAL: GRITTI, ANDREA
         VOCAL: PEREIRA FINURAS DE CARVALHO, RICARDO MANUEL
    Thesis abstract: This doctoral thesis examines the process of adaptation of Modern Architecture in Quito over a period of twenty years (1960-1980). The city's location at latitude 0 and an elevation of 2850 meters above sea level determines the unique solar light that influences both the natural and artificial contexts.There are no studies on light under these conditions, nor one that compiles the most important references for those interested in architecture in Quito, especially students. Another motivation is to highlight the efforts of the most influential generation of architects in the country, unknown to most young people, an aspect that this work seeks to address.The methodology includes an extensive bibliographic source, field visits, interviews, and photographic resources, as well as the redrawing of all the projects (38) to establish a common basis for analysis using current technical visualization and modeling resources.The study begins with a description of the Andean mountains in general, the Andes in Ecuador, and concludes with the Guayllabamba Basin, where the city of Quito is located, along with its volcano, Pichincha. This first part is complemented by the research of Alexander von Humboldt, who in the 19th century led an expedition to study the flora and fauna of various Latin American countries, including Ecuador.The second part of the thesis presents the city of Quito in three moments: the pre-Columbian city, the colonial city, and the modern city.In the third part, the influence of Humboldt on landscape painting is revisited, followed by landscaping in Ecuador and painting in the mid-20th century. Painting, along with photography and watercolor, contributes to understanding the light of Quito, as well as the particular descriptions of it in literature.The following section organizes specific aspects of light in terms of principles, spaces, and relevant lighting elements in the urban environment of Quito.In the fourth section, the process of learning and adaptation of modern architecture in Quito is addressed.The analysis of three selected works for their relationship with the landscape reveals the value of the study. As a complement and context to these works, the systematic analysis of 38 works considered in this work is presented, serving as a very useful reference.In conclusion, this doctoral thesis highlights the importance of a comprehensive approach in architecture, focused on light and the environment. The findings of this work provide valuable information for architecture in harmony with Quito's environment, promoting identity and suggesting possible directions for future research.

  • SALA GIRALT, ANNA: Acontecimiento y ciudad. Cuando lo extraordinario transforma lo ordinario. Las fiestas de la Mercè y Barcelona
    Author: SALA GIRALT, ANNA
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/690579
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
    Department: Department of Architectural Design (PA)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 18/01/2024
    Thesis director: JOVER FONTANALS, CRISTINA

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: LUCAS DIAS COELHO, CARLOS FRANCISCO
         SECRETARI: MÀRIA SERRANO, MARIA MAGDALENA
         VOCAL: BAILO ESTEVE, MANUEL
         VOCAL: SARDÀ FERRAN, JORDI
         VOCAL: AMANN ALCOCER, ATXU
    Thesis abstract: The object of study of this investigation is centred on the potential that extraordinary events of the city have as a project design tool. We refer to instances in which the city is transformed into a laboratory for experimentation of strategies that offer different ways of perceiving and experiencing it. The proposal is based on observing these non-ordinary situations from an architectural and purposeful approach; the moments in which behaviours and rules are put on hold to give way to unique urban conditions, creating a latent space for the spontaneous, the unexpected, or the unprogrammed. In such scenarios, the capacities and qualities typically associated with a space and its use can be pushed to the extreme, with the extreme itself seen as an opportunity to unveil new possibilities. Places of manifestation lead to a new understanding that incites different ways of moving, instigating an architectural sensibilization through the experience of the extravagant. This thesis is grounded in specificity, focusing on concrete situations that unfolded in a particular time and space, approaching them with a non-dogmatic lens.

Last update: 20/04/2024 05:00:49.

