Mallorca, Spain

Learning from Water

when 26 August 2023 - 3 September 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee GBP 695

This Visiting School is organized in collaboration with Kosmos Architects, Isla Architects and Blanca Gardelegui, and will focus on the theme of water and its relationship to urban and landscape ecologies in the Balearic Islands. Workshop will take place in Banyalbufar, Mallorca. It is a small village surrounded by the Tramuntana mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage site; due to the climate change, it is often suffering from severe droughts. As water is one of the most valuable resources required to support life, and will only become more precious in the future, we believe that architects have a responsibility to address this issue and its local and global implications.

Course leader


Alexandra is a London-based architect, urban designer and educator.

Target group

The workshop is open to current students in the fields of architecture, design, curating, art history and related subjects in the humanities, phd candidates and young professionals.

Course aim

Through a series of workshops, we will explore the architectural, infrastructural and urban heritage of Banyalbufar, will research the architectural and engineering tools that help saving and purifying the water and will create design propositions that respond to the problem of water scarcity.

Credits info

3 EC
9 days - 75 hours

Fee info

GBP 695: The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £695 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting Membership fee, payable by all participants.