Technological centers and Universities

Carleton Immersive Media Studio

Carleton Immersive Media Studio (CIMS) is a Carleton University research centre dedicated to the advanced study of innovative, hybrid forms of representation that can both reveal the invisible measures of architecture and animate the visible world of construction. As part of the Carleton University's Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism, we are committed to exploring and developing innovative symbiotic relationships between the digital and fabricated 2D and 3D modes of representation. Our mandate includes the advancement and development of the tools, processes and techniques involved in the transformation of data into tangible and meaningful artifacts that impact the way we see, think and work in the world.

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Circular Economy

The work of the Foundation emphasizes particularly on improving the quality of life of individuals, optimizing the use of resources, and promoting sustainable development of society.

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Concepto Plásticos

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Consorcio Passivhaus

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FABLAB

Fab Lab Barcelona is part of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, where it support different educational and research programs related with the multiple scales of the human habitat. It is also the headquarters of the global coordination of the Fab Academy program in collaboration with the Fab Foundation and the MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms; the Fab Academy is a distributed platform of education and research in which each Fab Labs operates as a classroom and the planet as the campus of the largest University in construction in the world, where students learn about the principles, applications and implications of digital manufacturing technology.

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FABCITY

A Fab city is a new urban model for locally productive and globally connected self sufficient cities. In a Fab City, citizens are empowered to be the masters of their own destiny, their resilience is increased and a more ecological system is developed because movement of materials and energy consumption is drastically reduced. The Fab City has been initiated by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, the MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms and the Fab Foundation; it operates within the Fab Lab network, using it as a global infrastructure and knowledge source for the radical transformation on how we work, live and play in cities.

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FAD

FAD is a non-profit association founded in 1903 that promotes design, architecture, and arts in the cultural, social, and economic spheres.

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IAAC

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is a center for research, education, production and outreach, with the mission to imagine the future habitat of our society and build it in the present. IAAC follows the digital revolution at all scales (from bits to geography, from micro-controllers to cities, from materials to the territory) to expand the boundaries of architecture and design and meet the challenges faced by humanity. IAAC is an experimental and experiential center where one learns by doing, through a test methodology that promotes real solutions.

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MATERFAD

At Materfad, Barcelona's materials centre, you will find every family of materials represented. Its aim is to foster debate, reflection and action to establish a nexus between this knowledge and the different agents involved in developing new materials, whether these are major corporations, up-and-coming creatives, research centres or universities.

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Nechi group

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Standford University

The CIFE mission (University of Stanford) is to be the world's premier academic research centre for Virtual Design and Construction of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry projects. It focuses on developing information technologies, tools and methods for dramatically improving the AEC industry (Architecture, Engineering and Construction).

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TECNALIA

Since 2011, TECNALIA has been the leading centre of applied research and technological development in Spain and one of the most important in Europe. It is committed to transforming the potential of digital services, smart products and software technology into excellent business opportunities for its clients.

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UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE CATALUNYA. Barcelona Tech

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · Barcelona Tech (UPC) is a leading public research and higher education institution in Europe in the fields of engineering, architecture and sciences. Today, it has more than 31,000 students, and over 6,500 bachelor's and master's degree students and 300 doctoral degree students graduate each year. It is one of the top European universities in technology transfer and a pioneer in Spain in patents and the creation of spin-offs.

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