Architecture For Landscape: Internship at Snohetta, Land

The Natural Environment as the Stage for Design | High level training course | 2020 Edititon

SAVE Architecture For Landscape: Internship at Snohetta, Land

Last Submission Date: 02 October, 2020

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Introduction to the Course

From Stonehenge to Greek temples, architecture is the signature of humankind on landscape, the artificial element that has always been connected to the natural environment. Architecture and landscape are linked by a fundamental continuity that is now starting to fade, damaging the quality of the space we dwell.

More than ever today, landscape is a precious heritage that architecture can and must enhance, while protecting it to pass it on to future generations: architects shall not give up on working on landscape, instead they should be able to design architectures that respond to each landscape’s specific feature and generates wonderful and unique spaces.

The “Architecture for Landscape” course was created on these premises: it aims at training designers who are able to meet the diverse needs of transforming territories, enforcing an attentive and productive dialogue with the surrounding landscape to respond to the needs of prestigious clients in outstanding contexts. Through a thorough analysis of the natural world, light and geomorphological features of terrains, the designers will become more and more able to reconnect human design to the natural environment and be inspired by landscape to design outstanding, sustainable and impressive architectures.

The course will be made up of 99 hours of lessons, a 32-hour workshop and multiple lectures by well-renowned professional architects.


The Course contains the following Events

1. Program

The course has dedicated hours of Lessons and visits to important companies. The entire program can be found here 99 hours of Lessons + Company Visits .


2. Special Lectures

Lectures by various company experts like Snøhetta, Eduardo Souto De Moura, Giulio Rigoni (BIG Bjarke Ingels Group) and may more. The entire list of professors can be found here.


3. Workshop

Design a dispersed hotel and tree house system in the French village of Repére.

The course will be conducted in collaboration with Le Village du Repére, a company that owns woods, land and an ancient village located in the suggestive countryside of Charante Maritime (France). A remote agricultural aggregate of medieval origin, the village is immersed in one of the most fascinating rural contexts in Europe: a compendium of centuries-old oak groves, vineyards and waterways, which here abundantly irrigate the landscape of the legendary lands of oysters and Cognac. With an absolutely strategic position and its proximity to the castles of the Loire, the property aims to transform the village and its 30 hectares of forests and fields into a destination for hikers, nature lovers and food and wine lovers.


4. Internships

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. You can find all the details here.




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.

Basic Information

Language : Italian (Interpreters for International Students)
Where : Bologna
Period : 16th November 2020 / 5th February 2021
Attendance : 3 days/week – Full time
Costs: 2,450 € + VAT for physical attendance | 1,600 € + VAT for virtual attendance | 5 scholarships for the most deserving students


For more information of dates and rules of the program, please visit the website here.


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