Texas A&M BIG EVENT International in Barcelona

We’re very proud of our Aggies Studing abroad in Barcelona for their wonderful work and great energy today giving back to the city of Barcelona! Big THANK YOU to all!

Thanks Arquitectes Sense Fronteres and Vallcarca neighbors for letting us help in the neigborhood today!

photos by Celso Rojas, graduate student of Texas A&M and BAC.

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Texas A&M Big Event Barcelona 29th March 2014

Texas A&M Big Event Barcelona 29th March 2014

For the first time this year Texas A&M BIG EVENT (http://bigevent.tamu.edu)  goes global and we’re all proud to be part of it!

Texas A&M Architecture Study abroad program in Barcelona hosting center BAC, Barcelona Architecture center is organizing this year’s TEXAS A&M BIG EVENT with ASF, Architects without Frontiers (http://catalunya.asfes.org/) and Vallcarca Neighborhood Association (Asamblea barrio de Vallcarca).
Vallcarca area has suffered great urban transformation during past 10 years, so our Barcelona Aggies will be helping this day to work on some community projects in that area.
We hope to make this day productive, useful and fun for all.

Schedule:
FRIDAY 28TH at 16:30
Vallcarca neighborhood tour by ASF volunteers and Neighbors explaining high lines of the neighborhood history, transformation process and projects.
After the tour we will explain all details, group division for works on Saturday.

SATURDAY 29TH – all day starting at 9:30
The working day. Building urban furniture_table mounting, painting, gardening at the neighborhood orchards and fixing neighborhood model that has been exposed at the main exhibitions in Barcelona.

Before the BIG EVENT.
All – confirm your participation on Friday and Saturday.
Non architecture students – please send your photo at bacprogram@coac.net
For Friday and Saturday, please wear your TAMU shirts, and bring TAMU flag if you have one with you.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to write.
BAC Barcelona Architecture Center
Big Event TAMU BCN

“burning” studio at the BAC, March 2014

Our Clemson, Texas A&M and Cedim students are preparing for their 3rd quarters on Monday and our BAC Japan students are almost ready for the Midterms this Thursday.

This is how our “burning” studio looked like yesterday and we just LOVE IT!

Keep up with the great work all!

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BAC Japan 2014_ field studies trips around BCN

During the first week of BAC Japan 2014 intensive course at Barcelona Architecture Center, Yoshihide Kobanawa and Jean Craiu took our japanese students to the field studies visit around Gotic, Born, Raval and Sant Antoni area.

At their itinerary they’ve visited emblematic buildings and markets of the city center such as Roman Temple, Santa Maria del Mar cathedral, Santa Catherina, Born, la Boqueria and Sant Antoni Markets and College of Architects headquarters building, MACBA, CCCB, Sant Antoni library among others.

Here you can find some photos from their visits.

Thanks Jean Craiu for the photos!

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Villa VPRO, MVRDV by Celso Rojas Texas A&M

Our students travelers are already back to normal busy rhythm with their classes, and sharing with us their pictures from the past week Netherlands trip.

This is photographic report that we’ve received from our graduate Texas A&M student Celso Rojas from their visit to Villa VPRO by MVRDV where all groups Texas A&M, Clemson and Cedim have met together.
thanks Celso for the photos!

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Welcome BAC Spring 2014 to Japanese students.

Our Texas A&M, Clemson and Cedim students are coming back from their field studies trip to Netherlands and for most of them continued with independent trip weekend.

Meanwhile we have received past Thursday group of students representing Japanese Universities:

TOKYO METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY/FUKUYAMA CITY UNIVERSITY/TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE/KYUSHU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY/CHIBA UNIVERSITY/KYUSHU UNIVERSITY/SHIBAURA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY/TOUKAI UNIVERSITY/TOYO UNIVERSITY/CHIBA INSTITUTE OF TECNOLOGY/MEIJI UNIVERSITY/KYOTO INSTITUTE OF TECNOLOGY/KYORITSU WOMEN’S UNIVERSITY/UNIVERSITY OF SHIGA PREFECTURE/KYOTO UNIVERSITY/ 

Japanese students are going to be with us for short course during next 3 weeks in Barcelona Architecture Center.

Tomorrow we are expecting studio full of production for all!

As they will be working on the SITE 2 and 4 as our American and Mexican students we are hoping to see very positive feedback, experience and background exchange and also new overseas friendships.

Check out some pictures from their presentation day, site visit with Miguel Roldan and Yoshihide Kobanawa and from the welcome reception and tour by Merce Berengue at Roldan+Berengué, arqts. studio.

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