Theses related publications

AUTHOR:BUENO GARCÍA, CRISTINA VANESSA
Title:El Panecillo de Quito, de monte-artificio a artefacto urbano
Reading date:13/07/2023
Director:MÀRIA SERRANO, MARIA MAGDALENA
Co-director:MONTEYS ROIG, FCO JAVIER
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
The Maze of Panecillo, or the Impossible Roundabout
Bueno, C.
Bloomsbury
Publication date: 04/12/2023
Book chapter

AUTHOR:LÓPEZ ANDRADE, JAIME EDUARDO
Title:La forma urbana en áreas naturales protegidas: El caso del archipiélago de Galápagos. Puerto Ayora en la Isla de Santa Cruz y el proyecto de la ciudad endémica
Reading date:25/04/2022
Director:GONZALEZ RAVENTOS, AQUILES
Co-director:BARDÍ MILÀ, BERTA
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Taller Internacional de Arquitectura en Galápagos : Ciudades en áreas naturales protegidas
Galapagos Conservancy
Publication date: 01/11/2017
Book chapter

The Galapagos Urban Context
López, J.
Springer Nature
Publication date: 01/08/2019
Book chapter

A general perspective of the Galapagos urban form: Analysis of the city of Puerto Ayora in Santa Cruz island
XXIV International Seminar on Urban Form
Presentation date: 27/09/2017
Presentation of work at congresses

Taller Internacional de Arquitectura en Galápagos: Ciudades en áreas naturales protegidas
1er Simposio de Investigación y Conservación DPNG - GSC en Galápagos
Presentation date: 07/08/2017
Presentation of work at congresses

