ITALY – FUNDAMENTAL AND CREATIVE PRECEDENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE AND ADAPTABLE DESIGN

AIA Health, Safety and Welfare Accredited Course for Architects, Designers, Engineers

 

ROME

SPRING 2021

  


3:00pm -7:00pm

Architectural tour of Rome

8:00pm

Welcome dinner and opening remarks

 

DAY ONE


 

9:00am

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

 

 

PRINCIPAL CHARACTERISTICS OF ITALIAN MODERN ARCHITECTURE

Participants will explore the elements that make Italian architecture unique. The environment, landscape, cultural heritage, social constraints, and financial risks all factor into the design of buildings in Italy today. Learn about the renewal of Urban Resilience and Regeneration in Italy. Case studies and examples will provide analysis to understanding the challenges and perspectives related to Italian architecture today. 

Expert: SIMONE OMBUEN

Architect, Planner

Associate professor of Urban and Environmental Planning
Department of Architecture, University of Roma Tre

 

Session 1

10:00am – 1:30pm

Urban Planning in Italy: Developmental Trends

(3 hours of instruction with 30 minute break)

 

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Lunch

 

Session 2

2:30pm – 6:00pm

The Metamorphosis of Italian Architecture: Challenges & Opportunities

(3 hours of instruction with 30 minute break)

6:00pm

Free time to explore Rome’s many eateries!

 

DAY TWO


THE RECONSTRUCTION OF L’AQUILA AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE OF 2009

“L’AQUILA – GREAT HOPES”

The 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck the central region of Abruzzo on April 6. 2009 killed 309 people, left 70,000 homeless and devastated approximately 56 villages in the heart of Italy.

Today, the historic center of L’Aquila, which was home to 20,000 inhabitants before the earthquake, is a tale of two cities: one still emerging from the rubble, the other resiliently trying to return to normal.

Our partner for today’s program, “L’Aquila 2009 Società Consortile Cooperativa”, is a consortium of businesses that has carried out over 60 reconstruction programs in the area, using the following criteria:

– Technological innovation that guarantees 100% structural safety in the event of another seismic event, through the use of steel, seismic insulator and technologies for the walling consolidation

– The concept of sustainability that considers complex social systems and that generates opportunities to improve life today and for future generations

– Ethical Code of Conduct, which focuses on the “common good” and the utilization of accuracy and safe fulfillment in each aspect of every project.

Expert: PAOLO TELLA

Engineer

Chairman of the Board of Directors

L’AQUILA 2009 – SOCIETÀ CONSORTILE COOPERATIVA a r.l.

Travel

8:00am – 10:00am

Transfer from DEI to L’Aquila

Session 1

10:00am – 1:00pm

Discussion and Tour of L’Aquila’s Construction Sites and Historic Center

(3 hours of instruction)

 

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Lunch

Session 2

2:30pm – 4:00pm

Discussion and Tour of L’Aquila’s Construction Sites

and Historic Center

(1.5 hours of instruction)

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Tour of the area of Gran Sasso National Park

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Transfer to DEI

8:00pm

Free time to explore the community

 

DAY THREE


ITALY: A COUNTRY OF GREAT ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE, RESTORATION AND RECONSTRUCTION

The modern concept of architectural heritage has evolved to include

the concepts of preservation and protection. Examples of restorations in their various forms will be presented and discussed in this session:

– Ruins and archaeological complexes, mainly destined to be “museums of themselves”;

– “Living” buildings (places that house both public and private functions)

– Structural restoration and that of seismic prevention –  crucial topics in Italy today

– Functional reuse and equipment required for the safety and well-being of users

 

Travel

9:30am – 10:00am

Transfer from DEI to Mattatoio

Session 1

10:00am – 1:30pm

Case Studies: Architectural Restoration in Italy

 (3 hours of instruction with 30 minute break)

 

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Lunch

 

Session 2

2:30pm – 4:30pm

Restructuring and Functional Reorientation of Historical Places

(3 hours of instruction with 30 minute break)

 

Travel

4:30 pm – 5:00pm

Transfer from Mattatoio to Centrale Montemartini

Event

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Excursion in the Museum Centrale Montemartini

 

Travel

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Transfer to DEI

 

Evening

Free time to explore Rome

 

DAY FOUR


UMBRIA: GREEN HEART OF ITALY

Umbria is a beautiful and eclectic region of Italy with its rolling hills, majestic lakes, quaint medieval hill towns and ancient architectural ruins. It offers spaces to experience art, spirituality, craftsmanship and industry. Complete the day with a visit to Carapace Wine Cellar designed by Arnaldo Pomodoro.

Expert: MASSIMO GALLETTA

Architect

Internationally renowned architect specializing architecture and urban design

Travel

8:30am – 6:30pm

Transfer from Hotel to Umbria landmarks including:

Spoleto, Bevagna, Vallo di Nera, Carapace

Travel

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Return to Rome

Evening

Free time to visit local sites

 

DAY FIVE


CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN INTERIOR DESIGN:

FUNCTIONAL, AESTHETIC, ECONOMIC AND BRANDING PERSPECTIVES

Interior design provides a delicate link within the complex Italian building fabric.

Case studies will provide insights into contemporary sensibilities interwoven into Italian interior design perspectives. 

Expert: FILIPPO BOMBACE

Architect

Internationally renowned architect, specializing in architecture and interior design

 

Session 1

10:00am – 1:30pm

Interior Design Case Studies

(3 hours of instruction with 30 minute break)

 

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Lunch

Session 2

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Travel

Transfer from DEI to MAXXI

Event

3:00pm – 5:00pm

MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Arts

  

Travel

5:00pm – 5.30pm

Transfer from MAXXI to DEI

5:30pm – 8:00pm

Free time to enjoy local cuisine

8:00pm

Closing Discussion and  Farewell Reception

 

Course Fee

$ 2,500 (excluding hotel)

 

Included:

Course materials, sightseeing tour in Rome, welcome dinner, daily lunches and breaks, tour of L’Aquila and the area of Gran Sasso National Park, tour of Spoleto, Bevagna, Vallo di Nera in Umbria, visit to Tenuta Castelbuono Carapace, transfers, excursion to MAXXI, farewell reception.

Not Included:

Airfare to Rome and anything not specifically not mentioned here

Hotel not included, but we can assist with booking accommodations. We suggest booking as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us for hotel and flight options.

Attendees

Reserve your space now. Attendance is limited to the first 20 applicants.

 

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