X International Workshop of Architecture and Landscape

From July 31 to August 18, 2017

Directors: RCR Arquitectes – Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, Ramon Vilalta
Teaching Staff: Mario Cottone, Estel Ortega Vázquez, Igor Peraza Curiel, Jaume Prat Ortells, Joan Puigcorbé, Emiliano Roia, Gilles Trégouët, Sido Cherel, Maria K. Hawkins.

Program

The Summer Workshop is born of a way of understanding Architecture and Landscape from a humanistic spirit. The coexistence in a space and time of different creative disciplines creates synergies for mutual enrichment between the parties.

The workshop is designed following four main ideas that articulate the program:

  • Competition Format: Closed exercises that condense a complex process within a specific time frame
  • Transversality: An integrative interdisciplinary approach
  • Sharing: Shared creativity fostering the capacity for dialogue
  • Experience: Understanding derived from observation, participation and experience

Creativity must be at the origin of the concept, present at the initial moment where we give answer to the question we are asked, and should be shared by all the participants, being the common thread of the process. Everything results from creativity.

The workshop focuses on the living of a direct experience of the participants, showing the territory where the work of RCR Arquitectes is rooted, with the aim of understanding their relationship with the site and the landscape, to share and pass on an attitude to life, architecture and creativity, putting into practice their working methods.

The Program consists in:

Creative Atelier. Four exercises are proposed for building capacity to excel conceptually and being resolutely communicative in a short term. The exercises are accompanied by a teaching team of four architects and assistants. The Creative Atelier includes intern lectures, weekly reviews by RCR Arquitectes, and the optional participation in a module of the Dance Program for exploring the relation between body and space.

Open Program. An exhibition, a cycle of conferences and parallel activities, open to the public.

Site visits. Visits to constructed work by RCR Arquitectes.

Schedule:

Creative Atelier, from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Open Program, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Site visits, Saturday, August 5 and 12, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Teaching Load:  151,5 hours.

Creative atelier, 127,5h.
Open program, 15h.
Site visits, 9h.

Teaching Staff

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Mario Cottone

[2017]

Founder of Cottone+Indelicato Architetti
Teach
er of the Workshop of Architecture and Landscape

Mario Cottone (Sciacca, Sicilia, 1974) graduated from the Facoltà di Architettura di Palermo, Italy. In 2009, he founds together with Gregorio Indelicato Cottone+Indelicato Architetti, with headquarter in Sciacca, Italy, after working with David Chipperfield Architects in London, UK, and RCR Arquitectes in Olot, Spain. The practice deals with architecture, landscape and design. They have won numerous international competitions, in Miami, Teheran and Italy among others, designed and built the Passerella in the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento (Unesco Heritage) and won the Quadranti di Architettura Award 2015, the special mention for the Young Italian Talent 2016 and have been finalist of the FAD 2016 Award. They have participated at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition at the Biennale of Venice 2014. Their work has been published in magazines from several countries. He is part of the teaching staff of the International Workshop of Architecture and Landscape 2017.

www.cottoneindelicato.com

 

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Estel Ortega Vázquez

[2017]

Founder of 15515 Arquitectura 
Teach
er of the Workshop of Architecture and Landscape

Estel Ortega Vázquez (Barcelona, ​​1977) graduated from the School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB, UPC). Associate Professor in the Department of Architectural Projects from 2010 to the present, and coordinating teacher of the TallerHousingEsarq at the School of Architecture since 2008, she has participated in many workshops and has collaborated with national and international schools. She co-founded Cubus Taller d’Arquitectura in 2003 and 15515 Arquitectura in 2017. In her professional career, architecture of cooperation, research, rehabilitation and museography-museology stand out. Other recognitions include the first prize Ajac X by A’Bodega (or how to live in an old stone cellar), or the first prize in the National Prizes of Ephemeral Architecture Emporia by the exhibition Chillida, among the forms. She has worked with the Eduardo Chillida-Pilar Belzunce Foundation, Bullilab Foundation and We Are Water Foundation, among others. Participates as lecturer at the Visiting School Studio RCR of the ETSAB in 2016. She is part of the teaching staff of the International Workshop of Architecture and Landscape 2017.

