Formatting Architecture is an intensive one-week workshop for a group of students and recent graduates of architecture or any other related field.
An international workshop that will be held at the headquarters of COAIB (Chamber of Architects) and Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani in Palma de Mallorca during the last week of July 2017.
The workshop arises from an open approach to the concept of 'the architectonic' at a moment where the figure of the architect is in an uncertain position that makes pertinent (even necessary) an inclusive and non-dogmatic approach to its work.
The Workshop will develop design proposals for the reactivation (through its reformatting) of Son Dureta building, an old and historical building near the waterfront and besides Bellver Castle forest at Palma the Mallorca's city center.
The building has been subject to political, civic and institutional disputes in recent years. Son Dureta is a strategic asset for the future development of the city of Palma at political, social, cultural and urbanistic levels. Formatting Architecture workshop will be a big collective and ludic action within the privileged environment of the island of Mallorca in the month of July.
The workshop aims to generate a complex reflection on possible futures for this key object in the immediate development of the city. This reflection will be embodied in an installation built through experimentation with CNC technology and expanded polystyrene made available by our local sponsor PORAXA. The results will be shown from July 29th until August 24th in the Intermedi at Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani. Supported by Institut d'Estudis Baleràrics (ILLENC)

Formatting Architecture will include:

+ Visiting places (the cultural landscape of the Serra de Tramuntanta: Deia, Sóller, Pollença ... heritage site) and architectures (Moneo, Utzon, Campo Baeza, Oiza, Coderch...) relevant to the island.

+ Conferences of architects expressly invited to Mallorca to participate in the workshop.

+ Local architects intervenes.

+ Design workshop experimenting with numerical control modeling of large-scale models.