A biennial event promoting dialogue between architecture and the city through a model of sustainable city planning
Garnica participated and collaborated in the 6th “La ciudad que queremos” (The City We Want) Architecture Conference held September 8–10 in Pamplona (Navarra).
This is a biennial event organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad (Architecture and Society Foundation) to promote discussion about architecture and the city that overcomes the barriers that limit this discipline to the field of architecture.
Architect and sociologist José María Ezquiaga directed this year’s edition that featured the participation of distinguished architects, historians, and critics from all five continents, debating the ties between architecture, the social sector, sustainable development, and the rational use of material and energy resources. The participation of Mohan Munasinghe, winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, and Anne Lacaton, 2021 Pritzker Prize winner, stands out among the presentations.
During these sessions, Garnica had a display stand that presented the most innovative poplar-based products, which are well adapted to various types of sustainable construction. More than 1,000 people attended the conference in person, and the presentations, which can be viewed on YouTube, had more than 2,000 views each day.
Just as with its participation in the International Festival of Architecture and Design Concéntrico, Garnica supports and promotes initiatives that encourage thoughtful debate on how to create more environmentally-friendly living spaces and on the use and development of products, such as poplar plywood panels, that encourage more sustainable construction systems.