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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2016/2017
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Docente Kipar Andreas Otto
Cfu 4.00 Tipo insegnamento Monodisciplinare

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Nome Sezione Insegnamento
Arc - Urb - Cost (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (1136) ARCHITETTURA***AZZZZ050800 - LANDSCAPE AND PUBLIC SPACE DESIGN

Programma dettagliato e risultati di apprendimento attesi

Architettura e Società, Politecnico di Milano a.a. 2016-2017

Semester Course: “Converting Milan”

Prof. Architect Andreas Kipar



Starting from the disciplinary debate regarding the binomial “city-nature”, seen as a possible route towards sustainability, the course examines in depth strategies of intervention at different scales: from the urban scale to the scale of the territory.

Living in an era of total transformation, the city of Milan needs new forms of representation as well as new form of participation. The design investigation of the course will be the transformation area of Milan of the old railway yards, that in the recent city workshop Scali Milano take meaningful consideration in the public debate and it’s a statement in the administration agenda.

The dimension of the railway yards it’s an opportunity for the city to think about a scale that allows public spaces to be structural element of transformations. A Milan green city needs a wide and systemic green, with the capabilities to became an ecological, economic and social service for the citizens’ health.

The workshop gave the start to a complex process that must go deep to the character "genetically" more authentic of this city, reformulating the relationship between a balanced urban textile, a measurable permeability of public spaces and a wide range of ecosystem services within the overall ecological-environmental context of the entire metropolitan area.

Converting Milan course start from this primary step and wants to explore deeper themes and statements declared and shared during the three days’ workshop with the purpose of design a completely new and innovative project for the city.

The aim is to engage and explore different scales and different typologies within the designing process of public green spaces: ranging from the garden to the woodlands and paying special attention to the theme of the green infrastructures, the European instrument to promote biodiversity both in the urban and the agroforestry systems.

The eight “polarities of development” which intersect the “Raggi Verdi” will be the case studies for the design of open green spaces.


working class methodology

The course presents the Landscape architecture theoretical criteria and explores the concept of site and place. The teaching approach is structured on perceptive and traditional analysis instruments as the basis of landscape understanding.

At the same time the fundamental elements of landscape such as soil, water, air and ecosystems are deeply described.

During the semester students will work as a group in a laboratory of landscape design. The course will focalize on creative and personal projects. Experience of workshop and survey are part of the course philosophy.

Student works will be discussed and developed by each group in order to encourage an efficient communications of their own personal ideas.


The course will be divided in three main modules:

1_understanding of three case studies by research and drawing

2_methodology and guidelines, to a theory definition

3_application of the theory and design process


The project will be developed in three main phases:

1_perceptive and site analysis

2_concept and project

3_presentation and communication of the students own projects


working class ACTIVITIES

The course activity encourages public critics of the projects, critical analysis of such spaces and improves the creative imagination process in connection with a new vision of living in the urban and peri-urban space.


-          Theoretical Lessons on contemporary Landscape Architecture and Urban Transformation with presentation of many case studies;

-          Open Lectures with Visiting professors and professionals discussing significant topics for the workshop;

-          Milestone Seminars with public discussion on the project stages;

-          Weekly review on sketches, draws, collages, pictures, diagrams, map etc;



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-          Milestone Seminars/public discussion with the class: Digital presentation (min 5/max 10 slides)

-          A3 booklet, collecting working process and mile-stone seminar contents;

-          Project Boards (Analysis / General masterplan explaining the strategy and the functional program for the whole area / Project Focus 1: 200-1:100 / Details 1: 50-20);

-          CD of the project contents



1. Learning by:

-          analysis of three specific case studies with a topic in line with the design project to be develop in the second phase

-          the cases presented are meant to be analyze throw drawings and bibliographic research

(min 4 A3)


2. Methodological guidelines:

-          from the analyzed cases the students are meant to develop a series of guidelines of ‘good design’ that can be resume in those main categories: spatial dimensions and relations, functions and recreational activities, connective tissue like bike and pedestrian lines, green and blue structures. (min 2 A3



1. Concept and Topics:

-          3 images of reference ( projects, photos, paintings ... etc ) as suggestion for the strategy and as interpretation of general theme chosen by the student

-          3 reference books. Choosing for each book one significant extract ( max 10 lines )


2. Analysis and Diagrams:

-          mobility: flows and connections

-          functions: focus on public buildings, cultural institutions, informal situations of the context

-          open spaces/spaces of relation: gardens, squares, gathering places, rural spaces.


