This course explores the theme of working together in the field of architecture, delving into the many and varied aspects of the topic. First of all, working with others on your own team; then, working with professionals from other
spheres, with other architects and with clients. One aspect of working together concerns architecture itself: how contemporary architecture works with existing architecture. This course takes the form of an exclusive journey through the offices of GCA
Architects, an architecture firm based in Barcelona. The video presents experience and advice that have enabled these practices to expand and rise to meet international design standards, dealing with worlds far from their own. Closely examining flagship
past designs and future projects, the course provides valuable examples and useful analysis tools that the firms have evolved during their successful professional pathways. Insights and inspiration on co-working design are shared from decades of experience
at the highest levels in the architectural field, offering a forum for discussion and a significant study opportunity for all architects keen to find out more about international standard-dynamics from up close.
These videos were created to provide new operational tools and foster greater knowledge about the architectural design process via:
- international architects’ operational experiences
- a look at international projects involving many professionals working together at the same time
- strategies and solutions for implementing international projects that involve in-depth co-operation among all professionals involved
- knowledge about materials and technical tips and tricks used in the case studies presented
Users can access the course using any recent web browser.Data is stored in a database for subsequent use (presence checks, user data, comprehension questions).To monitor course participants, the following will be performed:
login identification using a user ID and password, sent to participants after registration
the total connection time of each user and the percentage of the videos viewed using the SCORM system
- Completion of final assessment questionnaire, with question sets of a suitable level to evaluate learning and listening comprehension of the topics covered, with a minimum passing grade of 70%
About the Architects
Josep Juanpere and Antonio Puig founded the GCA Architects Practice in 1986. Jesús Hernando, Josep Riu, Jordi Castañé and Francisco de Paz subsequently joined as partners. More recently, younger professionals Lluís Guillem, Andrea Navarro, Juan Velasco and Emilio Rodriguez-Martos have all become part of Practice management. The company boasts a multidisciplinary team of more than ninety professionals specialized in architecture and interior design, from senior and junior architects to building engineers, interior designers, consultants, project managers, and communications specialists. Covering every stage of the design process, this multi-talented group leverages the senior partners’ experience and the freshness and innovation of its younger generation employees. GCA’s blend of experience and innovation has won acknowledgments around the world. The Practice has grown a consolidated international client list, building projects in many European cities (Paris, London, Brussels, Lisbon, Porto, Milan, Budapest and Prague), Africa (Morocco) and North America (New York and Vancouver). GCA Architects’ proven design experience spans more than a hundred city hotels, thirty resorts, forty corporate headquarters, a hundred fashion boutiques, fifty residential buildings, seventy detached houses, as well as restaurants for renowned Michelin-starred chefs. The Practice’s flagship projects include the Hotel Arts (Barcelona), the Eurostar Madrid Tower Hotel (Madrid), Pronovias offices and boutiques (Barcelona, London and New York), offices for the Cuatrecasas legal practice (Madrid, Barcelona, Brussels, Lisbon and New York), MANGO design and logistics centers, The Hotel (Brussels), the Boho Prague Hotel, the Puig Headquarters Office Tower and the Platinum BCN 22 @ building, which LEED picked out as the world’s most sustainable workspace. GCA Architects has a number of projects currently under construction, including the Student Hotel Barcelona, a 5-star Hotel in Dubai, two luxurious convalescence hotels in Budapest, the Downtown Hotel Kelowna (Canada), the Six Senses Hotel in Ibiza, A Hotel & Villas in Morocco, and a hotel in Porto.