17 June 2023
“Palette Playground” by Adda Bjarnodóttir, a proposal for a centre for the study of alternative plant-based sources of protein at Masía Can Reon de Tiana (Barcelona), was the winning project of the first edition of the IED Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue Award for Best Interior Design Thesis at IED Barcelona bestowed by the Fundació Enric Miralles.
The proposal responds to the values of experimentation, innovation and creativity, and approaches nature through research into materials. It also connects the spaces to the historical and scenic characteristics of the territory.
In a ceremony held at the foundation on 15 June, the President of the Fundació Enric Miralles and Director of EMBT Architects, Benedetta Tagliabue, presented the Award, with which the centre for experimentation in architecture recognises the work of a design school for the first time.
As key elements of the project, the jury, formed by Tagliabue and the members of the Board of Trustees of the Fundació Enric Miralles, highlighted creativity in providing solutions that contribute to the preservation of biodiversity, a positive impact on the territory, a focus on the value of heritage in the Mediterranean region, a commitment to sustainability (with the reuse and reintegration of materials), as well as an innovative design.
In addition to the prize for the winning thesis, the Fundació Enric Miralles also wished to award two honourable mentions to two works by IED Barcelona Interior Design students, which propose areas for the observation and conservation of wildlife in the form of sanctuaries. These are “Be butterfly” by Pia Martí, a butterfly farm to educate about the importance and value of this pollinating insect, which is fundamental to various agricultural cultivation processes; and “Nest” by Patricia Belma Tudela, a house sparrow research and conservation centre.
Both projects demonstrate a wealth of thematic research, as well as a focus on improving human well-being.
All the projects will be exhibited in the Fundació Enric Miralles until 21 June.
With the creation of the first IED Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue Award, IED Barcelona and the Fundació Enric Miralles have begun a long-standing collaboration that demonstrates their common vision of design as a discipline with a social purpose based on interdisciplinarity and multiculturalism that aims to improve our surroundings.
“Hanging By a Threat”, an installation made from used beer bottles that invites us to think about the impact of the consumer society, will be exhibited at the Disseny Hub Barcelona [Barcelona Design Hub] from 16 to 28 October, during Barcelona Design Week.
Students of the 2023 edition of the Master in Sustainable Design and Social Impact have launched innovative responses to challenges related to health, the circular economy, cultural identity and education.
The projects “Cañizo 23” by Monique Almeida de Oliveira and Hana Tamer Abdelaziz; “Balcome” by Arola Velasco Moreno and Júlia Barrera Garcés; and “Sharing Green” by Mia Murrieta Vatterodt, Yuval Salman and Kira Roeblitz are among the 10 finalists for these awards promoted by ARQUIN-FAD.
Natali Canas del Pozo, Oliver Franz Schmidt and Lucas Echeveste Lacy, founders of the architecture studio El Equipo Creativo, have won the ‘Best Interior Design Firm’ award; the most renowned international recognition for an interior design studio.
The Box of the Gran Teatre del Liceu was the stage on which In the beginning everything was white, one of the four new small-format operas from the Òh!pera project, which has seen the participation of IED Barcelona, was performed from 5 to 9 July.
Preserving biodiversity through design and connecting memories by way of a new audiovisual language are some of the themes addressed in the final projects recognised by the Best Thesis Awards 2023.
Students in their final year of the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Hons), IED Diploma and Foundation Course in Global Design will bring their academic stage at the school to a close on 19 June at 6 pm at Aribau Multicines.
The magazine ranks IED Group's Bachelor's and Master's programmes in sixth place in the list of Spanish institutions
On 22 May, students from the class of 2019-2023 Bachelor’s Degrees will come together at the Victoria Theatre to graduate.
IED participates in the new edition of WantedDesign in Manhattan and wins a Conscious Design Award
IED Barcelona installs solar panels on the rooftops of its Point One facility that will save up to 40% of electricity.
Once again this year, IED Barcelona collaborated with the ASTE association to deliver almost a hundred roses, accompanied by a print inspired by this festival, to the residents of three care homes in the district of Gracia.
Until 30 April, Disseny Hub Barcelona is showcasing “IED Barcelona Manifesto”, an exhibition that brings to life the School’s global, human, strategic and transformative vision of design aiming to respond to the great challenges of contemporary society.
IED Barcelona has launched a new series of participatory events based on current issues with the presence of prominent opinion leaders. The creator of the spray-on fabric that went viral at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, Dr. Manuel Torres, was the first guest.
On the occasion of the inauguration of the fair, Josep Gonzàlez-Cambray talked with Andrea Marchesi, Director of the Design School.
IED Barcelona students’ proposal to revitalise the commercial area of Paseo de Gracia will become a reality throughout 2023 and 2024.
A panel of experts moderated by IED Barcelona analysed the role that design energy has for people and the environment in the round table “Light and Energy: Habitat and city”.
The exhibition will be open until next February 26th at Fundación Francisco Giner de los Ríos
Slow Light by IED Barcelona is a collaborative proposal that works without electricity and delighted the festival’s jury.
This recognition highlights the work of the school as a driving force behind innovation and talent through design training.
Its objective is to promote local commerce in the city thanks to the transformative power of design.
IED Barcelona has been consolidating its position as a driving force behind innovation and social well-being through design education. "A collective dream" is a faithful reflection of this spirit.
The four proposals, from the areas of Design, Management & Design Strategies, Fashion, and Visual Communication, convey the interests and concerns of a new generation of designers.
Two projects from the interdisciplinary subject Food Design System have been presented at the latest meeting of EDIVI.
IED students will explore alongside members of ONCE possible responses to the difficulties faced by this community with relation to everyday objects.
The installation has succeeded in recreating an oasis of calm and a connection with nature in Poblenou’s Parc del Centre.
What will the world of the future be like? What kind of vehicles will we use? Where will we live? How much will everyday objects change?
‘478’ is the installation with which IED Barcelona was present in the special edition of Llum Barcelona.
A collection of clay pavement tiles that serve as a street filter system.
Due to the pandemic on 2020 the digital exhibitions took the place of the classic end-of-year physical showcases: IED has made a virtue of necessity.
Interior Design and Product Design students explore new concepts of spaces, services and products capable of reconnecting humans with nature.
Innovative alternatives for mobility, spaces to reconnect with nature, sustainable fashion collections and new services focused on user experience.
The project evokes the evolutive process of the natural world, focusing on the irregularity of the biophilic and organic patterns.
Virtual innovation is gaining increasing importance, and for creatives, it is a great tool to transform and improve society.
Five multidisciplinary projects were put on display at Global Grad Show and IED Alumnus Ghassan Salameh appointed as guest curator proposing two exhibitions.
Within the framework of the IED Master Barcelona School courses, Designing for the many is an educational innovation project created with the aim of investigating the capacity, strategies and repercussions of design in the construction of our society, questioning its cultural, productive, economic and political aspects.