Valderredible Traditional Architecture
Summer School 2019

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The work will be developed in Valderredible,
in the high course of the Ebro River.
Though the region will be studied as a whole. 

About the School

July 8th – 21th 2019  |  Valderredible, Cantabria, Spain

* Students must be in Madrid on 7th evening

  • This program will take place in Valderredible, the southernmost are in Cantabria (Spain), in the high course of the Ebro River.
  • Local traditional urbanism, architecture and building details will be studied in order to create a preservation and new traditional building patterns catalogue for the area.
  • During the last days upgrade proposals for different public places of the town will be designed, using the manual previously developed as a guideline for them.
  • Hand drawing and measuring buildings will be the main activity to be developed each day.
  • Experts in local vernacular architecture and building techniques will be lecturing on diverse related topics.
  • There will be trips around this region and some workshops and building sites will be visited too.

How to Apply

Skills

The language to be used during the activities will be mainly English, so at least basic skills using this language are recommended. Hand drawing and measuring buildings will be the main activity to be developed each day, so a good command of it is also recommended.

Number of participants

Places are limited. We will be developing a selection process among all candidates. Several places will be reserved for the students of each participating university.  

Contact us

 

Fill in the Application Form and send it to premiorafaelmanzano@gmail.com before the registration deadline on May 3rd

Involved Institutions

The Summer School is organized by:

The International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU), is an active network of individuals and institutions dedicated to the creation of humane and harmonious buildings and places which respect local traditions. It brings together those who design, make, maintain, study or enjoy traditional building, architecture and places.
The Rafael Manzano Prize for New Traditional Architecture aims to disseminate the principles of traditional and classical architecture and urbanism in contemporary society in the territory of Spain and Portugal, both in the restoration of monuments and urban complexes, and the new buildings.

Thanks to the support of:

The Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust support this Summer school through a contribution to the Chicago Community Foundation for the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Fund. It provides important support to projects related to the promotion of traditional architecture, urban planning and heritage conservation. Other initiatives

The Fundación Botín organises programmes in the realms of the arts and culture, education, science and rural development, and supports social institutions in Cantabria so as to reach those who need it the most. It contributes to the overall development of society, detecting and supporting the creative talent within it and exploring new ways of generating cultural, social and economic wealth.

The Fundación Ekaba has participated in several Heritage Restoration and Rehabilitation of Buildings projects in Spain and abroad, thank to the team of specialist that they have recruited and trained. They promote the awareness in Cultural Heritage, working with universities and associations, among other entities.

The  Fundação Serra Henriques was established in Portugal in 1997 for the promotion of education, culture and science; paying special attention to the study of the national territory for local development and improvement of cultural heritage.

With the collaboration of:

the Escola Superior Gallaecia (Portugal), the School of Architecture of the Judson University, the School of Architecture of the University of Miami and the School of Architecture of the University of Notre Dame (USA), the Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), the Centro de Investigación de Arquitectura Tradicional (CIAT).

Faculty and Coordination

José María Ballester

Fundación Botín

Coordination
Douglas Duany
Notre Dame University
Faculty
Alejandro Douglas Duany is an Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, and formerly of University of Miami. He trained at Princeton under David Coffin and holds a degree in Landscape Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design, and his teaching focuses on generative urban design and the relationships between the natural environment, the built environment, and the social environment.

His professional work spans landscape design, architecture, urbanism, with implementations in areas of all climates and varying urban and social contexts, especially among include restoration landscapes, such as in Seaside, Florida. His contributions to the advancement of urbanism have been recognized by such institutions as the Urban Land Institute, the Centre for the Study of Architecture, and the AIA.
Alejandro García Hermida
Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio | Premio Rafael Manzano | INTBAU Spain
Faculty and coordination
Graduated with a degree in Architecture from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and holds a Masters in Conservation and Restoration of Architectural Heritage from the same university. Since 2009, he has been an Associate Professor at the Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio School of Architecture, where he teaches History of Architecture and Urbanism, History and Theory of Restoration, Building Pathology and Repairing Techniques and Architectural Composition. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture and guest lecturer at many national and international universities, workshops and conferences.

