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Day 8 - Moment of the senses

Thursday 7 – Sunday 17 September 2017

After several years of immersion within the process of wine making, Bodega takes the challenge, this year to create a spatial/temporal event dedicated to tasting.

While all sense awaken for the experience of wine drinking, we wonder how can architecture be used to gather all the possible ingredients (attributes) in order to construct an environment special – or unique – enough to stimulate the human capacities of viewing, smelling, the tasting, touching, hearing.

White and transparent is our pallet of materials and effects to construct the bond between body and wine within space and time. May it be spatial, corporal, sensorial… we’ll build structures, devices, apparatus… for the intricate and delicate sake of the experience. Immersed within the vineyard, the workshop will be dedicated to the staging of a single event, occurring on day 8, in which we will host a group of vine enthusiasts and specialists to confront them to an unprecedented atmosphere for tasting.

Together with specialised architects from the wine world, with enologists and scientists from the region and viticol entrepreneurs, the workshop will host conversations in order to image and create the spatial/temporal event. It will be the occasion for all of us to learn about wine and the science and tradition, about the vineyard and the winery, but also about constructing temporary wooden structures, transparent containers, white surfaces on the scale of the space of the body…

The date of the event is set, it will happen on the 16th of September in the vineyard of Mas Rodo.

Mas Rodo
Carretera Sant Pere Sacarrera a Sant Joan de Mediona, Km 2
08773 Sant Joan de Mediona


1) You can make an application by completing the online application found under Links and Downloads’ on the AA Visiting School page. If you are not able to make an online application, email for instructions to pay by bank transfer. 

2) Once you complete the online application and make a full payment, you are registered to the programme. A CV or a portfolio is not required.

The deadline for applications is eg: 5 September 2017.

All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required, and are advised to contact their home embassy early. After payment of fees, the AA School can provide a letter confirming participation in the workshop.


The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £1195 per participant, which includes accommodation and food a £60 Visiting membership fee.

Students need to bring their own laptops, digital equipment and model making tools. Please ensure this equipment is covered by your own insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen at the workshop.

The entire workshop happens on the site of the winery, including staying and eating. Accomodation is covered in the cost of the workshop as in tents and students will participate in the preparation of the meals. 


The workshop is open to current architecture and design students, phd candidates and young professionals. Software Requirements: Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino (SR7 or later)


Programme Heads
Edouard Cabay and Carles Sala

Barcelona Coordinators
Relja Ferusic

Visiting School Director

Christopher Pierce

T +44 20 7887 4014
F +44 20 7414 0782

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