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Autumn Semester Programme

04 September - 15 December
Organized by: Architectural Association
Architectural Association
36 Bedford Square

The Autumn Semester 2017 will focus on how to integrate obsolete infrastructure into the city. As technology evolves, the ways we work and live change. Cities, as a result, need to adapt their urban qualities to perform differently. The design studio will travel to the Spanish port city of Almeria to explore the logistic and commercial potential of the waterfront. Through group work students will look at the existing conditions of the site and its relation to the city. Here the city will be understood as layers of information that together reveal drawing and mapping qualities, which feed into the students’ own design narratives. By analysing both tangible and intangible conditions, each student will develop their own brief to target specific design challenges of re-introducing old infrastructure into changing urban areas.