Launch of the International Architecture Workshop: City Scales 


In a globalized and constantly changing world, architecture cannot be conceived from an isolated or monocultural vision. From this standpoint the ‘International Architecture Workshop: City Scales’ was conceived as a collaborative academic endeavour by XJTLU (Xian Jiatong Liverpool University) Shanghai, China, Universitat La Salle in Barcelona, Spain and the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka. This initiative aims to amalgamate three distinct architectural vantage points originating from Shanghai, Barcelona, and Colombo. 8 students and two faculty members from each foreign university will participate in the programme with 16 students and 4 faculty members from the Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa. 

Workshop objectives:
· Understanding the architectural scale: Discover how different contexts (Shanghai, Barcelona and Colombo) interpret and manage the scales in their architecture.
· Multicultural Immersion: Foster an enriching learning environment through immersion in different cultures, traditions, and architectural practices.
· Promote sustainability: Analyze and learn about sustainable techniques and materials used in different parts of the world.
· Creation of synergies: Strengthen the relationship and understanding between the three universities, generating a global network of students and academics.
· Establish an intercultural and collaborative learning environment where students explore, comprehend, and design based on the varied approaches to sustainability, both traditionally and in the present and future, across the three cultures.

Workshop 2024 June: Colombo
Protecting the neighbourhood: Adaptive reuse interventions to sustain the human scale in Pettah

Place: TRACE Expert city and University of Moratuwa
Studio Times: Tuesday to Saturday, 09:00 am to 17:00 pm (one hour lunch break)

Dates: June 25th to July 8th 2024


The above workshop is open for students in the training batch and Level 4 in B. Arch (Honours) programme of the Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa. 

Please fill in the form below to apply for a place. 

The deadline for submitting the application is on the 10th of February 2024.