Italy, Piacenza

Architecture for Creative Cities

when 8 September 2014 - 26 September 2014
duration 3 weeks
credits 8 ECTS
fee EUR 180

PROGRAM FROM ECOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE TO ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
The International Summer School program includes:

1 - A WORKSHOP
A daily workshop is applied to specific issues typical of urban and environmental architectural design on different scales, aimed at the quality and sustainability of habitat transformation processes. This workshop will be conducted in workgroups, under continued supervision of tutors. The program includes three interconnected sections:
a- Landscape
b- Urban Space
c- Architectural Design

The three sections will deal with the different design intervention scales and respectively focused on the preparation of:
a- Territorial planning master plans (including one or several specific interventions: strategic frameworks, complex nodes, infrastructural spaces), in a large and medium scale outlook;
b- Specific intervention projects (corresponding to individual cases: important public spaces, relational spaces, urban communication and representation areas), appropriately defined in their required spatial characteristics;
c- Design of characteristic architectural components, analyzed in depth in their constituting elements (basic, complementary and ancillary) at a level of detail and construction specificity, capable of implementing the qualities and values of the space.
For each of these three sections, each coordinated by a director, a “parallel internship” shall be opened, having congruent goals aimed to a closely coherence with the general issues proposed according to an integrated, interactive and inter-scalar architectural-urban-environmental concept.
International visiting professors:
Auxiliadora Galvez,Esquela Técnica superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM), Javier Lopez and Ramon Pico (actastudio), Esquela Técnica superior de Arquitectura de Sevilla (ETSAS), Hervè Dubois, Marseille, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Marseille (ENSA)

2 - CONFERENCES
A series of conferences and round tables held by designers and scholars of international renown, with the presentation of projects and discussions on current design issues in parallel with the basic communications held by in-house lecturers;

3- CRITICAL REVISIONS
The Summer School has foreseen three critical revisions, with the participation of an International Commission.
The work conducted in the design laboratory shall undergo progress reviews with the attendance of national and international key figures in architectural culture and a final results review conducted by an International Committee.
First critic - Sep 12nd 2014
Second critic - Sep 19th 2014

Course leader

DIRECTION: Guya Bertelli, Carlos Garcia Vàzques

Target group

The participation is open to the students of the master degree in Architecture, Design, Engineering and Planning and PhD students (in the Architecture and urban planning), and is reserved to a maximum number of 80 participants. The application for participating (which can be done through completion of the application form found on the registration page of the website) together with a Scientific Resume and a motivation letter (maximum 2 pages in A4 format) preceding before June 15th 2014. The admitted students after the procedure of the selection would be communicated via e-mail, from the directors of the summer school within June 23rd 2014.

The official language of the International summer school is English.

REGISTRATION
The admitted students, will receive an email with which they will be notified by the necessary banking data for processing the definitive registration, that should be preformed within June 30th 2014.
For finalizing the registration the admitted candidate should send and an email to the summer school organization (oc.summerschool@gmail.com) a confirmation letter of presence with attaching the payment receipt.

OFFICIAL CERTIFICATION OF THE PARTICIPATION AND RECOGNITION
OF THE EDUCATIONAL CREDITS
The OC International Summer School will issue to each of the students an official certificate of participation and will admit to the students of the Politecnico di Milano 8 CFU, to be evaluated as internship activity. For the other schools of the architecture the reorganization of the credits is related to the regulations of each didactical secretary.

PIACENZA PRIZE
The foundation of the Architects of Parma and Piacenza will award three prizes to three best selected projects.

Course aim

Landscape planning, environmental and sustainable architecture

Credits info

8 ECTS
The OC International Summer School will issue to each of the students an official certificate of participation and will admit to the students of the Politecnico di Milano 8 CFU, to be evaluated as internship activity. For the other schools of the architecture the reorganization of the credits is related to the regulations of each didactical secretary.

Fee info

EUR 180: The amount of € 180,00 is reserved for students who register by June 15, 2014. The participation fee will be € 180,00 including dinner buffet, the didactic and other services (printing of the elaborations, plotting, DVD with didactic tools, booklet, materials for the modeling). Upon to the request of the participants, the organization of the Workshop will take care of booking accommodation with agreed establishment at the rate of € 20,00 per night (bed & breakfast) and stipulating agreements for meals. Monday to friday dinners are included in the fee.