www.15515arquitectura.com

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Igor Peraza Curiel

[2016-2017]

PhD Architect, Visiting Professor at The American University of Sharjah
Teach
er of the Workshop of Architecture and Landscape

Igor Peraza Curiel (Caracas, 1960) holds a BSc of Architecture from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, received a scholarship to do his Master of Architecture at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, and obtained his PhD at the University of Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan. He worked for five years at the studio of Arata Isozaki and led on-site the Domus project (Museum of Mankind) in La Coruña, Spain. In 2000, he moves to Barcelona to work with Miralles Tagliabue as Director of the Santa Caterina Market project. Peraza went on to serve as Director of EMBT’s Shanghai office where he led a multitude of projects including the Spanish Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo, the New Campus of Fudan University in Shanghai, and the Museum for the Chinese painter Zhang Daqian. He has previously taught at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, the European Institute of Design, and served as a visiting professor at the Lebanese American University from 2013 to 2015. Currently he is Visiting Assistant Professor at the American University of Sharjah. Since 2016, he is part of the teaching staff of the International Workshop of Architecture and Landscape.

www.igorperaza.es

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Jaume Prat Ortells

[2013-2017]

Architecture Critic and blogger, Curator of the Pavilion of Catalonia at the 15th Architecture Biennale in Venice 2016
Teacher of the Workshop of Architecture and Landscape

Jaume Prat Ortells (Barcelona, 1975) graduated from the School of Architecture of Barcelona in 2002. He has collaborated in the studios of Josep Lluís Mateo, Enric Massip and Lluís Comerón among others. Author of the blog “arquitectura, entre d’altres solucions”, www.jaumeprat.com. Associate Editor and Editor-in-Chief of Scalae, he has edited the electronic volumes of the collection. He has written for several national and international publications, and is co-author of the Digital Barcelona Architecture Guide. He has given lectures and workshops in Barcelona, Granada, Seville and Madrid. He has been curator of the Pavilion of Catalonia at the 15th Venice Biennale of Architecture 2016, together with Jelena Prokoplevic and Isaki Lacuesta. Since 2013, he has collaborated with the International Workshop of Architecture and Landscape. In 2016, he will be part of the teaching staff of the International Workshop of Architecture and Landscape.
www.jaumeprat.com

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Joan Puigcorbé

[2014-2016]

Founder of PAAS, “René Frank” Award Costa Costa Rica 2012
Teacher
of the Workshop of Architecture and Landscape

Joan Puigcorbé (Barcelona, 1967) graduated from the School of Architecture of Barcelona in 2000. In 1995, he founds the architecture office PAAS in Barcelona and Ripoll. From 2003 to 2010 he works with RCR Arquitectes, and creates in 2008 Costa Rica Natural Design, an architectural office dedicated to real estate in Costa Rica. He has worked in projects of a diverse nature in various countries. He has won international competitions and his work has been recognized in FAD Awards 2013, Girona Awards 2005 and 2013; Finalist in National Convention of Architecture Technal, 2005; “René Frank” Award in Costa Rica 2012. He has shown his projects at conferences in various countries and his work has been published internationally. Since 2014, he is part of the teaching staff of the International Workshop of Architecture and Landscape.

www.joanpuigcorbe.com

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Emiliano Roia

[2014-2017]

Fundader of MORQ, Associate Professor at The University of Western Australia
T
eacher of the Workshop of Architecture and Landscape

