Short-term joint staff training event on technological innovation in rehabilitation, for adaptation to habitability and use

From March 21st to 24th 2022

UPC, Barcelona, Spain

Photo of the Salos village

The course will allow the participants an exchange of knowledge and experiences, learning from each other, and to debate about how to develop training methodologies and tools on specific topics concerning the technological innovations in rehabilitation for adaptation on habitability and use in Barcelona. Topics that has been considered necessary for future “Building Rehabilitation Experts”.

The main aim of the course is an agreement on a common pattern to be applied on training programs for “Building Rehabilitation Experts” in the all partner countries. At the same time, the partners from the different countries will check their own state of the art on the comparative research, orientating and focussing it to the issues emerged during the discussions.

The participants will be selected between experts able to give elements for the debate on the development of intellectual outputs, as extensive research activity and experience.


Monday, March 21st, 2022

9:00 – 13:00 a.m.

Welcome at Kaunas University, Institute of architecture and construction

Superior d’Edificació de Barcelona. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Welcome by: Prof. Inmaculada Rodríguez Cantalapiedra, Director of EPSEB.

Prof. Montse Bosch, Scientific Responsible of the project for UPC.

UPC Staff: Prof. Pilar Garcia-Almirall, Head of the Department of Architectural Technology

Prof. Còssima Cornadó, Mireia Bosch, Belén Onecha, Jordi Martí, Eva Crespo, Andri Tsiouri.

All Partners, Stakeholders and other Participants

Presentation of the targets of the Course, organisation and program activities

Prof. Montse Bosch

Prof. Còssima Cornadó

15:00 – 16:00 p.m.

Technical visit to a building of the Eixample (expansion) of Barcelona. Integral rehabilitation with the incorporation of an attic floor with prefabricated modules.

Prof. Montse Bosch, Arch. Rosa Bassols

17:00 – 18:00 p.m.

Technical visit to Casa Batlló, a UNESCO World Heritage site and an icon in Barcelona, to discover Gaudí’s work and modernism at its finest.

Prof. Mireia Bosch, and Joan Olona, UPC

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 13:00 p.m.

Technical visit to Ecoliving 1802, a new sustainable and green community using rooftop, collecting rainwater, aerothermal equipment, etc. in a completely renovated building of a former textile printing factory

Arch. Juli Pérez Català

Visit to OASIURBÀ Office, a non-profit organization that works to improve the living conditions of the neighborhood by guaranteeing the right to fair housing. Presentation of the CO-HAB Raval project.

Prof. Sara Vima, UPC; Arch. Victoria Tous, Julia Brull OASIURBÀ

14:30 p.m. – 18:00 p.m.

Presentation and visit to two rehabilitated residential houses C/ Robadors

Prof. Pere Joan Ravetllat, Còssima Cornadó, UPC; Tech. Arch. Toni Floriach, AEEBC

Presentation and visit to rehabilitated residential houses C/ Roca

Tech. Arch. Toni Floriach, AEEBC

Technical visit to Porxos d’en Xifré roofs, a set of 10 buildings that occupy an entire rectangular block located in the sea front quarter. The roof has been rehabilitated, turning it into one of the largest green terraces in Barcelona. 2021 New European Bauhaus Prize

Prof. Montse Bosch; Eng. Sergio Carratalá

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

09:30 a.m. – 13:30 p.m.

Presentation and Technical visit to Mercat de Sant Antoni, and old iron market building rehabilitated and conditioned for a modern market use.

Prof. Pere Joan Ravetllat

Walking tour to La Boquería Market: the most touristic of the city.
Stop in front of the Picasso and Nesjar Friezes in the COAC Building, and explanation of the diagnosis and restoration intervention.

Prof. Joan Ramon Rosell, UPC.

Walking tour to the Santa Caterina Market, rehabilitated by Estudio MIRALLES TAGLIABUE EMBT

15:30 p.m. – 17:30 p.m.

Presentation and Technical visit to Mercat del Born, the first large-scale cast-iron building to be erected in Barcelona.

Prof. Ramon Graus, UPC

Thursday, March 24th, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 13:00 a.m.

Social housing and residential heritage rehabilitation policies.

Representatives of the Generalitat de Catalunya; Barcelona City Council and Consorci Metropolità de l’Habitatge.

Technical Visit to Barri de El Polvorí

15:00 p.m. – 18:00 p.m.

Technical visit to the Barri Trinitat Vella and Trinitat Nova
Technical Visit to Barri de Canyelles

Prof Emili Hormias,UPC

Friday, March 25th, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 13:00 a.m

Technical visit to a Private Residential house rehabilitated to a Passive House Standard

Arch. Micheel Wassouf

Technical visit to 46 social housing units in the Fabra & Coats factory, renovation and preservation of industrial heritage is an increasingly important part of defining sustainable urbanism. Winner of the 63rd FAD Awards.

Prof. Belén Onecha

15:00 p.m. – 18:00 p.m.

Conclusions, debate, remarks and applications of the information of the Course

All Partners, Stakeholders and Participants