Architecture from the couch: tips from Boris Strzelczyk

We continue our series “Architecture from the couch”. After Bo Christiansen in Copenhagen/Malmö and Anneke Bokern in Amsterdam/Rotterdam have made the beginning, we are moving on to Spain.

Third, our Guiding Architects partner Boris Strzelczyk from GA Valencia in Valencia reports.

The majority of us are currently sitting in our home offices and thus have no opportunity to explore the world. We bring the world to you. For this purpose we have asked our partners from Guiding Architects a few questions about the current situation.

Read their answers here and get a few tips on how the situation is dealt with in other countries and what you can see from home.

Architecture from the couch: tips from Boris Strzelczyk:

1. what is the situation like in your city?
We have curfew for one week and yesterday we were announced another 3 weeks. The city is completely empty and you are only allowed on the streets if you have a good reason for it. Police controls make sure that the population keeps to it.

Architecture from the Couch: Tips from our Guiding Architect Partners

Boris Strzelczyk © GA Valencia

2. how do you look into the future?
I expect that group trips will be completely cancelled in 2020. All tours have been cancelled and some have postponed the trip for a year. At the moment I’m letting the whole thing come up and want to wait and see how it develops the next weeks.

Architecture from the couch: tips from Boris Strzelczyk

3. What could be viewed digitally in your city (museum, gallery, archive)?
Beats me. I know there are already online tours in some museums. These initiatives will probably increase in the next few weeks.

Architecture from the Couch: Tips from our Guiding Architect Partners

Valencia Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias © a-tour

4. name a positive initiative from your city, which has been created due to the current situation?
At 20h00 all citizens of Spain stand on their balconies and applaud the hospital staff. It’s very emotional.

5. give us 1 tip for an architecture book and/or a documentary on architecture and/or movie and/or podcast that you have enjoyed recently?                                                                         

Oscar Niemeyer: A Vida é um Sopro ( Completo) / Life is a Breath (Full ) / english subtitles.

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