The MA Architecture + Urbanism course is the Manchester School of Architecture's taught postgraduate course which conducts research into how global cultural and economic forces influence contemporary cities. The design, functioning and future of urban situations is explored in written, drawn and modelled work which builds on the legacy of twentieth century urban theory and is directed towards the development of sustainable cities.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Fourth Caribbean Winter School: Havana 18 February - 9 March 2013

MA A+U student Curtis Martyn will be participating in the Fourth Caribbean Winter School in Havana organised by Munster School of Architecture in cooperation with Technical University CUJAE, La Habana Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona From the programme brief In Havana a period of transition and urban renewal is expected. Besides the renovation of existing buildings the substitution by new structures will become necessary in the central area of the metropolis. By these interventions urban life should be preserved in the central area of the metropolis in order to avoid the translocation of central activities to the outskirts. The aim of the Winter School is to discuss new design strategies for housing, that meet the specific social and economic needs of the people of Cuba. The practicality of the strategies thus developed shall be tested by a design project in the quarter „Centro Habana“ in the center of Havanna, with a special focus on organizational principles and the new relationship to the built environment.


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