Last Submission Date: October 01, 2021
Last Registration Date: October 01, 2021
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The workshop “Architecture for Heritage” will represent the occasion of practical synthesis to test all the notions available through the other teaching modules, ensuring strategic answers with respect to a real architectural design. The course will be carried out in collaboration with the Castelbarco Albani family, current owners of Villa Imperiale.
Architectures inherited from the past or into historical – often monumental – artifacts that no longer respond to the customs and needs of contemporary society.
Nevertheless, the ancient architectures tell our story, therefore de- serve 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 80 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.
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DESIGN OF A PAVILION FOR THE MONUMENTAL COMPLEX OF VILLA IMPERIALE
Livia Tani | ATELIERS JEAN NOUVEL
The workshop will represent the occasion of practical synthesis to test all the notions available through the other teaching modules, ensuring strategic answers with respect to a real architectural design. The course will be carried out in collaboration with the Castelbarco Albani family, current owners of Villa Imperiale. Place of delight for intellectuals and artists of every age, Villa Imperiale has been, over the last years, at the center of a refined cultural design oriented to generate in loco one of the most significant centers of artistic experimentation of the national context.
In this sense, various concerts, exhibitions, and installations found in the Villa complex their frame, catalyzing thoughts and visions of different interpreters of contemporary thought. The workshop requires the design of a new pavilion, oriented to host different events, in a refined and unprecedented relationship between modernity and historical architecture.
A picturesque context surrounded by the greening of the park, that – slightly East – crash into the sea (San Bartolo mount), Villa Imperiale is the ideal background for design reflections that combine memory, nature, and contemporary interventions. For a better interiorization of the place, students will have the opportunity to stay and attend the class for three days at the Villa.
At the end of the course, YACademy Placement office will guarantee each student a proposal for an internship / collaboration with some of the studios better matching the topic of the course, with the likes of:
ALVISI KIRIMOTO + PARTNERS – AIRES MATEUS – CARRILHO DA GRAÇA ARQUITECTOS – DAVID CHIPPERFIELD ARCHITECTS MILANO – GEOGRA – ZAMBONI ASSOCIATI ARCHITETTURA – EDOARDO TRESOLDI – EMBT MIRALLES TAGLIABUE – BAROZZI VEIGA – OMA – JEAN NOUVEL DESIGN – LOMBARDINI 22 – MAD – MCCULLOUGH MULVIN ARCHITECTS – PLUS ULTRA STUDIO – MVRDV
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YAC is an association that promotes architectural competitions aimed at fostering culture and design research. Over the years, YAC has broadened its experience of work and collaboration with the main architectural firms of contemporary architecture, dealing with diverse and numerous topics of architectural design. Nowadays, YAC’s expertise can serve young designers better, providing them with the creation of high-level educational programs aimed at polishing the skills of the students and offering them a valuable connection to the labor market.
Thanks to the close relationship with internationally renowned professional and academic actors, YACademy is the perfect frame within which to complete or specialize one’s skills, and create a significant link with the most internationally-renowned architectural firms. The location of the courses, also available from remote connection since 2020, is the prestigious headquarters of YACademy: a medieval building located in the heart of Bologna’s historical city center, close to the Two Towers and next to Piazza Santo Stefano; namely, one of the most picturesque areas of the city.
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