Stadslab European Urban Design Laboratory is offering an international Master Class on the regeeration of Georgia’s Black Sea coast and the transformations of Batumi and Poti as its main port cities. During the Master Class a number of architects and planners will develop strategies and design solutions for two strategic corridors in the Western part of Georgia: a tourism corridor along the subtropical Black Sea coast, connecting Batumi with Poti, and an industrial corridor connecting Poti harbor with Tbilisi and further to Central Asia.

The Master Class consists of three one-week design workshops (1 week/month in September, October and November) under the supervision of Ruurd Gietema (partner at KCAP Architects and Planners) and Stadslab Staff. The program includes lectures and seminars with internationally renowned planners and architects. The Master Class will further include design workshops, site visits to Batumi, Kobuleti, Poti, a visit of the INTA Conference in San Sebastian-Pasaia (Basque Country) and a final presentation and conference in Georgia.

Scheduled dates for the Master Class program:

September 19-26 (Tilburg, Netherlands and Batumi, Kobuleti, Poti Georgia)
October 23-30 (Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain)
November 21-27 (Batumi, Kobuleti, Tbilisi Georgia)

Detailed Course Information and Enrolment Form

Application procedure has started. Deadline for applications is September 1st 2010.

The first 6 applicants receive a free copy of Han Meyer’s classic book ‘City and Port: Transformation of Port Cities – London, Barcelona, New York and Rotterdam

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