MAA 2011/12 Field Trip to Gandia/Valencia/Benidorm

Last weekend MAA 2011-12 students along with IAAC faculty and staff visited south Spain (Gandia,Valencia, Benidorm)
For 4 intensive days students visited building and masterplan projects, debated on architectural concepts and enjoyed local traditions.
The group had the chance to visit Sociopolis (Valencia) an under construction project fomented by the Generalitat Valenciana for the construction of a new model neighborhood of accessible housing, based on the local tradition of Valencias urban orchards, http://www.sociopolis.net

Sociopolis masteplan.

Sociopolis model.

After the visit at Sociopolis the students visited the : City of Arts and Sciences, a project by Santiago Calatrava (above image).

During the visit at Benidorm after a view of the city known as the Manhattan of Europe, the group had a walk over the Passeo Maritimo of the Benidorm west beach promenade  (above and below image) a project by Carlos Ferrater and Xavier Marti Galí.

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