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The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is an international centre of education and research. It was founded in 2003 by Metapolis, a Civil Association, in collaboration with the Generalitat of Catalunya



Located in Barcelona, one of the international capitals of Urbanism, the institution develops a multidisciplinary program that explores urban and international territorial phenomena, placing especial emphasis on the opportunities that emerges from developing countries and the cultural, economic and social values that architecture may contribute to society.


The main objective of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is to stimulate, promote and develop research on the diverse areas of advanced architecture promoting the development of knowledge in architecture and its interaction with other disciplines.


Some of the most important projects and publications done by Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia recently are Hipercatalunya (a research about the territory of Catalonia) The Media House (a project developed with the MIT's Media Lab) and the Metapolis Dictionary of Advanced Architecture.

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