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Introduction

ETSAV stands as the metropolitan School of Architecture at UPC_BarcelonaTECH. Founded in the mid 70’, this privileged location provides the ideal frame for the exploration of contemporary topics in Architecture & Urbanism. Deeply rooted in its territory, ETSAV treasures a very international profile too:

  • ETSAV is the Alma Mater of the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2017 Laureates, Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta, RCR Arquitectes;
  • We offer one of the highest academic exchange ratios at UPC, with some 100 incoming students every year from 70 universities all over the world;
  • ETSAV is the European partner for the Architecture Study Abroad Program of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA;
  • We also export our unique interdisciplinary teaching approach, being a dual-degree in Architecture and Building Engineering with UniKORE, Italy, the most recent example.

Facilities, and equipment are basic elements to identify the ETSAV. Furthermore, singularities of the building itself and the educational system, determine the relationship among students, faculty and our institution. The quality of services offered to students, as well as the environment in which to perform them, allow intellectual and learning processes which can be carried out very easily. Sant Cugat is a campus of architecture, urban planning and housing that involves the different teaching, scientific and technological aspects related to this field of knowledge, by means of shared synergies of the ETSAV and its Research and Knowledge Transfer Center (CRITT) that includes laboratory space for experimentation and innovation in their own campus.