Passivhaus Seminar 2018

On November 19th and 20th the Passivhaus Seminar was held in 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. This city is recognized for being a pioneer in the use of the Passivhaus standard, a passive construction and energy saving methodology. The students of the Master of Architecture and Sustainability had the opportunity to visit buildings in different stages […]

Visit to La Fábrica del Sol in Barcelona

On Friday 11.23.2018 the students of the Master of Architecture and Sustainability visited La Fabrica del Sol, this is an environmental educational facility owned by the town hall and promoted by de Department of Ecology, Urbanism and Mobility of the Barcelona City Council. This is a modernist building from 1907, it was designed by the […]

Visit to the experimental green roof of the Pompeu Fabra University, in the Ciutadella Campus

Last Friday 11.30.2018 the students of the Master of Architecture and Sustainability visited the experimental green roof in the Campus of the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, accompanied by Lidia Calvo, industrial engineer, and Gina Calvo, graphic designer and gardener, both part of the Eixverd team responsible for the development and investigation of this roof. […]

Green Tour 2018: Copenhagen and Malmö

The year 2018 had as destination for the Green Tour the city of Copenhagen and Malmö. From the 29th to 31st of June the students, accompanied by professors and other professionals, were able to tour the cities and learn more about sustainable buildings and neighborhoods. The first day we went to Malmö and toured the […]

(Español) Visita a JUNG

On the 17th of may the group from the master went to visit the offices of Jung in Barcelona, to learn about their products and the different services the offer. The company is dedicated to offer different solutions for different building profiles, for example homes, offices, hotels, hospitals, among others. During the visit, several examples […]

Visit to Circutor

Last tuesday 15th students from the master visited Grup Circutor in Viladecavalls, so they could examine the products they offer which are related to energy and its control. The company, with more than 40 years in the market, has as a mission the development of innovation and technology to offer the electrical market integral solutions. […]

Visit to the Monteserrat Abelló i Soler Library

The alumni from the Master went to the Biblioteca Monteserrat Abelló i Soler inaugurated three months ago in Les Corts. They were accompanied by the architect Ricard Mercadé, who was one of the architects in charge of the design and execution of the project. It is the first public building with BREEAM certificate in Barcelona. […]

Visit to the Sant Gervasi – Joan Maragall Library

The students of the Master’s Degree in Architecture and Sustainability visited the Sant Gervasi-Joan Maragall Library accompanied by the architect Toni Casamor, member of the Baena Casamor Arquitectes, BCQ, study who were responsible for the design and development of the project. During the visit, it could be seen the different strategies adopted for its design, […]

Visit to Molins Energía

Last Friday the students of the Master went to Molins de Rei to visit Molins Energía managed by Veolia, a private company, in charge of supplying successfully the District Heating of the residential area La Granja. The company is in charge of the administration and construction of the hot water installation of the local residential […]

Visit to the Ecoparc de Montcada i Reixach

On February 16 we visited the Ecoparc de Montcada i Reixach which is a mechanical and biological waste treatment plant for municipal waste. Located in the Can Salvatella Industrial Estate of Barberà del Valiès the Ecoparc has been in operation since 2004. The Ecoparc de Montcada i Reixach carries out the waste treatment of the […]

Visit to the Planta de Valorización Energética de Sant Adrià de Besòs

Last friday the students from the Master in Architecture and Sustainability went to visit the Planta de Valorización Energética (PVE) de Sant Adrià de Besòs located in Barcelona. The PVE de Sant Adrià de Besòs it’s an installation which carries out the process of minimizing the volume of waste through combustion and uses the energy […]

Visit Llobregat Desalination Plant

Last week the students from the master went to visit the LLobregat desalination plant located next to the mouth of the Llobregat River and its manages by the company ATLL. In july 2009 the plant started to operate and it has the characteristic of being able to provide a peak flow of 200,000,000 liters of […]


On the 15th of December the students of the master went to visit the Institute of Science and Environmental Technology (ICTA) – Catalan Institute of Pantheology (ICP) in the campus of the UAB in Bellaterra, developed by H Architects and were accompanied by one of its members, the Arq. Roger Tudó. The 9.400m2 building with […]

Passivhaus Tour Frankfurt 2017

The 2017 Passivhaus Tour was in the city of Frankfurt, Germany, where the students from the Architecture and Sustainability Master had the opportunity to visit various buildings during different stages of construction. First was visited Pier F, developed by Arch. Susanne Petry, in which a walking tour took place and later a talk about Passivhaus […]

Visit to the experimental roof on the Pompeu Fabra University

On Friday November 24th the alumni from the master visited the project of an experimental green roofs located in a building of the Campus of the Ciutadella of Pompeu Fabra University developed by the company Eixverd. There the students observed different types of green roofs, their components and how they behave in the local climate. The project created […]

Visit to Les Planes de Son

On October 28th, the students from the 2017 – 2018 edition of the Master’s Degree in Architecture and Sustainability had a guided tour of the Nature Research Center on the Pirineo de Lleida, also known as Món Natura Pirineus. The Nature Research Center is a building of about 3.000m2, with a bioclimatic design was built […]

Beginning of the 15th. Edition of the Master Architecture and Sustainability

On October 5, 2016, the program Master’s Degree in Architecture and Sustainability, Design Tools and Environmental Control Techniques began its 15th edition, with a group of 30 students from 10 different nationalities. Apart from the presentation of the course and the teaching staff, a lecture entitled ‘Architecture and Sustainability: from Olduvai To Kuznets and Jevons’ […]

Visit to Molins Energia

(Español) Los alumnos del master Arquitectura y Sostenibilidad realizaron el pasado viernes 6 de marzo una visita al ‘District Heating’ de Molins Energia en Molins de Rei (Barcelona), empresa que gestiona la construcción, administración y explotación de las instalaciones de agua caliente sanitaria y calefacción a partir de biomasa en el barrio residencial La Granja del mismo municipio.

Visit to the Ecoparc of Montcada i Reixac

(Español) Los alumnos del master Arquitectura y Sostenibilidad realizaron una visita el pasado viernes 20 de febrero al Ecoparc de Montcada i Reixac, parque dedicado a la selección y tratamiento de residuos municipales procedentes de la recogida selectiva de materia orgánica, envases y restos del Área Metropolitana de Barcelona.

Passivhaus Tour – Brussels 2014

(Español) Los alumnos del máster Arquitectura y Sostenibilidad participaron el pasado mes de diciembre en el tour Passivhaus en la ciudad de Bruselas, donde se realizaron visitas a distintos edificios en diferentes etapas de construcción, acompañados por los arquitectos encargados del diseño para explicar este estándar de construcción durante las diferentes fases del proyecto y de la ejecución de la obra.

Visit to the Les Planes de Son Centre

(Español) El pasado 7 de noviembre de 2014, los estudiantes del máster Arquitectura y Sostenibilidad: Estrategias de Diseño y Técnicas de Control Medioambiental realizaron una visita guiada al centro de investigación de la naturaleza Les Planes de Son, en los Pirineos de Lleida.

Green Tour 2014 – Berlin

(Español) Del 25 al 31 de mayo de 2014 los alumnos de la edición 2013-14 del Máster realizaron el Green Tour en Berlín, una ciudad sumamente interesante por su historia, su reconstrucción urbanística, su actividad cultural, y los múltiples proyectos que, tanto a nivel público como privado, se están realizando bajo criterios de eficiencia energética.

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