UIC School of Architecture Students Will Present Proposals at URBANMAKING and Participate in Park(ing) Day Worldwide Event

21/07/15
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“URBANMAKING: Public Space Elements for Inclusion” is the title of the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture's Vertical Workshop that will be held on 3-10 September 2015 on the Iradier Campus. This year, the students will also take part in Park(ing)Day, the worldwide initiative for a sustainable city, which will be held in Barcelona on Friday, 18 September 2015.

UIC School of Architecture Students Will Present Proposals at URBANMAKING and Participate in Park(ing) Day Worldwide Event

“URBANMAKING: Public Space Elements for Inclusion” is the title of the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture's Vertical Workshop that will be held on 3-10 September 2015 on the Iradier Campus. This year, the students will also take part in Park(ing) Day, the worldwide initiative for a sustainable city, which will be held in Barcelona on Friday, 18 September 2015. 

URBANMAKING will be held for registered students in the first week of the 2015-2016 academic year. It is open to students in the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture, as well as architecture students from other universities and secondary-school students who want to experience their first real contact with architecture studies. Six places in the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture's 18th Vertical Workshop will be made available to secondary-school students. 

Participants in the Vertical Workshop are divided into teams made up of students from all five years of the programme. Under the direction of renowned Spanish architects, students must develop a real project with a social purpose and also build a life-size model of their proposal. 

In the Vertical Workshop, "URBANMAKING: Public Space Elements for Inclusion", the idea is to create the city based on a specific feature through the design and construction of proposals for urban furniture and items that catalyse and propose new situations, and that bring activities outdoors that are traditionally not seen there. These items should focus on the least represented groups and promote greater social inclusion. These items should be flexible, inspirational and adaptable. They should promote socialization, play, culture and art, and should provide support to a city capable of creating new situations to encourage people to interact and socialize in the city they live in.

As a new feature, the 2015 Vertical Workshop on URBANMAKING will participate in the Park(ing) Day worldwide event. This annual event is held in more than 170 cities throughout the world with the participation of environmental, artistic, social and citizen groups that temporarily transform public parking spaces into parks, gardens and other forms of public space. The aim is to raise awareness about the need for a new model of the city: 

1.One that is greener, with more parks, gardens and biodiversity.

2.One that has more quality public space.

3.One with people who are aware of and try to reduce air pollution. 

4.One that believes in sustainable mobility.

Applications for architecture students from other schools

Applications for secondary-school students

Schedule

The UIC Barcelona School of Architecture's Vertical Workshop will be held on 3-10 September 2015.

Park(ing) Day will be organized in Barcelona on Friday, 18 September 2015.

* At the beginning of the Vertical Workshop, the exact location of the parking spaces assigned to the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture for Park(ing) Day will be announced. 

Teaching Staff

Directors: 

Raquel Colacios 

Ivan Llach 

 

Coordinators: 

Marta Garcia Orte 

Alex F. Azofra 

 

Teaching Staff: 

Ana Bach + Eugeni Bach 

Eva Damià + Jaume Batlle 

Adrian Jurado + Albert Guerra/Jaime Fernández 

Laia Mestre + Jordi Mansilla 

Recooperar 

Straddle 3 + Makea