Architectural workshop 2 'sport+' is a form of research through design which explores more complex architectural programs in the contemporary context, emerging occurrences in society, discipline and space, technical and technological discoveries.
It consolidates knowledge attained in previous years of study, and visiting lecturers contribute to the broadening of knowledge of the context within which
architecture emerges, the analogies with other disciplines, and the multifaceted aspects of contemporariness.
Research is focused toward the growth of a new model of sport facilities with added programs which enable a broader social impact. The given sport-oriented content is transformed through both the project and the added program into a new type of social centre. This program +, which the student defines individually, has to be a result of completed research of various contexts within the assignment.
The subject frame includes unencumbered space, construction rhetoric, the relation of served and serving space, sustainable building, spatial vs. material organization, cross/trans/disprogrammimg and other themes upon which a certain assignment relies. The assignments are carried out in bi-semestral cycles.
The projects explore how the language of architecture articulates and describes specific function/s, spatial character and the choreography of usage, the public appearance of a building, the aspect of sustainability, continuous uptime in the social sense, adaptability etc.
The workshop as an open form of work and teaching enables and encourages the student to develop a critical regard toward the program, the implemented medium and culturological situation. The mentor defines the problem and its context and presents it to the student as a question which he then researches through an architectural project.
The student comes to an understanding of complex parameters, spanning from conceptual to technical ones, from which architecture emerges and, along with the project, develops an understanding for the argumentation of ones decisions.
Ability to solve more complex architectural problems and to critically engage in new occurrences is also developed while using the newest technical tools, materials and construction.