After the PPP (Parallel Pilot Project) 2012, the best students and projects were selected to participate in different workshops. The selected ones to assist to Ecuador were:

Country of origin Student Project Name Attending WS Lecturer
Greece Mavromoustaki Kyriaki Archetypolis Ecuador Antonios Moras
Paraguay María Paz Gill Redesigning Asuncion´s Metropolitan Area Ecuador Julio Diarte
  María Bertha Peroni Redesigning Asuncion´s Metropolitan Area Ecuador Rodrigo Resck
Sweden Asa Berggren Rethinking Waste Ecuador Ana Betancour/ Carl Johan

In Greece, the original PPP had the task of producing synecdoche of social living and cohabitation, and the team of Mavromoustaki Kyriaki with their proyect “Archetypolis” was chosen as the best one. The group developed a composite/hybrid design concept through the repetition of variations of a predefined basic modular structure. Their aim was to produce a form of cohabitation, where the meaning of private space and simultaneous places were included within a frame of social living.

The students María Paz Gill and María Bertha Peroni, from Paraguay, were selected by their teachers because, in their own words: “from the initial analytic stage of the project with all the transdisciplinary researches, as well as in the final stage with the strategies for the final proposal, they both proved to be outstanding.” Their project was “Redesigning Asuncion´s Metropolitan Area” based on the hydrographic system. In their proposal water courses become the new connections between the different areas contained by the city, thus natural resources are used to “limit” each zone.

The project “Rethinking Waste” by Asa Berggren was the best one in the PPP “Community Building” in Sweden. It deals with issues of memory and identity, within a multidisciplinary understanding of waste, to develop a proposal that strengthens local social conditions and relations. The project aimed to explore the merits of waste and wastespaces, using as an example the wasteland left after the demolition of the Pruitt-Igoe project in St. Louis, Missouri. The idea was to look for possibilities when urban wastes areas are redeveloped, as well as to incorporate the same values into the design of new public spaces.