Summer School 2023
The work will be developed in Barcelona.
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- This program will take place nearby Barcelona.
- 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 work 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 the area and some building sites will be visited too.
Number of participants
Places are limited to 25. We will be developing a selection process among all candidates. Several places will be reserved for the students of each participating university.
The registration fee is 390 euros*. This fee includes tuition, accommodation, meals and transportation during the two weeks of the Summer School. Once applicants are accepted, the payment procedure will be provided.
*the real cost of this course is 2500€, but, thanks to INTBAU and Kalam, the participation fee is 390€.
Registration and deadline
Those interested in participating must fill in the Application Form or send an email to: email@example.com
The registration deadline is March 31st, 2023
- The Fundaçao Serra Henriques offers ten grants to students from the Universities of Algarve, Autónoma de Lisboa, Beira Interior (UBI), Coimbra, Évora, Lisboa, Minho, Portucalense do Porto, Porto (FAUP) e ISCTE covering the fee of the Summer School.
- Alireza and Mina Sagharchi offer two grants covering the fee of the Summer School.
- The Fundación Arquia offers two grants to Spanish students covering the fee of the Summer School.
- The Prince’s Trust Australia offers two grants to Australian students covering the fee of the Summer School.
The Summer School is organized by:
Thanks to the support of:
Kalam is a leading international company specializing in the field of heritage restoration and the rehabilitation of historic buildings. In its commitment to the quality and rigor required in its work, it preserves the traditional trades through its own consolidated workforce and continuous training.
The Fundación Arquia was created in 1990 and, since its inception, its objective has been to promote and disseminate projects of a cultural, social, welfare, professional and educational nature in the field of architecture, building, design and urban planning.
The Prince’s Trust Australia is part of The Prince’s Trust Group, a global network of charities transforming lives and building sustainable communities across the Commonwealth. This charity helps young people prepare for the rapidly changing world of work, inspires veterans and their families into entrepreneurship and self-employment, and champions resilient sustainable communities.
With the collaboration of:
Aritz Díez Oronoz
University of the Basque Country
Graduated in Architecture from the School of Architecture of Donostia-San Sebastián where he graduated with honours. He also holds an MSc on Conservation at the University of the Basque Country and a PhD from the same university «Una bella sfida formale tra Quattrocento e Cinquecento» on the contributions made by the great architects of the First Italian Renaissance to the development of bastioned fortifications. Since 2012 he was teaching assistant of the Chair of Architectural Design of the School of Architecture of San Sebastián and has lectured on Urbanism. Currently he is lecturer on Architectural Design at the same university.
Since 2010 he has worked with the architects Manuel Iñiguez & Alberto Ustarroz, with Iñigo Peñalba between 2012 and 2016, and since 2015 he works with Imanol Iparraguirre Barbero. Among his most notorious projects are the collaboration with Iñiguez & Ustarroz on the Restoration of the City Walls of Hondarribia and the project for the Imperial Fora of Rome. Together with Imanol Iparraguirre, he won the 1st Prize of the Richard H. Driehaus Architecture Competition in 2017 for the restoration of the Renaissance Palace of Grajal de Campos (León) and again in 2018 with his project for the Medieval Walls and surroundings of the Convent of La Coria in Trujillo (Cáceres). In 2019 they received the Award for Emerging Excellence in the Classical Tradition given by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), the Prince’s Foundation (PF), and the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU).
Alejandro García Hermida
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid | Premio Rafael Manzano | INTBAU Spain
Faculty and coordination
Graduated in Architecture from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and holds a Master in Conservation and Restoration of Architectural Heritage and a PhD from the same university, where he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Architectural Composition since 2019. He has been an Associate Professor at the Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio School of Architecture (Spain, from 2009 to 2019), a Visiting Scholar at the School of Architecture of the University of Notre Dame (Indiana, USA, 2016) and invited lecturer at many national and international universities, workshops and conferences.
His professional practice has been focused on traditional architecture and building techniques and the restoration and study of diverse historic buildings and archaeological sites of multiple types and chronologies, mainly in Spain and Morocco. He is the Executive Director of the INTBAU Initiatives in Spain and Portugal, including the Rafael Manzano Prize for New Traditional Architecture, the Richard H, Driehaus Architecture Competition, the Richard H. Driehaus Building Arts Awards, the Donald Gray Building Arts Grants and the National Directory of Traditional Building Masters (Hispania Nostra Award 2018, Europa Nostra Special Mention 2018), Member of the Board of Terrachidia NGO (INTBAU Excellence Award 2015), Vice Chair of INTBAU Spain and professor at the Centro de Investigación de Arquitectura Tradicional.
Leopoldo Gil Cornet
Faculty and coordination
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 was 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.
Guillermo Gil Fernández
Premio Rafael Manzano | INTBAU Spain
Graduated in Architecture from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, he is currently completing his studies in Psychology (UNED).
He has worked for more than four years (2017-2022) at the French cultural institution Domaine de Boisbuchet, being directly involved in the organization of workshops, exhibitions and events related to art, design and architecture. At the same time, he has been responsible for the collection, library and archive of Alexander von Vegesack, founder of the Vitra Design Museum and reputed collector himself.
He is the Coordination Assistant of the INTBAU Initiatives in Spain and Portugal, which includes the Rafael Manzano Prize for New Traditional Architecture, the Richard H. Driehaus Architecture Competition, the Richard H. Driehaus Building Arts Awards, and the National Directory of Traditional Building Masters.
Rebeca Gómez-Gordo Villa
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.
