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Seville Traditional Architecture and Urbanism Summer School 2016

Your chance to study the local urban and architectural traditions of Seville, including workshops, study tours and lectures

    Event Information

The Summer School is organized by the Premio Rafael Manzano and the School of Architecture of the University of Notre Dame, thanks to the support of the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust and the collaboration of Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, Universidad de Sevilla, Universidad de Alcalá, Universidad de Miami, Real Academia de Bellas Artes de Santa Isabel de Hungría, Real Academia Sevillana de Buenas Letras, Fundación Medinaceli, INTBAU España and Centro de Investigación de Arquitectura Tradicional (CIAT).

The workshop will take place in Seville from 18 June to 2 July.

Further Information

It will be addressing an Urban Design & Contextual Architecture challenge in Seville. It will be an inclusive workshop, allowing for various levels of skills and academic backgrounds focusing on the didactic opportunities, international networking, and ‘charrette’ process as a convivial and participative learning experience.

The expected outcome will be a variety of designs which will be presented as a catalogue of architectural solutions to upgrade several public areas in the city center.

You will study the local urban and architectural traditions and use its teachings as a base for the proposals we will develop.

Apart from the practical work, there will be lectures by members from the diverse partnering institutions and guided tours to study the local architectural heritage.

Faculty and Organising Committee: Alejandro García Hermida (Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio), Frank Martínez (University of Miami), Lucien Steil (University of Notre Dame) and Samir Younés (University of Notre Dame), with the collaboration of Julia Manzano Pérez de Guzmán y Rafael Manzano Martos.

Participation is completely free, but we will develop a selection process among all candidates. This free participation does not include travel, lodging nor drawing material expenses. Several places will be reserved for the students of the participating universities.

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