MODEL. Barcelona Architectures Festival (Model) is the most recent experimental and visionary architecture festival in the global framework of cultural events. The project was founded by Barcelona City Council and the Architects' Association of Catalonia (COAC) in 2022. This year, it is being run through the Fundació Mies van der Rohe.
Barcelona City Council will be presenting the second edition of Model.Barcelona Architectures Festival, from 20 to 30 April 2023. It is a space for reflection and celebration that brings us experimental architecture and invites us to rethink how we want to live together, through new city models.
Eva Franch i Gilabert is the artistic director of the second edition of Model, which picks up the legacy of last year’s festival and will be presenting installations in public spaces, augmented realities, symposiums, workshops and experimental programmes, among other things, which together will create a space for learning, exchanging, and disseminating ideas.
With the aim of showcasing the independent work of local and international creators, the festival has invited architects, cultural researchers and curators to take part in the 2023 Model Awards and join the creative team managing this major city event. The Model Awards for Architectural Experimentation are given to groups and individuals and consist of a sum of money and an opportunity to think up and design one of the installations, augmented realities, curated projects or experimental projects to feature in the 2023 edition of Model in Barcelona.
The Model Awards for Architectural Experimentation are presented to groups or individuals and consist of a sum of money and an opportunity to conceive and design one of the installations, augmented realities, curated projects and/or experimental projects to be developed during the 2023 edition of Model in Barcelona.