PRÁCTICA participated as moderator in a panel featuring the CEOs of real estate developer companies Metrovacesa and AEDAS Homes, Jorge Pérez de Leza and David Martínez respectively. The panel was organized by the Harvard Club of Spain, and it addressed the current state of the residential real estate market in Spain.
PRÁCTICA has been awarded the Jury Prize in the Public Space Architecture Category at the 2023 Transylvania Architecture Biennial for their River Somes project.
PRÁCTICA participates in the 2023 Transylvania Architecture Biennial with their “River Somes” exhibition, which is on display from October 19th to November 5th at the mushuROI Creative Hub in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
PRÁCTICA was awarded the First Honorable Mention in the open international design competition for the redevelopment of the Mamaia Seaside in the city of Constanța in Romania.
ARQ magazine number 114, titled “Infrastructural Turns” and published by ARQ Editions with the support of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, features an in-depth article on the River Somes project, including multiple previously unpublished photos and graphic documents.
PRÁCTICA will be lecturing about their River Somes project at the “Greening Towards Urban Resilience” conference in Barcelona on March 14th-15th. The conference puts an end to the LIFE UrbanGreeningPlans project, which is part of the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030.
On January 30th we joined the First Stone Ceremony for our Public Housing in Seville project, which marks the start of the construction process. We shared this occasion with the Mayor of Seville, Mr. Antonio Muñoz, as well as representatives from the developing entity, EMVISESA, and the construction company, Cartuja i.
PRÁCTICA will be lecturing at the New York Institute of Technology for their M.S. in Architecture, Urban Design students, as part of the Urban Design Studio I course, led by Professor Marcella Del Signore and Jeannette Sordi, on November 28th 2022.
PRÁCTICA’s exhibition at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2022, “River Somes”, is opening on November 17th 2022 at Carpintarias de São Lázaro (Rua de São Lázaro nº72, Lisbon, Portugal) from 5 pm to 9 pm. It will run until December 30th, and access is free of charge. We thank the main curators, Cristina Veríssimo and Diogo Burnay, the entire Triennale and Carpintarias de São Lázaro teams, and our sponsors, Urbidermis, iGuzzini, Proarquitectura and KrinKG, for their support.
PRÁCTICA will be lecturing at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Architecture on social housing in Madrid, as part of the course “How will we live together?”, led by Prof. Human Wu, on October 28th 2022.
PRÁCTICA has obtained the third prize in the open international competition to design the DN3C park in Constanța, Romania. It consists of a public space over 36.5 hectares for the Municipality of Constanța.
PRÁCTICA presented their River Somes project at second edition of the Green Cities Forum (FOV), held in Brasov, Romania. The Forum is the largest event in Romania dedicated to environmental sustainability.
PRÁCTICA wins second prize in the international competition to design the new Science Campus in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, an urban complex over 45,000 square meters for the Babeș-Bolyai University and the Cluj-Napoca City Hall.
PRÁCTICA has been awarded with an Honorary Mention in the 2022 Andalusia Architecture Award in the Emerging Professional Career category. The award is given by the Regional Government of Andalusia.
PRÁCTICA will be lecturing and participating in the “How will we live together?” roundtable at The Cooper Union in New York, USA, on Friday April 29th starting at 5:30 pm. This event, organized around the topic of La Biennale di Venezia 2021, will be presented by Raquel Sánchez, Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda of Spain and by Iñaqui Carnicero, Director General of Urban Agenda and Architecture. It will be moderated by Hashim Sarkis, Dean of the MIT School of Architecture and Planning, and Nader Tehrani, Dean of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union in New York; and it will also feature lectures by Carlos Bañón, Carmen Moreno, Cristina Parreño, Jacobo García-Germán, Tomás García Píriz, Benedetta Tagliabue and Luis Rojo. The event is organized by the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda of Spain, in collaboration with Acción Cultural Española and The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union.
PRÁCTICA was part of the jury of the open international competition for the design of the Central Square of Brașov in Romania. The competition was organized by the Order of Architects of Romania.
PRÁCTICA will be showing their River Somes exhibition at Galeria Galateca in Bucharest, Romania, from April 15th to June 1st. The exhibition has been organized by the Order of Architects of Romania. Join us for the opening on Friday 15th at 6:30 pm!
PRÁCTICA is honored for having been selected to participate in the Independent Projects section of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2022 to show their River Somes project. This year’s Triennale, titled “Terra”, will be curated by Cristina Veríssimo and Diogo Burnay, and will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, from September 29th to December 5th 2022.
