[PROGRAM FOR THE WORKSHOP IN MADRID, 11 - 15 April 2011]
01 / 09.04.11 - 10.04.11 arrival in Madrid / check in / dinner
02 /11.04.11 / 9:00h - 16:00h 3 excursions to the outskirts / dérives / data collections
18:00h - 20:00h presentations / poster and discussions
03 / 12.04.11 / 9:00h - 14:00h lectures
16:00h - 20:00h analysis of site / presentations and discussions
04 / 13.04.11 / 9:00h - 20:00h workshop_1/ overall concepts, choice of topics, choice of sites
05 / 14.04.11 / 9:00h - 20:00h workshop_2 / work on suggestions for site
06 / 15.04.11 / 9:00h - 20:00h workshop_3 / finish of proposal and presentations, discussion
07 / 16.04.11 – 17.04.11 departure
All work is done collaboratively in international teams:
Part of the program are students of:
University of Life Sciences in Vienna /BOKU
max. 15 students / 1-2 teaching assistants Lilli Licka
Universidad Europea Madrid
max. 15 students
Departamento de Urbanismo e Historia de la Arquitectura Ana Méndez + Laura Jeschke
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (to be confirmed)
Grupo de Investigación Vivienda Social Luis Moya + Ainhoa Diez
Departamento de Urbanismo y Ordenanción de Territorio DuyOT Alejandro Tamayo
Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (to be confirmed)
Area de Urbanismo y Ordenación de Territorio Ignacio Bisbal + Emilio Ontiveros
IMLA – International Master Program of Landscape Architecture (to be confirmed)
>WORKSPACE (to be confirmed):
Matadero Madrid / La Casa Encendida / Círculo de Bellas Artes / Colegio de Arquitectos de Madrid / HUB Madrid / (Oficina de Asoc. de Vecinos PAU de Vallecas)
Requirements and equipment: max. 45 persons / WIFI / 2 printers (format A3) / projector + screen
The design studio will focus on the exploration of the vast urban landscape of Madrid's south-eastern periphery.
The burst of the Spanish speculative bubble in 2008 ended the rapid development this area was undergoing in the recent years. It contains on of the most ambitious urban development areas of the Spanish capital, the PAU of Vallecas. The AVE High-Speed Railway crosses the study area as well a several highways which form part of Madrid's metropolitan circumferential motorway system. The urban landscape of Madrid's southeastern outskirts is currently a patchwork of residential clusters, illegal settlements, industrial developments and abandoned agricultural lands. The area further includes Madrid's central waste disposal site.
The students are asked to envision different futures for the urban landscape and terrain vague of the study area, develop overall strategies and one site-specific proposal. Working groups will be formed within the three different subject areas:
> landscape of crisis
> residual landscape
As a previous step to the workshop a substantial theoretical viewpoint is elaborated on the issue of “Zwischenstadt”, urban voids and the characteristics of peripheral urban landscape as well as reflections on new urban developments and their open space system within the context of landscape urbanism and the development of the European city.
(previous work done in Viena: collaborations in groups of 2) – poster
03 EXCURSIONS / LANDSCAPE STROLLS
The first step consists in collecting data and impressions on-site through excursions, mappings, dérives and processing the information obtained.
(specific excursion for each working area: infrastructure / landscape of crisis / residual landscape)
An introduction to the study area will be given in Madrid and short lectures held by local experts will provide background information on the study area:
· Observatorio Metropolitano: see bibliography
· Universidad Europea Madrid: results urban design studio spring 2010: extrarradio madrid?
· Universidad de Alcalá de Henares: results urban design studio fall 2010: Cañada Real
· Community action group PAU de Vallecas
05 ANALYSIS OF PROBLEMS / SITE ANALYSIS
In a second step the working teams are asked to elaborate and present their analysis of problems / site analysis.
(work in international teams – groups of 4-6) – pechakucha presentation of analysis of problems / site analysis
Definition of over-all strategies and points of action.
(work in international teams – groups of 4-6) – plans, charts and other graphs (presentation)
06 SPOTTING SITES / CASE STUDIES
Thirdly a site-specific proposals particularizing the strategies defined in step 05 will be developed on a more detailed scale.
(work in teams – groups of 4-6) – plans, photomontage other illustrations + abstract
All teams present and discuss the results of the workshop with teachers, experts and colleagues.
Documentation and results of the design studio will be published in a booklet.