 

 

His professional practice has focused on the restoration and study of diverse historic buildings and archaeological sites of many types and chronologies in Spain, Morocco and Peru. He is the Coordinator in Spain of the Richard H. Driehaus Architecture Competition and the National Directory of Traditional Building Craftsmans; Activities Coordinator of the Rafael Manzano Martos Prize; Member of the Board of  Terrachidia NGO (whose work received the INTBAU Excellence Award for Community Engagement in 2015), Vice Chair of INTBAU Spain and professor at the Centro de Investigación de Arquitectura Tradicional.

Rebeca Gómez-Gordo Villa
Premio Rafael Manzano | INTBAU Spain
Coordination
Graduated with a degree in Architecture from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Development Cooperation in Precarious Human Settlements.

She has been a construction manager in some rehabilitation building projects in Casamace, Senegal, and has collaborated in several workshops of restoration of historic buildings and related projects with Terrachidia NGO in Mhamid, Morocco. She is a member of the coordination team in Spain of the Richard H. Driehaus Architecture Competition, the Richard H. Driehaus Awards for Building Arts and the National Network of Traditional Building Masters; Activities Coordination Assistant of the Rafael Manzano Prize and Board Assistant of INTBAU Spain.

Frank Martínez
University of Miami
Faculty
Frank Martinez is an Associate Professor at the University of Miami, School of Architecture. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Miami, School of Architecture in 1987 and the degree of Master in Architecture in 1991 from Princeton University.  His teaching focuses on courses in Design, History/Theory and Drawing; including teaching in Rome, heading the UM Grand Tour of Europe (a university wide summer study abroad program), seminars on selected topics on Early American Architecture along with participating in international summer programs on traditional architecture and urban design research.

He is a partner at the firm of Martinez Alvarez Urban Design, Architecture & Interior Design. In the 20 plus years of the firm, the work has ranged in scale and complexity from small, hand crafted houses to campus design and institutional buildings. The larger body of work and on-going creative research includes residential projects in Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, Bay Point and Palm Beach, Florida; campus buildings at the Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart in Coconut Grove and Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens; single and multi-family dwellings in the New Urban Towns of Windsor, Alys Beach in Florida, and Tannin in Alabama; and historic preservation projects in the City of Miami, Coral Gables, Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard and Boston, Massachusetts. Through a national RFQ selection process, the firm was recently selected as one of the Preservation Consulting Architectural Firms for the City of Coral Gables and as the Consulting Architects for the Town of Medley providing services in preservation architectural design including historic preservation documentation and assessment.

Christopher Miller
Judson University
Faculty
Graduated with a M.Architecture, concentration in urban design, from the University of Notre Dame and holds a Ph.D., focused on Alberti’s treatise on architecture, from the University of Virginia. He is professor of architecture at Judson University, near Chicago, since 1999: architectural history and theory in urbanism; architecture and urbanism studios; and an upper level seminar for architecture, art, and design students on theory and the modern problems of objects, architecture, and conviviality.

Miller has contributed to making urbanism an important feature in Judson program with regenerative urbanism projects sited in city centers to solve contemporary problems of large buildings in historic settings, of sustainability, and in the common local desire for continuity in architecture and context.  His pedagogical innovations have included a curricular concentration in traditional architecture and urbanism that has sprung from a decade of student interest.  He authors the civismandcities site as a student work portfolio and as a resource to those theorizing and building a responsive and meaningful built environment.

In 2014, he was a co-author for the endowment brief on Beauty in the Thriving Cities Project at the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Virginia.  This year, Miller is working with a team preparing the Urban Thinkers Campus in Jakarta, under the auspices of the UN Habitat, to build awareness in the world’s churches to the importance of the built environment and to promote a moral dimension of the cities we build.

Guest Lecturers

Mónica Alcindor
Escola Superior Gallaecia
Guest Lecturer
Graduated with a degree in Architecture from the Universidad de Sevilla, she holds a Master in intervention techniques from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and a Diploma in Building Restoration and Rehabilitation. She was cofounder with Oriol Roselló of Atelier Bangolo, practicing since 2004, and dedicated to rehabilitation of rural heritage and designing new buildings using bioclimatic and traditional techniques.