Emiliano Roia (Roma, 1971) graduated in Architecture from the University La Sapienza in Rome. In 2001, he founded the architecture studio MORQ together with Matteo Monteduro and Andrea Quagliola. He has teached at La Sapienza and the European Institute of Design (IED) in Rome. In 2007 he moved to Australia, where he is currently Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia. He works between Italy and Australia. In 2012, he participates in the V International Workshop of Architecture and Landscape. RCR Bunka Private Foundation published in that same year a book of photographs entitled “RCR Landscapes. Pilgrimage to Olot: A photographic insight into the world of RCR Arquitectes” collecting his photographic work during the Workshop. In 2013 at the invitation of RCR Arquitectes participates in the I International Workshop on Audiovisual and Photography, directed by Hisao Suzuki, with a session entitled “An approach to photography”. Since 2013, he is part of the teaching staff of the International Workshop of Architecture and Landscape.

www.morq.it

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Gilles Trégouët

[2017]

Architect at RCR Architectes
T
eacher of the Workshop of Architecture and Landscape

Gilles Trégouët (París, 1974) graduated  from the École d’Architecture de Bretagne. Since 2003, he collaborates with RCR Arquitectes in different projects, as co-author of the Soulages Museum (Rodez, France), and in works such as the Centre d’Art la Cuisine (Negrepelisse, France), among others. In 2016, he has been Assistant Teacher of the Visiting Studio of the School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB, UPC). He is part of the teaching staff of the International Workshop of Architecture and Landscape 2017.

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Sido Cherel

[2017]

Collaborating Architect in MORQ 
T
eacher of the Workshop of Architecture and Landscape

Sido Cherel (Paris, 1989) graduated from the Technical University of Delft in Netherlands. In 2015, she worked for WEST 8, the international landscape practice based in Rotterdam, on a series of landscape projects and competitions in France and Belgium. Currently she works at MORQ architecture, collaborating on projects both in Italy and Australia. She has participated in the organization of international workshops under the direction of Dutch gardener Piet Oudolf, among others, and learning experiences with Juhani Pallasmaa and Peter Zumthor. She has been a tutoring assistant in the 2017 winter studio at RCR for the University of Western Australia. Since 2016, she is Assistant Teacher of the Workshop of Architecture and Landscape.

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Maria K. Hawkins

[2017]

Founder of Mkbstudio 
T
eacher of the Workshop of Architecture and Landscape

Maria K Hawkins (Kingston, Jamaica, 1980) is a graduate of Northeastern University, Boston where she earned a Master of Architecture, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors in Architecture and Design. She is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects. She founded Mkbstudio in 2014 based on the experiences and passion for architecture that has been refined while contributing to projects and completed works in the North East United States including Massachusetts, New York City and New Jersey; as a humanitarian architect in Egypt; and as a senior consulting designer in San Jose, Costa Rica. Mkbstudio is now in collaboration with Joan Puigcorbé, PAAS Architecture, Barcelona Spain. She is Assistant Teacher of the International Workshop of Architecture and Landscape 2017.

www.mkbstudio.com

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Salvador Figueras Aguirre

[2012-2016]

Founder of FAB Architectes
Teacher of the Workshop of Architecture and Landscape

Salvador Figueras Aguirre (Barcelona, 1980) graduated as architect and technical architect from the Technical and Higher School of Architecture La Salle in Barcelona (ETSALS, Universitat Ramon Llull). He has been Assistant Professor of Urban Projects of the 4th year at ETSALS from 2008 to 2014. Since 2009, he collaborates with RCR Arquitectes in different projects, such as the Soulages Museum (Rodez, France), the Centre d’Art La Cuisine (Nègrepelisse, France), the Malecaze House (Toulouse, France) or the Camí Comtal Park (Barcelona). In 2015, he founds with Pauline Bourgade FAB Architectes, with offices in Lyon, France, and Barcelona. From 2013 to 2016, he has been part of the teaching staff of the International Workshop of Architecture and Landscape.
www.fab-architectes.com

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Calendar

The X International Workshop of Architecture and Landscape calendar could be updated.

