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FIELD TRIP TWO: Girona, Rome, Bilbao

04. 14 barcelona to girona

07.25 Meet at Sants Estacion
08.25 - 10.00 Barcelona a Girona (Sants Estation)
11.30 - 12.30 Early Lunch
01.00 - 02.00 Bus to Figueres
02:00 - 06:00 Salvador Dali Museum
06.00 - 06.45 Bus back to Girona
10.00 - 11.00 Dinner

Hotel: Peninsular Girona, Carrer Nou 13 Avda Sant Francesc Spain 17001Tel 93-302-31-38

04.15 girona to rome

10.00 - 11.00 Esglesia de Sant Pere de Galligants
11:00 - 12:30 Banys Arabs
12:45 Meet at hotel
02:45 - 04:15 Girona a Rome (RyanAir 9184) Confirm M1LFCV
06:15 - 08:00 Piazza Navonna
09:00 Dinner and Trevi Fountain following


Esglesia de Sant Pere de Galligants: Understand the fundamental components of Romanesque architecture.

Piazza Novanna (or other defined space) in relation to “carving” and communication of interior and exterior spaces. You can use an axon or plan to describe this. As you walk through Rome, notice two things: 1) How spaces are “carved” from mass and 2) how the interior spaces mesh with or at least communicate to exterior spaces. These are two important aspects that the Nolli plan describes (see attached Nolli).


Eurostars Maimonides Torrijos No. 4, 14003 Cordoba, SpainTel 34.957.47.15.00

04. 16 rome (contemporary)

10:00 Tour of Renzo Piano auditorium with Rome students
Richard Meier’s Jubillee Church Via F. Tovaglieri, Tor Tre Teste
09.00 Dinner with Rome students


Jubillee Church - diagram light and tectonics

04. 17 rome (ancient)

09.30 Meet in hotel lobby
10.00 - 11.42 Coliseum
12.00 - 01.30 Pantheon
01.30 - 02.30 lunch
02.30 - 04.00 Forum


The Pantheon - please describe the salient features of the building. What are the architectural facts (dimension, function, etc.) and then the underlying meaning or interpretations of the building (precedents, importance to architects, etc.). Please note the following: The gridded floor is slightly arched and the grid “slides under” the edges of the walls…why do you think this occurs? Are all niches the same? Note that the coffers are not symmetrical but each step moves to one edge of the coffer…why do you think this occurs?


Piazza Campo de Fiore 46Appartamento Piano Secondo Int. 4 + Appartamento Piano Terzo Int. 600186 Roma, Italia011.39.066.880.2297 [Apt. 4] [Apt. 6]

04.18 rome (renaissance and renaissance/baroque)

09.00 Meet in the hotel lobby
10.00 - 12.00 Tempieto of S. Pietro in Montorio (Bramante)
12.30 - 01.30 Lunch
02.00 - 3..30 Piazza del Campidoglio
03.30 - 5.30 Piazza del Popolo


The Campidoglio: Urban Renewal Renaissance Style
Reading: Edmund Bacon, highlights from pages 13-148 from Design of Cities Before going into the Roman Fora, start at the Capitoline Hill and Michelangelo’s Campidoglio.Diagram the façade of one of the two facing Capitoline Hill museums. Diagram the plan of the piazza. How do the buildings shape space? What is happening with the “floor” of the Piazza

04.19 rome (baroque)

10.00 - 12.00 Basilica S. Pietro
12.00 - 02.00 Vatican Museums
02.00 - 03.00 lunch
03.00 - 04.00 Spanish Steps


From St. Pietro in Vaticano to St. Pietro in Montorio
How do these buildings resolve the “ideal” of centralized plan with the “reality” of function and liturgy? You can use an axon or plan to explore these questions.

04.20 rome to bcn to bilbao

10.30 - 11.30 San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane (Borromini)
11.30 - 12.30 St. Ivo Della Sapenza
12.00 - 02.00 Lunch and pack
02.00 Meet at Hotel
16.40 - 18.20 Rome a Girona (Ryanair 9185)
21.10 - 22.20 BCN a Bilbao (Vueling Airlines VY1244)


Hotel Zabalburu
C/ Pedro Martínez Artola, 8 (Plaza Zabálburu), 48012 Bilbao, Spain
Tel - 944.437.100


Quattro Fontane -Please diagram the underlying geometries (ovals, circles, etc.) of the church plans. How are these overlaps resolved to help form the space?

St. Ivo alla Sapienza: Diagram the overlapping geometries of the Church’s plan. Also, diagram, illustrate and discuss the relationship of the interior space to the exterior courtyard.

04.21 bilbao

10.00 - 12:00 Guggenheim Museum

12:00 - 01:00 Walking tour of old city Santiago Cathedral (Baroque)
01.00 - 02.00 Lunch
02:00 - 03:00 Calatrava Bridge

04.22 bilbao a barcelona

Free day
20.00 Meet at Hotel
22.00 Overnight Train to Barcelona

04.23 arrive barcelona

* attendance is mandatory at all scheduled actvities unless they are listed as optional

Thursday, March 08, 2007