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Zanchettin – course information


We would like to provide you with some general information about the start of the courses Heritage and Project (H&P) and Rome: Urban History and Architecture (Rome). 


Courses modalities


The course will be held in presence mode. Online classes will be provided only if indispensable or imposed by the regulations in force due to the measures taken to limit Covid-19 infections.


There will be a non-attending course to be agreed with the lecturer at the beginning of the course.




The courses will be held, as per the announced timetable following the official schedule (24 Feb-13 May): 

  • H&P: Thursdays from 2 pm to 7 pm
  • Rome: Friday from 9 am to 13 pm

except for variations that will be communicated in advance.


The lessons will be divided into face-to-face meetings in the classroom and field visits which, barring unforeseen circumstances, will be held weekly on Friday mornings. 

The dates of the visits will be communicated from time to time and made known in the previous lessons and/or by email notice.




The programme of the lessons will be announced progressively. 


The programme for the first few weeks will be as follows:

1st week

- (H&P) Thursday 24 February: first lesson, Introduction: Building history and architectural transformation. 

- (Rome) Friday 25th February: no lesson

2nd week

- (H&P) Thursday 3 March: The Pantheon and villa Adriana

- (Rome) Friday 4 March: Rome building history and urban development. Introduction.


Assessment - final examination


For the final exam, each student is required to prepare a report illustrating the in-depth work on a single building, to be agreed with the teacher. 

The static, conservative and cosmetic criticalities of the assigned building must be studied. A hypothesis of intended use and a hypothesis of conservation intervention must then be drawn up. The final work should not be a project, but a report describing the criteria on which the conservation hypothesis is based (what is to be conserved and what is not, how, why, etc.), drawn up on the basis of the historical knowledge of the chosen building. 

Further clarifications and explanations will be provided during the lessons.




Communications will be handled by email. Requests for messages on other platforms, e.g. Microsoft Teams, will not be processed. 


You can write to the following contacts:

- vitale@iuav.it (Vitale Zanchettin, course lecturer)

- fcausarano@iuav.it (Federica Causarano, course assistant)

They will respond to your enquiries weekly on Thursdays.  


All other information, e.g. the bibliography of the course, the organisation of the following lessons etc. will be communicated during the first lessons.


(aggiornato al: 26 gennaio 2022)



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