The Acre Moat Canopy 2013  

Lightweight Membranes 2013 || 22.8-1.9.2013  || The Architectural Association VS, Tel Aviv

This year, the Tel Aviv Visiting School will face a unique challenge to become part of a building project – the construction of a tensile canopy for a new horse-racing arena in the ancient port city of Akko [also known as Acre].

>>>‘Acre Moat Canopy’ brief >>>


The deadline for applications is 15 August 2013.

An application can be made by completing the Online application form . If you are not able to do an online payment, please email for other payment options.

All participants traveling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required. After payment of fees, the AA can provide a letter confirming participation in the workshop. A portfolio or CV is not required for standard application, only the online application form and payment.

A limited amount of scholarships are available for selected applications before 1st August 2013>>


The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £695 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting Membership. If you are already a member, the total fee will be reduced automatically by £60 by the online payment system. Fees are non refundable. Fees do not include flights.

Accommodation during the workshop is partly provided, Please visit our Accommodation section for more information.

Students need to bring their own laptops, digital equipment and model making tools. Please ensure this equipment is covered by your own insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen at the workshop.


The workshop is open to current architecture and design students and professionals worldwide.

Software skills in Rhino and Grasshopper will be appreciated but not required

The results of the ‘Acre Moat’ workshop will become a part of an exhibition during the coming ‘Akko Festival’ and will be integrated in the ongoing design process of the Acre Canopy project.



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Program directors:
Gary Freedman
Shany Barath

Visiting School Director: Christopher Pierce.
Visiting School Coordinator: Priji Balakrishnan
T +44 20 7887 4014
F +44 20 74140782