Undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by the University iuav of Venice:

Fortified Places

Lifelong Learning Programme 2011/2012 | Erasmus Intensive Programme


Procedure selettive per l’ammissione all’Erasmus Intensive Programme “Fortified Places” a.a. 2012-2013


4 > 18 febbraio 2013

Universidad de Sevilla


scadenza presentazione domanda

ore 13 del 20 dicembre 2012


╚ aperta la procedura selettiva per l’ammissione al Erasmus Intensive Programme “Fortified Places”, realizzato nell’ambito del Lifelong Learning Programme Erasmus a.a. 2012-2013, che si svolgerÓ dal 4 al 18 febbraio 2013 presso l’Universidad de Sevilla, con la partecipazione dell’Ecole Nationale Superieur d’Arquitecture de Paris-Malaquais e dell’Escola Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Sevilla (Universidad de Sevilla) e l’Universidade de Evora.


I posti disponibili per gli studenti Iuav sono 10. Possono presentare domanda di ammissione alla selezione per la partecipazione all’IP studenti Iuav regolarmente iscritti per l’a.a. 2012-13 a:

– al II o III anno del corso di laurea in scienze dell’architettura

– corsi di laurea specialistica e/o magistrale in architettura


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The "Fortified Places" workshop aims to increase educational exchanges among the FacoltÓ di Architettura dell’UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia, the Ecole Nationale SupÚrieure d'Architecture Paris-Malaquais, and the Escuela TÚcnica Superior de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Sevilla.


The IP "Fortified Places’" goal is to underline the historical role of fortifications under the construction of urban and natural landscapes; the investigation/research concerns single fortified elements, also part of a wider system, and the potentialities that these elements can obtain today.

The lagoon of Venice are scattered by evidence of a massive defense system dating back to different periods. At this time when military functions are dismissed in many places of Europe it is necessary to develop projects aimed to preserve and enhanceá these systems. This phenomenon can be understood as an extraordinary opportunity to return these sites to public community; however, the scale of these systems represents a serious risk of fast and gradual decay for the lack of planned interventions and recovery of physical/cultural values.


The workshop will be structured into lectures, surveys, comparisons between groups of students and design exercises.

The lessons will be specifically addressed to issues that involves various disciplines, After the lectures there will be seminaries discussion to improve the students ability to interpolate knowledge and select critically the acquired information. The main topics the classes with talk about:

fortified systems in the Italian, French and Spanish landscapes; historical figures and element of the lagoon’s landscape; projects that cope with the cultural facilitiesá of those sites characterized by historical backgrounds and by the delicacy of its environment; pictures of the lagoon; strategies of preservation and enhancement adopted in Italy, France and Spain.

The evaluation results of the workshop will be made through a critical discussion of the final project and through a specific exhibition of these. Teachers invited to sit on the jury (professors, but also representatives of public institutions and officials of architectural and landscaping safeguard institutions) will be asked to disclose, in addition to the merits or deficiencies of projects, common strategies reported, as well as any aspects of methodological originality that are derived from the initiative.



Workshop will take place on April 13>27, 2012

Magazzino 6

UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia







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Comune di Venezia

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photo: Giorgio Bombieri