SANTIAGO DE CHILE
International Workshop 2016
WATER CANALS-COMMON SPACES-ARCHITECTURE
Escuela de Arquitectura Universidad Mayor
August 3th – 12th, 2016,
professor in Charge
Scuola di Architettura AUIC
Politecnico di Milano
- Scuola di Architettura AUIC, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
-ETSAB-Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona-España.
-IIT College of Architecture Chicago, USA
-Facultad de Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Diseño, Universidad de Mendoza, Argentina.
-Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Málaga, España.
-Escuela de Arquitectura Universidad Mayor, Chile.-IUAV – Scuola di Architettura Venezia, Italia
Water Canals, Common Spaces and Architecture.
Two of the most important natural waterways in the city of Santiago run from east to west: the Maipo river and the Mapocho river. For hundreds of years -using these rivers and other waterways as their starting point- a web of artificial canals of different sizes and routes have been built to form an irrigation network. WAUM 2016 will focus its observation and reflection on these canals to form ideas and projects.
As works of infrastructure and engineering that had their origin in the agricultural world and sanitation, and built with a particular logic in mind, today these canals are becoming obsolete when faced with the complexity of variables and necessities that make up contemporary living. These works can be reimagined through architecture, triggering new spacial and urban situations that foster quality common spaces within the city.
On day one of the workshop, more detailed information will be provided about the project, the specific place of intervention and the work to be developed by the different groups of participants.
Claustro Antiguo Universidad Mayor | Santiago de Chile
Scuola di Architettura | Milano
|Raffaella Colombo and students|
planning El Parque de Don Quijote-