Adaptive Transport Machine V.02

Thursday 8 – Saturday 17 August 2019

Lima Visiting School version 2.0 will investigate Lima as contemporary emerging metropolis in South America blurring the boundaries between infrastructure / architecture and mechanic fields. We will approach architectural solutions as to embrace new technology into means of transport of different scales, public & private domains within three different existing sceneries of the city: land, water, air.

Lima, Peru’s capital, is in constant growth as an urban fabric extending 800km2, and 10million habitants. The traffic and unlimited variations of mobility makes Lima a city in urgent need to improve. One of the biggest problems is the lack of an effective public transport system, the few possibilities work independently.

Visionary exercises by means of research, mapping, design technology and fabrication processes participate in the entire infrastructure body that will populate across Lima terrain to obtain a faster moving network of differentiated routes on extensive simulation.


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 2019

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.


Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Kuka Mecanos
Dessin Technisch


Programme Heads
Federico Dunkelberg
Sophie Le Bienvenu

Alvaro Lopez
Karl Singline

Head of Visiting School

Christopher Pierce

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F +44 20 7414 0782

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