Opening Week of the Venice Architecture Biennale
Tuesday, May 22 - Sunday, May 27, 2018
Venice is THE destination of 2018. You will be among the first to discover new talents and review projects from star-architecture studios.

Visit the Venice Architecture Biennale a week before the official start! It is a rare opportunity to see historic Venetian palazzos before they open to the public, observe the setup of the exhibition and meet international creative crowd.

Sign up for the course and gain access behind the scenes.

James Taylor-Foster, Course coordinator,
Curator at ArkDes, Stockholm, European editor-at-large of Archdaily

Preview week schedule
Tuesday, May 22
Wednesday, May 23
Thursday, May 24
Friday, May 25
Saturday, May 26
Sunday, May 27
Selected speakers
You will meet international experts from all over the world. Here are some of the Preview week lecturers.
PhD Harvard University, Professor in Architecture and Sustainable Design
William Baker
Partner, SOM architects. Baker is best known for the development of the "buttressed core" structural system for the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest manmade structure.
Venice Cultural Heritage Expert
Architect, Curator of Pakistan national pavilion
Ivan Blasi
Curator Mies van der Rohe Foundation.
Our participants come from all backgrounds and the course is open for anyone with an interest in Arts, Architecture and Culture.

All our courses are in English.

One week before the start date. Groups fill up quickly, the sooner you apply, the better.

The tuition fee is €950. It includes lectures, all course materials, tickets to museums and the Biennale, welcome coffee, invitation to two Opening parties at the European Cultural Centre, the exhibition catalogue and a boat tour around Venice. It does not include accommodation. You can pay for the course in two instances.

We know how hard it could be to find good and affordable accommodation in Venice. That is why we have reserved apartments and hotels for students well in advance. We only use reliable sources for rent and try to select best options available. If you wish to book an accommodation with us, send us an email and we will provide available options. The costs are usually from €450 to €550 per week.

Students are awarded a certificate upon successful completion.

Morning classes take place in Palazzo Rossini in the centre of Venice. We also visit Palazzo Mora, Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Michiel and the Biennale premises. See Google Maps location here.

Our application process is easy and user-friendly. Register for the course by clicking Sign me up! button below.

Check FAQ page for more details.
Why choose us?
Get access to unique knowledge
The program is a balanced combination of theory and practice. Morning classes take place in historic Venetian palazzos. You spend afternoons visiting galleries, architecture and design studios and the Venice Biennale, the most prestigious event in Art and Architecture industries.
Connect with exceptional people
Classes are led by renowned academics and leading practitioners. Having workshops and discussions with them in Venice is a unique experience. Your peers come from all backgrounds and are international, curious and inquisitive minds that are looking to expand their knowledge.
Learn in the heart of Venice
The city is the creative capital of Italy that offers an extraordinary concentration of facilities and organisations dedicated to culture. Beyond the classroom immerse yourself in creative and cultural activities. For anybody who wishes to explore Italy, Florence, Siena and Milan are within proximity.
Study in small size class
Only 20 people per group are accepted. That garantees personal attention and best networking possibilities.
The ambition of this course is to reveal and understand design as a fundamental component of the built environment, and architecture as integral to the world of design.
James Taylor-Foster
Course coordinator, curator at ArkDes, Stockholm, European editor-at-large of Archdaily
Get a spot while it's still possible.
Don't hesitate too long as there are limited spaces.
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Address: 4013 Campo Manin, 30124 Venice, Italy.