Workshop description

Contemporary education is changing rapidly and is evolving in response to the changing demands of society and technology development. The classical model where a professor stands at a lecturing desk and students sit in the auditorium has lost its relevance. New educational technologies are calling for a new approach to classroom setup and modern architecture has to come up with an adequate response. The search for new architectural and spatial solutions for a modern centre for culture and education is the primary goal of the workshop that will take place in Makhachkala
on February 1-10th, 2016.
Under the guidance of Russian and European tutors, students and young architects will develop architectural concepts for the Perimeter Centre for Culture and Education to be realized by the PERI Foundation under Ziyavudin Magomedov. The Perimeter Centre aims to combine a centre for creative technologies, a social projects school and a robotics lab. Additionally, the Perimeter Centre will hold the Centre for Talented Youth, a joint project of the PERI Foundation and Moscow Centre for Pedagogical Skills headed by Ivan Yaschenko. The PERI Innovations Business Incubator, now operating at the Dagestan State Technical University, will also take up residence at the  new PERI Centre. The new building is not only to provide convenient and dynamic environment for the Centre's activities but also to become a venue for creative youth to gather and socialize. It aims to become one of the city landmarks that also serves as a catalyst for change.

Workshop tasks
To create a list of proposals for the architectural concept of the Perimeter Centre in Makhachkala, six to eight architectural concepts will be developed. These projects will
be executed by young architects and students under the guidance of Russian and European tutors. As a result of the workshop, one concept will be chosen, based on which the Perimeter Centre will be built.

General information
Date: February 1-10, 2016
Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia
Organized by the MARCH Lab under the auspices of PERI Foundation.

Workshop participants
Hiroki Matsuura, MASA architects, Netherlands (MAXWAN architects until 2015)
Magdalena Haggärde, 70°N Arkitektur, Norway
Narine Tutcheva, Rozdestvenka Architectural Studio, Russia
Petr Popov, Rozdestvenka Architectural Studio, Russia
Yaroslav Kovalchuk, Moscow Architectural School MARCH, Russia

The workshop is open to Russian and foreign students of architeсture schools and young architects under 30 years of age. Admission is competitive and 25 participants will be shortlisted.

Workshop results
6 to 8 architectural concepts of the Perimeter Centre will be developed at the workshop. A jury of internationally renowned architects and scientists will select the winning concept. Workshop proceedings will be published at architectural websites. Exhibitions and media coverage are planned.

Participation conditions
To participate in the workshop all applicants must send an application that consists of
application form, motivation letter and portfolio. Application deadline is December 20th, 2015. Workshop will be held in English (participants must have at least Intermediate level of English). Transfer, accommodation and meals are covered by the workshop organizers.

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