She was Visiting Professor at the ‘Unió d’empresaris de la construcció’ of Catalonia and Associate Professor of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, co-director of the “XXXVIII Curset AADIPA 2015: Traditional architecture: the essence or the form” and of the first edition of the Traditional Building Course in Girona, both organized by the Institute of Architects of Catalonia. She has written several articles in professional journals and was co-author of the book Experiences réhabilitation Méditerranéennes, edited by Rehabimed. She is a Professor at the Escola Superior Gallaecia since 2012 and Deputy Director of the Architecture and Urbanism Master since 2016. She has been awarded the First Iberian Award for “Research on Traditional Architecture” (2011-2012) and the First Prize “XII Premis Ecoviure y las instalaciones construcciones sostenibles” (2014).

Fernando Aranda Egido
Kalam
Guest Lecturer
Fernando Aranda Egido has been part of Kalam’s team of professionals since 2006, serving as General Manager of many of his restoration work of heritage and historic buildings such as the Embassy of Spain in Havana, the Cathedral of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, Zurich Building, modernist facade of the Ortigosa 10 building, rehabilitation of the building located on Ramblas 140, Ronda Sant Antoni 70, Sardenya 173 all in Barcelona, Seminar of Comillas, Bank of Spain of Madrid, and its branches of Santander, Seville and Zaragoza and Palacio de Correos, Casa Palazuelo or Casa Matesanz in Madrid (all by architect Antonio Palacios) among others.
José Baganha
INTBAU Portugal
Guest Lecturer
Born in Coimbra in 1960. Graduated with a degree in Architecture from the Porto University (FA-UP) and Lisbon Technical University (FA-UL). He holds a Ph.D. from the Basque Country University (UPV). He is managing partner of José Baganha & Arquitectos Associados, Lda and between 2002-2012 teached at the Faculty of Architecture of the Catholic University in Viseu and Lisbon. He is member of the International College of Traditional Practitioners (I.C.P.T.) of the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (I.N.T.B.A.U.). He founded the Portuguese chapter of the INTBAU in 2014 and he is also co-founder of the Council for European Urbanism (C.E.U.).

He is member of various other international institutions directioned for the defense, support and practice of traditional architecture and urbanism. He has been recently nominated coordinator of the “Heritage College” of the portuguese “Ordem dos Arquitetos”.  He is lecturer guest in seminars at several institutions such as the Universities of Ferrara, Bologna and Florence in Italy and of the Rome Study Center of the University of Notre Dame in the U.S.A.. He is the author of numerous articles and books on architecture and urbanism.

In his career as an architect he was awarded with prizes such as the “Prix Européen Pour la Reconstruction de la Ville”/ 2011 of the “Foundation Philippe Rotthier”, Bruxelles, whith is work “Casa do Médico de São Rafael”, in Sines.

Javier Cenicacelaya
Universidad del País Vasco | INTBAU Spain
Guest Lecturer
Graduated with a degree in Architecture from the University of Navarra. Professor of Architectural Composition at the University of the Basque Country. M.A. (Oxford Brookes University). MSc. (University of Oxford). PhD. from University of Navarra. He has been recipient of a Juan March Foundation Scholarship, Visiting Critic at various schools in the US and Europe, and Visiting Scholar at the John P. Getty Foundation, Los Angeles. He was Dean of the School of Architecture of the University of Miami. Javier has been editor of the international architectural magazine Composicion Arquitectonica, Art & Architecture and practices architecture along with Mr. Iñigo Saloña. Together, they have built a number of buildings, mainly in Northern Spain, but also in Brussels, Miami and Berlin. They have received diverse awards, such as the European Prize for the Reconstruction of the City (Fondation Rotthier) on two occasions. Premio Manzano Martos de Arquitectura Clasica y Restauración de Monumentos in 2014, and awards from the Basque Country and Navarre Institute of Architects and the Bizkaia Institute of Architects. Their work has been exhibited at various places, among them at the Biennale di Venezia and they have also curated several architectural exhibitions. Javier Cenicacelaya is author of numerous articles, eleven books and more than forty chapters of books.
Leopoldo Gil Cornet
Universidad de Navarra | INTBAU Spain
Guest Lecturer
Graduated with a degree in Architecture from the Universidad de Navarra. He has been an architect at the Historic Heritage Service of the Dirección General de Cultura-Institución Príncipe de Viana of the Navarra Government since 1986. He is a Professor at the School of Architecture of Universidad de Navarra and Coordinator of the Rehabilitation and Restoration of Architectural Heritage Studies program, since 2000. He is a Member of the Academia del Partal and of the Reial Acadèmia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi.