Arquitectura y efecto Galápagos: una visión alterna de los asentamientos humanos en el archipiélago de Galápagos
17th International Conference Arquitectonics Network: Mind, Land and Society
Presentation date: 30/05/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:MOLARINHO MARQUES, SARA CRISTINA
Title:Juha Leiviskä. Una aproximación fenomenológica a su arquitectura
Reading date:22/03/2022
Director:DOMINGUEZ MORENO, LUIS ANGEL
Mention:No mention
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Publication date: 16/05/2019
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Spatial syntax and the poetic spatial link in architecture and planning
Iniciativa Digital Politècnica
Publication date: 01/01/2021
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The awaquening architectonic human experience: on the search of the heterochronic, configurative and intersubjective knowledge of architecture and planning
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Iniciativa Digital Politècnica
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Semiotics and architecture: how can it become a fruitful coactive relationship?
Iniciativa Digital Politècnica
Publication date: 01/03/2021
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Iglesias como edificios institucionales abiertos a practicas sociales
VII Congrés Català de Sociologia
Presentation date: 22/04/2017
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The configurative knowledge of architecture: from childhood to adulthood uncovered by the space syntax analyses
11th International Space Syntax Symposium
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Design Research (in) Practice II (Lisbon) 2018
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Juha Leiviskä : architecture as a dialogue between body-brain-space
Community for Artistic and Architectural (Doctoral) Research 2018
Presentation date: 29/09/2018
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Importancia de una arquitectura de carácter fenomenológico
17th International Conference Arquitectonics
Presentation date: 30/05/2019
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La dialogía entre el proyectar y el habitar. La triple transparencia como lectura de la obra del Conjunto de Vallila, Juha Leiviskä.
19th Conference Arquitectonics Mind, land and Society 2021
Presentation date: 04/06/2021
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How can we build a bridge between architecture and sociology? Dialogy in design
15th European Sociological Association Conference
Presentation date: 03/09/2021
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AUTHOR:SOLANELLAS TERÉS, ÀNGEL
Title:Ridolfi a Terni, 1944-1964. La Palazzina com a síntesi entre forma urbana i tipologia domèstica
Reading date:09/11/2021
Director:PEÑIN LLOBELL, ALBERTO
Co-director:ROS BALLESTEROS, JORDI
Mention:No mention
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Publication date: 01/07/2017
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Solanellas, A.
Palimpsesto, ISSN: 2014-1505
Publication date: 2014
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A city made of rooms. Revisiting the interactions between urban planning and building typology in Mario Ridolfi’s projects for Terni
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Publication date: 2020
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AUTHOR:TREJO GUZMÁN, MARÍA TERESA
Title:El mercado de Querétaro. Una visión alternativa cronotópica desde el hoy y desde el lugar
Reading date:27/09/2021
Director:SAURA CARULLA, MAGDALENA
Mention:International Mention
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Maggioli
Publication date: 23/10/2020
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Sémiotique et architecture: une relation coactive fructueuse?
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Publication date: 01/12/2020
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Experiencias desde la enseñanza universitaria hacia la regeneración urbano ambiental
15th International Conference Arquitectonics Network: mind, land, society
Presentation date: 01/06/2016
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Regeneración urbano ambiental y participación social: seis proyectos ejidales en Querétaro
15th International Conference Arquitectonics Network: mind, land, society
Presentation date: 02/06/2016
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Las diferencias individuales y la evaluación en la enseñanza de la arquitectura
XIII Foro sobre la Evaluación de la Calidad de la Investigación y de la Educación Superior
Presentation date: 02/07/2016
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Espacio, exclusión y cultura: La Cruz de los Milagros
VII Congrés Català de Sociologia
Presentation date: 21/04/2017
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Entre la memoria y el olvido: mercado “El Tepetate”
16th International Conference Arquitectonics Network: mind, land, society
Presentation date: 02/06/2016
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Hacia una acupuntura urbana: la topofilia ante la re-densificación
16th International Conference Arquitectonics Network: mind, land and society
Presentation date: 31/05/2018
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El mercado y la otra banda: prevalencia espacio-cultural
