AMS SWAT: final presentations

The two-week workshop of SWAT will end today with a final presentation from 11:00 – 12:30 AM. Students will be showing the results of their Amsterdam-based research of the last two weeks. The final presentation is public, you are cordially invited to attend.

Building Technology Students from TU Delft are currently in Amsterdam for an intensive 2-week studio workshop. The event is a collaboration between AMS and the SWAT Studio, a 10-week TU Delft MSc programme that focuses on advanced technical solutions in diverse cultural and environmental locations. AMS is the facilitating host and a key contributor of the workshop in terms of staff and contacts in the fields of education, research and strategic development in urban areas.

4 diverse Amsterdam locations are being investigated in students groups:
1. Buiksloterham
2. Flora Park (Van de Pek)
3. De Plantage
4. Dapperstraat/Markt

The aims of the SWAT studio overlap significantly with those of AMS. A primary objective being to discover and reveal underlying city challenges from the societal to the environmental, then go onto develop contextually responsive and appropriately valid technical interventions that engage with those needs. Variously scaled interventions are proposed, from the strategic to the detailed. All involve the steps needed for the sustainable transition of our cities at the façade, building, neighborhood and district scale.

The Final workshop presentations will take place at AMS on Friday 6th March (11:00 – 12:30). Here each group will present their research and proposals in Pecha Kucha style. Following this the students will return to BKCity (TU Delft) and continue to technologically elaborate their interventions individually over the remaining 6 weeks. This workshop builds upon previously successful collaborative studio’s in Florence, Sarajevo, Delft and Hanoi.