We want to thank the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (http://www.upb.edu.co/) for the opportunity to give a small lecture about the studio method. This April Miquel del Río gave a lecture and was part of two critiques at Colombian UPB
Students from 3rd to 7th semester held the lecture in a small auditorium. The view from the stage was stunning.
From there Miquel did a small critique for students from 4th untill 7th semester working on a specific building.
The proposals had a strong emphasis on public space, one of the musts of today's Colombian architecture.
Projects where explained by students and then commented in groups of three.
Later Miquel was astonished by the level reached by 3rd semester students.
Working in groups of 3, people was planning a part of Medellin.
All the work put together was really impressing.
After that we went to see one of the works of a very promising young architect, Adriana Salazar. Discover them before it's too late! Architectural Record already discovered them (http://archrecord.construction.com/features/humanitariandesign/Latin-America/Fernando-Botero-Library-Park.asp)
My congratulations to both students and teachers!
UPB, we'll see us again in the future.
Special thanks to Carlos Betancur for his warm welcoming and the photoset. Check their web at http://www.opusestudio.com/
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