11th Nov – 28th Jan
20 hours – Program Introduction and Tall Building Culture
During this first class, the general organization of the program and all the teachers and lecturers will be presented in an opening ceremony. After this initial presentation, this class will examine different aspects of the typology of tall buildngs, understanding how they work, and the most recent trends in their design and construction, together with an overview of how tall buildings are meeasured, trends and statistics on tall building construction. The scopee of this initial series of lectures is to present an overview of the subject of the Programme, to enable a quick start of all the other disciplines featured in the various modules.
Università Iuav di Venezia
17th Feb – 30th Apr
12 hours – Tall Building Safety and Security
This class will examine the main aspects related to the building safety (active/passive systems) through the analysis of representative case studies. A brief overview on the international regulations and procedures will be done, followed by an in-depth study aimed at carry out design exemptions, through performance-based design as regards in fire safety and evacuation solutions in a tall building design. The tall building design with regard to the terrorist risk will be analyzed distinguishing the public spaces and those with restricted access, together with the required system equipment of the building.
Giuseppe G. Amaro
13th May – 1st Jul
16 hours – Tall Building Integrated Design
Tall buildings are a paradigm for sophisticated design coordination. The architect’s design process of such typology must focus on collaboration more than leadership. However, the architect shall master all disciplines to help the team in delivering a solution that condensed in a single action the answer to all specific questions.
All engineering disciplines, local codes, commercial brief, budget, construction timeline, safety and security, sustainability goals, constructability, maintainability, together with location and historical contextualization, as well as design meaningfulness, must be fulfilled by a single project’s configuration.
The module provides the students with the insight vision about the holistic process described above. The module will have in two sections: a first part focusing on the design process described above, a second focusing on the value engineering process. The presentation of Case Studies, and the role-game methodology will support both sections.
The workshop will provide the opportunity to test the new tools provided on a tall building. The teacher might organize the workshop in teams, to witness and improve the team collaboration methods. The students will work on the project of a tall building (in teams or alone) with regular reviews with the teacher.
The teacher will support the process and will coordinate the contributions of consultants, providers and experts.
Zaha Hadid Architects
min 8 weeks
min 320 hours – Internships
Thanks to the agreements signed with some major professional practices, all the Programme Participants will be offered an internship for a minimum of 2 months in the following architectural and engineering offices.
The positions available will be offered to the Participants based on merits and the specific skills required by each office.