Chipperfield, MVRDV, Herzog & De Meuron: Workshops and Conferences “Architecture for Heritage”


Chipperfield, MVRDV, Herzog & De Meuron: Workshops and Conferences “Architecture for Heritage”

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Architects have always been called upon to breathe new life into old architecture inherited from the past or into historical artefacts – often monumental – which no longer meet the uses and needs of contemporary society.

Nevertheless, the old architecture tells our stories and therefore deserves to be restored with interventions that bring a touch of modernity and show the trace of design activity. YA Academy‘s course in “Architecture for heritagewas created in these premises. Its objective is to train designers capable of understanding and valuing the memory of historical architecture and of drawing inspiration from it to carry out new interventions that meet new needs and enrich themselves with the link to the past. In a close dialogue between old and new, between existing architectures and new interventions, it is possible to understand what has been and what is now, redrawing – through architecture – a historical line intended to be continued by future generations.

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Students will learn about the most advanced surveying strategies and the redesign of historical architectures. This will allow them to protect ancient built marvels without giving up a contemporary approach to the project. They will gain skills and experience in a field of design that is ever-present and offers ongoing and valuable employment opportunities.

Students will analyze the technical and compositional strategies to be adopted in contexts that host exceptional existing architectures through the intervention on archaeological and industrial sites and focusing primarily on the accommodation and cultural use of historic buildings. The course will consist of 86 hours of lectures, a 32 hour workshop and multiple lectures given by renowned professional architects.

At the end of the course, the YACademy placement office will guarantee each student an internship/collaboration proposal within the partner studios.

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Special conferences

  • ANDREAS FRIES | HERZOG & DE MEURON – The regeneration of the heart of Basel: the renovation of the Stadtcasino
  • JORGE P. SILVIA | MATEUS AND ASSOCIATED AREAS – Attendance and absence: the Catholic University of Louvain
  • VALERIE MULVIN | MCCULLOUGH MULVIN ARCHITECTS – Ireland, between ancient and contemporary: Trinity College, Rush Library and Kilkenny Museum
  • EDOARDO TRESOLDI – Ghosts of architecture: the early Christian basilica of Siponto
  • BENEDETTA TAGLIABUE | MIRALLES TAGLIABUE EMBT – Stitching up the urban fabric: Santa Caterina Market
  • ALBERTO VEIGA | BAROZZI VEIGA – Elegance and discontinuity: Ribera del Duero
  • DAVID CHIPPERFIELD | DAVID CHIPPERFIELD ARCHITECTS – Behind the scenes of Venice: Procuratie Vecchie
  • FEDERICO POMIGNOLI | AMO – From industry to art: Fondazione Prada
  • YVONNE FARRELL & SHELLEY MCNAMARA | GRAFTON ARCHITECTS – Pritzker Architecture in Ireland
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Workshop

DESIGN OF A RECEPTION CENTER IN THE RUINS OF THE PRIORY OF ATHASSEL

Valerie Mulvin | MCCULLOUGH MULVIN ARCHITECTS

The course workshop will take place under the supervision of McCullough Mulvin Architects. This will involve designing a visitor center in the ruins of the Priory of Athassel, a Norman monastic complex listed among the most emblematic ruins in southern Ireland. Immersed in idyllic countryside and crystallized in ruins for more than 700 years, the priory is certainly the ideal context to measure the relationship between antiquity and contemporary architecture. The uncertain enclosure walls, the open aisles, the open Gothic pointed arches, the abandoned cloisters, represent a rare and charming opportunity to experiment with contemporary languages ​​and architectures capable of a unique expressiveness both technically only in terms of composition. A museum space, a cafeteria, a bookstore, a conference space or even housing scattered in the countryside and the ruins will be the suggestive elements of a program capable of generating new experiences and perceptions of historic architecture, while respecting a formula consistent with the Irish spirit: reserved and deeply deferential to its ruins.


Build your project

Over the past few years, many YACademy student projects have been completed. For this reason, from 2022, students will systematically have the possibility of participating in an additional educational stage: the production of what they have designed during the workshop phase. Construction is an important step in architecture, which is why the YACademy offers its students the opportunity to participate in the process of producing their ideas. Students will gain hands-on, on-site experiences and additionally, ownership of projects built for great clients, destined for media attention and capable of being a game-changer in their professional careers.

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Internships

At the end of the course, the YACademy Placement Office will guarantee each student an internship/collaboration proposal with some of the studios that best match the subject of the course, such as:

HERZOG & DE MEURON – AIRES MATEUS – GRAFTON ARCHITECTS – BAROZZI VEIGA – DAVID CHIPPERFIELD ARCHITECTS MILANO – EDOARDO TRESOLDI – EMBT MIRALLES TAGLIABUE – GEOGRA – MAD – MCCULLOUGH MULVIN ARCHITECTS – MVRDV – ZAMBONI ASSOCIATI ARCHITETTURA

GENERAL INFORMATIONS:

  • Registration open until July 15, 2022
  • 5 scholarships with full coverage of registration fees
  • Ability to participate in courses from a remote connection
  • Languages: Italian with simultaneous interpretation into English
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YACADEMY

YAC is an organizer of design and architecture projects for young architects and designers, recent graduates and students. Over the years, YAC has expanded its experience of working and collaborating with main architectural firms of contemporary architecture, dealing with many and varied topics of architectural design. Nowadays, YAC’s expertise can better serve young creatorsby providing them with the creation of high-level educational programs aimed at honing the skills of students and offering them a valuable link with the labor market. Thanks to the close relationship with internationally renowned professional and academic actors, the YACademy is the ideal setting to complete or specialize your skills, and create a significant link with the most internationally recognized architectural firms. The location of the courses, too available from a remote connection since 2020is the prestigious headquarters of the YAcademy: a medieval building located in the heart of the historic city center of Bologna, close to the Two Towers and next to Piazza Santo Stefano; namely, one of the most picturesque areas of the city.

The partners

In collaboration with:

FITT MANNI GROUPTERREALURBAN UP l UNIPOLCESARE ROVERSI

For more information visit: www.yacademy.it

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