Neb Goes South

NEBgS Valencia - Kilometre Zero Architecture


December 14th


Welcome Notes

Welcome Note

Polytechnic University of Valencia, Director of the School of Architecture

NEB Goes South overview

University of Porto, Assistant Professor at Faculty of Architecture

Outline of the Event

Polytechnic University of Valencia, Professor at School of Architecture



Km0. Merging Public Spaces and Nature

Cardenal Herrera University, Professor at Faculty of Architecture



The whole for a part

Quadrat Estudio de Arquitectura, Architect Founder


Virtual Coffee Break


Workshop Session

Guided activities by ETSA-UPV staff, with collaborative tools.
Break-out rooms + round discussion.

DELFT University of Technology, PhD Candidate at Faculty of Architecture

Polytechnic University of Valencia, MSc Student at School of Architecture

ENSA Toulouse, Professor at School of Architecture

ENSA Toulouse, PhD Candidate at School of Architecture

Natinal Technical University of Athens, MSc Student at School of Architecture

National Technical University of Athens, MSc Student at School of Architecture

University of Porto, Assistant Professor at Faculty of Architecture

University of Porto, MSc Student at Faculty of Architecture

University of Zagreb, Assistant Professor at Faculty of Architecture

University of Bologna, PhD Candidate at Department of Architecture

Polytechnic University of Valencia, Director of the School of Architecture

University of Bologna, Full Professor at Department of Architecture

University of Bologna, PhD Candidate at Department of Architecture


Announcement of Toulouse Event

ENSA Toulouse, Professor at School of Architecture



Débora Domingo-Calabuig

Polytechnic University of Valencia, Professor at School of Architecture



Ana Mrđa, PhD, MBA, urban planner and architect, is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Agriculture and vice dean for science at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb. She is the author of a large number of award-winning urban and architectural projects, research books and papers, and an active participant in a number of international conferences and round tables. In 2017, she was acting President, and 2017-2019 Vice President of the Association of Croatian Architects. She was also a Board member of the Society of Architects of Zagreb. She is the president of the Alumni Af association, and the editor-in-chief of the scientific journal for architecture and urbanism, Prostor. She was a member of the Vladimir Nazor Annual Awards Committee for Architecture, and the member of UHA Expert Council for the Annual Exhibition and Best Achievement Awards.

Ana Sopina is a graduate architect, a PhD candidate and an assistant at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Architecture, Department of urban planning, spatial planning and landscape architecture. She has participated in national and international scientific research projects and is active in scientific research with special interest in relations of urban and natural landscape, urban development and public landscape places. In her professional work she has worked on architecture, protected cultural heritage, landscape architecture, spatial and urban planning projects. She is connecting photography and hiking with scientific research, professional work, and teaching in the field of architecture and urbanism.

Clara Vale is an architect by University of Porto (1991), specialized in building physics and Portuguese 20th-century construction history. She holds an MSc in Building Construction from the Faculty of Engineering (1999) and a Ph.D. in Architecture (2012). Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and researcher at CEAU.
Member of the Board of ‘Architects without Borders – Portugal’, ‘Portuguese Society for The Study of Construction History’ and ‘Portuguese Association for the Urban Rehabilitation and Heritage Protection’.
Research focus: 20th Century Construction History; Legislation; Vernacular Architecture; Earthen Architecture; Sustainability; The social role of architecture; Emerging technologies applied to architecture and construction; Rehabilitation and reuse. Supervisor of more than 50 Master’s dissertations and 3 ongoing Ph.D. thesis. She is the co-author of four books and the author or co-author of more than fifty other publications.

Débora Domingo-Calabuig graduated in architecture after studies in the School of Architecture of Valencia (Spain) and l’École d’Architecture de Paris-La Défense (France). With a specialized degree in Building Construction, she has practised architecture for many years, as an assistant architect, first and then founding her own office. In 2005 she obtained her doctorate at Universitat Politècnica de València.
She has been a professor at the Department of Architectural Design since 2000. She held the position of Assistant Director for Research from 2012 to 2016 and was Editor in Chief of the “VLC arquitectura” Research Journal its launch to 2018. She is also a Research Academy member of the EAAE.
Her research focuses on the social consideration in architecture and urban design, particularly in the European post-war contexts of the 60s and 70s and with regard to changes in higher education and new campus planning.

Elina Varouxaki is currently working in an architecture practice in Athens after graduating at NTUA School of Architecture and studied a semester in the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. She has participated in a wide range of design projects, individually and in collaboration, spanning from furniture pieces to renovation of preserved buildings while in each project experimenting with a range of different materials. She finds interest in the housing problem as posed in different eras in Europe and investigated this in her thesis Realistic Utopie, exploring how absent elements of co-housing can be transcribed in the Athenian context.

