Marvão Traditional Architecture Summer School

The Summer School is taking place in the Marvão area, in the Alto Alentejo Portuguese region, in July 16th – 29th. The application and registration proccess is already open.

Local traditional urbanism, architecture and building details will be studied in order to create a preservation and new traditional building manual for the area and, based on it, to design upgrade proposals for different public places of the town. Participants will have the chance to share ideas and work together with faculty and students from many nationalities in order to develop those proposals. Experts in local vernacular architecture and building techniques will be lecturing on diverse related topics. There will be trips around this region and some workshops and building sites will be visited too.

The registration fee is 320 euros. This fee includes tuition, accommodation, meals and transportation during the two weeks of the Summer School (departure from Madrid or Lisbon also). Those interested in participating must send an email before April 21st to: We are developing a selection process among all candidates and several places will be reserved for the students of the participating universities.

Please, check our website and look for the diverse grants available, thanks to the Fundação Serra Henrriques, Kalam and Mina and Alireza Sagharchi.

The Summer School is organized by INTBAU and the Rafael Manzano Prize for New Traditional Architecture, with the collaboration of the Fundaçao Serra Henriques and Kalam, as well as the Escola Superior Gallaecia, the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) and the Universidade de Évora (Portugal), the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas (Philippines), the School of Architecture of the Judson University, the School of Architecture of the University of Miami and the School of Architecture of the University of Notre Dame (USA), the Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), the Centro de Investigación de Arquitectura Tradicional (CIAT-UPM), the Câmara Municipal de Marvão, the Junta de Freguesia de Beirã and A Anta Association.

Faculty and organising team will be José Baganha (INTBAU Portugal), Ruth Equipaje (Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas | INTBAU Philippines), Rui Florentino (Escola Superior Gallaecia), Alejandro García Hermida (Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio | INTBAU Spain), Rebeca Gómez-Gordo (INTBAU Spain), Frank Martínez (University of Miami) and Christopher Miller (Judson University), and the guest lecturers: Francisco Adão da Fonseca, Mónica Alcindor (Escola Superior Gallaecia), Aurora Carapinha (Universidade de Évora), Gilberto Carlos (Escola Superior Gallaecia), Francisco Javier Castilla Pascual (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha), Alexandre Castro Gamelas (INTBAU Portugal), Leopoldo Gil Cornet (Universidad de Navarra | INTBAU España), Jaime de Hoz Onrubia (Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio | CIAT-UPM), Rafael Manzano Martos (INTBAU España), José Luís Possolo de Saldanha (ISCTE-IUL) and many other guests.

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