Navarre Traditional Architecture
Summer School 2017
The work will be developed in the town of Amaiur-Maya, in the Baztan Valley,
which is located in a rural area in the Pyrinees, in northern Spain, near the French Border.
Though the region will be studied as a whole.
- This program will take place in Baztán, a mountain valley in northern Navarre.
- Local traditional urbanism, architecture and building details will be studied in order to create a preservation and new traditional building manual 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.
The Summer School is organized by:
Thanks to the support of:
With the collaboration of:
Universidad de Navarra, Universidad del País Vasco, Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas (Philippines), Judson University School of Architecture, University of Miami School of Architecture, University of Notre Dame School of Architecture (USA), Escola Superior Gallaecia (Portugal), Centro de Investigación de Arquitectura Tradicional (CIAT), Sociedad Aranzadi, Baztango Udala, Amaiur Herria, Sociedad Gaztelu Elkartea.
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.
20th April Extended while places are available.
The registration fee is 370 euros. This fee includes tuition, accommodation, meals and transportation during the two weeks of the Summer School (departure from Madrid also). Once applicants are accepted, the payment procedure will be provided
As a pro-active advocate of sustainability and heritage conservation, she was appointed as the International Representative and Founding Chair of the International Network for Traditional Building Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU) Philippines Chapter. She is also one of the founding members of the Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Resilient Environments (ASSURE), a non-profit organization who assisted on the rehabilitation plans of the Super Typhoon Haiyan (local name “Yolanda”) devastated towns.
Currently, she is a research associate and a tenured faculty at the University of Santo Tomas – Graduate School and the College of Architecture with the rank of Assistant Professor IV, the Vice President on Programs of the United Architects of the Philippines – Manila Atelier Chapter, and a consultant of local governments in the Philippines on creating sustainable development plans of towns and cities, tourism planning, and sustainable transport focusing on walkability.
Rino D.A. Fernandez
Alejandro García Hermida
Faculty and coordination
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.
Leopoldo Gil Cornet
Faculty and coordination
He is a Member of the Academia del Partal and of the Real Acadèmia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi. As an architect of the Institución Príncipe de Viana, he was awarded the Restoration and Conservation of Cultural Heritage National Prize in 1998 and 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 editor and author of “The Architectural Capriccio, Memory, Fantasy & Invention” (Ashgate 2013/ Routledge 2016).
PhD – Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Native of Pamplona. She graduated in Art History from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) and holds a Master in Conservation and Restoration of Architectural Heritage from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). She is currently finishing the PhD research focused on the defensive stately towers located in the northern area of Navarra.
Cecilia combines these studies along with professional research projects of historical documentation applied to historical and archaeological heritage intervention, both for private and public institutions (Community of Mardrid, Council of Segovia, etc.). She has attended several postgraduate and specialization courses – “Models of intervention on cultural heritage (CSIC)” and “Archaeology conservation: former criteria, renewed trends (IPCE)” – as well as in congresses inside and outside Spain – “ReUso. International Conference on Documentation, Conservation and Reuse os Architectural Heritage (Florence)” or “International conference on Fortified Heritage: management and sustainable development (Pamplona)” among others –.
Throughout the last years, she has published several works related to her doctoral thesis among which can be found: “La casa-torre de Donamaría. Un ejemplo de arquitectura nobiliar y defensiva en Navarra”, in Castillos de España magazine or “Casos de estudio: pasado y presente de la casa-torre en Navarra” in Fortified heritage: Management and sustainable development.
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 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.
He is currently a member of the national governing board of the College of Architects, having before served in the Portuguese Urban Planners Association. He was also a Board member and founder of the Portuguese chapter of INTBAU and coordinated the edition of the Proceedings of the Ibero-American Congress of Urbanism in Sintra.
Author of several publications in scientific journals, on the spatial planning of the Lisbon metropolitan area and contemporary architecture in Galicia, among many others. He is member of the 3D Past research team, Living & Virtual Visiting European World Heritage, led by Escola Superior Gallaecia and funded by the Creative Europe program. In the professional practice, he has design both new buildings and rehabilitations, and regularly works as a consultant in Portuguese municipal and regional plans.
Jaime de Hoz Onrubia
Pello Iriarte Zelaieta
Baztan resident. He graduated in Art History from the Universidad de Oviedo, and combined his degree with several drawing, painting and photography courses, as well as a training course in Tourism.
He has developed cataloguing works for the Baztán Ethnographic Museum, and in the ancient Monastery of Urdazubi/Urdax, designed layouts for the Muséu del Pueblo d´Asturies and worked as a tourist guide for the Bertiz Consortium, showing the cultural, architectural and natural heritage of the Baztan-Bidasoa area.
Nowadays he runs a touristic and cultural services company, named Jauregiarte. He is author of the book Baztan, kultura eta etnografía, about the Baztan cultural landscape, and has collaborated in some publications about Baztán photographic heritage: Inundaciones en Baztan, Elizondo y Erratzu, 1913, Lugares y momentos de Elizondo, Iruritarrak, fotografías de Don Jesús Jaimerena.
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.
Fernando Vela Cossío
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).