Dates / Schedules
20 April 2022 6:30pm
The second event of the year focuses on housing cooperatives both as a system and a direct model to counter a global housing shortage. In this session our main focus will be on local communities, financial strategies and administrative frameworks needed for the reproduction of cooperatives created in both Catalonia and Zurich. Our guests are the Barcelona-based collective Lacol and the Zurich based architect Andreas Hofer, which will do a proper introduction to the tools, social communities and contexts in which they operate.
Lacol, Coòpolis - Ateneu Cooperatiu de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain © Alvaro Valdecantos
Andreas Hoffer, Mehr Als Wohnen, Zurich, Switzerland © Ursula Meisser
Andreas Hofer © Franziska Kraufmann
Lacol (SP) is a cooperative of 14 architects established in 2014 in Barcelona. They work from architecture towards social transformation, using architecture as a tool to intervene critically in the local environments. The activity is based on a horizontal system of labor, acting alongside society with the motivation and challenge to achieve a transition towards sustainability in the broadest way possible: political, social, economic and environmental. Their collective work had been recognized and exhibited locally and internationally, including the 2018 City of Barcelona Architecture Award, the Zumtobel Group Award for ‘La Borda’ cooperative in 2021, the Moira Gemmill Prize (WomenAward by ArchitecturalReview, 2021) and are shortlisted for the EUMies Award 2022.
Andreas Hofer (CH) studied architecture at the Swiss Institute for Technology in Zurich. In 2018 he was elected as director for the International Building Exhibition in Stuttgart (IBA 27).
In Zurich he was partner in the planning and architectural office Archipel. He mainly worked as a consultant and project developer for innovative cooperative housing projects as Kraftwerk1 and mehr als wohnen (more than housing). Andreas Hofer writes regularly about city development and housing issues, is a member in juries of architectural competitions and lectures at universities.
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