Imanol Iparraguirre Barbero
University of the Basque Country
Graduated in Architecture from the School of Architecture of Donostia-San Sebastián and holds a MSc in Conservation and Restoration of Architectural Heritage from the same university. He is Predoctoral Fellow at the University of the Basque Country and Visiting Fellow at the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut in Madrid where he is developing his PhD on the evolution of circular architecture since Classical Antiquity to Renaissance; paying special attention to the notions of model and type, urban layout, the meaning of architectural form; architectural mimesis and appropriation. He is similarly interested in Neoclassicism, Nordic Classicism and Italian Tendenza.
As an architect, Imanol has collaborated with Alberto Campo Baeza, and also with Manuel Iñiguez & Alberto Ustarroz, taking part in the restoration of the City Walls of Fuenterrabia (Spain) and making a proposal for the Imperial Fora of Rome – finalist of the Piranesi Prix de Rome 2016. Together with Aritz Díez Oronoz, he won the 1st Prize of the Richard H. Driehaus Architecture Competition in 2017 for the restoration of the Renaissance Palace of Grajal de Campos (León) and again in 2018 with his project for the Medieval Walls and surroundings of the Convent of La Coria in Trujillo (Cáceres). In 2019 they received the Award for Emerging Excellence in the Classical Tradition given by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), the Prince’s Foundation (PF), and the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU).
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.
Université de Luxembourg
Lucien Steil was born in Joao Monlevade (Brazil), and lived and studied in Luxembourg. He studied architecture and urbanism in Paris and Vincennes, graduated as an Architecte DPLG, collaborated at the Archives d’Architecture Moderne in Brussels with Maurice Culot and Leon Krier and later with Colum Mulhern in Luxembourg. ‘Mulhern & Steil” produced a wide range of projects in traditional urbanism and traditional architecture.
Lucien Steil has lectured and taught at the Prince of Wales’s Urban Design Task Force in Potsdam and Berlin, the Oregon School of Design, the University of Miami, the Politechnical University of Puerto Rico, the University of Notre Dame in Rome and in Indiana, the University of Bologna, the Universidade Catolica Portuguesa in Viseu, the Prince’s Foundation and the University of Buckingham. He has been actively involved in traditional and ecological urbanism and architecture which have become very central to his teaching and design practice. Lucien Steil is the editor of ‘Katarxis’ and principal of ‘Katarxis Urban Workshops ASBL’.
He has co-edited with Alireza Sagharchi New Palladians, Sustainability and Modernity in Architecture of the 21st Century (Artmedia, London, 2010) and Traditional Architecture, Timeless Building in the 21st Century (Rizzoli, New York 2013). He is also author of The Architectural Capriccio, Memory, Fantasy & Invention (Ashgate 2013/ Routledge 2016) and In the Mood for Architecture: Tradition, Modernism & Serendipity (Ernst Wasmuth 2018).
Faculty and Coordination
Graduated with a degree in Architecture from the School of Fine Arts in Porto and at the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and is a Doctor in the Universidad del País Vasco.
In 1991 he founded his own studio, working since then on residential, hotels, and commercial projects of facilities and urban. It is, in any case, in the continuation of the vernacular traditions of the Alentejo region in which the mastery of José Baganha has been deployed in the most prominent way. This is seen in the series of “Montes”. He has been a professor in the Faculty of Architecture of Viseu and Sintra in the Universidade Católica Portuguesa and guest lecturer at several European universities.
He founded INTBAU Portugal, co-founded the Council for European Urbanism and is a member of the board of the College of Architectural Heritage of the Ordem dos Arquitectos. The qualities of his work have earned him international awards such as the Prix Européen pour la Reconstruction de la Ville 2011, awarded by the Philippe Rotthier Foundation and the Rafael Manzano Prize in 2017.
AND MANY MORE TO COME.
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.
Early in the morning, the group will depart from Barcelona to Can Catá, the place which will be hosting the Summer School. They will have a brief time to accommodate and a series of presentations and introductory lectures will be held. A sketching workshop and a lecture on Barcelona will take place in the evening.
A bus will take the group during the full day to visit and analyse diverse buildings and urban spaces in Barcelona. In the evening there will be brief lectures on the places to be studied in the following day.
A bus will take the group during the full day to visit the Pueblo Español and the Sagrada Familia Temple. Every stop will be long enough to study, photograph and draw the visited places. In the evening there will be brief lectures on gardens and parks.
A bus will take the group during the full day to visit the Botanic Garden of Marimurtra and the Gardens of Santa Clotilde, in Blanes, and the Laberint d’Horta Park in Barcelona. Every stop will be long enough to study, photograph and draw each of these gardens. In the evening there will be brief lectures on local architecture.
The full day will be dedicated to measure, sketch and study the area of Can Catá, in order to produce the needed basis for the design work to be developed in the following week. In the evening there will be some brief lectures on local traditions.
There will be demonstrations on traditional building techniques in the morning. In the afternoon the group will put together, review and complete the work already developed. A traditional building and architecture patterns manual will be finished too.
Free day. In the evening, there will be a watercolour workshop and an introductory lecture on topics which will be relevant for the second week work.
Diverse design study cases will be identified and assigned to different groups to develop several upgrade proposals for the urban areas in the Can Catá area. In the evening there will be brief lectures on new traditional architecture and urbanism design.
Tuesday 18 – Friday 21
During the full day participants, divided into several groups, will use the developed research and manual to design different upgrade proposals for the studied areas. In the evening, there will be brief lectures.
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 organised.
A bus will take the main group to Barcelona.
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