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“Projeto Relâmpago”: Architecture students design space solutions for “Técnico Sustentável”

From 20th to 24th February, the main building’s library hosted several architecture students who designed space solutions to showcase the projects developed by ‘Técnico Sustentável’”.

The “Projeto Relâmpago” took place from 20th to 24th February, in the main building’s library, at Alameda Campus. Several architecture students were divided into 11 groups with the aim of designing solutions for “a space to showcase the projects developed by ‘Técnico Sustentável’”.

The “Projeto Relâmpago” (also called “Semana Relâmpago”) is an initiative of the Architecture Student Group (NucleAR), which organised this year its 15th edition (PR’23) with the support of Técnico professors who are also part of the project evaluation panel.

The implementation of the proposed exercise allowed students to address topics other than those taught in class, in groups composed of students from various years. The aim is to encourage teamwork, interdisciplinarity, experimentation and sharing of ideas.

On the first day, before starting the work, the students participated in a World Cafe. “It was important because, although we’ve had addressed these topics in class, when I was in my first year I’d never heard of all these topics”, says Susana Lima, 4th year architecture student (Integrated Master Programme).

Four days later, the sketches on paper turned into models. In the end, three projects were selected for a later presentation to “Técnico Sustentável” team.

The “Técnico Sustentável Pavillion” proposed by group 3 consists of a lightweight structure that favours luminosity and the use of recycled materials. The project aims to meet its objectives with as few elements as possible. Group 9 presented a project that aims to transform the area in front of “Bar de Civil” by creating a wooden pergola with a roof covered by fishing nets and virgin vine. The project presented by group 11 makes use of the green area behind the Interdisciplinary Building, using the existing wall and the “Hortus IST” as a cover for the construction.