Madrid Madrid Visiting School 2015


Trans-computational membranes 3.0

Monday 18 – Friday 29 July 2016

Trans-Computational Membranes challenges the conception of flexibility within the context of spatial re-adaptation. Throughout the workshop we use new computational methods to rethink membrane structures, from the micro to macro, resulting in a plethora of habitable prototypes. Students engage in a continuous dialogue between analogue and digital experimentation in which material processes and fabrication techniques are incorporated within a digital working methodology. Generative design workshops take place throughout the programme, aimed at the digital fabrication of flexible structures though the use of physical simulations. Parallel to their research development, students collaborate in the fabrication of a full-scale membrane-based pavilion, which investigates reconfiguration as a response to the rapid fluctuations of today’s specific needs.


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.


The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £695, which includes a £60 Visiting membership fee. Should you wish to enhance your membership, a Subscribing Membership is available at an additional £70 (£130 in total), full details of which can be found at:

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.

Students should be aware that visas are required for Visiting Schools held both in the UK and abroad and it is the student's responsibility to investigate what is required via the relevant embassies in their country.

Universidad Europea / Roca Madrid Gallery

Programme director
Manuel Jimenez Garcia

Local Coordinator
Jose Luis E. Penelas


Programme Director
Manuel Jimenez Garcia

Visiting School Director

Christopher Pierce

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

Links & Downloads

Online application

To receive a pdf application form if you do not wish to submit the online application and payment, please e-mail



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Visiting School Prospectus


The AA has undergone an educational oversight monitoring visit by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and have received its final report, which is available in full at:

The monitoring visit resulted in the following outcome:

The QAA monitoring team has concluded that we are making commendable progress in implementing the action plan from the Review for Educational Oversight.