Architecture and the city: Representing Urban Spatial Phenomena in Spain

Architecture and the city

During the past two decades Spain has stablished itself as a key reference in modern architecture internationally. A very particular economic and political conjuncture at the turn of the 20th century gave way to the proliferation of an unprecedented range of projects of all scales characterized by its design innovation and quality. These projects are living proof of the rise of Spain as a global nation as well as a reflection of its rich local culture and geographic diversity; understanding contemporary architecture in Spain requires a comprehensive analysis of all these factors.

This summer program will study architectural projects in its urban context, taking into consideration, not only morphological aspects, but also its socio-political and historical background. Students will learn to observe architecture and to explore different means of representing it by including and abstracting all the different layers, traces, and stories that influenced the design, construction and current life of a great number of case studies.  Theoretical classes will be combined with field trips, visits to renowned architecture studios and colloquiums around diverse design issues. Throughout the course, students will develop a travel portfolio where they will take notes, draw and photograph different projects in the cities of Madrid, Bilbao, San Sebastian and Pamplona. At the end of each week, they will generate a series of panels focused on 3 cities/questions during full-day workshops.

 

Fechas  

Dates

July 13th-July 31st

  Inscripción  

Registration Deadline

May 17th, 2020

  Fee  

Fees

Fee: 3.200€ / Early bird: 3.100€ (before March 27th)

                     

 

  • Who typically attends the Architecture and the City Summer course?

    The course is aimed at 3 and 4-year architecture students who are seeking to apply to graduate school in architecture, urban, landscape, interior design, or related fields, and are currently building their portfolio. Other students with academic backgrounds in these and other fields (undergraduate and graduate) are also encouraged to apply.

  • After applying, what is the expected amount of time until candidates are notified?

    Candidates will be notified of their acceptance about two weeks after the application deadline.

  • Will I need to provide my own materials?

    Some materials will be included in the tuition. But you will need to provide some of your own materials (i.e. camera, laptop or drawing material). The full list of materials required will be sent to you a few weeks in advance of the first day of the course.

  • What does the fee include?

    The 3.200 EURO fee includes the tuition, entry to museum and monuments, accommodations, some course materials, and some local trips. Accommodation is provided in a group of four and up to 5 students depending on availability and location. 

  • Will I be expected to participate on weekends?

    Students will have free time on the weekends, during which they will be able to work on their travel notebook and explore the cities. But there might be some optional field trips provided.

Application

Candidates who wish to enroll in the Architecture and City summer course should enroll before May 17th.

Requirement checklist: 

1. Application Form.

2. A brief personal statement describing your interest in the program and how the program will support your academic and professional goals.

3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae.

4. Portfolio: examples of your work, no more than 5 pages size A4 submitted as PDF’s.

All materials are to be submitted together. Applicants should email all materials as PDFs to internationaletsa@unav.es.

About two weeks after the application deadline students will receive be notified about their enrollment. Also, they will receive instructions on how to proceed with the tuition payment.

Program

  • MADRID (July 13th to July 17th)

    MADRID’S MODERN URBAN PROCESSES

    • Class “Modern history of urban Madrid”.

    • Class “Madrid today, local and urban challenges”.

    • Guided visit to Madrid city center and colloquium at Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid.

    • Visit and drinks at Edificio España.

    ROYAL MADRID & EL MANZANARES

    • Workshop “Drawing Architecture in the City”: Royal Palace and surroundings.

    • Guided visit Colecciones Reales Museum and Archivo regional Comunidad de Madrid.

    • Visit Madrid Rio by bike.

    RAFAEL MONEO I & CITY OF MUSEUMS

    • Visit Norman Foster Foundation and Rafael Moneo projects (Edificio Bankinter, Estación de Atocha, Ampliación Banco de España y ampliación Museo del Prado).

    • Workshop “Drawing Architecture in the City:” Caixa Forum/ Thyssen/Reina Sofia Museum.

    • Optional Guided visit Reina Sofia Museum or la Casa Encendida.

    MADRID ENCOUNTERS [PAST-PRESENT]

    • Class “Contemporary Architecture in Spain”.

    • Visit PAU San Chinarro – Torre Mirador MVRDV.

    • Workshop “Drawing Architecture in the City”: Escuelas Pias de San Fernando (J. I. Linazasoro), Valle-Inclán Theatre Paredes y Pedrosa), ABC Museum (Aranguren y Gallegos), F.Giner de los Rios (C. Diaz and E. García).

    • Sunset & drinks at Circulo de Bellas Artes.

    RECAP WORKSHOP: “ARCHITECTURE & CITY IN MADRID”

  • BILBAO + SAN SEBASTIAN (July 20th to July 25th)

    FROM INDUSTRIAL TO CONTEMPORARY BILBAO

    • Class “Industrial Bilbao and Guggenheim effect”.

    • Class “Contemporary architecture in Bilbao (Bilbao Fine Arts Museum)”.

    • Visit ensanche de Bilbao.

    • Workshop “Photographing Architecture in the City”.

    LA RIA DE BILBAO

    • Workshop “Drawing Architecture in the City: la Ria de Bilbao” by boat (Calatrava, Ghery, Isozaki, Moneo, Pelli, palacio Euskalduna…).

    •  Visit Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao.

    • Colloquium at The Azkuna Zentroa.

    THE ARCHITECTURAL SINERGIES

    • Visit IDOM HEADQUARTERS and Projects (Idom Headquartes, BBK Sarriko Center, San Mames…).

    Recap worshop: ANALYZING URBAN PHENOMENA IN THE POST-INDUSTRIAL CITY 

    RAFAEL MONEO II & CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE IN SAN SEBASTIAN

    • Visit Iesu Church, Urumea Building and Kursaal.

    • Edificio Tabakalera.

    • Colloquium at Club Nautico de San Sebastian.

  • PAMPLONA (July 27th to July 31st)

    PAMPLONA’S URBAN LEGACIES

    • Visit Universidad de Navarra Campus (Vicens, Vaillo&Irigaray, Carvajal…).

    • Class Past traces and contemporary architecture.

    • Walking tour in Pamplona’s old town and Ensanche.

    RE-VISITING THE CITY WALLS

    • Walking tour Ciudadela / muralla Pamplona.

    • Guided visit to BALUARTE and COAVN.

    RAFAEL MONEO III

    • Class Rafael Moneo MUSEO UNIVERSIDAD DE NAVARRA.

    • Visit the Museum Universidad de Navarra.

    • Visit Archivo Real y General de Navarra.

    • Workshop “Drawing Architecture in the City”. 

    JORGE OTEIZA [ART & ARCHITECTURE]

    • Class Jorge Oteiza, Open Polyhedron.

    • Visit Oteiza Museum.

    RECAP WORKSHOP: RE-DRAWING THE CITY WALLS (ETSAUN)