FUTURE ISLANDS (Balearic Islands, Spain / Wadden Islands, NL)
During this expedition you will work on islands, not only literally, like in the 2 design weeks on Mallorca and Schiermonnikoog, but also more abstract regarding the spatial meaning and the characteristics of isolation or isolated circumstances. What are the special identities of isolated areas? How could we, as urban designer, play with the spatial characteristics and what are the specific qualities of different islands? Are the “Waddeneilanden” the same type of islands as the “Baleares”? Of course not, but what makes the difference and how do we design for islands?
exploring the Wadden Islands
You’ll start this project by analyzing different spatial isolated areas. You’ll research the spatial consequences of “island” and you’ll use the conclusions to develop design principles for isolated areas. You’ll test these principles on 2 different islands (Mallorca and Schiermonnikoog) by designing new touristic residences for these islands.
Use your analyses and your research about isolation or islands to develop design principles. Test your principles on 2 islands: Mallorca and Schiermonnikoog by designing a new tourist domestication on each island.
E. Mavsar model design Schiermonnikoog
Give insight in your developed design principles by spatial analyses- and research drawings, or models.
Give insight in the characteristics and the context of the 2 different islands.
Present a design for each island of a resilient touristic domestication on a given location.
(Site plan, ground floorplans 1:200 / 1:500, sections 1:100, perspectives and a model of each location 1:500 / 1:200)
In this Urban Nomads program you will develop 6 professional competencies: Concept, Urban Design, Analysis, Urban Research, Urban Strategy, Being aware of surroundings.
During 1 semester you will work continuously and integrally on these competencies. You work individual and you will get weekly feedback in classes on your products. This project includes 2 design weeks and a final presentation.
Feedback on products:
Once a week you get individual feedback on the design products in the studio of Urban Nomads (location, day and time have to be announced)
At the end of the course you will present your project to professionals.
After the final presentation your portfolio will be accessed by certificated assessors on the 6 competencies. You will receive a certificate
Each design week is the first week of the design process. The first one is on Mallorca (week 12) and the second one in Schiermonnikoog (week 19). You’ll use the design week to look carefully at the area and the specific characteristics of the island. You’ll apply your formulated design principles on the given location and you’ll make a concept design for a touristic domestication. You’ll present your concept to experts who are familiar with the island.
E. Mavsar research model Cala Millor
Saxion University of Applied Sciences, department of urban design
SUMO Arquitectes, Barcelona
Thijs’ vliegerparadijs, Schiermonnikoog
2016 spring term
40 hours per week
Concept schedule spring term (February –June) Holydays: Eastern, Pentecost, Kings day 3x 1 week
February March April May June
week 1 analysis research design 1 presentation 1 presentation 2
week 2 introduction analysis research design week 2 assessment
week 3 portfolio assessment design week 1 design 1 design 2
week 4 analysis research design 2