Summer Intensive School: New scenarios for the Touristic European Maritime Coast.
Case Study: Palafrugell, Costa Brava , Spain
The first aim of the Workshops is to create a European interdisciplinary platform for facing the new touristic modality and behaviours in order to plan the territory for integrating it into a sustainable project. After years of expansion and development of the coastline in Europe, it seems necessary to ponder the sustainability of this overgrowth and to face a challenging change in the framework conditions: technological innovations, demographic changes, a new sensibility to sustainability issues, the emergence of new economies, and new targets for the tourism industry. The coastline have tended to be looked at primarily as an economic resource, but we can observe the emergence of dynamics, in which architecture and urbanism could reflect on a possible equilibrium between the economic and new trends of the touristic exploitation of the maritime heritage.
The second aim is to encourage both students and professors to deepen their competence in the area of mobility and multicultural work.
A third objective is to learn more about innovative educational practices which could also be used in each participating institution in the future.
THE Current situation
The mass tourism is one of the great profits of the welfare state. The international tourism increased 50 percent since the 1990s. Beside this , after 2008, tourism is experiencing change around the world as the competition for tourist intensifies. But specifically statistics record shows a high volume of tourism demand for Europe. With international travelers projected to almost double by 2020, to approximately 1.6 billion. The aforementioned situation of unregulated exploitation of natural resources, generated large economic resources, but caused such environmental impacts that ended much of their own natural resources, resources that are considered base for tourist attraction. Meanwhile, the environmental situation has deteriorated so worldwide that is causing a profound change in mentality overall. Europe is in a situation where it is necessary to assimilate as quickly as possible, both by government and by the private sector and people, although there are, for some, certain economic activities can be maintained even at the expense of the environment, in the case of tourism just the opposite occurs.
Tourism has a close relationship with the quality of the environment, so use short term mass tourism, causes the medium to long term a clear decline in demand. Those imposing new forms of tourism, both for the coast, countryside or cities. Against the traditional tourism that we analyzed before, in recent times, there are new forms of tourism, which are clearly alternatives to the traditional system based on the exploitation of the natural environment. The environment is fragile and does not support economic activities without good planning. This planning should pay particular attention to the environmental and economic long term. Do not allow any action that threatens the future of the territory and its environment in either the short or medium or long term. Institutions must carry out an effort to increase environmental education and adequate training of all persons involved in the process of development of tourism activities.
A structure to manage the project has been created, featuring an Organization Committee (OC), consisting of:
ONE project coordinator Universitat de Girona (UdG), Departament de Arquitectura de la Enginyeria de la Construcció. The coordinating institutions provide two members for coordination (PhD Nadia Fava and PhD Marisa Garcia) and professors highly qualified on tourism architecture and planning. The University of Girona hosts the Excellence Research Campus e-MTA Campus (Euro_ Mediterranean Tourism and Water) and specifically our school is collaborating in the Tourism and Environmental Sustainability Lines.
Partner 1: Università della Sapienza will provide two academics PhD Pisana Posocco and PhD Filippo Lambertucci. They are not only a recognized professional architects, but they can offer a wide spectrum of theoretical basis in architecture for tourism.
Partner 2: University of Split. Universitas studiorum spalatensesis is represented by Prof. Jure Margeda. He will provide his experience in the field of the environments and particularly in the field of integration of the coastal areas and river basin in the Adriatic region.
Partner 3: Aalborg University, Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, with Prof. Thomas Arvid Jaeger, who will provide his know-how in international meeting in multicultural education and their knowledge in history and heritage.
Partner 4: Yeni Yüzyil University, Department of Architecture will provide three academicians: Assoc. Prof. Fikret Evci a recognized professional architect and academic member, Ass. Prof. Gülay Yedekci Arslan, Ph.D who is not only a recognized professional architect and academic member but also an active member of the City Council of Fatih District which is the centre of historical Istanbul which covers many tourism projects. Beyond this her work covers sustainable urban and touristic development and disabled friendly cities. Ass. Prof. Melek Elif Somer, Dr.Techn. is experienced on international workshops, sustainability of urban buildings in emerging economies (investigation of social compatibility, economic efficiency, construction and environmental impacts).
