The 2012 Vertical Workshop was entitled “Lugares del agua: Fuentes de Horta-Guinardó” (Water-filled places: The Horta-Guinardó Fountains). Similarly to past editions this time UIC Barcelona School of Architecture aimed for an architecture project involving social participation, which this year was the result of collaboration with the Horta-Guinardó district within Barcelona City Council. On this occasion the aim was to recover the interest in the city and urban environment demonstrated in previous workshops, incorporating work on specific elements and their ability to influence the whole. Today’s situation of change and reflection requires solutions from the architect when facing the new challenges found in city projects. Based on this premise, the Horta−Guinardó district provided us with the opportunity to work on a project for the rehabilitation of already existing national heritage property. Therefore the proposal was to undertake work on five fountains located in various areas within the district. The aim was to recover this national heritage property, to add value to them as elements which are representative of the district. Furthermore the idea was for these fountains to be identified as a nerve centre within the area thereby ensuring that their importance as meeting points for citizens could be reclaimed.
Directors: Juan Domingo Santos, Vicenç Sarrablo, Jordi Roviras, Borja Ferrater Coordinators: Jaime Fernández, Adrián Jurado, Albert Guerra Conference speakers: Batlle i Roig arquitectes, Michele & Miquel architects Jury members: Francina Vila, Gonzalo Puelles, Batlle i Roig architects, Michele & Miquel architects Teaching staff: