Final Reviews:
Tuesday, 1 June 09.00–18.00
Fujan Fahmi; Marianne Gatti; Tobias Kurtz; Anna Scheuermann; Cara Turett; Sabina Uffer; Kai Vöckler; Bruno Widmer ; Nemanja Zimonjic
The spring 2021 Design Studio will focus on the city of Offenbach and its (physical) infrastructure. We will try to understand how infrastructures shape the city and our everyday lives and we will look for opportunities for change and adaptation.
Zoom-link for the day: https://ethz.zoom.us/j/6150471...
Final Reviews:
Tuesday, 15 December 14.00–17.30
Bora Baboçi, Natassa, Dourida, Johan Anrys, Niels Olsen, Fredi Fischli, Juha van ‘t Zelfde, Saimir Kristo, Manon Fantini, Merve Bedir, René Boer, Joni Baboçi, Sotiria Kornaropoulou, Milena Dragiçeviç Sessiç, Manon Fantini and more
Zoom-link: https://ethz.zoom.us/j/99220096103
See full programme: https://newrope.world/blog/202...
Studio Tirana - Pallati i Brigadave
Dear All
Dear Friends, We have the pleasure to invite you to the presentation of our Autumn Studio. Between September and December 2020 the NEWROPE Chair of Architecture and Urban Transformation organised a design studio that focused on the Palace of Brigades in Tirana. The Presidential Palace, popularly known as the Palace of Brigades (or ‘Pallati i Brigadave’ in Albanian), is the official residence of the President of Albania. The palace was commissioned by King Zog I and was designed by a group of Italian engineers and architects. However, the king never got to live in the palace and to this day the palace remains uninhabited. Unable to travel to Tirana as a result of the Covid pandemic, the students had to rely on the input from experts and secondary sources for their analysis. Through a series of online dialogues and a variety of remote sensing tools, including a meet and greet with the team of the palace on Zoom and a simulated taxi ride around Tirana in Google Street View, they developed an understanding of the spatial, social and political conditions in which the palace finds itself. Working in groups, and in close collaboration with others, the students developed projects that approach and unpack the palace from a multitude of perspectives, scales and topics. Their projects range from proposals for physical interventions in and around the palace to plans for a public campaign to engage the citizens of Tirana in collective efforts to improve the air quality. The various projects are featured in a short film, which the students developed together and which will have its premiere during the online presentation of the studio on December 15. After the film screening there will be an opportunity to discuss the film and the various projects with the students and other guests. The presentation will take place on online platform Zoom.

Final Reviews:
Tuesday, 26 May 15.00–19.00
Wednesday, 27 May 14.00–18.00
Panos Antoniadis, Nikos Belavilas, Ifigeneia Dimitrakou, Anastasia Frantzeskaki, Giorgos Gogos, Nicholas Karachalis, Eirini Kasioumi, Alison Killing, Eleni Myrivili, Theodora Papamichail, Ben Pohl, Maria-Athina Tzioka, Pili Vassiliou
The spring 2020 design studio of the Chair of Architecture & Urban Transformation – what we call NEWROPE – centered around the port of Piraeus and surrounding areas along the Greek coast. As the historic port of Athens, and one of the main passenger and cargo hubs in the Mediterranean, Piraeus forms the epicentre of the ongoing financial, migration and climate crises and plays a central role in the geopolitical rivalry between the EU, US and China. Faced with an influx of refugees and foreign investment, rising water levels and periods of severe drought, the coastal city and its diverse communities provide a critical context for architecture students to learn, experiment and generate ideas and design proposals for new and more sustainable forms of cohabitation.

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