The Escandinavia Project

Research team

Andriette Ahrenkiel, Nacho Ruiz Allén


Sara López Arraiza


Symposium: Stephen Willacy, Thomas Bo Jensen, Enrique Sobejano, Félix Solaguren-Beascoa, Carles Oliver, Francisco Cifuentes, Sebastiá Martorell, Søren Philmann, Gemma Lalanda, Guillem Aloy, Berta Bardí-Milà, Frans Drewniak, Aida Espanyol Vilanova, Jaime J. Ferrer Forés, Carmen García Sánchez, Rasmus Grønbæk, Nathan Romero Muelas, Troels Rugbjerg, Rogelio Ruiz-Fernández. Exhibition: Linazasoro & Sánchez, Nieto Sobejano, Paredes Pedrosa, Luis Martínez Santa-María, Javier García-Solera, Tabuenca & Leache, BAAS, Harquitectes, TEd’A arquitectes, Aulets, Carles Oliver.

Host institution

Aarhus School of Architecture

Collaborating institutions

Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya – ETSAB-UPM, Colegio de Arquitectos de Madrid – COAM , Col.legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya, Demarcació Girona – COAC, Fundación Arquia, Fundación Arquitectura COAM, Biblioteca General – Ministerio de Transportes, Movilidad y Agenda Urbana, Secretaría General de Agenda Urbana y Vivienda – Ministerio de Transportes, Movilidad y Agenda Urbana, Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilba


Statens Kunstfond, Dreyers Fond, Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond, Henrik Frode Obels Fond, Embajada de España en Dinamarca




Finalist (2023) – European Architectural Heritage Intervention Award. Disclosure Category. Barcelona, Spain

Finalist (2023) – XXVI Asturias Architecture Award. Other Architectures Category. Oviedo, Spain

Shortlisted (2022) – Premios Arquitectura 2021. Madrid, Spain

The Escandinavia Project is a cultural and research initiative promoted by the Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark. It aims to shed light on and reinforce the dialogue between different generations and architectural cultures. The project's protagonists, source of inspiration and exchange, are the modern Nordic masters and a selected representation of contemporary Spanish architects whose work is based on the values developed by the former.

The project is developed as an academic work through the research project Escandinavia. An Architectural Dialogue between Denmark and Spain, and as a cultural initiative, through the exhibition With Love from Spain, realized in collaboration with The Utzon Center. In addition to these two main tracks, the project includes other parallel activities. It intends to keep alive the cultural exchange between the Nordic and Mediterranean regions and to transmit its legacy to future generations of architects.