LAUNCH OF _Import ZURICH. Cooperative housing: new ways of inhabiting

Graphic Import Zurich

We are delighted to announce the launch of the third Connection Project, this time between the cities of Barcelona and Zurich.

As in previous editions, the first part of the Event will take place in Barcelona, where twenty Swiss architecture studios will exhibit a collection of their projects at the COAC Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya from October 22 to November 7.

“_Import ZURICH. Cooperative housing: new ways of inhabiting” exhibition, opening on October 22, is dedicated to twenty collective housing projects built by Zürich architects over the last 10 years.


With the aim to generate synergies between Catalan architecture and Zürich, aside from the opening of the exhibition, the event continue on October 23 with meetings between professionals to exchange of professional experiences to share ideas and make new connections and architectural visits to Barcelona icon buildings.

An exhibition catalogue will also be presented during the _Import ZÜRICH event, incorporating images, plans and information about the twenty selected works, as well as an Augmented Reality application that will increase the exhibition’s content by using videos via Smartphones or Tablets.

X.Bustos supports the Launch of


Xavier Bustos, architect and Cities Connection Project co-director, supports the recent launch of Catalan-Architects, the seventeenth platform under the World-Architects umbrella.
It’s not a coincidence that the twenty catalan offices selected by CCP curators are present in the platform. Catalan-Architects recognizes the amazing quality of buildings and landscapes produced in the region anchored by Barcelona.

To parse just what it is that creates the distinctive architecture of Barcelona and the Catalan region, Xavier Bustos give his point of view in this article by discussing three areas—education, cultural initiatives, and awards—that intertwine to impact Barcelona’s admittedly distinctive architecture. In 3×3: Snapshots of Catalonian Architectural Production he presents three examples in each area to give readers a general idea of the field, while acknowledging the complexity of architectural production in the region.

02. Arquitectes de capçalera (etsab)_ Photo Marc VidalPiso Piloto Exhibition. Arquitectes de Capçalera (ETSAB)