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AA Rio de Janeiro Infrastructure Padrão FIFA

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AA Rio de Janeiro Infrastructure Padrão FIFA

Time: April 15, 2014 at 10am to April 24, 2014 at 10pm
Location: Centro Carioca de Design
City/Town: Rio de Janeiro
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Phone: +55 11 9 9669 6967
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Architectural Association Brazil Visiting School
Latest Activity: Mar 13, 2014

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Event Description

Rio de Janeiro – Infrastructure Padrao FIFA (FIFA Standards)

Centro Carioca de Design/Studio X – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America

Tuesday 15 – Thursday 24 April 2014

The Architectural Association Visiting School Rio de Janeiro will collaborate with the Centro Carioca de Design  with the support of Columbia University Studio X to investigate new possibilities for the urban infrastructure surrounding World Cup Stadiums. Nation-wide, there has been significant investment to build and renovate stadiums for the 2014 World Cup in order to meet the required standard FIFA regulations (‘Padrão FIFA’). At the same time, there has been a large public demand for equal investment into transport systems, public space, and public programs such as hospitals and schools.  The Visiting School will tap into the momentum of this movement, and promote a series of interventions within and around the World Cup structures, proposing new public programs and standards for their legacy.  Students can choose to focus directly on the Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro, the venue for the Final match of the World Cup. The intense ten-day workshop will employ computational design and digital fabrication to introduce a design methodology that creatively automates and promotes transformation, mutation and complexity for these infrastructure interventions.

Prominent Features of the workshop

  • Teaching team
    The teaching team will include a mix of tutors from the Architectural Association, including Theodore Sarantoglou Lalis e Dora Sweijd ( of Diploma 17, and locally-based architects, urban-designers and experts, mediated by locally-based Visiting School directors, to promote cutting-edge innovative strategies informed by local political, economic and construction issues.
  • Computational skills
    The workshop will teach advanced digital modeling and parametric design skills, no previous experience is needed. A group of specialist computation tutors will conduct an initial skills workshop and continue to assist throughout the workshop to develop the individual projects of the participants.
  • Digital Fabrication
    A series of physical models will be built using digital fabrication techniques that will be taught during the workshop, no previous experience is needed.


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 11thApril 2014.

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.


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