of Architecture






The choice of the areas bordering on historical Venice, distributed mainly on the lagoon zones of Marghera and Mestre, is owing to the fact that they involve a particularly complex range of project issues bound up with the current processes of modernization and conversion of both traditional landscapes and brownfield sites.
Venice’s metropolitan area on the mainland is a territory that is largely fragmented but also studded with historical remains and marked by great signs of its industrial heyday in the post-war period. This makes it possible for the projects to explore the general problems bound up with territorial conversions in infrastructural terms, without forgetting the ecological issues raised in particular by reclamation of these zones. But an area of this kind will also enable us to understand the current dynamics of mobility in the territory bound up both with the economy of the North-East of Italy and the network of services requisite to favour tourism in Venice. In addition, the presence of a substantial legacy of industrial architecture suggests that some projects should explore methods and techniques for their reuse.
So each Diploma design studio will have its own specific sphere of action, corresponding to a privileged theme, to be framed within a general study of the integrated conversion of Venice’s metropolitan territory.

  • Director
    • Mario Botta
  • Professors in Charge
    • Manuel Aires Mateus
    • Valentin Bearth
    • Esteban Bonell
    • Mario Botta
    • Aurelio Galfetti
    • Valerio Olgiati
    • Luigi Snozzi
    • Heinz Tesar
    • Elia Zenghelis
    • Peter Zumthor
  • Coordinator
    • Nicole Beier Cabrini
  • Assistant
    • Ursula Bolli

Gonçalo Byrne, Sandra Giraudi, Franz Graf, Stanislaus von Moos, Serena Maffioletti, Roberto Sordina, Luisa Boldrin

Panel of Judges