UPCYCLE BARCELONA Cogenerative design strategies for a sustainable urban metabolism
G. Grulois, N. Casabella, C. Crosas, J. Perea (eds.)

Faculty of Architecture of Université Libre de Bruxelles, Erasmus Intensive Programme of the European Comission Lifelong Learning Programme.

2015. Université Libre de Bruxelles

ISSN 2406-4335
190 pàgs.






This publication presents the results of a two-week Erasmus Intensive Programme organized in Barcelona’s Zona Franca during spring 2014 in order to explore potential convergences between urbanism, urban metabolism and industrial ecology for planning sustainable European cities.

After the organization of two summerschools in Japan – Resilient Ishinomaki 2011 and 2012 – and two masterclasses in Brussels – Rework 2012 and End of Line 2013 – it was decided to expand the scope of the international research by design workshop in Barcelona by focusing on the potential relation between urban design, urban metabolism and ecologies. As for previous events a specific approach, methodology and graphic tools were defined in order to tackle this empirical investigation.