Thursday, 17 November 2011

Day 12 Final Presentations and Farewell Party

And here we are! The day of the presentation!

The morning was spent finalizing the presentations, printing, running around organizing, transporting, moving, setting up, rehearsing speeches, etc. Finally, everybody gathered in the Trappenzaal (in translation: the hall with/of steps) of the Architecture Building and Planning building for the last big event of the Elir workshop.  

The presentations, 8 to be precise, went from more serious to funny and inventive demonstrations of media approach. We had small scenarios, some with one, some with two, even 6 speakers for a team. It made us realise how much one can discover and learn from this type of event. There are different approaches, cultures and visions over architecture. Creating one's style benefits greatly from repeated exposure to as many different approaches as possible. For that we are deeply grateful to all the teachers that have shared their knowledge. 

After the presentations, everybody gathered around the exhibition presenting a glimpse of the resulted work.

The farewell party took place at the Usine restaurant in Eindhoven. They offered us a nice intimate atmosphere for our last evening together and of course good food.

People said their goodbye's, took pictures and enjoyed their time together. 

Many, many thanks to:

The Host:
Technical University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands

The TU/e Organisation:
dr. ir. Irene Curulli, scientific coordinator Elir 2011
Jan  Schevers, co-organiser
Tom Veeger, co-organiser

The teachers & universities
 The teachers that have shared their time and knowledge
 the universities that have shared their teachers 

Participating Universities
Universita’degli Studi di Firenze,Facolta’di Ingegneria, Italy
Gazi University Ankara, Turkey
Lusofona University of Humanity and Technology Lisbon, Portugal
 Hafen City Universität Hamburg, Germany
Zachodniopomorski Uniwersytet Technologiczny Wszczecinie, Poland
University of Technology Tampere, Finland
Universität Innsbruck, Austria
Associated Universities
University of Oregon, USA

Friederike Schröder,
professor - HCU|HafenCity Universität Hamburg, Germany

Korinna Thielen,
professor from the HCU|HafenCity Universität Hamburg, Germany

Timothy Pape,
professor from HCU|HafenCity Universität Hamburg, Germany

Dimitra Babalis,
professor from the Universita’degli Studi di Firenze,Facolta’di Ingegneria, Italy

Matteo Crociani,
tutor from the Universita’degli Studi di Firenze,Facolta’di Ingegneria, Italy

Anna-Maija Tuunanen,
Senior Lecturer -Tampere University of Technology Department of Architecture in Tampere, Finland

Zbigniew Paszkowski,
professor from the  ZUT /West Pommeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, Poland

Adam Zwoliński,
Dr. from the ZUT/West Pommeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, Poland

Pedro Ressano Garcia,
professor from the Universidade Lusofona de Humanidades  e Technologias in Lisbon, Portugal

Filipe Afonso,
professor from the Universidade Lusofona de Humanidades e Technologias in Lisbon, Portugal

Zeynep Uludağ,
Dr. from the Gazi University, Faculty of Architecture in Ankara, Turkey

Hakan Saglam,
Dr. from the Gazi University, Faculty of Architecture in Ankara, Turkey

Alexander Pfanzelt,
professor from the University of Innsbruck, Faculty  of Architecture in Innsbruck, Austria 

Maarten Willems,
ir. from the Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Built Environment, The Netherlands

Hajo Schilperoort,
ir. from the Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Built Environment, The Netherlands

The places & facilities that have opened their doors
The factories, the institutions, the restaurants, the museums

Participating Students
Filips Pitens, Katarzyna Wirkus, Dave van den Berg, Giovanni Gallo, Daniela Silva, Halilcan Kıyak, GülŞah Bas, Marta Dias, Zuzanna Gąszczak, Simone Brandstätter, Erdem Uslu, Milla Vuorinen, Xin Zhang,Esther Escolano, Mahsa Bagheri, Paolo Attanasio, Aleksandra Babicka, Benjamin Obholzer, Melek Bayraktar, Marjan Mohammadzadeh Sarab, Kamila Nowak, Bernardo Herd-Smith, João Banha, Christian Weittenhiller, Nguyen Minh Chau, Grettel Arguello Segura, Tiia Ruutikainen, Alicia Hernanz Pérez, Matteo Lenzi, Miguel Sousa, Georg Waldmuller, Marius Lazauskas, Carlos Vinagre, Corina Andreea Popa, Şeyda Onarer, Maria Elisabetta BonoMaría Sánchez Ferrer, Niccoló Bottai, Marina Arratibel Alvarez, Jing Zhang, Raffaella Zaccara, Stefan Regensburger, Özge Karadayı, Virginia Martinez Cobos, Elena Chochanova, Hanneke Godfroij, Natalia Paszkowska, Ferdinand Schwitzer, Gözde Yıldız, Kati Kivelä, Farah Abu Alia, Parisa Khademagha

Thank you for watching!
See you at the next workshop!

Pictures, Video & Storyline: Corina Popa

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Day 11 Workshop

Day 11 is still a work day, a full day of work, preparing everything needed: drawings, sketches, models, presentations, video's, speeches. Plenty of modeling work in the ABP TU/e workshop. New approaches, testing new techniques, materials and approaches.

The exhibition from the main public area of the Architecture Building and Planning building is waiting for the finished work and the add on models.

This was the last day of work. Next,  the final presentations. There were mixed feelings floating around. The presentation was the moment we have all been working for, but that meant the workshop came to an end. It meant all the guests would go home, that things would slow down again. It was beautiful, exciting and a bit sad.

Pictures: Jing Zhang & Corina Popa
Storyline: Corina Popa

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Day 10 Workshop

The day of the deadline was rapidly approaching and so the next days are spent finishing the project details, making presentations, video's and utilizing any means of expression that would enhance the desired experience.

There are no special events happening this day, everybody was really focused on the team work and the requirements of the incoming presentations. The atmosphere was focused but relaxed in the same time. People were working hard and enjoying the beauty of the cultural interaction.

Pictures & Storyline: Corina Popa

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Day 9 Material Workshop - The Test

Tuesday, the day of the test. All the elements that were built the Thursday before were to be "destroyed" today in order to find out which project was the strongest and of course the winner.

The brick archways:

And part 2, the concrete bridges:

The day was way too exciting to be captured only with photos, so we have a couple of short videos to share the beautiful atmosphere of the day. All teams have worked hard and put a lot of effort in their projects. But there could be only two winners, one from the brick projects and one from the concrete projects.

The rest of the day was filled with design work for the presentations of the end of the week.

Pictures: Elena Chochanova 
Videos & Storyline: Corina Popa