Emilio Hormías Laperal
Barcelona, 1974
COAC arhitect nº: 33265-8
Title: 2000 ETSAB - UPC Barcelona
Specialisation: construction, Cooperació
Emilio Hormías Laperal
Universitat Sense Fronteres
Foneria 25, esc. dreta 5.2. 08038 Barcelona
Tel & fax: +34 934219690
BIBLIOTECA PÚBLICA GODOFREDO TRENKER
Província de Velasco, Bolivia. 2004
amb encàrrec professional  Obra construïda
PLANIFICACIÓ URBANA PARTICIPATIVA
San Ignacio de Velasco, Bolivia. 2004
amb encàrrec professional  Sense construir
UNIVERSITAT CHIQUITANA
San Ignacio de Velasco, Bolivia. 2003
amb encàrrec professional  Obra construïda
ESCOLA PÚBLICA DE JUAN D. BARBA
Província de Velasco, Bolivia. 2003
amb encàrrec professional  Obra construïda
FORNS PER COURE MATERIALS DE CONSTRUCCIÓ
Província de Velasco, Bolivia. 2003
amb encàrrec professional  Obra construïda
ESCOLA BRESSOL PÚBLICA TERESA LAPERAL
Província de Chiquitos, Bolivia. 2003
amb encàrrec professional  Obra construïda
ESCOLA PÚBLICA EDUARDO ABAROA
San Ignacio de Velasco, Bolivia. 2002
amb encàrrec professional  Obra construïda
ESCOLA PÚBLICA PER A DISCAPACITATS SAN FRANCISCO
Província de Chiquitos, Bolivia. 2002
amb encàrrec professional  Obra construïda
ESCOLA PÚBLICA DE PRIMÀRIA GERMAN BUSCH
Província de Velasco, Bolivia. 2001
amb encàrrec professional  Obra construïda
BIBLIOTECA A L'ESCOLA PÚBLICA DE PRIMÀRIA I SECUNDÀRIA ROSENHAMMER
Província de Velasco, Bolivia. 2001
amb encàrrec professional  Obra construïda
ESCOLA BRESSOL PÚBLICA MARIO AGUIRRE TAPIA
San Ignacio de Velasco, Bolivia. 2001
amb encàrrec professional  Obra construïda
ESCOLA PÚBLICA DE PRIMÀRIA I SECUNDÀRIA ROSENHAMMER
Província de Velasco, Bolivia. 2000
amb encàrrec professional  Obra construïda
Since 2000, the team made up of Sandra Bestratén, Emili Hormías (interns and coordinators of cooperation projects) and Raimon Torres (professor titular) has been running the free-choice subject Housing and Cooperation-UNESCO Chair at the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB-UPC). Alongside the subject they organise Experimental Workshops at the university, applying low-cost technologies.

The CCD (Development Cooperation Centre, Polytechnic University of Catalonia-UPC) is responsible for carrying out the ‘Education for Development’ cooperation programme with Bolivia. The cooperation projects are designed from an integrated viewpoint, with the priority aim of strengthening traditional trades and introducing technological improvements in the production of construction materials and systems. These projects are materialised thanks to the voluntary work of the local population and the active participation of UPC students who have the opportunity of applying the knowledge they acquire at the university.

To date, in the last three years, 14 students have worked during their two-month summer vacation on constructing 2,000 m2, divided up into five schools in the Bolivian region of Chiquitania. They have built study workshops, a crèche, a library and a school for the handicapped. This involved working with the brick and tile production sector to create a cooperative, with the technical backing of a volunteer from Business Management studies at the UPF. A kiln has been built for the manufacture of enamel mosaic tiles, making small local producers competitive in comparison with imported products.

One of the basic aims of the projects completed is to promote self-organisation in communal work. To date, over 2,000 persons have worked voluntarily in rotation on the construction of their schools. One day’s voluntary work per family has been offered, representing five parents taking part every day over two months, some 500 people being involved in the construction of each school. In this way, the project becomes a learning process in organisation, on the basis of which these individuals subsequently built a basketball pitch and painted the whole school on the basis of communal work.

The value of the project lies not only in the material results obtained and the optimisation of resources; there is also the intangible value of the commitment to the project of the whole village, which guarantees the future of this community and continuity in the form of new projects.
 
   Edició: 2005  

© ArqCatMón 2005 is an initiative of the Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya (COAC)
The documentation and information contained in ArqCatMón was supplied voluntarily by the architects who designed the projects. The contents featured here are therefore their exclusive responsibility as regards copyright. The architects are also responsible for the style and veracity of the information given, the publication of which at all times respects the authors’ original texts.
This material may be reproduced and disseminated exclusively for non-profit purposes, in all cases featuring the text: ‘Source: ArqCatMón 2005 Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya’, without prejudice to the copyright that may correspond to third parties.