in collaboration with Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade de Lisboa

Lisboa, 21 – 31 July 2016

Ten days of intensive program exploring the design possibilities of an approach based on architectural, environmental and economic knowledge. Students are invited to recognize the role of design in revitalizing underutilized open spaces and the creation of urban Parks for hybrid purposes.
The field of application of the design will be an industrial area located in Sintra area. The design tasks will involve proposals for three different development scenarios. These scenarios are characterized by the presence of different types of economic activities encompassing both rural and industrial areas.

Residential Park with leisure activities and residual industrial activities – focus on residential use with a vocation towards elderly residence facilities.
Leisure Park with economic activities including some industrial activities – focus on leisure activities.
Industrial Park with leisure activities including leisure support facilities – focus on industrial activities.

In each area a previous large-scale analysis will define the functional program for the workshop’s design proposal that includes any typology which may serve the purpose.
The projects represent a free modification of the existing architectural complexes that today are falling into ruins or simply abandoned. However, it is not allowed the total demolition and reconstruction of the area. In fact, the idea is to find the least expressive transformation needed to respond to the required scenario.
The generic themes addressed here involve two questions: (1) How can we make an Urban Park as a place we want to live in? (2) What uses can be shared in a Park?
In synthesis: What is a public space?


Organization and Coordination: Vittorio Pizzigoni, Valter Scelsi

4 Teachers: José Beirão, Marco Casamonti, Michele Marchetti, Nuno Montenegro
6 Lecturers: Carmen Andriani, João Luís Carrilho da Graça, Pedro Pacheco, Nuno Mateus, Morten Meldgaard, Tiago Trigueiros
4 + Tutors: Stefano Fiorito, Francesco Orsi, Giulia Lecchini, Giulia Poggi



July 21st, Thu
Arrival day

July 22nd, Fri:
9.00 – 9.30 Opening, Sintra
9.30 – 10.15 Presentation of the project:
10.15 – 11.00 Lecture 1: Tiago Trigueiros (Urbanism Department in Sintra)
11.00 – 12.15 Lecture 2: José Beirão
12.15 – 12.30 Lecture 3: Nuno Montenegro
12.00 – 12.30 Grouping students into design teams
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00-18.00 Site Survey

July 23rd, Sat:
09.00 – 18.00 Workshop, Lisboa
18.00 – 18.45 Lecture 4: Carmen Andriani
18.45 – 19.30 Lecture 5: Michele Marchetti

July 24th, Sun:
Free time

July 25th, Mon:
09.00 – 18.00 Workshop, Lisboa
18.00 – 18.45 Lecture 6: João Luís Carrilho da Graça

July 26th, Tue:
09.00 – 18.00 Workshop, Lisboa
18.00 – 18.45 Lecture 7: Vittorio Pizzigoni
18.45 – 19.30 Lecture 8: Valter Scelsi

July 27th, Wed:
09.00 – 18.00 Workshop, Lisboa
18.00 – 18.45 Lecture 9: Pedro Pacheco
18.45 – 19.30 Lecture 10: Nuno Mateus

July 28th, Thu:
09.00 – 18.00 Workshop, Lisboa
18.00 – 18.45 Lecture 11: Marco Casamonti

July 29th, Fri:
09.00 – 19.30 Workshop, Lisboa

July 30th, Sat:
11.00 – Final Critics:
José Beirão, João Luís Carrilho da Graça, Marco Casamonti, Pedro Pacheco, Michele Marchetti, Nuno Mateus, Nuno Montenegro, Vittorio Pizzigoni, Valter Scelsi.
19:00 – Final Party

July 31th, Sun:
Departure Day