Expocity 2020 AAVSDXB 4.0 : Ossified Pneus

AA Visiting School Dubai continues its operation as a laboratory of technologically-driven architectural investigation. The workshop’s fast-paced nature places prime importance of the context of Expo 2020 as an opportunity for the emerging contemporary design culture to foster in Dubai and the region.
In winter 2017, AAVSDXB 4.0 will pick up the investigation of lightweight, composite, interactive structures. Working within a facility equipped with the latest digital fabrication equipment, the team will investigate the design process in an accelerated, iterative environment. This year, we will work on membranes as a form-work for casting freestanding, structural shells.
Within this iteration of the workshop, we will once again attempt the design and prototyping of a full scale installation which would be the result of specialised groups working together as a collaborative team.


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 TBC
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.

Full address with post code of the venue where the visiting school will take place.


The AA Visiting School requires a fee of TBC per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting membership fee.


Programme Head
Riyad Joucka

Visiting School Director

Christopher Pierce

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

Links & Downloads

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