Here you can find the latest updates about the Tall Building Design postgraduate specialization program:

Paolo Rigone, Associate professor at Politecnico di Milano, Façade Engineeer at ABeC and consultant, covered a wide variety aspects regarding the design of curtain wall systems, individuating the different existing typologies, and went over a number of façade design processes, performance aspects, cost-analysis and cost-optimization issues.

In the beautiful setting of Palazzo Ca’ Tron, engineer Mauro Giuliani, owner of Redesco Progetti S.r.l., visited us to give a lecture on the components that are structurally involved in complex constructions, as well as an overview on how the architectural language related to the intrinsic structure. The lecture also covered an introduction to load distribution and structural balance.

TBD participants had the opportunity to experience an exciting visit to the Intesa San Paolo mixed-use iconic skyscraper in Torino designed by RPBW with a focus on Tall Building Safety & Security Design provided by GAe Engineering.

AGC Glass Europe opened its doors to TBD participants to get an insight on the ”Factory of the Future”, its groundbreaking facilities in Cuneo. The visit included an on-site lecture on the industry 4.0. glass manufacturing process, including float glass production, coaters for high energy performance, and anti-reflective glass. All conducted by AGC’s expert representatives, together with Giuseppe Amaro and Ada Malagnino from GAe Engineering.

The last BIM classes were dedicated to develop a deeper understanding on how schedules, schemes and parameter sorting work within Revit. The class focuses also on the basics of Revit families and creation of custom step-by-step personalized families.

Architect Paolo Zilli did a roundup of ZHA’s projects of complex and tall buildings, showing their particularities. The focus has been put on Torre Generali project in Milan, outlining its unique characteristics, the design challenges and other technical aspects.

The class explores singularities regarding Project management and layout arrangement, going through the graphics, visibility, display of construction details and viewports coordination.

Professor Elena Giacomello discussed about greenery technologies and Bosco Verticale by giving the lecture “Greenery Systems on Buildings and Tall Buildings

Engineer Luca Papaiz, Head of Technology and Innovation at Pellini SpA, held the lecture “Dynamic Transparence“.

Building confidence with fundamental software is an essential part of the learning process. Architect Denis Mior accompanied the students through the basis of Revit workflow.

Architect Denis Mior, CEO and Founder of Square Solutions, introduced the BIM topic by giving the lecture “What is BIM?

Professor Dario Trabucco held the lecture: “Skyscrapers: Evolution of Tall Buildings”.

Professor Dario Trabucco talked about skyscrapers and their characteristics (height, area, etc.) by holding the lecture: “What is a Tall Building? Trends and Markets“.

Professor Carol Willis held the lecture: “Skyscrapers: Global Adoption“.

The program schedule and organization has been introduced by professor Dario Trabucco, with the support of Paolo Zilli, associate director at Zaha Hadid Architects

Professor Carol Willis held three lectures: “Origin Stories: New York and Chicago“, and “Skyscrapers: American Invention“.

In the afternoon, the first lecture of the master program “Skyscraper History: Past, Present, & Future” has been held by Carol Willis, professor at the Columbia State University and director of the Skyscraper Museum.

Iuav representatives professors Giuseppe D’Acunto and Francesco Musco, the sponsors of the program and other important guests such as professor Aldo Norsa and architect Paolo Zilli took part in the kickoff meeting event led by professor Dario Trabucco during the morning.

The Tall Building Design postgraduate specialization program has been officially launched!