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Online course: Groundscape Architecture Lab. Carpark Futures

France Architecture News - Jan 31, 2022 - 18:49   913 views

Online course: Groundscape Architecture Lab. Carpark Futures

In partnership with the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and the american e-learning platform edX, a new online course dedicated to the architectural development of underground parking infrastructure is launched. 

The course is organized by Dominique Perrault in partnership with Indigo Group, world leader in parking solutions.

It represents a special edition of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) inaugurated in 2018 on “Groundscape” architecture. 

Estimated time: Estimated 6 weeks

Self-paced: Progress at your own speed

Free: Optional upgrade available

Online Course starts Jan 31 - Ends Apr 1, 2022.

Registration is open!


About this course

What will the parking of the future look like ?

The 2021-2022 edition of the Groundscape Architecture Lab focuses on the future of underground parking infrastructures.

Organised with the support of Indigo Group, world leader in parking solutions, the course will teach students a variety of architectural strategies that can be applied to the transformation of new and existing parking infrastructures, which are at the heart of the current paradigm shift in mobility, logistics and energy.

The students will be able to benefit from live feedback and monthly presentations by professors Ignacio Ferrer and Octave Perrault as well as other guests.

The course will prepare the participants for the upcoming architecture competition Parking Futures to be launched at the end of 2021.

Find more information on the existing research on parking by Dominique Perrault and Indigo Group: https://dpa-x.com/carpark-futures-indigo.


At a glance

Institution: EPFLx

Subject: Architecture

Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Open to all.

Basic Architecture - Design knowledge recommended, especially for representation.


What you'll learn

● Learn to design for the underground

● Exchange with professors and experts

● Prepare for a student competition


Syllabus

This MOOC has been structured along two axes: 

I. THE GROUNDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE LAB

The Groundscape Architecture Lab will provide you with the theoretical backbone necessary to understand Groundscape as a strategy to solve some of the more important urban challenges and dysfunctions of our time. Professor Dominique Perrault, along with instructors Juan Fernández-Andrino and Richard Nguyen, will guide you through visits of Groundscape projects, and teach you some of the indispensable tools needed to develop your own Groundscape Project.

II. THE CARPARK FUTURES DESIGN STUDION

The Carpark Futures Design Studio is a unique platform where students will develop their own personal Groundscape project. Conceived as a choral exercise, you will be invited to exchange ideas with your peers and instructors Ignacio Ferrer and Octave Perrault. This special edition will explore what the future of underground Carparks could like as radical shifts in mobility threaten their current status as necessary urban actors. The ultimate goal of this course is to prepare you for the Carpark Futures Competition, an international call for entries that will run parallel to this MOOC. 

THE CARPARK FUTURES COMPETITION

In close correlation with this MOOC we will be launching an international call for entries to further explore the theme of the Carpark Futures Design Studio. This singular challenge will allow MOOC students to submit the work developed in this course as a an entry for the Carpark Futures Competition.


About the instructors

Dominique Perrault,  Professor, SubLab - Laboratory of Underground Architecture at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

Octave Perrault, Architect at DPA-X

Ignacio Ferrer Rizzo, Instructor, SubLab - Laboratory of Underground Architecture at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

Juan Fernández-Andrino, Instructor, SubLab - Laboratory of Underground Architecture at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

Richard Nguyen, Instructor, SubLab - Laboratory of Underground Architecture at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne


For more detailed information and fees, visit the official website

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