Italy, Piacenza

Landscape in motion

when 5 September 2016 - 23 September 2016
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 8 ECTS
fee EUR 250

Piacenza Campus of Politecnico di Milano hosts the three-year Architecture Design course and the Architecture Master course “Sustainable Architecture and Landscape Design”. The academic curriculum of the first three years aims at training designers with a specific sensitivity to architectural issues while the two final years are devoted to sustainable project and landscape design.

The International Summer School OC OPEN CITY is an important initiative in post-graduate studies, with a strong international vocation, and it’s oriented to the design the “open spaces” in different scales of intervention, from landscape transformation to regeneration of public areas and to specific architectural components. The school is open to students attending the 3rd year of Bachelor Degree Courses and to students attending a Master in Architecture, Design, Engineering and Planning, as well as to PhD research students in disciplines of architecture and urban planning. The workshop aims at maintaining an open dialogue among the different design specialties needed to face the problems arising from architectural, urban and environmental transformations, becoming a discussion forum and a brainstorming workshop, where issues on the general development perspectives of contemporary habitats can be discussed.

The wide consensus this initiative has received during the last 6 editions, both inside and outside the academic scene, is the result not only of the scientific reputation of Politecnico di Milano but also of the innovative format and the fascinating history of the host city. Piacenza is the ideal venue for an initiative focused on complex design problems, both for the quality of its landscape, artistic and monumental environment and for the wide range of case-studies, as well as for its solid traditions in the building sector.

Located in the fascinating buildings and pavilions of the former slaughterhouse, the International Summer School OC OPEN CITY hosts each year tens of students, tutors and professors coming from different parts of the world, gathering to discuss issues of architectural, urban and environmental design. The School high scientific value is confirmed by its intense schedule of lectures and public conferences with speakers of international renown in the field of architectural design.
In 2015 OC OPEN CITY International Summer School was chosen by Politecnico di Milano as part and step of the high-level-education program ASA (Advanced School of Architecture), open to 32 talented students. They are selected through an open call for the attendance, in 2 semesters, of 3 intensive workshops (in different campuses of Politecnico di Milano: Lecco and Mantova, in addition to Piacenza) and 1 stage. Visit website for more info

Course leader

Guya Bertelli, Carlos Garcia Vazquez, Sara Protasoni, Victor Tenez Ybern.

Target group

The school is open to students attending the 3rd year of Bachelor Degree Courses and to students attending a Master in Architecture, Design, Engineering and Planning, as well as to PhD research students in disciplines of architecture and urban planning.

Course aim

The workshop aims at maintaining an open dialogue among the different design specialties needed to face the problems arising from architectural, urban and environmental transformations, becoming a discussion forum and a brainstorming workshop, where issues on the general development perspectives of contemporary habitats can be discussed.

Credits info

8 ECTS
Official certificate of participation and recognition of credits
For each participant, the OC International Summer School will release an official certificate of attendance. For participants enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree and Master in Architecture from the School of Architettura Urbanistica e Ingegneria delle costruzioni of the Politecnico di Milano, the 8 CFU can be used as the intership credits required for graduation or as elective courses.
The workshop may have different credit values for other universities.
The projects and study models developed during the school may be shown in exhibitions and collected into publications by Politecnico di Milano.

Fee info

EUR 250: The fee includes weekday evening meals and workshop’s materials (printing and plotting, CD, and some model materials).

Scholarships

None.