New edition of the CEIM Awards at the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture

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On 21 July, during the event held to inaugurate the exhibition of Final Degree Projects by students from the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture, “R_Urban Hubs: Questioning the Limits of Barcelona in the 21st Century”, the UIC Barcelona Chair in Industrial Construction and the Environment (CEIM) presented a series of awards.

The panel, which included Teresa Batlle, founding partner at Pich Architects, Jordi Bolea, head of institutional relations for Rockwool Peninsular, and Núria Pedrals, president of the Architecture and Sustainability Group (AuS) of the Association of Architects of Catalonia, awarded prizes to the best projects with the most innovative solutions in the area of sustainability. This time, awards were given to Josep Maria Valls, for his project "IAG Headquarters", and Olga Beltrán, for "Joncs Metropol".

The School of Architecture is a pioneer in making sustainability a mandatory and cross-disciplinary subject within the curriculum. With the CEIM Chair, which is supported by Pich Architects and sponsored by Rockwool, the School aims to respond to markets demands and cooperate scientifically and technologically in R&D projects. It has three clear areas for action: training, the generation of knowledge and the transfer of technology and knowledge. The purpose of the CEIM is to establish means of joint collaboration and development between UIC Barcelona and building-sector companies and entities with a view to achieving substantial results in the area of sustainability and environmental friendliness.