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EASILY FLOODED ARCHITECTURE
INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE WORKSHOP 2
Montpellier, France, 2003



INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP + DESIGN STUDIO
Paul Minifie & Jan van Schaik - RMIT Architecture
RMIT Architecture Upperpool Design Studio Students

International workshop institutional partners:
N+B Architects, Montpellier
L’Ecole d’architecture longuedoc Rousillon Montpellier
Migayi University Sendai
Tohoku University Sendai
Atelier Hitoshi Abe
Tohoku University of Technology Sendai


Project Description


This design studio incorporated a regional sustainable urban development design workshop held in Montpellier, France involving students and staff from RMIT Architecture and partner institutions in France and Japan. This studio examined sustainable regional urban tourism development in the context of historical fabric that undergoes serious seasonal flood conditions. The work was exhibited in Montpellier and published as a book.


Book

Easily flooded architecture: International architecture workshop in Sommières
Élodie Nourrigat and Jacques Brion (ed)
Montpellier, France: Association Champ libre, 2004

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Project background


This is the second of a series of International Architecture Workshops focusing on regional development, tourism and local community infrastructure. Other workshops have included:

Leisurelandz: International Architecture Workshop 3
Leisurelandz, RMIT, Philip Island/Melbourne Australia, 2004
International travelling Upperpool Design Studio/Design Workshop

International Architecture Workshop 4
Innocent City, Sendai, Japan, 2005
International travelling Upperpool Design Studio/Design Workshop