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Site

The workshop will take place in the Barberí Space, Calle Fontanella 26, 17800 Olot (Girona), Spain. The space is conditioned to develop the course.

Language

Spanish is the common language. We recommend a basic knowledge of Spanish.

English is the second official language of the Summer Workshop. Those participating without knowledge of the Spanish will receive assistance during the Creative Atelier and the site visits. Consecutive interpreting of conferences is foreseen for the Open Program.

Certificates

Participants of the International Workshop of Architecture and Landscape will receive two participation certificates issued by RCR BUNKA Fundació Privada and the School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB).

Inscriptions

Application Process

Requirements for your application to be considered:

  • Profile: The workshop is aimed at last year architecture students and architects.
  • Computer skills: required: AutoCAD, Photoshop. Optional: InDesign, Rhino, 3DStudio, other.
  • Online form: Submission of the online form with all details of the candidate.
  • Portfolio: Online submission of the portfolio including curriculum information in pdf format (max. 3 MB), with the file named as follows: portfolio-name-surname1-surname2.pdf.
  • Full documentation: Applications that do not provide all the requested documentation will be excluded from the selection process.
  • Admission: The submission of the application form does not guarantee the direct entry to the program. All candidates will be part of the selection process.

Applications for registration: until Friday, April 14, 2017

Selection Process

  • Selection criteria: for the selection of participants will be considered the information on the online form and the portfolio.
  • Selection of participants:
    • First Call: until Friday, May 5, 2017. Communication to participants admitted, not admitted and on waiting list.
    • Second Call: until Friday, May 26, 2017. Communication to participants on waiting list.
  • Communications: All communications will be via e-mail.

Costs

Tuition Fee of 800 Euros.

The amount of the tuition fee is possible thanks to the collaboration of different public and private institutions, and companies, and is therefore subsidised.

Payment Conditions

  • Tuition Fee: The tuition fee amounts to a total of 800,00 Euros, and
    • includes the participation in the creative atelier, the access to the Open Program and the site visits. It includes also a civil responsibility insurance, transportation to the visited sites and a party at the end of the Summer Workshop.
    • does not include accommodation and maintenance of the participants. The participants will have to bring their own laptop.
  • First payment:
    • Participants admitted in the first call will make a first non-refundable payment of 300,00 Euros until Friday, May 19, 2017.
    • Participants on waiting list admitted in the second call will make a first non-refundable payment of 300,00 Euros until Friday, June 9, 2017.

Candidates who do not pay within the deadline will be automatically excluded from the program.

  • Second payment: Admitted participants will make a second payment of 500,00 Euros until Friday, June 23, 2017. Candidates who do not pay within the deadline will be automatically excluded from the program.
  • Cancellation Policy: In case of cancellation after Friday, June 23, 2017 the tuition fee will not be refunded. Cancellation will only be accepted in case of severe illness of the participant (need of written medical report).
  • Payment Method: In case of being admitted, we accept payments by
    • by bank transfer or credit card to the account number that we will provide you per e-mail.
    • by PayPal, with an increase that will be communicated per e-mail.
    • We do not accept bank charges. Please ensure the full amount of the tuition fee reaches us.

Medical Insurance

We recommend foreign participants to obtain a medical insurance.

Calendar X International Workshop of Architecture and Landscape

Friday, April 14, 2017: End of applications for registration
Friday, May 5, 2017: End of first call: Communication to participants admitted, not admitted and on waiting list
Friday, May 19, 2017: End of first non-refundable payment of 300,00 Euros for admitted participants
Friday, May 26, 2017: End of second call: Communication to participants admitted from waiting list
Friday, June 9, 2017: End of first non-refundable payment of 300,00 Euros for admitted participants from waiting list
Friday, June 23, 2017: End of second payment de 500,00 Euros
Monday, July 31, 2017: Start of workshop
Friday, August 18, 2017: End of workshop