Joao Alburbeke, a IAAC alumnus is now the new Director of BIG’s Office, Barcelona Branch. BIG is a renowned practice currently based in Copenhagen, New York and London and now Barcelona. The office is currently involved in a large number of projects throughout Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. Joao visited the IAAC Valldaura Labs practice to better understand the initiatives and pursuits happening at the campus, as well as to look into possible avenues of collaborative research projects to pursue in conjunction with IAAC.Earlier this year, Valldaura Labs was also visited by BIG founder Bjarke Ingels, during which he shared a talk with a limited audience and engaged in discussion with MAEB director and IAAC Founder Vicente Guallart.