12 months Part Time
DIPARTIMENTO DI ARCHITETTURA, INGEGNERIA DELLE COSTRUZIONI E AMBIENTE COSTRUITO
Today, designing the built means to be able to acquire a reading, the widest possible, of
all the issues that involve today the process of preservation and enhancement of the
existing that involves new and varied professionalism, tools and methodologies in
continuous evolution. The Master makes use of the collaboration of the Unesco Chair -
Planning and architectural protection in the World Heritage cities, active at the Polo of
Mantova. The attention, however, will not be turned only to buildings historically
attested and recognized, but also and above all to that building "of margin" in
abandonment to which today we turn with greater attention as the industrial,
handicraft and agricultural one.
The Master will be structured in six modules that will deal with the themes that involve
the process of valorization of the existing:
a) CULTURE OF THE PROJECT, ANALYSIS AND HISTORICAL APPROACH;
b) DETECTION, REPRESENTATION, INFORMATIZATION; c)RULES AND PROCEDURES OF
e) TECHNIQUES, PRODUCTS, PLANTS AND COMPANIES;
f) PROJECT AND BUILDING SITE.
The master aims to deepen, both from the theoretical point of view and in real
professional practice, the complex issues of the project of conservation and
enhancement of built heritage, with particular attention to the inevitable relationship /
contribution of the new in its various forms (from plants to architecture) as an active
support to the issues of use.
A heritage for which the development of the project is constantly becoming more and
more conditioned by rules and procedures, by technological development, by the needs
related to sustainability, containment, efficiency and energy saving, by those that
invest the issues of seismic and structural vulnerability, by the protections to be put in
place, by the inevitable contamination between the new and the existing.
The master is therefore aimed at recent graduates and graduates, already active in the
professional activity, who feel a strong need to deepen issues never sufficiently
addressed and studied, often complex, the result of fragmented information and
fragmentary far from readings and visions of the whole today essential to approach,
investigate and develop the project for the existing architecture. A project to be built
and dedicated not only to buildings historically attested and recognized, but also and
above all to that "marginal" building in abandonment to which today we turn with
greater attention such as industrial, craft and agricultural. A building that already
occupies precious land, that has already established a close relationship with the city
and the territory, that has been waiting for a long time for redemption and new use.
Today, designing the built environment means being able to acquire a reading, as broad
as possible, of all the issues that involve today the process of enhancing the existing
that necessarily involves new and varied professionalism, tools and methodologies in
Knowledge, method, tools, interdisciplinarity, environment, matter, structure, form,
standard, protection are key words that make up the complexity of the project
dedicated to the built environment.
The course is aimed at candidates who have a Laurea Vecchio Ordinamento (equivalent
to Master of Sciende, awarded in the old educational system) or a Laurea Specialistica
/Magistrale N.O. (equivalent to Master of Science, awarded in the new educational
system) in architecture and/or engineering. For foreign candidates, equivalent
qualifications in the corresponding educational system will be considered. The Board
reserves the right to admit candidates who have the same academic qualifications in
disciplines other than those specified above, if the Master may complete the training of
the applicant. The selection will be carried out by the Commission.
Faculty and staff
POLO TERRITORIALE DI MANTOVA
PIAZZA D'ARCO 3
arch. LAURA TAFFURELLI