HIGH-LEVEL TRAINING COURSE | 2022 Edition
Architecture for Heritage
HOW TO DIALOGUE WITH THE PAST TO DESIGN THE CONTEMPORARY
19th September 2022/ 25th November 2022
Internship at AIRES MATEUS, BAROZZI VEIGA, HERZOG & DE MEURON
Architects have always been asked to breathe new life into ancient architectures inherited from the past or into historical – often monumental – artefacts that no longer respond to the customs and needs of the contemporary society. Nevertheless, the ancient architectures tell our story, therefore deserve to be restored with interventions that bring along a hint of modernity and show the trace of the design activity.
The “Architecture for Heritage” course has been created on these premises. Its aim is to train designers who will be able to understand and enhance the memory of historical architectures and take inspiration from them to carry out new interventions that both meet the new needs and are enriched by the link to the past. In a close dialogue between the ancient and the modern, between existing architectures and new interventions, it is possible to comprehend what has been and what is now, redesigning – through architecture – a historical line bound to be continued by future generations. The students will learn about the most advanced survey strategies and redesign of historical architectures; therefore, they will be able to protect the ancient wonders without giving up on a contemporary approach to the project. They will acquire skills and experience in a field of design that is always present and offers continuous and valuable job opportunities.
The students will analyze the technical and compositional strategies to adopt in contexts that host outstanding existing architectures through the intervention on archaeological and industrial sites and focusing mainly on the accommodation and cultural use of historical buildings. The course will be made up of 86 hours of lessons, a 32-hour workshop, and multiple lectures by well-renowned professional architects. At the end of the course, YACademy Placement office will guarantee each student a proposal for an internship/collaboration within the partner studios.
Italian (interpreter for foreign students)
19.09.2022 / 25.11.2022
3 days/week - Full time
1.800 € + VAT online
2.700 € + VAT standard
3.900 € + VAT advanced
5 full scholarships available for the most deserving candidates
DESIGN OF A VISITOR CENTER AMONG THE RUINS OF THE PRIORY OF ATHASSEL
The workshop will represent an opportunity for practical synthesis through which the students will apply all the notions that will be made available through the other teaching modules, with the aim of ensuring strategic responses to a real architectural project. The course, conducted under the tutorship of McCullough Mulvin Architects, will concern the design of a visitor center in the ruins of Athassel Priory, a Norman monastic complex listed among the most iconic ruins in southern Ireland. Immersed in an idyllic countryside and crystallized in a state of ruin for more than ‚700 years, the priory is certainly the ideal context in which to measure the relationship between antiquity and contemporary architecture. The uncertain boundary walls, the open aisles, the open Gothic pointed arches, the abandoned cloisters, represent a rare and charming opportunity to experiment with contemporary languages and architectures capable of unique expressiveness both on a technical and on a compositional level. A museum space, a cafeteria, a bookshop, a conference space or even accommodations scattered through the countryside and ruins will be the suggestive elements of a programme capable of generating new experiences and perceptions of historical architecture, while adhering to a formula that is consistent with the Irish spirit: reserved and deeply deferential towards its ruins.
David Chipperfield, David Chipperfield Architects
Yvonne Farrell Shelley McNamara, Grafton Architects
Benedetta Tagliabue, EMBT Miralles Tagliabue
Alberto Veiga, Barozzi Veiga
Valerie Mulvin, McCullough Mulvin Architects
Sergio Bettini, Studio Bettini architetti
Jorge P. Silva, Aires Mateus
Federico Pompignoli, Former OMA
Antonio De Rossi, Politecnico di Torino
Andreas Fries, Herzog & De Meuron
Livia Tani, Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Matteo Agnoletto, Università di Bologna
Andrea Zamboni, ZAA Zamboni Associati Architettura
Edoardo Milesi, edoardo milesi & archos
Andrea Gion, Drawlight
Edoardo Currà, Università di Roma „Sapienza“
Francesca Graziani, Agenzia del Demanio
Gianandrea Gazzola, Artista
Giuseppe Boselli, Geogrà
Students or graduates in Architecture/Design can apply to the course. The commission, based on the assessment of the application, may admit students with different qualifications.
To apply, it is necessary to register online and submit a Curriculum Vitae, a Portfolio, and a Motivational Letter. Moreover, it is necessary to pay the administration fee (60€ + VAT). The best 35 candidates will be admitted to the course according to the rules.
The candidates are invited to consider the deadlines carefully. In case of possible modifications to the deadlines, they will be promptly notified.
9th May 2022
15th July 2022
25th July 2022
ENROLLMENT FEE PAYMENT DEADLINE
29th July 2022
06th August 2022
19th September 2022
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