PRÁCTICA’s project for a 56-unit public housing building in Ibiza, Spain, developed by Institut Balear de l’Habitatge, was shortlisted for the final phase of an open, international design competition.
PRÁCTICA got an Honorable Mention in the open competition for a new health center in Valverde de Leganés, Badajoz, Spain.
PRÁCTICA have been awarded the Second Prize in the “Best Implemented Interior” category at the Fifth Baku International Architecture Awards for their “Dental clinic in Los Remedios” project. The awards are given by the Union of Architects of Azerbaijan in association with the International Union of Architects and the Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan.
PRÁCTICA exhibit their River Somes project at the exhibition titled “Seville Architecture and Engineering innovations applied to world cities”, held within the 3rd Global Forum of Local Governments and the 1st Urban Forum of Spain. It will take place on October 5-7 at the Conference and Exhibition Center of Seville, and will be presided by Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain; Juan Manuel Moreno, President of the Regional Government of Andalusia; Juan Espadas, Major of Seville; and Raquel Sánchez, Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda.
PRÁCTICA has been awarded with a COAM Prize 2021 for their “Dental Clinic in Los Remedios” project by the Official Chamber of Architects of Madrid.
PRÁCTICA gave a lecture at the Official Chamber of Architects of Seville, within the series “Seville in process”. Watch it now in the link below.
PRÁCTICA will participate as speakers and showcase their River Somes project at the Future Architect Online Conference on September 7th. The event is organized by Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design in collaboration with ArchDaily, Future Architecture Platform, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, ETH Zürich and the Russian Youth Architecture Biennale.
The team formed by PRÁCTICA and Daroca Arquitectos was shortlisted in the open international competition to redesign the Mossos d’Esquadra Headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.
PRÁCTICA was runner-up in the “Architecture & Society Awards 2021”, given by the Official Chamber of Architects of Seville, Spain, for their Dental Clinic in Los Remedios project.
PRÁCTICA have been invited as guest critics to the Thesis final presentations for the Master in Advanced Architecture at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia. They will join the reviews in Barcelona on June 23rd.
PRÁCTICA participates in the Biennale Archittetura 2021, curated by Hashim Sarkis, with their project “River Somes: Across communities and ecosystems”. It can be visited starting May 22nd 2021, in the Corderie building at the Arsenale di Venezia.
PRÁCTICA interviews Hashim Sarkis, the curator of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, on the month of its opening. The interview has been published in the 107 issue of Chile-based ARQ Magazine.
PRÁCTICA will be lecturing about the urbanism of Madrid on April 16th at Rhode Island School of Design. The lecture is part of the course “Urban Contexts: The Planning and Design Of Cities”, led by Prof. Nondita Correa Mehrotra.
The publication “¡Espacio público is overrated! A first world problem!”, produced by PRÁCTICA for the 20th Chilean Biennial for Architecture and Urbanism is now available to buy online. It features interviews with international architects Olayinka Dosekun (Nigeria), Jyri Eskola (Finland), Moisés García (Spain), Aja Jeanty (USA), Ali Karimi (Bahrain), Nicolas Lee (Hong Kong), Sarkis Sarkisyan (Russia), Aliza Sovani (Canada), Aphrodite Stathopoulos (Greece), Alejandro Valdivieso (Spain) and Jerónimo van Schendel (Spain).
The F/W 2020/21 issue of The Canvas magazine, titled “Community” and featuring an extensive interview to PRÁCTICA among other contributors is now available for online purchases.
Our Dental Clinic in Los Remedios project has been nominated for the ArchDaily Building of the Year 2021 award. You can vote now in the link below.
La Biennale di Venezia just released “Biennale Architettura 2021 – Sneak Peek”, where a teaser for each participant’s intervention at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition can be seen. Watch the video for PRÁCTICA’s project on the link below.
PRÁCTICA has been invited to lecture at Technische Universität Dresden on December 11th. They will be discussing the role of the image in Architecture, and how designers utilize it.
PRÁCTICA obtained an Honorable Mention in the open international competition for the redesign of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul, Turkey. Designed in collaboration with Beril Serbes.
PRÁCTICA obtained the First Honorable Mention in the open international competition for the design of the new Comprehensive Transplant Center in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Designed in collaboration with, PLANHO Consultores.