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Presentation date: 30/05/2018
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Vulnerabilización espacio-cultural: mercado El Tepetate
XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology
Presentation date: 21/07/2018
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La forma urbana como herramienta interpretativa de vulnerabilidad espacio-cultural: caso de estudio: Mercado “El Tepetate”
III International Seminar on Urban Form Hispanic
Presentation date: 19/09/2019
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AUTHOR:BELTRAN BORRÀS, JÚLIA
Title:Una visió històrica com a eina projectual: el cas de Morella
Reading date:11/12/2020
Director:SAURA CARULLA, MAGDALENA
Mention:International Mention
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La representación gráfica como instrumento de análisis socio-ambiental de entornos urbanos. Aplicación a un estudio longitudinal sobre la «construcción» de espacio público y su impacto social
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Publication date: 01/03/2017
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On the search of the bio-psycho-social digital Kernel of architecutral design
Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
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A cross-cultural, comparative morphology-study of two composite cities: courtyard design in Barcelona and Kermanshah
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Una historia de Morella a partir de la memoria viva de la forma urbana
Iniciativa Digital Politècnica
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Una arquitectura per a l’educació
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De la educación del arquitecto a la arquitectura de la educación: un diálogo imprescindible
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Representar y proyectar arquitecturas en la era digital
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XIII Congreso de Psicología Ambiental-PSICAMB
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Pursuit of Pattern Languages for Societal Change
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5th Annual International Conference on Architecture
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Metodologías interactivas para evaluar la calidad del proyecto de arquitectura
XIII Foro Internacional sobre Evaluación de la Calidad de la Investigación y la Educación Superior
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IV Jornadas sobre Innovación Docente en Arquitectura
Presentation date: 26/02/2016
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John Dewey y la educación del arquitecto
XVI Congreso Nacional y VII Congreso Iberoamericano de Pedagogía: Democracia y educación en el siglo XXI: la obra de John Dewey 100 años después
Presentation date: 30/06/2016
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John Dewey y la Educación del Arquitecto
XVI Congreso Nacional y VII Congreso Iberoamericano de Pedagogía: Democracia y educación en el siglo XXI: la obra de John Dewey 100 años después
Presentation date: 30/06/2016
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Awakening the Architectural experience: how lo teach the dialogical knowledge of architects
IV Jornades sobre Innovació Docent en Arquitectura
Presentation date: 20/10/2016
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Learning from Morella: the memory of the urban form and the dialogical-historical approach in the contemporary design
3rd ISUFitaly International Congress: Learning from Rome: historical cities and contemporary design
Presentation date: 24/02/2017
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Relaciones interactivas entre diseño y entorno
International Conference Arquitectonics Network: mind, land and society 2017: Building the social life: the embodied, configurative and dialogic knowledge embedded in architecture and urban planning
Presentation date: 01/06/2017
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The urban form in Morella as a historic laboratory in the 21st Century
1st International congress on architecture doctorates: advanced doctoral research
Presentation date: 28/11/2017
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La evaluación del espacio urbano en Morella a partir de una mirada inclusiva hacia la infancia
International Conference Arquitectonics Network: Mind, Land and Society 2018
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Looking for human purpose and human willfulness that drives and had driven the making of a city
24th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists: Reflecting futures
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17th International Conference Arquitectonics Network: Mind, Land and Society
Presentation date: 31/05/2019
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The emergence of cities, in between the urban morphological studies, the design poetic achievements and the ethnometodological social surveys
4th International Congress: Reading built spaces
Presentation date: 28/09/2018
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On the search of human willfulness that had driven the making of a city in history: Morella
3rd ISUFitaly International Conference
Presentation date: 26/09/2018
