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RCR Program

Architecture of the territory and the landscape

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RCR Program- Architecture of the territory and the landscape

A practical approach to the influence of landscape and environment in architecture

The Architecture of the territory and landscape Program is taught in collaboration with the prestigious architecture firm RCR Arquitectes, awarded the 2017 Pritzker Prize, and honorary members of the American Institute of Architecture since 2010.

Vall de Bianya, where the course will take place, is a small municipality located between valleys and surrounded by the beautiful landscape of the Volcanic Zone Natural Park, ideal for hiking among its forests and discovering the typical Romanesque churches of the region.

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Girona, una de las provincias más bonitas de España, se encuentra enmarcada en un maravilloso enclave natural cerca del mar y la montaña. Distinguida por su carácter abierto y su oferta gastronómica, turística y cultural. No en vano, es la cuna de uno de los mejores restaurantes del mundo, El Celler de Can Roca.

No te puedes perder sus ciudades costeras, como Roses o Blanes, o sus parques naturales a los pies de los Pirineos. Girona capital, con un casco histórico con más de 2000 años de antigüedad, es otro de los puntos de visita obligatorios. Podrás disfrutar de su antiguo barrio judío o su catedral, que engloba tres estilos arquitectónicos tan distintos como el románico, el gótico o el barroco. Su belleza le ha llevado ser elegida como una de las localizaciones para grabar la famosa serie Juego de Tronos.

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Program Information


  • Analyze the territory and the landscape attending to all the elements that define these areas and concepts.
  • Intensify the analytical abilities of students through different stimuli that are capable of leading to the creation of spaces where playing, listening, living a unique atmosphere is enjoyed.
  • Induce the experiential permeability of students that increases their sensitivity to a specific place.
  • Increase student creativity from a nonconformist and critical position.
  • Develop interdisciplinary thinking and work skills in order to generate significant content responses.
  • Implement work dynamics that lead to deep knowledge of the immediate environment from observation and experience.
  • Increase the reflection ability of students within a specific period.
  • Extrapolate the knowledge acquired to future research and projects in an integrative way.
  • Acquire basic knowledge around landscape architecture.
  • Intensify the project work skills of students within a specific territory.
  • Increase student knowledge about the concepts and links between architecture and the location.
  • Sensitize, through experience, with the characteristic values of the definition of space, nexus of all architecture.
  • Study within an innovative and high-quality training context.

Methodology:Classroom course:

  • 48 sessions (1.5 hours at the “La Vila” facilities)
  • 12 sessions (1.5 h. visit to sites)
  • Study and practical work in “La Vila”
  • Master class series

Schedule: Morning: 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Afternoon: 3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Course program 9 ECTS

Theory3 ECTS
  • (Feel the place) - Compulsory
Landscape Project Workshop 6 ECTS
  • (Feel the place) - Compulsory


  • Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramón Vilalta (RCR Arquitectes)
    2017 Pritzker Prize, Gold Medal of the Academie d'Architecture Française 2015, Officier and Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres 2008 and 2014 of the République Française, honorary members of the RIBA Royal Institute of British Architects 2012, honorary members of the AIA American Institute of Architecture 2010 and 2005 National Architecture Culture Award of the Generalitat de Catalunya.