PRÁCTICA will be lecturing in the Specializing Master in Design for Public Spaces program at Politecnico di Milano on May 28th 2020. They will be discussing their Somes River redevelopment project in Romania, along with other designs and their general vision of the current situation of contemporary public spaces.
We are honored to announce that PRÁCTICA will be participating at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, titled “How will we live together?”. The exhibition will take place in the Venice Arsenale from 23 May to 29 November 2020. We feel extremely grateful to curator Hashim Sarkis and his entire team, as well as to the Biennale’s chairman Paolo Baratta, for inviting us to share this event with such a talented and diverse selection of architects from around the world.
PRÁCTICA will be directing the seminar titled “Teaching and Practice: Reciprocal Relations” at the International University of Andalusia (UNIA). It will feature lectures by Stephen Bates (Sergison Bates Architects, TU Munich), Emilio Tuñón (Tuñón Arquitectos, ETSAM), Antonio Cruz (Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos, ETSAS), Eva Franch (AA School of Architceture), Juanjo López de la Cruz and María González (Sol 89, ETSAS) and Martha Throne (IE School of Architceture & Design). It will take place on October 1-3 at the Charterhouse of Seville. Enrollment is now open through the following link.
PRÁCTICA is proud to announce that they have won the international competition to design a 125-unit public housing building in Seville, Spain. The proposal has been designed in collaboration with Daroca Arquitectos.
PRÁCTICA will be delivering this year’s closing lecture at the School of Architceture of Seville. Join us on Thursday May 30th starting at 12pm in the Manuel Trillo Lecture Hall!
We feel extremely honored and humble to have been awarded with the 2019 Romanian Buildings Award for our River Somes redevelopment project. We are very grateful to the entire jury, the whole project team, and the City of Cluj-Napoca and its inhabitants, who have always been so supporting of this initiative!
We are incredibly honored to have our River Somes redevelopment project shortlisted for the 2019 Romanian Buildings Awards. We will be presenting the project at the SHARE International Forum in Bucharest on April 18th!
PRÁCTICA will be lecturing at ESNE University School of Design, Innovation and technology next Monday March 11th. The will talk about some of their residential projects, and share some ideas on the future of domestic architecture! We hope to see you there!
PRÁCTICA’s proposal for the refurbishment of the Monument to the Fallen in Pamplona, Spain, into a new City Hall building has been shortlisted for the second phase of the international competition. It will be presented in public on February 19th as part of a participatory process aimed to involve the local population in the final decision about the future of this public space.
PRÁCTICA will be showing their work at the Documents (To Come) exhibition in the Arquería de Nuevos Ministerios, on Paseo de la Castellana 67 in Madrid. The exhibition is part of the 14th Spanish Biennial for Architecture and Urbanism. Join us for the opening on January 22nd at 7:30 pm!
PRÁCTICA will be lecturing about their River Somes redevelopment project at the 2018 Riveran event in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, on December 13th and 14th. Other speakers include the managers of Ría 2000 and Future Foyle, river and urban redevelopment projects completed in Bilbao and Northern Ireland. Registration is now open, see you there!
PRÁCTICA will be giving a lecture at the AAU School of Architecture on Thursday November 15th at 6pm PT. You are invited to join us in the Large Atrium Space at 601 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, or watch it live through the link bellow!
We are glad to announce that PRÁCTICA and Daroca Arquitectos won the second prize in the international competition to redesign the Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros building on Paseo de la Castellana in Madrid, a new 10.000 sqm corporate complex featuring listed historical elements.
We are glad to announce that José Mayoral, founding partner at PRÁCTICA, will participate as workshop instructor and lecturer at the 14th Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial, along with Kersten Geers, Iñaki Ábalos, Bevk Perovic and José María Sánchez, among others.
PRÁCTICA will be participating in the Somes Delivery design and build workshop in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, on June 29th-30th and July 10th-13thas part of the participatory process of our Rethinking Somes project! Registration is now open, we hope to see you there!
We feel honored to have two of our latest projects featured on the new issue of Arquitectura magazine. The volume includes articles on The Green City Block and on Plaza de los Misterios.
PRÁCTICA wins the competition to design a 2.400 residential unit complex in Santiago, Chile, in collaboration with the architecture firm Izquierdo Lehmann. The project features 190.000 sqm of residential space and a new 2,5 ha. urban park.
PRÁCTICA wins second prize in the international competition aimed to redesign the Plaza de los Misterios square in Madrid.