Francesco Saverio Fera (Genoa 1962), Master Degree in Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano. As a student, worked in Ignazio Gardella’s office at the architectural competition of the reconstruction of the Opera House Carlo Felice in Genoa (1st prize), project by I. Gardella, A. Rossi and F. Reinhart. From 1987 until 1991 worked in Aldo Rossi’s office in Milano being involved in different projects.
Adjunct Professor (2002) at the Charles E. Daniel Center in Genoa, Clemson University S.C. PhD (2000) at the Architectural School of the University of Genoa. Full professor (2020) in Architectural Composition at the School of Architecture of the University of Bologna – Cesena Campus. Actually he is Coordinator of the Master Degree in Architecture (five years course) of the University of Bologna – Cesena Campus.

Hugo Mompó Architect graduated from the School of Architecture of Valencia (ETSAV) with an Extraordinary Final Degree Award.
He leads the architecture office Quadrat Estudio based in Valencia (Spain) and Mannheim (Germany) working on public and private projects, mainly in the sectors of housing, public facilities and interior design. His professional experience has also been developed within many national and international studios with a continuous participation in multidisciplinary teams.
Research in the fields of architecture and design complete his education as an architect. Currently, he is working on his PhD thesis at the Architecture Project Department in Valencia, where he obtained an architectural fellowship and completed the research work at the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin.
His work is widely published in several specialised magazines and publications and has been recognised with awards such as the COACV Prize for the “Bullit Cyclery” project, the COACV Prize for “Casa en Bétera”, selected at the FAD awards and finalist at the XV Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism.

Ivan Cabrera i Fausto (Burriana, 1974) is a Spanish architect and Director of the School of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, where he studied architecture, obtaining his degree in 1998.
Since 1999, he is Professor of the Department of Mechanics of Continuous Media and Theory of Structures at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, teaching at the same School where he studied. He has also taught at the Universitetet i Stavanger (Norway), the Technische Universität Berlin (Germany), the Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (The Netherlands).
Since 2000, he has been working as an architect in his hometown and neighboring towns. Among his built works, it is worth mentioning the single-family house “Ca Na Sorolla”, published in 2007.

Javier Rivera-Linares is a PhD Architect by Universitat Politécnica de València. Currently teaching Architecture at CEU Cardenal Herrera University, both in Bachelor and Master’s degree. Invited lecturer and jury member at different universities.
Author, with Enric Batlle, of the book “Km0. Merging public space and landscape” (Àmbit, 2020). Membership in the editorial team of paisea, international landscape magazine (2006-2019).
In the professional field, he began his work activity as co-founder of the rsr_arquitectes studio (2003-2019), where he developed both building and public space. He is currently a co-founding partner of the La Paisatgeria collective, since 2017, developing awareness-raising work on landscape, public space and citizen participation. His work has been recognized with different awards and published in various specialized media.

Juan Gómez Verdú was born in Valencia, on 21st July 1995, where he currently lives. In 2014, he started his degree in Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. In 2018, thanks to Erasmus scholarship, he went to the Hafencity Universität in Hamburg. By the fifth year, he started to become interested in educational spaces and their relation with the learning process itself. He is currently enrolled in a Master in Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Valencia with research about Higher Education and Architectural Educational spaces, formal and informal learning. He has submitted some works to architectural magazines, and worked for several years as a graphic and 3D design artist. Lately he has started working in a landscape and urbanism studio in Valencia.

Lorela Mehmeti is a PhD candidate in Architecture and Design Cultures at the University of Bologna. Her current work focuses on the analysis of scientific production and critic’s work of design cultures.
She earned a MA in Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Europe, focusing on the integration process of the Western Balkan countries in the EU. During her professional experience as a researcher, first at the University of Zagreb and later at ECMI in Kosovo, she specialized in migration issues, social inclusion of marginalized groups and minorities, and co-participation strategies. She has been working on the educational inclusion of non-majority communities in Kosovo, carrying out research on the parallel educational system in Serbian language and the phenomena of dropouts in marginalized and vulnerable social groups.
These activities paved her way towards the analysis of project design and new co-design methodologies for strategic inclusion, through culture and creativity as tools for increasing community resilience. As research fellow of the Advanced Design Unit since early 2020, she started working in the Research Center for Interaction with Cultural and Creative Industries (CRICC) in the role of project developer. She is currently involved in several projects with the UNA EUROPA Alliance, which is a consortium of 8 major Universities in Europe.

