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May 2020
PRÁCTICA lecture at Politecnico di Milano
Milan, Italy

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.

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February 2020
PRÁCTICA at Biennale Architettura 2020
Venice, Italy

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.

Seminar poster
October 2019
“Teaching and Practice: Reciprocal Relations” seminar at UNIA
Seville, Spain

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.

Exterior view of the buidling.
June 2019
Social Housing in Seville – 1st Prize
Seville, Spain

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.

ETSAS lecture poster
May 2019
PRÁCTICA give this year’s closing lecture at ETSAS
Seville, Spain

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!

Award ceremony photo
April 2019
River Somes wins the RBA 2019
Bucharest, Romania

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!

River Somes plan logo RBA
April 2019
River Somes shortlisted for the RBA 2019
Bucharest, Romania

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!

ESNE university school logo
March 2019
Madrid, Spain

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!

Exterior view of the square of the Civic Center in Pamplona
February 2019
Monument to the Fallen in Pamplona – shortlisted
Pamplona, Spain

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.

Documents (To Come) exhibition inauguration
January 2019
Documents (To Come) exhibition in Madrid
Madrid, Spain

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!

Sunt Riveran December 2018
December 2018
PRÁCTICA lecture at Riveran 2018
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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 lecture poster
November 2018
PRÁCTICA lecture at Academy of Art University
San Francisco, CA, USA

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!

September 2018
Paseo de la Castellana 14 – 2nd Prize
Madrid, Spain

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.

July 2018
14th BEAU Summer School
Santander, Spain

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.

June 2018
Somes Delivery Workshop 2018
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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!

June 2018
PRÁCTICA on Arquitectura 374
Madrid, Spain

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.

Image of the park with pools and vegetation
January 2018
Santiago Residential Complex – 1st Prize
Santiago, Chile

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.

October 2017
Plaza de los Misterios – 2nd Prize
Madrid, Spain

PRÁCTICA wins second prize in the international competition aimed to redesign the Plaza de los Misterios square in Madrid.

October 2017
Rethinking Somes Competition – 1st Prize
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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.

September 2017
“The North American Academia” Seminar
Seville, Spain

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!

June 2017
Article in TRANSFER
New York, USA

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.

June 2017
The Green City Block – 1st Prize
Malaga, Spain

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.

May 2017
“Imagination on exile” Exhibition
Seville, Spain

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.

May 2017
Harvard GSD – ETSAS Workshop
Seville, Spain

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.

April 2017
Seville, Spain

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.

March 2017
Lausanne, Switzerland

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.

March 2017
PRÁCTICA lecturing at ETSAS
Seville, Spain

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.

November 2016
XX Architecture and Urbanism Biennial 2017
Valparaiso, Chile

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.

February 2017
PRÁCTICA teaching at AAU
San Francisco, USA

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.

November 2016
Planning for conservation: Looking at Agra
Cambridge, USA

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.

May 2016
Pavilion Venice Biennale 2016
Venice, Italy

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.

May 2016
‘Ephemeral Urbanism’ Book Launch
Venice, Italy

‘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.

May 2016
Studio at Universidad Católica de Chile
Santiago, Chile

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.