Architecture for Heritage | Course

SAVE Architecture for Heritage | Course

Last Submission Date: October 01, 2021

Last Registration Date: October 01, 2021

Language: Italian

Country: Italy

Type: Courses

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About Architecture for Heritage

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.

THE COURSE

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.

For more information visit WEBSITE.
Contact: studenti@yacademy.it

SPECIAL LECTURES

  • EDOARDO TRESOLDI – Ghosts of architecture: the Paleochristian Basilica in Siponto
  • FOKKE MOEREL | MVRDV – MVRDV Crystal Houses
  • JORGE P. SILVIA | AIRES MATEUS E ASSOCIADOS – Presences and absences: the Catholic University of Louvain
  • ALBERTO VEIGA | BAROZZI VEIGA – Elegance and discontinuity: Ribera del Duero
  • GIUSEPPE ZAMPIERI | DAVID CHIPPERFIELD ARCHITECTS MILANO – Behind the scenes in Venice: Procuratie Vecchie
  • MASSIMO CARMASSI | CARMASSI STUDIO ARCHITETTURA – Industrial architecture and new functions
  • RENZO PIANO | RENZO PIANO BUILDING WORKSHOP – Suburbs: new urban heritage
  • JOÃO LUÍS CARRILHO DA GRAÇA | CARRILHO DA GRAÇA ARQUITECTOS – Building upon ruins: Evora Historical Centre
  • VALERIE MULVIN | MCCULLOUGH MULVIN ARCHITECTS – Rush Library: new uses for a sacred space
  • ANDREA D’ANTRASSI | MADARCHITECTS – Hutong Bubble: Chinese regeneration
  • ANDREAS FRIES | HERZOG & DE MEURON – From the industry to art: the Tate Modern case
  • BENEDETTA TAGLIABUE | MIRALLES TAGLIABUE EMBT – Sewing up the urban fabric: Santa Caterina Market


WORKSHOP 

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.

INTERNSHIP

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

Requirements / Eligibility

The admission to the course is based on the evaluation of:

  • curriculum vitae, also in European format
  • motivational letter (max. 200 words)
  • portfolio

Submission / Key Dates

  • Applications deadline – 9th July 2021
  • Publication of the provisional ranking – 19th July 2021
  • Enrollment fee payment deadline – 23rd July
  • Publication of the official ranking – 2nd August 2021
  • Lessons start – 6th September 2021
  • Lessons end – 8th September 2021
  • Workshop start – 11th October 2021
  • Workshop end – 12th November 2021

About the Organizer

YACADEMY

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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