Location

Recife, Brazil

URBAN MOBILITY AND SOCIAL HOUSING. INTERNATIONAL URBAN DESIGN WORKSHOP, BRAZIL

URBAN MOBILITY AND SOCIAL HOUSING. INTERNATIONAL URBAN DESIGN WORKSHOP, BRAZIL

Urban Projects Bureau teach an international urban design workshop in Recife, Brazil, examining the potential of new transport infrastructure and civic facilities to increase social and economic mobility across the city’s fragmented structure, demanding topography and divergent terrain. 

In collaboration with the Brazilian Ministry of Cities, the National Secretariat for Cities, the National Secretariat for Housing, the State Government of Pernambuco, Caixa Bank, UFPE Instituto Futuro, Geosistemas Engenharia e Planejamento, Arup, S333 and the Architectural Association MA Housing and Urbanism.

Tutors: Alex Warnock-Smith, Juliana Muniz-Westcott

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Location

AA Housing & Urbanism MA 2011-12

Industry, Infrastructure and Institutions: productive relationships in the Lea Valley

Urban Projects Bureau are course masters at the AA Graduate School Housing & Urbanism programme, leading a design studio exploring new productive relationships between industry, infrastructure and institutions as drivers of a knowledge-based economy, in London’s Lower Lea Valley.

Tutors: Alex Warnock-Smith, Jorge Fiori

Location

University of Brighton BArch / RIBA 1, 2012-13

Integrate & Innovate

UPB lead an undergraduate design studio at the University of Brighton, exploring the potential of composite architectural and urban scale interventions to promote spatial and social integration, and to innovate new forms of industry and trade on the border between Whitechapel and the City of London.

Tutors: Alex Warnock-Smith, Jan Nauta

Location

Amsterdam

Making Zuidas. International Urban Design Workshop, Amsterdam.

Making Zuidas. International Urban Design Workshop, Amsterdam.

UPB taught a design workshop in Amsterdam, developing integrated urban design proposals and spatial strategies for the Zuidas region of Amsterdam, February 2012. Hosted by The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Amsterdam Municipality and Urban Planning Office, the Zuidas Project Office and the Netherlands Architecture Institute.

With Hugo Hinsley, Larry Barth, Alejandro Zaero-Polo and students from AA Housing & Urbanism, TU Delft and Yale School of Architecture.

Guest lecture by Adriaan Geuze, West 8.

Work exhibited at the 2012 Rotterdam Architecture Biennale

Location

University of Brighton MArch / RIBA 2, 2011-12

Towards a Civic Economy

Towards a Civic Economy

UPB lead an MArch design studio investigating the potential of civic infrastructure and civic institutions to develop a civic economy in London’s Elephant & Castle regeneration area.

Tutors: Alex Warnock-Smith, Christina Godiksen, Henrik Rothe

Location

University of Brighton Diploma / RIBA 2 2009-10

Food and the City: Consumption, Distribution & Waste

Food and the City: Consumption, Distribution & Waste

UPB lead a Diploma design studio experimenting with the mechanisms of food consumption, distribution and waste in the city, and the design of more integrated, socially and economically sustainable spatial systems.

Design theses were concerned with three main themes: re-designing public institutions through unexpected secondary uses of space; inserting new economic and industrial systems into the city and experimenting with architectural possibilities; and exploring the architecture of informal political activity and production.

Tutors: Alex Warnock-Smith, Christina Godiksen

Location

University of Brighton MArch / RIBA 2, 2010-11

Points, Lines & Territories

Points, Lines & Territories

UPB lead a MArch design studio experimenting with alternative forms of social, political and cultural engagement in Brixton, South London, and the potential of incremental, socially-sustainable alternatives to the masterplan as a form of urban regeneration.

Tutors: Alex Warnock-Smith, Christina Godiksen

Location

AA Housing & Urbanism MA 2010-11

Industry, Infrastructure & Urbanism in the Royal Docks

Industry, Infrastructure & Urbanism in the Royal Docks

Urban Projects Bureau are course masters at the AA Graduate School Housing & Urbanism programme, leading a design studio developing the spatial potential of new forms of high-tech industrial production, urban agriculture and green-technology in London’s Royal Docks.

Tutors: Elena Pascolo, Alex Warnock-Smith, Jorge Fiori

Location

UNICA, Cagliari, 2009-10

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Univer(c)ity

Elena Pascolo was a Visiting Professor at the University of Cagliari, Italy. The design module for 40 fourth year students focused on the role of institutions in transforming the city. A range of strategies and interventions were proposed for a strategic site which lies between the harbour, the station and the historic centre of Cagliari.

Workshop tutors and visiting critics: Martino Tattara (Dogma), John Palmesino (Territorial Agency)

Location

MA Urban Design, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, 2010

Urban Provocations

Urban Provocations

‘Before we consider aesthetics, we want to consider what the issue and the question is.’ Cedric Price

UPB lead Urban Design Unit 5 at the Bartlett, comparing and contrasting London and Los Angeles, along 3 themes: architecture as enquiry, architecture as urban strategy, and architecture as provocation.

Tutors: Elena Pascolo, Daryl Chen