As an architect of the Institución Príncipe de Viana, he has led numerous projects for the conservation and restoration of several monuments from Navarra, such as the Medieval Tower of the Señorío de Ayanz, 1998-2000 (Silver medal of the Asociación Española de Amigos de los Castillos, 2000), the Frente de Francia of the Pamplona walls, 2000-2009 (European Union International Prize of Cultural Heritage-Europa Nostra Prize 2012, conservation category), and the Real Colegiata de Roncesvalles, 1982-2012. He was awarded the Rafael Manzano Martos Prize in 2012. He was awarded the Restoration and Conservation of Cultural Heritage National Prize in 1998.

Jaime de Hoz Onrubia
Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio | CIAT-UPM
Guest Lecturer
Graduated with a degree in Advanced Middle Ages Studies, holds a Ph.D. focused on Hispanic Philology, Specialist in Theory, History, Legislation and Intervention in architectural restoration. He has studied the field of Christian Religious Architecture. He is a Professor at Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio, teaching History of Architecture and Theory of Restoration. He is Coordinator of the Architectural Composition Area and of the PhD in Architecture and Heritage Program at the same university and Activities Vice Chair of the Centro de Investigación de Arquitectura Tradicional of the UPM (CIAT). He is co-author of the Diccionario de Construcción Tradicional: Tierra and author of several books and essays on Architecture and Heritage, Medieval Studies and Historical Onomastics.
Rafael Manzano
INTBAU Spain
Guest Lecturer
Graduated with a degree in Architecture from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and holds a doctorate from the same university. He has restored numerous historic buildings in Spain and has designed new buildings in Spain and abroad. He has been Professor at the School of Architecture of the University of Seville since 1966, where he was also Dean from 1974 to 1978. He has also lectured at many national and international universities.

Among his multiple works, he was headed to the preservation of the Reales Alcázares of Seville from 1970 to 1991, chaired the works commission of the Real Patronato of the Alhambra and the Generalife from 1971 to 1981 (Shiller Prize for Restoration of Monuments in 1980), and headed up the preservation of the ancient Caliphal city of Medina Azahara from 1975 to 1985. He has published diverse texts on Medieval and Islamic architecture. He is a member of many national and international institutions, such as Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando; the Royal Academies of History and Fine Arts of Granada, Córdoba, Cádiz, Málaga, Écija, Toledo and La Coruña; and the Real Academia Sevillana de Buenas Letras. He has been awarded the Gold Medal of the Fine Arts of Spain and, in 2010, the Richard H. Driehaus Prize, and he is Comendador con Placa de la Orden Civil de Alfonso X el Sabio.

Manuel Montañés García
Kalam
Guest Lecturer
Graduated with a degree in Art History and a Diploma in Restoration. He has worked in Kalam since 2000, having served as Head of Restoration Work on the west facade of the Giralda in the Cathedral of Seville, the restoration of the choir stalls of the Cathedral of Plasencia, the Senate Palace in Madrid, Puerta de Toledo in Ciudad Real, Cathedral of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, Cathedral of Sigüenza (1st and 2nd phase), Facades of the National Archaeological Museum, Cathedrals of Cádiz, Almería, Santiago de Compostela and Ávila for the Ministry of Culture, restoration of the Major Seminary of Comillas, Convent of San Clemente in Toledo, Mudejar towers of San Bartolomé, and San Miguel in Toledo or Cenador de la Reina in the Palace of La Granja in Segovia, among others.
Fernando Vela Cossío
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid | CIAT-UPM
Guest Lecturer
He holds PhD in Geography and History from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and is private practicing archeologist since 1988. He is Professor of the Departamento de Composición Arquitectónica at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, where he teaches History of Architecture and Urbanism and Restoration Theory. He is coordinator of the Heritage Documentation area of the Master in Conservation and Restoration of the Architectural Heritage of the UPM and Scientific Director of the Research Center of Traditional Architecture (CIAT). He has been invited lecturer at numerous Spanish universities, such as the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, the Complutense de Madrid, the one of Granada, the one of La Coruña, the Politécnica of Valencia or the Universidad de Salamanca, and at international universities such as Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa, Universidade de Coimbra and Universidade de Porto (Portugal), Ion Mincu University of Bucarest (Romania), Federico II University of Naples (Italy), Universidad Nacional del Litoral of Santa Fe (Argentina), Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Universidad de Piura and Universidad Ricardo Palma (Peru), Universidad Nacional San Carlos de Guatemala, Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), University of Illinois and Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee), in the United States.

