The 2020 edition of Architecture Week was adapted to a virtual format, inviting us to open a new window to delve into the world of architecture without having to leave home.
Architecture Week offered almost 200 contents without anyone having to set foot outside, from 7 to 17 May: streaming talks and meetings, debates, virtual tours of various spaces in the city and other content generated from the new frontiers this situation has created.
This year’s edition used the city’s coastal area as a guest space, through which it invited us to take part in a collective reflection on the city by the sea, the great coastal and port spaces and the opportunities for change and conflict that take shape there. On top of that, there was another, unexpected protagonist that had not been in demand until then: domestic spaces, so present and visible in our lives over the last few weeks.
An opened window to collective reflection on the architecture that makes up the city today, where physical limits are compelling us to rethink the spaces that surround us.
Architecture Week is promoted by Barcelona City Council, the Catalan Architects’ Association (COAC) and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation, in collaboration with Barcelona Building Construmat and ARQUIN-FAD.
This fourth edition, in a new ‘from home’ format, consisted of a week packed with activities relating to the world of architecture and the city, beyond physical, disciplinary and territorial boundaries, aimed at inviting reflection on built environments in cities and their value through the sharing of architectural activities, knowledge, experience and debate.