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Social, economic and consumer changes have led to an economic decline in the centre of many cities and towns, which includes Olot. Through three projects, unparelld'arquitectes presents its commitment to urban regeneration, based on the premise that the activity and character of the street depends on the facades of buildings and what happens behind them. These are projects that blur the boundaries between public and private and involve neighbours and shop owners to recover the meaning of public space: a common place, a place for exchange. The three works take advantage of what is there already. They are developed with specific actions, based on a catalogue of elements. The result is a transformation that gives the places a new direction, while at the same time revaluing ​​the heritage and offering new opportunities for the community. This involves other planning techniques, where the architect also assumes the role of facilitator, manager and mediator. Here architecture, urban planning and interior design merge, the infrastructure merges with decoration, with a common desire: to wish the city a new good morning.

unparelld'arquitectes is an architectural office led by Eduard Callís and Guillem Moliner based in Olot. Their work has been exhibited in different European cities and has been awarded by the Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (2018), Palmarés Technal (2018), Girona Architecture Prize (2017/2016/2004), AJAC Award (2016/2012), Darc Awards (2016), shortlisted at the AR Emerging Awards (2016), European Award for Urban Public Space (2016), Lamp Lighting Solutions Awards (2017/2015) and FAD Architecture and Interior Design Awards (2017/2014), amongst others.

This lecture series was initiated and organised by Francesca Morris, Teresia Guest, Zhanwang Zhang, Chaerim Shin, Mauricio Salgado Arenas and Stephanie Cheung.