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Adaptive Transport Machine

Wednesday 2 – Friday 11 August 2017

The Visiting School will investigate the contemporary emerging metropolis of Lima in South America blurring the boundaries between infrastructure / architecture and mechanical domains.

This 10 day workshop will use architectural solutions and new technologies to discover and create new means of transport at different levels: public & private domains and involving land, water and air.

Intelligent transportation systems represent a necessary transition into a new era of communicating and transporting goods and humans. Centralized and decentralized systems will cover innovative solutions and Wi-Fi applications.

Visionary exercises by means of research, mapping, design technology and fabrication processes participate in the entire infrastructure body that will cover the Lima terrain to obtain a faster moving network of differentiated routes on extensive simulation.  These exercises will be team based and the findings will be presented to a panel of international guests experts.  Digitalizing on parametric design will be part of the learning agenda together with drawing, 3d-modelling, and physical fabrication.

The Visiting School programme will also feature a series of lectures by local and international architects, which will be open to the public.

The resulting experiments including physical models, and/or renderings and/or animations will be displayed in an exhibition during the architectural festival in Lima.

Students will develop skills in parametric modelling using Rhino and Grasshopper and gain an understanding on traffic congestion and self-organizing bodies. They will also obtain a certificate of completion from the AA. 

Pontifica Universidad Católica del Peru
Av. Universitaria 1801
Distrito de San Miguel




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 1 August 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 £695 per participant, which includes a £60 visiting membership fee.

Fees do not include flights or accommodation, but accommodation options can be advised. 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 workshop is open to current architecture and design students, phd candidates and young professionals. Software Requirements: Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino (Grasshopper / Python plugins), Autodesk, 3d Max, Maya

Federico Dunkelberg is a M.Arch graduate from the Architectural Association Design Research Laboratory. He was awarded the top 5 digital projects at the FEIDAD competition in Taiwan. He has previously worked for Zaha Hadid Architects and Foster + Partners in London and in the Middle East, before opening his studio DESSIN–TECHNISCH together with Sophie Le Bienvenu in Lima Peru. Together with Sophie, he is currently running a design studio at the Universidad Catolica on experimental parametric architecture.

Sophie Le Bienvenu is a M. Arch graduate from Architectural Asociation Design Research Laboratory, where her thesis obtained a distinction.  She has worked for Zaha Hadid Architects on several complex projects around the globe before founding her own practice DESSIN–TECHNISCH with Federico.  She is also running an experimental parametric architecture studio at the Universidad Catolica Faculty of Architecture with Federico.


Arthur Mamou Mani 
Johannes Braumann
Pradeep Devadass

Guest lecturers
Jhon Frazer ( Frazer foundation for advancement of architecture )
Ed Parham ( Space Syntax) 
Juan Frigerio ( Foster And Partners )


Programme Heads
Federico Dunkelberg
Sophie Le Bienvenu

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Visiting School Director

Christopher Pierce

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F +44 20 7414 0782

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