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Architecture for Heritage
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 training 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 90 hours of lessons, a 32-hour workshop and multiple lectures by well-renowned professional architects.
A Campus among Ruins
DESIGN OF AN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF DESIGN AMONG THE RUINS OF THE ROCCA DEI CONTI GUIDI FORTRESS IN MODIGLIANA
The course will be conducted in collaboration with Agenzia del Demanio - the Italian Government Real Estate Agency - and the Municipality of Modigliana. Students will be given the opportunity to work on the Rocca dei Conti Guidi, a symbolic architecture of a medieval village that lays on the promontory between the Tramazzo and Ibola rivers. Due to a very strong production chain in the field of furniture that is locally present, the Municipality would like the fortress repurposing to be oriented towards the establishment of an international school of architecture and design: here, protected by a medieval architecture, in the heart of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine, a campus of excellence will welcome young talents guided by the brightest stars of architecture and product design. Modigliana is picturesque and characterized by some very fascinating views (e.g. the famous Ponte della Signora) and is the ideal background for design reflections that combine memory with a contemporary intervention. In order to get to know the site from close, students will be granted the opportunity to spend three days of stay and lessons in Modigliana.
(interpreter for foreign students)
16.11.2020 / 05.02.2021
3 days/week - Full time
2,450 € + VAT for physical attendance
1,600 € + VAT for virtual attendance
5 scholarships for the most deserving students
At the end of the course, YACademy’s Placement office will guarantee every student an internship or collaboration proposal in one of our partner studios relevant to the course topic.
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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 (50€ + VAT). The best 25 candidates will be admitted to the course according to the rules.
Application Opening: 11th May 2020
Application Deadline: 02nd October 2020
Provisional Ranking: 12th October 2020
Enrollment Fee Payment Deadline: 16th October 2020
Official Ranking: 23rd October 2020
Lessons Start: 16th November 2020
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