Patner 5: Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias will contibute with Prof. Patricia Santos who provides her recognized expertise in theory and history of architecture and specially in the history of the tourism architecture in the sixty of the last century in Europe.
|Universitat de Girona||Università della Sapienza||Aalborg University||Yeni Yüzyil University||Universidade Lusófona|
Thomas Arvid Jaeger
Gülay Yedekçi Arslan
|Lelio Di Loreto
Marco Di Palma
Mathias Sønderskov Nielsen
Herin Rosanthan David
Ida Marissa Matthiesen
Mia Nøhr Christensen
Rebaz Aswat Mohamad
Simon Rhode Malm
Rasmus Ø. Pedersen
Marianne Kynde Hestbech
Merve Derya Arıbaş
The date of the IP Erasmus is the 14th of June 2014 to the 23th of June 2014. Ten days including weekends as working days.
DAY PROGRAM ACTIVITIES
|1-Saturday 14-06||all day/afternoon||
|2-Sunday 15-06||9:00 - 9:30||First meeting. Travel to Palafrugell|
|11:00-18:00||Visit study area: Pals, Begur, Tamariu, Llafranc, Palamós y S'Agaró|
|19:00||Calella de Palafrugell|
|3-Monday 16-06||09:30- 10:30||Meeting at the working lab: Museo del Suro, Palafrugell.|
|11:00- 12:30||Theory session: Administration invited|
|12:30- 14:00||Lunch break|
|14:30-15:30||Theory session: presentation project ideas|
|17:00-20:00||Visit Palafrugell surroding|
|4-Thuesday 17-06||08:00-11.00||Groups starts working.|
|Coaching Team (professors, architects, practitioners) attend different groups and help them to get started|
|11:00- 12:30||Seminar: Case study exposition (Participants’ countries presentations)|
|14:30- 16:30||Groups working|
|16:30-18:00||Ciclo Routes: from Palafrugell to Palamós (Little Train Route)|
|5-Wensday 18-06||8:00-9:30||Theory sessions: Professor Exposition|
|9:30-12:30||Groups continue working.|
|Coaching teams visit groups to give support and orientation.|
|14:30-16:30||Groups prepare a first plenary presentation|
|17:00-18:30||Routes: Camís de ronda|
|6-Thursday 19-06||08:00-12:00||Groups continue working.|
|Small coaching teams visit groups to give support and orientation|
|14:30-16:30||Groups continue working|
|16:30-17:30||Theory sessions: Case study exposition|
|17:30-20:00||Social activities Half way party|
|7-Friday 20-06||08:00-9:30||Visit Girona City- Trip by bus|
|9:30-10:00||Walking tour. Administration invited|
|10:30-12:00||Architectural guided tour : Josep Fuses|
|16:00-18:00||Individual groups: presentation of their project idea and feedback by coaching teams. First arrangements for project design|
|20:00||Return to Calella|
|8-Saturday 21-06||08:30-12:00||Groups continue working; preparing final presentation|
|14:30-18:00||Cultural activity: Festa del Suro: link to the site|
|9-Sunday 22-06||8:30-12.00||Preparing final presentation|
|14:30-18:00||Presentation and evaluation session (large team of coaches)|
|10-Monday 23-06||9:00-12:00||Public presentation of workshop outcomes by each group: project concept and philosophy, project documentation, working model and presentation model|
|18:30-21:00||Prize award and farewell activities|
|11-Thursday 24-06||Return journey|
As soon as possible we will increase the information about the activities...
Project Outputs or IP resources
Innovative Approach and European Dimension: The method of learning is innovative in our university because of the interdisciplinary and multiculturalism. All the students and professors will: think about the differences and similarities in economical development, cultural behavior and in local / national legislation of the different countries from the same EU, learn to work in an international team and environment, look
The European dimension of this IP is:
1°) the search of differences and similarities in the local, regional and national way to face tourism
2°) the building up of a open view towards intercultural differences, useful to attract clients.
3°) the realization of the existence of historical, geographical and cultural values couched in tourism policies.
Evaluation on the IP Days: Specialists, experts and professors will evaluate the student groups during the workshops (permanent evaluation of the evolution of each individual). The coaches supervise the execution of the conference programme itself by daily meetings. The professors, the specialists, the experts and the students themselves will give an overall evaluation during the presentation of the group reports. Within a group, students will be evaluated by the other group members on their contribution to the content (group level and individual level) and on the presentation of the report.
