1st Nov – 30th Jan
21 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
7th Feb – 17th Apr
20 hours – Tall Building Facade
This class will examine the evolution and current technologies available for the design and construction of facade systems. Through the study of the performance requirements the basic principles for the design of curtain wall systems will be introduced. Acknowledging the significant economic cost of facades when compared to other building elements, a special care will be dedicated to cost optimization and design simplification of this distinctive element of a tall building with the use of BIM. The façade design process, from preliminary stage to shop drawings, will be presented with a detailed analysis of the performance approach. Attention will be also dedicated to the installation phase and commissioning, including also laboratory and on-site testing procedures.
Politecnico di Milano, ABeC
25th Apr – 2nd Jul
16 hours – Tall Building Integrated Design – Lessons
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.
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.