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Presentation "Towards a territorial agenda for Galicia".

On Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 18:00h, was held at the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (CGAC) in Santiago de Compostela, the opening ceremony of the project "Towards a territorial agenda of Galicia". The event, organized by the Fundación RIA is part of the collaboration agreement established between this entity, the Consellería de Facenda e Administración Pública, the Consellería de Medio Ambiente, Territorio e Vivenda, and the Colexio Oficial de Arquitectos de Galicia.

The event, supported by the City Council of Santiago as host and the entities collaborating in the agreement had as its central part a round table with the participation of Josep Bohigas (Barcelona Regional), Almudena Fernández (Universidade da Coruña), Lourenzo Fernández (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela) and David Chipperfield (Fundación RIA), moderated by Luis Fernández-Galiano (Arquitectura Viva).


Xunta de Galicia, COAG and Fundación RIA initiate a planning process for a sustainable Galicia in 2030.

In collaboration with the Xunta de Galicia and the College of Architects, the Fundación RIA is launching a planning process that aims to position Galicia as a European benchmark for sustainability by 2030. With the advice of a scientific committee and the involvement of the different levels of administration, its mission is to promote coordinated governance to improve the relationship between the built and natural environment.
To this end, it will establish, through the review of current strategic plans and documents, the priorities that should guide territorial planning in this decade.

Among other objectives, the aim is to improve the habitable environments of towns and cities; to integrate agroforestry production systems that preserve biodiversity; to manage water, energy and waste from a circularity logic; and to articulate the territory through sustainable mobility.

The first results of the work will be presented at the end of the year and will establish a starting point for the preparation of subsequent strategic planning documents.


David Chipperfield to open Casa RIA in Santiago de Compostela

As part of its commitment to the sustainable development of Galicia and the protection of its natural and cultural values, the RIA Foundation, a non-profit initiative founded by David Chipperfield in 2017, will inaugurate in the center of Santiago de Compostela a new space open to the community in which an extensive public program of activities will be developed.

The building located in Rúa Virxe da Cerca, which will bear the name CASA RIA, will offer publicly accessible spaces that will host a varied program of events, talks, conferences and exhibitions related to the work of the RIA Foundation, promoting debate and proactive planning that will enable the environmental, economic and territorial challenges of the present and future of Galicia to be addressed and projecting its results to other territories. This program will attract local and international experts, institutions and collaborators from different disciplines and sectors, who will find in CASA RIA a place of exchange and application of knowledge.

After three years of work in a space ceded by the City Council of Santiago, the former sanatorium will become the new headquarters of the RIA Foundation, from which the team will coordinate its research and projects structured around three main axes: urban planning; sustainable management of the territory; and the culture of architectural and urban design. The building's facilities will also allow for temporary student stays and research residencies in collaboration with institutions of international reference, as well as including an architectural studio that will support the work of the RIA Foundation and the development of its program.

CASA RIA is expected to open its doors in early 2023.


Call for the architectural competition for the new CSIC Marine Research Institute and UTM in Vigo has been launched

Participating teams must submit a proposal for the entire complex that includes a first phase of execution adapted to the available budget. The overall proposal will incorporate new constructions, the rehabilitation of the protected buildings on the plot and the urbanization of the public space.

The best proposals submitted will receive financial prizes of €15,000, €10,000 and €7,500 and the winning team will be awarded the subsequent service contract for the drafting of the basic and execution project and, where appropriate, for the construction management, all of the first phase. The estimated value of this contract is €628,000.

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