Learning outcome: An exhibition of students' work, and publishing in a book the results will help disseminating the results and bring those to the wider use in participating universities. Publications in the specialized periodical press (interviews, overviews) are going to give a picture to the wider public in the different participating countries and their respective professional circles.
1 - ESCOLA POLITÈCNICA, UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA, Girona (Spain) is a public institution devoted to excellence in teaching and research and to participating in the progress and development of society through the creation, transmission, dissemination and criticism of knowledge related to the sciences, technology, the humanities, the social sciences and the arts.
2 - SAPIENZA, UNIVERSITÀ DI ROMA, Roma (Italy), founded in 1303 by Pope Boniface VIII, is one of the oldest universities in the world and a high performer among the largest universities in international rankings.It is in every regard a research and teaching university: Sapienza carries out outstanding scientific research in most disciplines, achieving impressive results both on a national and international level.
3 - UNIVERSITAS STUDIORUM SPALATENSESIS, UNIVERSITY of SPLIT, Split (Croatia) was officially established on 15 June 1974 when the units having already had an effect in their professional, scientific and teaching areas entered its structure.The focus of the research work carried out by the University is on scientific areas with reference to disciplines characterized by natural, biomedical, cultural, historical, social, economic and other features of the region as a part of the Croatian Adriatic and the Mediterranean region as a whole.
4 - AALBORG UNIVERSITY, Aalborg (Denmark) offers education and research within the fields of natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, technical and health sciences. Aalborg University currently consolidates and further develops its profile as a dynamic and innovative research and educational institution oriented towards the surrounding world. It is characterised by combining a keen engagement in local, regional, and national issues with an active commitment to international collaboration.
5 - YENI YÜZYIL UNIVERSITY, Zeytinburnu (Turkey) University of New Century, "Homeland Health and Education Foundation" is a foundation university in Istanbul. Countries contemporary civilization level rises above a higher education environment that aims to create the New Century University, especially the health and life sciences in the field of interdisciplinary understanding and integrated approach, focusing on the idea that principles and reforms are linked to a higher education institution.
7 - UNIVERSIDADE LUSÓFONA de HUMANIDADES e TECNOLOGIAS, Lisbon (Portugal) is the largest non-public University in Portugal. The University name comes from the word “Lusofonia” which names all the Portuguese speaking countries and their common linguistic and cultural background. The university assumes itself as the leading institution responsible for the development of this geographical and cultural space with more than 200 million inhabitants.
The "Museu del Suro de Palafrugell" is a cultural institution born in 1972 whose mission is to acquire, preserve, interpret and enhance the value of structured assets around the world cork in Catalonia, while shaping a landscape, an industry, lifestyles and a common identity.
Placeta del Museu, s/n,
972 30 78 25
Web address:www. museudelsuro.cat
The “little train” greenway runs for 6 km between Palamós and Palafrugell along the disused narrowgauge railway track formerly linking Palamós with Girona via La Bisbal d’Empordà. The route goes through the municipal areas of Palamós, Mont-ras and Palafrugell, with branch greenways leading off to Vall-llòbrega and Castell and La Fosca beaches.
-Urban planning aproach
The autonomous community of Catalonia is divided in 947 regions called municipis. A municipi is a basic local entity of the
territorial organization and a primary item of the citizenship participation in public cases.
Each municipi must have an own urban plan called pla d’ordenació urbana muncipal (POUM). This is a tool of integral urban
planning of the territory.
- The road by the sea
Environment of Tamariu, Llafranc i Calella
Works in Progress
Publications in the specialized periodical press (interviews, overviews) are going to give a picture to the wider public in the different participating countries and their respective professional circles.
-Workshop in Palafrugell, 2014
Mid Term Review
Nadia Fava and Marisa Garcia
Architect Jordi Font from Palafrugell municipality
Architect Filippo Lambertucci and Pisana Posocco
Future Architecture and future Cities
Gülay Yedakçi Arslan
Places to visit Girona is a small city and most of its main sights can be found within a 30 minute walking radius. The first step to discover this wonderful city is consult their Tourism Office. However we have created a list of interesting sights.
How to arrive from the hotel to the UdG
Professor Nadia FAVA, Marisa GARCIA VERGARA
TEL: +34 972419776