CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE -
RELEVANCE OF SITE-SPECIFIC APPROACH
The course is composed of a comprehensive analysis on Venice urban system, its embedded ecologies, and contemporary architectural challenges - concepts introduced through sites explorations, specific lectures and design sessions.
The course focuses on the Venice relation to nature in the construction of a project for a lagoon city. Both both territorial and architectural physical materiality and metabolic systems of Venice are confronted, to foster new design interpretations and possibilities for the programming and activation of sites in the city.

As a participant you will explore one of the following sites:

- the island of Poveglia - an abandoned fortress island where nature, water and architecture coexist in silence and exile;

- the island of Lido, specifically on the site of the old hospital, a beautiful vacant early 20th century project at the fringes of the urban settlement where sea and sand dunes establish a unique natural ecosystem;

- the island of Certosa, a public park and marina, place of experimentation for natural land reclamation and ideal place for both small design interventions and hands-on sessions.

- the unbuilt projects in Venice and their current status quo, envisioning a re-enactment or contemporary new proposal.
AVAILABILITY: PLACES STILL AVAILABLE

DATES: JULY 8 - 20, 2019

DURATION: Two weeks

TUITION FEE: 1650 EURO

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 5, 2019

LANGUAGE:
English

LOCATION:
Palazzo Rossini, 4013 Campo Manin, 30124 Venice

CALL OR WHATSAPP US:
+39 320 245 06 31

EMAIL US:
study@europeanculturalacademy.eu
The course focuses on the Venice relation to nature in the construction of a project for a lagoon city. Both both territorial and architectural physical materiality and metabolic systems of Venice are confronted, to foster new design interpretations and possibilities for the programming and activation of sites in the city.

As a participant you will explore one of the following sites:

- the island of Poveglia - an abandoned fortress island where nature, water and architecture coexist in silence and exile;

- the island of Lido, specifically on the site of the old hospital, a beautiful vacant early 20th century project at the fringes of the urban settlement where sea and sand dunes establish a unique natural ecosystem;

- the island of Certosa, a public park and marina, place of experimentation for natural land reclamation and ideal place for both small design interventions and hands-on sessions.

- the unbuilt projects in Venice and their current status quo, envisioning a re-enactment or contemporary new proposal.
AVAILABILITY: PLACES STILL AVAILABLE

DATES: JULY 8 - 20, 2019

DURATION: Two weeks

TUITION FEE: 1650 EURO

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 5, 2019

LANGUAGE:
English

LOCATION:
Palazzo Rossini, 4013 Campo Manin, 30124 Venice

CALL OR WHATSAPP US:
+39 320 245 06 31

EMAIL US:
study@europeanculturalacademy.eu
HOW YOU BENEFIT
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
You will study and confront with the most challenging proposals and their rationalities, whilst re-thinking new interventions.
INSPIRATION
You come to Venice to get inspired and learn from the great architects of the Past and the Present. We will guide you through the iconic and not-so-famous Venetian locations. The classes take place in a historic Venetian palazzo, throughout the course you will be exposed to amazing architecture, art and design.
INSIGHTS
We advocate for honest and constructive approach to education. We openly discuss artistic, commercial and networking challenges in the architecture industry. Our lecturers share real cases and numbers behind their projects.
PROFESSIONAL NETWORK
The course attracts professionals and students from all over the world - on average there are 11 nationalities per group. Small group size guarantees personal attention to each participant and gives you a change to interact closely with our faculty.
PARTICIPANT PROFILE
WHO CAN JOIN?
  • Students in relevant disciplines
  • Architecture & Urban planning professionals
  • Designers
  • Social Scientists
  • Artists
  • No prior experience required
MEET YOUR LECTURERS
The course works closely with both local and international experts in architecture, urban design, landscape urbanism, planning and ecology, engaging with local professionals to catalyze conversations around the performance of students' interventions.
Elena Longhin
(Course leader)
Architect and Designer, visiting PhD researcher at Architectural Association in London. Tutor at Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV). She leads AA visiting schools worldwide.
Venice Cultural Heritage Expert. She has worked for UNESCO, and written a book on Venice Master Artisans, along with a number of articles for other books and magazines.
Stefano Tornieri
Stefano is of the founders of Babau Bureau, an architecture office. The approach of the office is based on the research of site-specific architecture. Stefano holds a PhD in architectural composition from IUAV of Venice.
Venice Biennale Education Department
MEET YOUR LECTURERS
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