Educational Workshop “Felix Candela”


The IVAM has organized the educational workshop ” Félix Candela 1910-2010 ” based on the work of this architect.

The activity of the workshop begins with a visit commented to the exhibition and later the participants happen to contemplate the projection of a video that describes and helps to the comprehension of the genesis of the designs in some of The Félix Candela’s most important constructions.

In space of the workshop, which evokes Félix Candela’s creative universe, he presents the aspect of one of the works in phase of construction with the structure that symbolizes the mesh that reinforces the encofrado that gives form to the parabolic curves. On these curves one is employed at the workshop. Sat in a few white tables under this structure of encofrados own about the constructions of Félix Candela, the participants of the workshop there know his method of work and the application of the hyperbolic paraboloide (hypar), between other geometric forms. A process of experimentation with the forms and the structures in range to create new offers of covers.

From a few insoles of paper of 150 gr. square and printed with different lines, like insole hypar, there is generated a modular piece, which will repeat itself several times, three, four… so many people since be necessary, and that later can stand out of the form that every participant prefers. Later these modular pieces join like range and stick.

In the following phase the pieces of union stand out and stick to the structure of range. In the following step it is fixed to a base like pedestal to facilitate his exhibition. The different models obtained by the participants allow his later exhibition in the school centers.

During the process of work it is listened as environmental sound, the piece Caprice of Spain of the composer and guitarist Daniel Fortea. One of Félix Candela’s interests was the music, concretely the Fleming, who stimulated in his youth to follow classes of guitar with the teacher Daniel Fortea, disciple of Francisco Tárrega.

From 5 years old

25 people

Tuesdays to Fridays 9:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m and 3.30 p.m– 6:30 p.m . Schools must reserve in advanced. Sundays’ schedule 11:00 a.m, 12:00 p.m, and 1:00 p.m

The workshop takes lasts 1h. 30 min per group.
These workshops are addressed to all types of public: students, adults, occupational centres, etc.

Contact telephone 963 365 913.


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