IAAC – Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
Global Summer School Program 2024
In person workshop at IAAC and Valldaura Labs

Duration: from the 1st until the 12th July 2024





Course key topics:  parametric tools & softwares, digital fabrication, prototyping.

The workshop brief, lead faculties and learning objectives will be out soon.

Previous Knowledge / Students background requirements 

The GSS24 Bamboo at work workshop is open to creative and innovative people who are interested in fields such as architecture, urban planning, digital fabrication, design, arts searching for a multidisciplinary experience in an international environment. No previous skills are required, although any CAD design and digital fabrication skills are welcome. The official language of the course is English.



GSS Bamboo at work fee is 1200€ for early bird offer within 31st May 2024, final application deadline is 24th June. From June the fee is 1500€ and includes all material costs needed for the course. No additional registration fee is required. Flight tickets, accommodation and food are not included in the fee. Each participant should bring his/her own computer with the software installed. Further details about the software will be given to the participants closer to the workshop’s beginning.

Accommodation in Barcelona will not be included. IAAC will advise participants providing staying solutions and support.
Transportations between IAAC facilities is in charge of IAAC. Upon arrival, participants will be equipped with the IAAC students access card and IAAC welcome kit.


Participants will assist to classes, learn and prototype at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), in the recently created district known as 22@, a focus for companies and institutions oriented toward the knowledge society. The neighbourhood is close to the historic centre, the seafront, the Plaça de les Glòries and the Sagrera APT station, making it one of the most dynamics enclaves in the city.


Students will attend the GSS workshop and co-work together also at Valldaura Labs, IAAC’s second campus located in Collserola Park, the natural centre of the metropolitan area of Barcelona. Valldaura campus is a large park and testing ground for innovation that features the latest technologies in the fields of energy, information and fabrication.


The core of this innovative project developed by IAAC is a laboratory to implement investigation and set a new benchmark for self-sufficiency. The Valldaura Self Sufficient Labs express a new concept for sustainability established by IAAC. Its aim is to create a sustainable, consciously designed ecology using both cutting edge technology and traditional craftsmanship.

Workshop schedule

A detailed schedule of the workshop will be shared with the participants prior to the workshop’s beginning.