AA Visiting School: German University of Technology Oman 31 January–11 February
Every year the Architectural Association School of Architecture collaborates with selected universities around the globe to conduct workshops. The AA Visiting School has become a worldwide network with events in Beijing, Madrid, San Francisco, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Tehran among others. This time, from January 31 to February 11 they will visit the German University of Technology Oman with a methodological focus on patterns.
Oman: German University of Technology Oman
31 January-11 February
Images of last year’s workshop in Tehran:
In order to develop theoretical as well as practical contributions for this discourse the workshop will have a methodological focus on patterns. Patterns are seen as a means of translating the performance and the appearance of historical structures into new concepts. Heuristic and algorithmic thinking as well as advanced computational methods will be introduced as a means of investigating patterns and developing new solutions. These solutions will also take into consideration aspects relating to manufacturing, assembly and constructability. The aim here is to apply these solution to various scales from facades and buildings to cities and regions.
The Muscat Visiting School 2011 is the first of three workshops held in collaboration between the AA and the German University of Technology in Oman.
Deadline for applications is 10 January 2011.
A late deadline of 24 January is also in effect, but this will incur a £50 surcharge. Applications can be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accommodation & Costs
Accommodation during the workshop is not provided, but advice will be given for nearby affordable hotels.