New web platform – Announcements

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A new web platform, which aims to be a meeting point between architecture and design professionals, was launched today. 12 people and more than 30 international writers are involved in the project, which will generate weekly updated content. The web is published in two languages: English and Spanish.

Each month he will focus on a different theme. The first month is called “urban versus rural”.

“Megacities, garden communities, repopulated villages, urban landscapes, animal kingdoms; for the first edition of the website, we explore the changing divide between urban and rural environments, and how architects, designers and artists are responding.

For the launch, the authors of the exclusive content include Benjamin prosky, executive director of the American Institute of Architects-New York (AIANY); Martin Azúa, designer and founder of Numbered Store; and Patricia espinosa, design journalist who writes for XL Semanal and ABC, among others.

The content is divided into four categories: architectural views, eye on design, the future and sustainable world.

Updated inspiration is a section that publishes recommendations and news related to the theme of the month and invite the user to deepen the subject, whether it is a event, or book or movie.

The monthly themes were decided by a editorial committee of experts at a meeting held at Roca Gallery London (work of Zaha Hadid Architects) in January 2018. The seven committee members are Raya Ani and Jane Duncan (both architects); writer Jonathan Bell; architect and urban planner John Palmesino; journalist and consultant Pati Nuñez; with Roca Núria Vall-llovera’s communications manager and Roca’s communications director, Xavier Torras.

Expert committee

Raya ani Architect, Dubai and New York
Former President of the American Institute of Architects, Middle East Chapter (AIA Middle East, 2017) and Director of RAW Architects

Jonathan bell Writer, London
Collaborating editor-in-chief of the magazine Wallpaper* and editor of the official Aston Martin magazine

Jane duncan Architect, London
Former President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA, 2015-2017) and founder of Jane Duncan Architects + Interiors

Pati Nuñez Journalist, Madrid and Barcelona
Director of the Pati Núñez Agency, consultant in strategy and communication specializing in architecture

John palmesino Architect and urban planner, London and Switzerland
Founder of the Territorial Agency and professor at the School of Architecture of the Architectural Association (AA)

Xavier Torras Director of Communications, Barcelona
Director of Communication and Branding at Roca and Director of the We Are Water Foundation

Núria Vall-llovera Communication officer, Barcelona
Communication manager for the Roca brand and director of the jumpthegap® International Design Contest

The contributors to the first issues are:

Martin Azúa Designer, Barcelona
Founder of Numbered Store and winner of the Premio Delta de Plata 2011

Ethel Baraona Architect and architecture critic, Barcelona
Founder of dpr-barcelona

Jonathan bell Writer, London
Collaborating editor-in-chief of the magazine Wallpaper* and editor of the official Aston Martin magazine

Lucy bullivant Curator and author, London
Doctorate Hon. FRIBA and director of urbanista.org

Patricia espinosa Design journalist, Madrid
Written for numerous publications including El Dominical, XL Semanal, Mujer Hoy, Estilo and ABC

Ben morgan Architecture and design journalist, Melbourne
Co-founder of Bower Bird, a digital platform that connects architects and designers with writers and the specialized press

Benjamin prosky Architect, New York
Executive Director of the American Institute of Architects-New York (AIANY)

Saket Seti Architect, Mumbai and Barcelona
Founder of Studio Archilogics

Cecilia Tham Entrepreneur, Barcelona
Founder of the creative community Makers of Barcelona (MOB)

Additional information
Link to the project: www.rocagallery.com
Hashtag: #Roca Gallery
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