Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2017/18
Atelier Urban Design E
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Architecture For The Sustainability Design - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Artuso Mario ORARIO RICEVIMENTO     48 12 0 20 6
Guiati Federico       40 0 0 0 1
SSD CFU Activities Area context
B - Caratterizzanti
B - Caratterizzanti
Progettazione urbanistica e pianificazione territoriale
Discipline economiche, sociali, giuridiche per l'architettura e l'urbanistica
Expected learning outcomes
This workshop, which takes place in English language aims to make sure that each student can improve his knowledge with particular carefulness for:

- the concept of sustainability in its several meanings
- the town and country planning technical tools
- the understanding the landscape system, its signs, meanings and land use ;
- the knowledge of the social and environmental requirements needed to design
- the knowledge of settlements morphological structure, physical-spatial and distributive features
- local communities social and cultural imprinting’s and their relationships with the natural and built environment
- the design process at different scales and its relationships with the socio-economic and environmental context.
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge

prerequisite is the knowledge of the English language, together with skills and knowledge that students must have acquired in previous training, in particular to the technical knowledge of urban design and the basics of the history of architecture.

Course attendance is very important for being able to develop the planned activities positively.
The workshop will examine the city of Lyon in France and, in detail, the area called "Confluence" corresponding to the a 83 Ha surface bounded on the north by the Perrache railway station and on the remaining sides by the Saone and Rhone Rivers that converge here. The area has been chosen due to its current international interest in the European scene, in size, morphology and social and urban issues. Technical meetings are planned with Lyon municipality officials that are dealing project.
Delivery modes
The teaching methodology provide lectures and multi-disciplinary workshops also with external discussants (engineers, public administrators, teachers of other subjects related, experts in specific fields, etc.). Visits and tours on the project area are provided as well as common presentations of the several progresses of the projects
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
Bibliography, technical documents and cartography of the working area is available on the academic informatics website of the course
Assessment and grading criteria
In the exam day each group will submit and discusses their project. The evaluation takes into account the ongoing evaluations, the presentation and discussion of the final processed and the overall work done by the group, but also of individual commitment in such work. The review will also consider the theoretical contents of the two courses and not just the design documents. The exam will be considered passed only if the student sustains sufficient judgment in both disciplines pertaining the Atelier, in evaluation of the drawings and in the good result of the short written test scheduled for the last lesson and do to questions relating to the theoretical contents

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2016/17

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