Foros 2024: “Landing” “High-tech and low-tech solutions in architecture”

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Behnisch Architekten is a firm with offices in a number of cities in Germany and the United States that has worked on projects all over the world. Stefan Behnisch and Ana Mercadé share the construction details of one of their most iconic and interesting works, the Science and Engineering Complex at Harvard University. 

The complex sets a new paradigm for research: it is designed to inspire learning and scientific discovery, while having a focus sustainability, and applies engineering to explore and provide solutions to the problems facing the world. 

Lara Pellegrini, general director of Cities, Building, Energy and Environment at SOCOTEC consultancy, is an expert in structural calculations and a leading voice on the role of engineering in the architectural field.

About Foros

Foros, the annual conference series organised by UIC Barcelona School of Architecture, has used this year’s edition to look at reflections and analyses based on proposals from architects who are using their work to define what the new architectural paradigm will look like.

Foros has become a benchmark for the academic and professional architecture community. Through talks given by prestigious invited speakers from both Spain and abroad, the conference series aims to tackle questions related to current issues, as well as spark discussions on aspects that are vitally important for architects.


  • By Stefan Behnisch and Ana Mercadé, with Lara Pellegrini

  • 14 March 2024

  • 6:30 p.m.

  • Aula Magna IESE Business School - Barcelona Campus Nord - C. Arnús i Garí, 7. 08034 Barcelona