Workshop estivo di architettura all’Accademia Internazionale di Venezia

Architecture students can now sign up for the Sommerakademie Venedig 2018.

The Accademia Internazionale di Architettura di Venezia offers to architecture students from the Technische Universität Dortmund, the Politecnico di Torino, the Technical University Eindhoven and from Potsdam School of Architecture, the incredible opportunity of knowing the city of Venice and intensively studying its architecture for two weeks.
The study holiday isn’t just a course, but it also gives the chance to improve one’s knowledge by studying urban and architectural elements of a very special European city. Furthermore, meeting guests and debating with students from other schools allows for an enriching experience on both technical and cultural points of view.
The subject of the Accademia this year is “6 Piazze a Venezia”(6 Squares in Venice).  Each group (made up of German, Dutch and Italian students) will study a Square through detailed drawing. The six squares will be:

  • Campo dei Carmini
  • Campo San Paolo
  • Campo San Giacomo dell’Orio
  • Campo Santo Stefano
  • Campo dei Frari
  • Campo San Barnaba

Each square will be thoroughly measured, with perspective sketches of the façades of its buildings, as well as of spatial relations. Through careful observation, students should understand the relation between the square and the elements which define it (buildings with façades). Learning to consider materials, colours and proportions as a base for building a façade is the focus of the Accademia di Venezia this year. After the analysis, a new façade will be designed for one of the buildings surrounding the square. Students will receive support  from the TU Dortmund Architecture, with lectures on different drawing techniques; and from foreign professors, lecturing on specific subjects.

Where: Università Iuav, Venezia 

When: September 1, to September 15, 2018

Maximum number of participants for PoliTo: 10 students

The following architecture students are eligible:
– Students attending the last year of Bachelor’s degree
– Students attending  second-level degree in Architecture for Sustainable Design, Architecture  Construction and City and Architecture for Heritage preservation and enhancement.

Credits: 5.

Languages: English and German

Sign up: email attaching a concise curriculum with a list of completed exams and marks, workshop experiences in Italy or abroad, participation to university exchange programs, work experiences and all information which may be useful for the assessment. A didactic project of your choice must also be submitted in a single A3 panel (pdf, jpg or tiff of maximum 10 Mb).

N.B.: The participation in the Sommerakademie requires no registration fee, each student must pay for the stay. Options of accommodation will be given to the selected students (shared apartments, approximately € 25/night). Students can choose their accomodation freely. You are allowed to leave the workshop temporarily in order to take September exams.


Registration deadline: Monday, July 23, 2018

Results: Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Preparation meeting: Friday, July 27, 10.30.

Call (bando) available here.