3. Vision and Strategy: interpretation of the Concept applied on the project area (diagrams, plans, sections, collages, maquette….)


4. Milestone Seminar : digital presentation: minimum 5, maximum 10 slides

-          SLIDE 1 ( Concept and Topics)

-          SLIDE 2 ( Analysis and Diagrams )

-          SLIDE 3 (Vision and Strategy)

-          SLIDE 4 Masterplan 1: 2000-1000

-          SLIDES 5 …………….

-          other more slides depending on the definition level of the work.

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaSala Giovanni, Lassini Paolo, Bertin Luigi, Spazi verdi. Manuale di progettazione e gestione agro-ambientale, Editore: Edagricole-New Business Media, Anno edizione: 2014
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaMontedoro Laura (a cura di), A vision for Milan : rail yards and city's transformation, Editore: Quodlibet, Anno edizione: 2011
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaKipar Andreas, Architetture del paesaggio : ideen und wettbewerbe : l'architettura del paesaggio attraverso un racconto di concorsi, idee e progetti , Editore: Il verde, Anno edizione: 2003
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaKipar Andreas, L'Emscher-Park nel bacino della Ruhr : un progetto di ristrutturazione ambientale per l'esposizione internazionale di costruzioni (IBA), Editore: Il Pomerio, Anno edizione: 1993
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaNorberg-Schulz C., Genius Loci. Towards a Phenomenology of Architecture, trad.it. Genius Loci. Paesaggio ambiente architettura, Editore: trad.it. Electa, Milano, Anno edizione: 1986
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaBoeri Stefano, Lanzani Arturo, Marini Edoardo, Il territorio che cambia. Ambienti, paesaggi e immagini della regione milanese, Editore: Abitare Segesta, Anno edizione: 1993
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaCalvino Italo, Le città invisibili (Invisible Cities), Editore: Einaudi, Anno edizione: 1972
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaClément Gilles, Manifesto del terzo paesaggio (Manifeste du Tiers-Paysage), Editore: Quodlibet, Macerata, Anno edizione: 2005
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaCorner J. (a cura di), Recovering Landscape. Essays in Contemporary Landscape Architecture, Editore: Princeton Architectural Press, New York, Anno edizione: 1999
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaHillman James, Anima del luoghi (The Soul of Places), conversazione con Carlo Truppi, Editore: Rizzoli, Anno edizione: 2004
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaZardini M. (a cura di), Paesaggi ibridi. Un viaggio nella città contemporanea, Editore: Skira, Anno edizione: 1996
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaA.A.V.V edited by Mohsen Mostafavi and Gareth Doherty, Ecological Urbanism, Editore: Baden, Larsmuller publishers, Anno edizione: 2010
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaPGT Milano http://pgtmilano.ordinearchitetti.mi.it/
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaRAGGI VERDI - AIM Milano http://www.aim.milano.it/it/home.php?s=0,1,7,28,90
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaLET - Landscape Expo Tour http://www.let-milano.com/it/
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaASSOCIAZIONE URBANA AREE DISMESSE http://www.audis.it/index.html
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaBeate Niemann, Fabian Rentzsch, Laura Montedoro, Sebastian Weber, Myriam Ma¿ckelmann, Theresa Werner, Hochschule Wismar, Converting Milan, Editore: Beate Niemann editor, Anno edizione: 2015
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaANDREAS KIPAR ARCHeBOOK serie 1 http://www.smownpublishing.com/
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativascali milano http://www.scalimilano.vision/

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