Architecture and Landscape

XVII International Architecture and Landscape Workshop
July 1 - 15, 2024

Directors: RCR Arquitectes – Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, Ramon Vilalta
Teaching team: to be determined
Duration: 15 days
Teaching load: 115 hours
Open Program load: 8 hours
Level: Advanced
Language: Spanish / English
Place: Barberí Space, Olot (Girona), Spain

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Photo: Hisao Suzuki, RCR Summer Workshop 2016

The aim is to understand, by trying it out, the inseparable link between architecture and place, landscape and culture, sharing and creating, putting into practice the working methods of RCR Arquitectes in the same territory and space of their work.

In this edition, we will delve into interdisciplinarity, integrating participants in the Photography and Audiovisual workshops into the groups who will contribute to the projects with their ability to communicate suggestive images that transmit atmospheres and intentions.


Photo: RCR Summer Workshop 2022.
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Computer Skills and Technical Requirements

Photo: Pep Sau, RCR Summer Workshop 2024

AutoCAD for 2D drawing and 3D modelling, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign. Optionally, 3D modelling in Rhino or 3DStudio.

Technical Requirements
Computer with a recommended minimum screen resolution of 1440px.
An up-to-date browser for accessing the e-learning platform and downloading and uploading content.

Exercise: The Sagrada Família in modern-day Barcelona

The construction of the Sagrada Família church, the work of Antoni Gaudí, began in 1882 and is still in progress. Gaudí proposed inserting the church into the urban fabric of the Eixample district of Barcelona by its representativeness and symbolism. This question has yet to be resolved and is included in the exercise with an approach to the mountain-sea connection to articulate a global strategy as an intervention instrument. The exercise was initiated in the last edition and will build on the results of the previous workshop.

Sketch: The Sagrada Família in modern-day Barcelona, Series 1, June 2022. Gouache with ink and pencil on Canson Imagine paper 200 g/m². 23×32.5 cm. 22-203_E01

Exercise: Management Centre of La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park

The volcanic area of La Garrotxa is the best example of a volcanic landscape with exceptional landscape value in the Iberian Peninsula. The boom in tourism has led to the need to increase the management services of the natural park, which is currently spread over two sites. The Natural Park Management Centre on the Parc Nou in Olot is intended to act as a hinge between the city, the urban, and the natural park.

Sketch: La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park Management Centre, Series 1, June 2022. Gouache with ink and pencil on Canson Imagine paper 200 g/m². 23×32,5 cm. 22-203_E02

Intern Program

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Photo: Kotaro Imada, RCR Summer Workshop 2022

Places available: 72 presential places
Profile: The workshop is aimed at students in the final year of their degree in architecture and architects.
Registration: It is necessary to fill out the form at Registration.
Registration fee: 50 euros (non-refundable).
Admission process: All those registered will take part.
Admission criteria: Assessment of CV portfolio.
Tuition fee: 800 euros.
Inclusions: The tuition fee includes the costs of the workshop program. The participant assumes the expenses related to travel, maintenance and accommodation.
Method of payment: Through the Stripe platform.
Certificates of participation: RCR and the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB-UPC) issued certificates.

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    Photo: Andrea Buchner, RCR Summer Workshop 2016

    Admission Process by Open Call
    Friday, December 22, 2023. Start of registrations.
    Friday, April 12, 2024. Registration deadline.
    Friday, April 19, 2024. Communication of admissions and denials.
    Friday, April 26, 2024. Deadline for payment of tuition fees.
    Friday, May 24, 2024. Cancellation deadline.

    XVII International Architecture and Landscape Workshop
    Monday, July 1, 2024: Start of the workshop.
    Saturday, July 6, 2024: Excursion to the new Perelada winery.
    Friday, July 15, 2024: Closure of the workshop.

    Equip docent

    Maria Amat
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    José de Villar i Carlos Chacón
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    Mauro Turin
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