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The dialogical genesis of city forms
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AUTHOR:VILLALONGA MUNAR, PABLO
Title:Encuentros con la infraestructura: Intersecciones entre infraestructuras lineales elevadas y arquitecturas de la ciudad sedimentada europea
Reading date:22/07/2020
Director:JOVER FONTANALS, CRISTINA
Mention:International Mention
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Encuentros con la infraestructura: el cajón ferroviario de Sants y el Borough Market de Southwark
Villalonga Munar, Pablo
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Tradition intersected: new Mostar Bridge and the effects of diving
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Presentation date: 2019
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AUTHOR:CASALS PAÑELLA, JOAN
Title:Poética en la arquitectura catalana contemporánea: arquitectura como paisaje, paisaje como arquitectura. De La Ricarda y la Casa Ugalde, al Parc Cementiri Nou d'Igualada y el Parc de Pedra Tosca
Reading date:20/01/2020
Director:LINARES SOLER, ALFREDO
Mention:No mention
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Tres fallidas intervenciones en el paisaje: lo inauténtico, el espectáculo tecnológico y la preservación encarecidamente perversa
III Congreso Internacional Cultura y Ciudad
Presentation date: 27/01/2022
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AUTHOR:SANTOLARIA CASTELLANOS, ANA ISABEL
Title:Casa Relato Colección: La construcción del espacio a través de los objetos
Reading date:13/12/2019
Director:MONTEYS ROIG, FCO JAVIER
Mention:International Mention
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A room of the mind: from the studiolo to the metaphysical room
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Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
07/09/202306/06/2024Conveni de col.laboració entre la Universitat Politècnica i l'Ajuntament de Sant Joan les Fonts per a l'estudi de revitalització del nucli històric del municipi.AJUNTAMENT DE SANT JOAN LES FONTS
01/09/202331/08/2026Estrategias de evaluación e intervención para la regeneración urbana y la mitigación de la pobreza energética en Barcelona y Bilbao.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
21/06/202320/06/2024Claus per a la detecció i diagnosi de les comunitats d’alta vulnerabilitat socioresidencial - Fase 5Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
12/04/202331/07/2023Conveni de col.laboració per l'Estudi de la realització d'un nou ajuntament al solar on està l'actual ajuntament i la Sala Carles Sindreu de l'Ametlla del Vallès.AJUNTAMENT DE L'AMETLLA DEL VALLES
27/02/202326/05/2023Conveni de col.laboració de serveis per la recerca històrico-arquitectònica de la casa dels Pins/Can FiguerasAjuntament de Sant Fruitós de Bages
20/12/202230/06/2023Regenerar BarcelonaBARCELONA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY F
03/12/202231/10/2023Contracte de col.laboració per a la redacció de la Guia: La transició energètica com a aspecte clau de la resiliència a l’emergència ambiental en municipis petits i mitjans. (Exped. Núm. 2022/0026909)Diputació de Barcelona
28/11/202228/11/2023Gardener Architects of Barcelona 1888-1992 (Second edition revised and expanded)Ajuntament de Barcelona; Escofet 1886 S.A.; Institut Ramon Llull; Ceràmica Collet SA (Sio-2)
28/09/202230/09/2023Conveni de col.laboració per la realització de l'estudi i proposta d’il·luminació exterior de la Quinta de Sant Rafael, Parc de la Ciutat, TarragonaAYUNTAMIENTO DE TARRAGONA
12/09/202231/01/2023Conveni de col.laboració per la realització d'un estudi d'una escola municipal de música a Santa Cristina d'Aro.AJUNTAMENT STA CRISTINA D'ARO
02/09/202225/10/2023La comuna. La vida (quotidiana) explicada a través de l'arquitectura (Barcelona, 2000-2020)FUND.CAT. PER A LA RECERCA I INNO.
22/07/202231/12/2022CONTRACTE DE COL·LABORACIÓ ENTRE LA UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE CATALUNYA I ESCOFET 1886ESCOFET 1886 S.A.
20/06/202220/06/2023Claus per a la detecció i diagnosi de les comunitats d’alta vulnerabilitat socioresidencial - Fase 4Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
01/06/202231/05/2023Claus per a la detecció i diagnosi de comunitats d’alta vulnerabilitat socio-residencial al barri del RavalCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
01/06/202231/05/2023“Ciutat i societat”, recerca-acció participada en un barri en risc d’exclusió. Estudiants del MISMeC a peu de carrer.Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
18/05/202217/05/2024CONVENIO DE COL·LABORACIÓN ENTRE CIMSA CEMENTOS Y LA UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE CATALUNYA PARA LA CREACIÓN DE LA CÁTEDRA BLANCA DE BARCELONA CIMSACIMSA CEMENTOS ESPAñA, SAU
14/02/202230/07/2022L'estudi del projecte es realitza a la Bocana d'Empuriabrava que es troba entre la platja d'Empuriabrava i la platja de la Ravina.AJUNTAMENT DE CASTELLÓ D'EMPÚRIES
01/01/202231/12/2022Arquitectes Jardiners de Barcelona 1888-1992Ajuntament de Barcelona
01/01/202231/12/2022Arquitectes jardiners de Barcelona 1888-1992 (Segona edició revisada i ampliada)Escofet 1886 S.A.; Ajuntament de Barcelona; Ceràmica Collet SA (Sio-2)
27/12/202117/10/2022Atles Arquitectura Moderna Illes BalearsInstitut d’Estudis Baleàrics
10/12/202110/06/2023Reviure als terrats (REV-TER)Ajuntament de Barcelona
