HIGH-LEVEL TRAINING COURSE | 2022 Edition
Architecture for Landscape
THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AS THE STAGE FOR DESIGN
19th September 2022 / 25th November 2022
Internship at SNØHETTA, SANAA, DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO
From Stonehenge to Greek temples, architecture is the signature of humankind on landscape, the artificial element that has always been connected to the natural environment. Architecture and landscape are linked by a fundamental continuity that is now starting to fade, damaging the quality of the space we dwell. More than ever today, landscape is a precious heritage that architecture can and must enhance while protecting it to pass it on to future generations: architects shall not give up on working on landscape, instead, they should be able to design architectures that respond to each landscape’s specific feature and generates wonderful and unique spaces.
The “Architecture for Landscape” course was created on these premises: it aims at training designers who are able to meet the diverse needs of transforming territories, enforcing an attentive and productive dialogue with the surrounding landscape to respond to the needs of prestigious clients in outstanding contexts. Through a thorough analysis of the natural world, light, and geomorphological features of terrains, the designers will become more and more able to reconnect human design to the natural environment and be inspired by landscape to design outstanding, sustainable, and impressive architectures.
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 OBSERVATORY CENTERS AMONG THE CANYONS AND THE CAVES OF WWF PROTECTED AREA OF GROTTE DEL BUSSENTO
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 SANAA and carried out in collaboration with WWF, will concern the design of an architectural system aimed at enhancing the visitors‘ experience at Bussento caves - on of the most fascinating and rich natural compendiums in biodiversity on a national scale. Caves and canyons whose walls cling to suggestive observation points, waterfalls and streams where to insert platforms and viewpoints, and again the vestiges of an ancient mill where a visitor center or a small dining place can be placed; the protected area boasts a variety of foreshortenings and enchanting views that easily serve the purpose of carrying out experiments in which the landscape and the architectural element are the protagonists. Through the workshop, students will be able to test the insertion of architectures that dialogue with the landscape, with the aim to optimize its programs without overruling it, and indeed helping to sculpt it and emphasize its suggestive elements. The work is then not a simple design exercise, but a real environmental commitment: making the last great sanctuaries of mother nature accessible - through architecture - means spreading awareness around the enviromental issue and with it the commitment of a wider public and consequent protection activities.
Eduardo Souto De Moura - Lecturer
Kazuyo Sejima - Lecturer, SANAA
Marco Galaverni, WWF
Emanuele Montibeller, Arte Sella
Andrea Bulloni, LAND
Neil Hubbard, Heatherwick Studio
Mikkel Bøgh, EFFEKT
Seul Lee, Snøhetta
Lucio Brotto, ETIFOR
Giustino Mezzalira, Veneto Agricoltura
Matthew Johnson, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Lars Johan Almgren, Dorte Mandrup
Simon Frommenwiler, HHF
Francesca Singer, SANAA
Edoardo Milesi, edoardo milesi & archos
Antonio Perazzi, Studio Antonio Perazzi
Pierluigi Masini, Venice Innovation Design
Roberto Dini, Politecnico di Torino
Manuel Orazi, Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio
Mauro Frate, Mauro Frate Architetto
Federico Ratta, Frassinago — Gardens and Landscapes
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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