Marianthi Papangelopoulou (b.1993) is an architect based in Athens. She is a graduate from the National University of Athens and she holds an integrated Master’s degree in architecture by the National Technical University of Athens (2017), and a Master of Science degree in architecture and urban design by TU Delft (2021). As a freelancer, she has worked on diverse projects ranging from housing to public use complexes. Together with Antonis Papangelopoulos and Yannis Mantzaris she participates at ENYO, an interdisciplinary collaboration focused on architecture and spatial research.

Mar Muñoz-Aparici is a practicing architect and PhD candidate at Delft University of Technology within the European CA2RE+ Network for design-driven research. She studies public space and public buildings and their socio-spatial implications. Currently, she’s working on multidisciplinary research on how the design of makerspaces in libraries can help convert them into spaces of urban belonging together with the National Library of the Netherlands. Her practice-driven explorations intertwine with the theoretical elements of her design-driven research. Her professional experience as an architectural designer next to her academic expertise as a researcher and doctoral candidate, provide a unique experimental approach bridging theory and practice. She is regularly involved in public presentations – CA2RE+ Conferences, IPHS Conference, Urbanism Summer School TU Delft – and lectures in educational institutions such as CEU San Pablo and the Catholic University of America. Mar graduated with honors as an MSc architect in TU Delft with the design of a public building in Valencia (Spain) supported by participatory engagement demonstrating its effects on public value creation.

Margherita Ascari, PhD candidate in Architecture and Design Cultures at the University of Bologna. She graduated at the University of Bologna in product design in 2018 and obtained a master’s degree in Service Design at the University of Bologna in 2020, discussing a thesis about the role of data visualization in participatory processes and in the communication of urban transformations. Her main research topics are related to the use of data visualization as a tool for the democratization of the processes of co-production of services for the city.

M. Mahdi Alizadeh was born in Tehran, Iran, holds a bachelor’s degree of Architecture from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’architecture de Clermont-Ferrand (ENSA Clermont-Ferrand) in France. He has continued his master’s degree in the faculty of architecture of university of Porto (FAUP) and currently is working on his thesis. Lately he has been investigating phenomenology in architecture which is the main topic of his thesis work. Furthermore, he has also undergone a one-year program of urban rehabilitation, renovation, and design in the University of Salamanca.
Alongside his experience in a couple of Architecture Ateliers in France, Spain, and Portugal, he is also among the co-founders of an Archi-Talk program by the name of “Café com Esquissos” which has intended to create a platform for discussions regarding the process of design in Architecture ateliers in our contemporary world. He strongly believes that conversation is among the main tools of interaction in the world of Architecture.

Rémi Papillault is an architect from Paris School of Architecture with specialization on heritage building, PhD on urbanism from Paris Institute of Urbanism, PhD in theories of town planning from EHESS Paris.
As a town planner, he has done projects on heritage site like the Plan of preservation of various historical cities in France like Toulouse, Mirepoix, Lavelanet, Castres, Pierrefonds, and on the historical Toulouse le Mirail from Candilis, Josic, Woods.
As an architect, he has built a Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Toulouse, and designed many public spaces in various heritage cities.
As a full professor Phd at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture of Toulouse, he teaches in master project and directs the Master Seminar “History and theories of the project.” As a researcher, he has published research and articles mainly on the heritage between city and architecture in the twentieth century, around the project of Léon Jaussely for Barcelona, of Candilis, Josic and Woods for Toulouse Mirail and Le Corbusier for Chandigarh, Índia.
He is the director of the collection « architectures » at the University Press of Midi, France.

Teresa Calix, PhD, is an architect and assistant professor at FAUP. She is currently the Vice-Dean and the coordinator of the research group “Morphologies and Dynamics of the Territory” at the Centre for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism. She coordinates the Dynamics and Urban Forms Research Line among the PhD Architectural Program. She is also the head of the course “Projecto 5” – urban design studio – and “Urbanística 2 “– urban theory – of the Integrated Master in Architecture.
She has coordinated several applied-research projects and her teaching activities are opportunities to deepen the relationships with institutions as well as with experts of several areas of knowledge that relate to urban and sustainable development. This approach has the ambition to help bridging the gap between students and professionals that will in turn help form actors in the field with a firm commitment to equitable and sustainable development.

Zineb Zair was born in 1992, architect, PhD candidate at Toulouse National School of Architecture with research on heritage building. Currently, she’s a supervisor of school workcamps for the restoration of the medieval castle «La Roque», she is also a former coordinator of school workcamps of the restoration of vernacular architecture in Algeria.