01/11/202130/01/2022Estudi d'un equipament Cultural i Recreatiu a la Plaça de Braus d'Olot i el seu entorn urbàAJUNTAMENT D'OLOT
17/09/202131/12/2023Binibèquer Vell. El paisatge de la tradicióINSTITUT MENORQUI D'ESTUDIS
22/07/202131/12/2021Jardiners de Barcelona 1888-1992Ajuntament de Barcelona
01/07/202131/12/2021Ajudes material docent ETSAB 2021Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
30/06/202130/03/2023Arquitectura ante el riesgo climático. Diagnosis de la capacidad resiliente del ecosistema construido del levante peninsular ante episodios de climatología extrema.FUNDACIÓN BBVA
10/06/202131/07/2026Ampliació del contracte de col·laboració per la construcció d'una nova almàssera d’oli per a la cooperativa Coselva al municipi de La Selva del CampCOSELVA-AGRICOLA I SECCIO DE CREDIT
01/06/202101/06/2022Claus per a la detecció i diagnosi de les comunitats d’alta vulnerabilitat socioresidencial - Fase 3Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
15/04/202115/06/2022Assessorament per establir criteris per a la implantació i el disseny de nou habitatge protegit a Sant Cugat del VallèsSPM PROMOCIONS MUNICIPALS S. CUGAT
01/04/202131/08/2021Estudi urbà respecte a la peatonalització del carrer de la Unió i la construcció d'un equipament municipal pluridisciplinar situat al mateix vial.AJUNTAMENT DE CASTELLOLI
30/03/202130/09/2022Cohabitem Barcelona: cinc casos d’estudi a Ciutat Vella per a la reutilització urbana i el foment de models productius innovadorsAjuntament de Barcelona
18/01/202131/12/2021Tesina Industrial APCE: Industrialización i Sostenibilidad en la Vivienda PlurifamiliarAPCE-ASOCIACION PROMOTORES DE CATALUNYA
01/01/202131/12/2021Arquitectes jardiners de Barcelona 1888-1992Ajuntament de Barcelona; Ceràmica Collet SA (Sio-2)
21/12/202020/12/2021Co-disseny i co-fabricació de solucions de millora de la qualitat de vida en comunitats del RavalBARCELONA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY F
11/12/202030/06/2021L’objecte del contracte és la realització del projecte consistent en un assessorament tècnic i en una exposició d’arquitectura/disseny urbà de material elaborat pel grup de recerca GIRAS de la UPCAYUNTAMIENTO DE MONTBLANCH
07/09/202029/01/2021Estudi de peatonalització del carrer de la Unió de Castellolí i reconversió del Centre Municipal actual com a Centre Cívic, Centre per a la gent gran i una botiga agropecuària de productes de proximitAJUNTAMENT DE CASTELLOLI
15/06/202031/12/2020Conveni col.laboració entre la UPC i l'Ajuntament d'Olot per a la realitzció d'una activitat docent relacionada amb la futura construcció d'una piscina municipal coberta a la ciutatAJUNTAMENT D'OLOT
01/03/202028/02/2021Earth Architecture WorkshopCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/202028/02/2021Claus per a la detecció i diagnosi de les comunitats d’alta vulnerabilitat socioresidencial - Fase 2Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/202028/02/2021ARQUITECTURAS PORTÁTILES: VISERAS DE PROTECCION FACIAL FRENTE AL COVID19Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
29/01/202031/12/2020Tesina Industrial APCE: COLIVING Una alternativa colaborativa a la vivienda tradicional en Barcelona.Asociación Española de Promotores Públicos de Vivienda y Suelo
27/11/201931/08/2021Activitat de Continuïtat Càtedra Blanca de 1999 a 2020CEMEX ESPAÑA OPERACIONES S.L.U.
15/11/201914/02/2020Assistència Tècnica per a la redacció d'un informe sobre consultes de rehabilitació relacionades amb els edificis 1, 2 i 4 de Can BagariaAjuntament de Cornellà de Llobregat
15/11/201931/12/2019Assistència tècnica per a la redacció d'un informe sobre consultes de rehabilitació relacionades amb els edificis 1,2 i 4 de Can Bagaria.AJUNTAMENT CORNELLA DE LLOBREGAT
22/10/201915/01/2021Estudi d’un Arxiu Comarcal del Bages situat al Centre Històric de ManresaAJUNTAMENT MANRESA
20/05/201919/02/2020MACONCRETAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
09/05/201931/08/2019Aportació per estudi Biblioteca Pública d'OlotAJUNTAMENT D'OLOT
01/04/201930/09/2019Estudi, projecció i disseny d'un centre d'esports per a la població de La Pobla de Claramunt.AYUNTAMIENTO DE LA POBLA DE CLARAMU
01/03/201931/12/2020Barcelona Ecotech-mobility house: taller de projectes arquitectònics i urbanisme sobre el futur de la Seat-Mobility house a la Barcelona Metropolitana”.FUNDACIO C INNOVACIO I TEC CIT UPC
01/03/201928/02/2020Claus per a la detecció i diagnosi de les comunitats d'alta vulnerabilitat socioresidencial - Fase 1Centre Cooperació per al Desenvolupament
16/01/201931/12/2019Tesina Industrial APCE: Estudio sobre Flexibilidad y las Nuevas Formas de Habitar de la Vivienda ContemporáneaAsociación Española de Promotores Públicos de Vivienda y Suelo
14/01/201913/01/2021Patrocini per la recerca en relació a/'Sistemes Domòtics aplicats al Projecte Residencial/'GIRA IBERICA SL
01/01/201930/09/2022Indicadores socio-espaciales para la mejora del parque habitacional en zonas vulnerables. Criterios de actuación en los casos de las Áreas Metropolitanas de Barcelona y BilbaoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201930/07/2021Relació de la nota d’accés a la universitat amb el rendiment acadèmic a les assignatures dels estudis d’ArquitecturaUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Teaching staff and research groups