Specialist in built heritage and archeology of architecture, he has led archeological works and historical research projects of numerous Spanish monuments and he has participated in conservation and restoration projects of historical buildings, mainly with Medieval or Modern chronology. He is the main researcher of the project San Miguel de Piura: primera fundación española en el Perú and scientific coordinator of the Iberoamerican Network of Colonial Urbanism Research [RII_uc]. He is a chair member of the Sociedad Española de Historia de la Construcción (SEHC), member of the Instituto de Investigación del Patrimonio Cultural del Perú (Universidad Ricardo Palma) and member of the Real Academia de Historia y Arte de San Quirce (Segovia).

Harriet Wennberg
INTBAU
Guest Lecturer
Is the Senior Manager of INTBAU UK, having joined the charity as its administrator in 2010. She holds an Master’s Degree in the History of Art from the University of St. Andrews, where she completed research on Newhailes, one of the first Palladian villas to be built in Scotland, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Through her work with INTBAU, Harriet has organized seminars, exhibitions, study tours, and conferences, including the inaugural INTBAU World Congress in 2015. She has been an invited guest speaker in the UK and abroad, and has written publications including a study on Place Identity and Critical Regionalism. Harriet is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Programme

Monday 8

The main group will depart from Madrid early in the morning. In the afternoon the group will arrive to Polientes, in the Valderredible municipality, the town which will be hosting the Summer School. Once in polientes there will be an introduction of all professors, participants and hosts, followed by brief presentations on INTBAU activities in Spain and on the Summer School program.

Tuesday 9

The morning will start with a tour in Polientes and the whole afternoon will be devoted to sketching and studying the town. In the evening, there will be some brief lectures on the work to be developed for the new traditional building and architecture patterns manual and participants will be assigned diverse topics for the following days.

Wednesday 10

A bus will take the group during the full day to visit the region. Every stop will be long enough to measure, photograph and draw local architecture and building details as well as to analyze the urban fabric. In the evening there will be some brief lectures on local culture, landscape and urbanism.

Thursday 11

A bus will take the group during the full day to visit diverse towns and places in the Baztán Valley. Every stop will be long enough to measure, photograph and draw local architecture and building details as well as to analyze the urban fabric. In the evening there will be some brief lectures on local architecture.

Friday 12

The group will put together and complete the work done. In the afternoon there will be a review of the work already developed, when participants will present the results of their research till this point. In the evening there will be some brief lectures on the study of traditional architecture and new traditional building.

Saturday 13

The traditional building and architecture patterns manual will be finished. In the afternoon a presentation on the work to be done during the second week, and a workshop on new traditional design will follow. In the evening there will be some brief lectures on new traditional architecture and urbanism.

Sunday 14

Free day. A bus will take to those interested to visit some contemporary traditional architecture works in the region. In the afternoon the bus will come back to Polientes. In the evening some local leisure activities will be scheduled.

Monday 15

Diverse design study cases will be identified and assigned to different groups to develop several upgrade proposals for the urban areas in the Valderredible region. In the evening there will be some brief lectures on the work to be done during the following days, as well as on new traditional architecture and urbanism design.

Tuesday 16

During the full day participants, divided in several groups, will use the developed research and manual to design different upgrade proposals for the studied areas.

Wednesday 17

During the full day participants, divided in several groups, will use the developed research and manual to design different upgrade proposals for the studied areas.

Thursday 18

During the full day participants, divided in several groups, will use the developed research and manual to design different upgrade proposals for the studied areas.

Friday 19

During the full day participants, divided in several groups, will use the developed research and manual to design different upgrade proposals for the studied areas.

Saturday 20

Final edition of the design proposals and the patterns manual in the morning. In the afternoon, a public presentation of the design proposals will be scheduled. In the evening a final group dinner will be organized.

Sunday 21

A bus will take the main group back to Madrid.

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