The analysis supplied all the teams lots of knowledge, enabling all students to start directly with their projects. These are days of hard work and a continuous exchange is maintained between the different schools to keep the spirit of the Iacobus+ program in this virtual workshop.
March 9, 2020: finally, the Iacobus+ International Virtual Workshop has started at ENSACF, NUACA and UDC and the german team will join us soon. The project topic is the addition of museum, craft printing workshop and shelter accommodation for refugees to the monastery of the island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni.
The last day of the Workshop Iacobus+2019 at the ETSAC all groups had to present their final reflections and sketches from 2 p.m.
The teachers and Jorge Duarte, the Urban Planning Counselor of Santiago de Compostela, considered the work done during this week as really interesting because of the different approaches and reflections. All this work will be a very good base for the individual work of each academic institution.
We all will meet again next June in Clermont-Ferrand for the grand jury of the Rafael Baltar Prize!
This morning Prof. Dr. Felipe Peña held an interesting lecture with the title «Design and Project: Alvaro Siza, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Compostela», as a masterpiece and exemplary project in a very similar situation to Santa María del Sar.
Later the workshop continued as a day full of labour. The presentations of the last day, accompanied by comments of all professors introduced everybody to a very large variety of typological solutions and led some groups to a new perspective on their own work.
The third day started with an interesting presentation by Prof. Dr. Ramón Yzquierdo about the history of the Colegiata de Santa María la Real del Sar. In the afternoon we invited all the groups to present the actual state of their reflections using models, sketches and short explanations. Those short presentations served to open a common reflection, sharing and confronting opinions and views between students and teachers and getting conclusions that will be very important for the rest of the workshop.
Afterwards, teachers and students of Iacobus+ workshop were received at the town hall by the mayor of Santiago de Compostela, Martiño Noriega, and Jorge Duarte, urban planning counsellor of the city. They offered all the team a full cooperation and showed their interest in the results of the workshop.
After the introduction into the topic of the workshop, students and professors participated in a guided visit of the Colegiata de Santa María la Real del Sar. The visit gave us capital information for the project and solved several questions about the origin and history of this singular architecture and opened new ways of thinking about its future.