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
07/09/202306/06/2024Conveni de col.laboració entre la Universitat Politècnica i l'Ajuntament de Sant Joan les Fonts per a l'estudi de revitalització del nucli històric del municipi.AJUNTAMENT DE SANT JOAN LES FONTS
01/09/202331/08/2026Estrategias de evaluación e intervención para la regeneración urbana y la mitigación de la pobreza energética en Barcelona y Bilbao.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
21/06/202320/06/2024Claus per a la detecció i diagnosi de les comunitats d’alta vulnerabilitat socioresidencial - Fase 5Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
12/04/202331/07/2023Conveni de col.laboració per l'Estudi de la realització d'un nou ajuntament al solar on està l'actual ajuntament i la Sala Carles Sindreu de l'Ametlla del Vallès.AJUNTAMENT DE L'AMETLLA DEL VALLES
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18/05/202217/05/2024CONVENIO DE COL·LABORACIÓN ENTRE CIMSA CEMENTOS Y LA UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE CATALUNYA PARA LA CREACIÓN DE LA CÁTEDRA BLANCA DE BARCELONA CIMSACIMSA CEMENTOS ESPAñA, SAU
14/02/202230/07/2022L'estudi del projecte es realitza a la Bocana d'Empuriabrava que es troba entre la platja d'Empuriabrava i la platja de la Ravina.AJUNTAMENT DE CASTELLÓ D'EMPÚRIES
01/01/202231/12/2022Arquitectes Jardiners de Barcelona 1888-1992Ajuntament de Barcelona
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27/12/202117/10/2022Atles Arquitectura Moderna Illes BalearsInstitut d’Estudis Baleàrics
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30/06/202130/03/2023Arquitectura ante el riesgo climático. Diagnosis de la capacidad resiliente del ecosistema construido del levante peninsular ante episodios de climatología extrema.FUNDACIÓN BBVA
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01/06/202101/06/2022Claus per a la detecció i diagnosi de les comunitats d’alta vulnerabilitat socioresidencial - Fase 3Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
15/04/202115/06/2022Assessorament per establir criteris per a la implantació i el disseny de nou habitatge protegit a Sant Cugat del VallèsSPM PROMOCIONS MUNICIPALS S. CUGAT
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18/01/202131/12/2021Tesina Industrial APCE: Industrialización i Sostenibilidad en la Vivienda PlurifamiliarAPCE-ASOCIACION PROMOTORES DE CATALUNYA
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21/12/202020/12/2021Co-disseny i co-fabricació de solucions de millora de la qualitat de vida en comunitats del RavalBARCELONA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY F
11/12/202030/06/2021L’objecte del contracte és la realització del projecte consistent en un assessorament tècnic i en una exposició d’arquitectura/disseny urbà de material elaborat pel grup de recerca GIRAS de la UPCAYUNTAMIENTO DE MONTBLANCH
07/09/202029/01/2021Estudi de peatonalització del carrer de la Unió de Castellolí i reconversió del Centre Municipal actual com a Centre Cívic, Centre per a la gent gran i una botiga agropecuària de productes de proximitAJUNTAMENT DE CASTELLOLI
15/06/202031/12/2020Conveni col.laboració entre la UPC i l'Ajuntament d'Olot per a la realitzció d'una activitat docent relacionada amb la futura construcció d'una piscina municipal coberta a la ciutatAJUNTAMENT D'OLOT
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01/03/202028/02/2021ARQUITECTURAS PORTÁTILES: VISERAS DE PROTECCION FACIAL FRENTE AL COVID19Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
29/01/202031/12/2020Tesina Industrial APCE: COLIVING Una alternativa colaborativa a la vivienda tradicional en Barcelona.Asociación Española de Promotores Públicos de Vivienda y Suelo
27/11/201931/08/2021Activitat de Continuïtat Càtedra Blanca de 1999 a 2020CEMEX ESPAÑA OPERACIONES S.L.U.
15/11/201914/02/2020Assistència Tècnica per a la redacció d'un informe sobre consultes de rehabilitació relacionades amb els edificis 1, 2 i 4 de Can BagariaAjuntament de Cornellà de Llobregat
15/11/201931/12/2019Assistència tècnica per a la redacció d'un informe sobre consultes de rehabilitació relacionades amb els edificis 1,2 i 4 de Can Bagaria.AJUNTAMENT CORNELLA DE LLOBREGAT
22/10/201915/01/2021Estudi d’un Arxiu Comarcal del Bages situat al Centre Històric de ManresaAJUNTAMENT MANRESA
20/05/201919/02/2020MACONCRETAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
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Quality

The Validation, Monitoring, Modification and Accreditation Framework (VSMA Framework) for official degrees ties the quality assurance processes (validation, monitoring, modification and accreditation) carried out over the lifetime of a course to two objectives—the goal of establishing coherent links between these processes, and that of achieving greater efficiency in their management—all with the overarching aim of improving programmes.

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Accreditation

    Registry of Universities, Centers and Degrees (RUCT)

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