The Bachelor course took place in ETSAB UPC in Barcelona, 20 students from the German University in Cairo, after searching and analysing the city each group had to find a strategy to develop and generate a masterplan and then each individual develops a fragment in the masterplan on his own but respecting the general strategy of it.
The studio concentrates on a design problem addressing the urban dimension in architecture.
Projects deal with high complexity situations in contemporary urban settings regarding the scale and the nature of the intervention.
Urban proposals with the potential of reconfiguring the qualities of the city beyond the limits of the intervention develop simultaneously the architectural, landscape and infrastructural dimension.
Opening the Citadel to the sea:
The central and specific location of the Ciutadella Park, grants it the role of core as well as hinge that connects the different districts of Example, Ciutat Vella / Born, the Vil.la Olímpica and Barceloneta.
This not only introduces the possibility of connecting both sides of the train and traffic infrastructure on a nuclear node, but also allows partially redefining the the urban configuration of the city and the waterfront on a wider scale, with new qualities and levels of connection.