We are glad to announce that PRÁCTICA wins the 1st prize in the international competition “Rethinking Somes”, an ambitious architectural and urban design project aimed to redesign the 15 kilometer-long waterfront of River Somes on its course through Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
PRÁCTICA will run a three-day workshop titled “The North American Academia: an attribute of Spanish Architecture” in collaboration with International University of Andalusia. It will feature lectures by Ábalos+Sentkiewicz, Langarita Navarro, Ecosistema Urbano, Actar Publishers, and PRÁCTICA’s founders. It will take place on September 18th-20th 2017 at the Carthusian Monastery in Seville, Spain. We would love to see you there!
PRÁCTICA´s cofounder, Jaime Daroca, authors an article featured on the last issue of TRANSFER, Global Architecture Platform. The article entitled “Horizontal and Vertical Disorder” analyses the potential of West Chelsea and Dumbo, two New York City districts, where the industrial heritage offers ideas and concepts for sustainable city growth.
PRÁCTICA is proud to announce that their proposal titled AL SUR for the “Nuevos Modos de Habitar – Manzana Verde” competition in Málaga (Spain), made in collaboration with Daroca Arquitectos, has been awarded the first prize.
PRÁCTICA takes part in the exhibition titled “Imagination on Exile”, which was opened on May 12th in the lobby of the Technical School of Architecture of Seville. This show features work developed all around the World by young architects from Seville with a strong international projection.
PRÁCTICA members Jaime Daroca and José Ramón Sierra take part as tutors in the first encounter between the Technical School of Architecture of Seville and Harvard University GSD, titled “The Role of Green Networks”. The faculty members joining this activity include Anita Berrizbeitia and Pablo Pérez Ramos from Harvard GSD, as well as Ramón Pico, Javier Terrados, Francisco Montero and Javier López from ETSAS.
PRÁCTICA’s cofounder Jaime Daroca is invited by Taller E at the Technical School of Architecture of Seville to join their Studio review session as a critic for their final project. Students will present their proposals for a cultural center in the city’s historic quarter.
We are pleased to announce that one of PRÁCTICA’s cofounders, Jaime Daroca, will be attending the ALICE Studio Midterm Review as a guest critic at the EPFL in Lausanne. Students will present their projects for the ROOMS exercise, which will be the source for a montage in the HOUSE 2 – COUNTER CITY installation at the end of May 2017 in Zurich.
PRÁCTICA’s cofounders Jaime Daroca and José Ramón Sierra are invited by María González and Juanjo López de la Cruz from Sol89 to join their Studio review session as critics and to give a lecture on housing and interstitial public spaces at ETSAS.
Practica’s cofounder, José Mayoral, was selected as one of the curators that will lead the next Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017 ‘Dialogos Impostergables’ in Valparaiso, Chile.The team was selected by the College of Architects of Chile (CA) in collaboration with the Association of Office Architects(AOA) and the Network of Schools of Architecture in Chile.
PRÁCTICA is glad to announce that its cofounders, Jaime Daroca, Jose Mayoral and José Ramón Sierra, will be teaching Studio at the Academy of Arts University School of Architecture in San Francisco during the 2017 Spring semester.
PRACTICA’s cofounder, José Mayoral, has published the book ‘Planning for Conservation: Looking at Agra’ with Rahul Mehrotra, Harvard GSD professor, and Vineet Diwadkar. This volume presents the research and speculations produced by graduate students and the Loeb Fellows at Harvard Graduate School of Design by looking at possibilities for the city of Agra in India.
The Ephemeral Urbanism Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale gathers hundreds of cases that put forward the notion that the Ephemeral is a productive category within the larger discourse on urbanism and an essential element within the imagination of the urban. PRACTICA’s cofounder, José Mayoral, actively engaged in the installation of the pavilion as one of the designers and as the research team leader.
‘Ephemeral Urbanism: Cities in Constant Flux’ compiles research from the ‘Research Project on the Ephemeral City’ which started with the ambition of understanding and framing the idea that nonpermanent configurations of the urban are a legitimate and productive category within discourse on cities. Through this publication PRACTICA’s cofounder José Mayoral, unveils an overview of settlements and configurations that are constructed with an expiration date.
A studio proposed by Practica’s cofounder, José Mayoral, with Felipe Vera, was chosen as the winning entry for a competition from the Catholic University of Chile. The competition was organized to select a workshop for the second semester of the 2016 academic year.