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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2019/2020
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Docente Faroldi Emilio , Scrivano Paolo , Vettori Maria Pilar
Cfu 12.00 Tipo insegnamento Laboratorio
Didattica innovativa L'insegnamento prevede  1.0  CFU erogati con Didattica Innovativa come segue:
  • Soft Skills

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Nome Sezione Insegnamento

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

The Final Design Studio provides a complex and multidisciplinary planning experience, combined with the deepening of some specific issues at the center of the practice, culture and contemporary architectural debate. Through a design experimentation characterized in the different laboratories by the various topics and in-depth scale addressed, the common goal is to develop a synthesis project that combines the theoretical argumentation of the proposed theme with the applied activity based on the skills and know-how gained during the three-year educational path.

An innovative teaching activity (1 cfu) entitled "Projectelling" is planned with the aim to increase the communication skills of the results of the design activity.

Risultati di apprendimento attesi

After the studio experience the student is able to systematize the different knowledge learned both during the previous years and within the studio, promoting the synergy between scientific, technological, artistic and humanistic disciplines in order to enrich and integrate the reference areas that occur in the design activity.

Argomenti trattati




The Final Design Studio “ARCHITECTURE of DIALOGUE” aims at stimulating the practice of architectural design as a preferred occasion for valorising the city and its constituent parts. This will happen through urban regeneration actions to interpret the functions related to socialization, health and physical activity as founding places of the birth and evolution of the urban fabrics, always nucleus of social, economic and cultural development around which the civitasand the urbsare organized.

The need to produce "sense of place" and "local identity" in urban morphogenesis and redevelopment processes of the cites invites contemporary design to re-invent the role and the contents of functions which, despite coming from history, are now awaiting a necessary actualization.

The orientation of certain functions and spaces - outdoor and indoor - to constitute themselves as social condensers and connection nodes between the flows of a city, which is now multilayer, promotes the architectural practice as ethical and civic phenomenon.The Studio interprets the design action as a privileged framework of foreshadowing the developing reality.



The growing demand for spaces and services for sports at all levels is nowadays a cornerstone of many urban regeneration practices, re-functionalization of degraded areas, social inclusion. The relationship between sport and society is increasingly perceptible in the demand for places to dedicate time to sport, well-being, health, but also to social relations by multiple categories of users.

A widespread and widespread dimension of sports practice innervates European cities and develops more and more in the direction of a destructured practice, as an instrument of widespread mental, physical and social well-being.An overview coming from studies and researches on the current European and Italian sports infrastructures makes it possible to pinpoint some interesting, innovative trends of research which evidence, in this sector, ever increasing attention to the themes of eco-systemic, urban and social resilience applied to sports infrastructure. The purpose of the Final Design Studio starts from the social, economic and environmental repercussions of these built systems, at the urban as much as at the regional scale.

The system of the sport infrastructures - capillary widespread in the cities - lies often under-maintained, under-valorised and partly under-used, with several spaces that are no more responding to the needs of the contemporary community and that are awaiting for a physical transformation, without any systemic and scientific consideration of the potentialities of such heritage.

During the last decades, these complexes have been passing through a phase of transformation and reconsideration, due to the changing social and cultural requests of the “multilayer city”, that are leading them to adapt to the different uses they have to satisfy and to re-become an important supplier of social and economic services in the urban context.

In detail the Studio will first analyse the topic in order to understand: which is the role of the sport activities in the modern and contemporary city; which are the ongoing processes that involve the spaces dedicated to sport and social activities; in which direction should happen the transformation of such function in respect to the needs and requests of the society.

A core part of the course will focus on the Italian context, and will use the tool of a case study analysis with the aim of understanding the current status of the sport facilities system in order to suggest possible guidelines for the innovation, transformation and adaptation of the existing heritage and the proper tools to define the strategies of new intervention.



The Studio aims to define tools of design in the field of sports infrastructures, according to transversal and multidisciplinary logics and competences, in order torecover the meaning attributed to them in the past within the Italian cultural context as aggregation space. At the same time, the morphological, functional, organizational traits of the open spaces, and their relationship with the consolidated and evolving city, return to characterize the main transformation proposals of the major European urban systems, by no longer being interpreted as "negative" areas of built fabric. The amplifier role of values and contradictions of architecture is delegated to the "new urban functions", being the architecture itself no longer morphologically and functionally mono-directional.

The Studio elects the practice of constructability as indispensable assumption of the contemporary status of the architectural project, which is interpreted not only in its conceptual qualities, but in its pragmatic vocation to investigate the implementation methods, priority means of interpretation of the design-construction phenomenon.

Within the Studio, Technological Design becomes tangent or a passing the historical context, taking on this last the main paradigms on which the design action should be based. "You have to know the history in order to forget and to be able to be themselves": this is how Ernesto Nathan Rogers elevates the history to an intangible tool of the project.

Starting from their disciplinary targets, the three teaching modules (“TECHNOLOGICAL DESIGN FOR ARCHITECTURE”, “HISTORY OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE”, “ARCHITECTURE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION”) merge jointly in a single action aimed at the definition of an architectural project for a limited part of the city and its architectural objects, constructible and socially sustainable.



The Studio is organized in classes, design activities, seminars and collective discussions. The design work will be developed by groups of 3/4 people and also provides during the semester, the tutors' assistance who will accompany the performance of the project activity. The Studio includes seminars - even in the presence of external visiting professors - aimed at checking the progress of the work at the main design stages: concept design, basic design, detail design. Days will be organized with a start-up lecture and then project activities, revisions and seminars to follow. Theoretical apparatus in support of the design (books and handouts) will be disseminated and delivered in conjunction with the classes.

The Studio is optional and can be attended by students enrolled both in the Course of Study in English (Bachelor of Science in “Architectural Design”), andin the Course of Study in Italian (Corso di Laurea in “Progettazione dell’Architettura”).



During the educational path the sequence of the courses and the order of registration of the related exam must follow the priority specified in the study programme regulation.

Modalità di valutazione

Projects submitted during the year as well as the acquired knowledge of both theoretical and methodological contents will be assessed during the final examination and through examinations held during the year, if any: dates and procedures of such examinations will be indicated by professors at the beginning of the Studio.

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaEmilio Faroldi, Maria Pilar Vettori, Dialogues on Architecture, Editore: LetteraVentidue, Siracusa, Anno edizione: 2019, ISBN: 978-8862423724
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaEmilio Faroldi (a cura di), Architettura dello Sport. Progettazione costruzione gestione delle infrastrutture sportive, Editore: Maggioli Editorie, Anno edizione: 2019, ISBN: 978-8891626882
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaEmilio Faroldi, Sette note di architettura. Esperienze del progettare contemporaneo, Editore: Mimesis Edizioni, Milano, Anno edizione: 2018, ISBN: 9788857542775
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaAlberto Campo Baeza, Principia architectonica, (3rd English edition), Editore: Arcadia Mediatica, Madrid, Anno edizione: 2017, ISBN: 978-8494705564
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaAlberto Campo Baeza, The built idea, Editore: Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers, Unabridged edition, Anno edizione: 2015, ISBN: 978-9881512536
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaKenneth Frampton, Studies in Tectonic Culture. The Poetics of Construction in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Architecture, Editore: MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA, Anno edizione: 2001, ISBN: 9780262561495 https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/studies-tectonic-culture

Edited by John Cava

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaVittorio Gregotti, Inside architecture, Editore: MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA, Anno edizione: 1996, ISBN: 9780262571159

Foreword by Kenneth Frampton, Translated by Peter Wong and Francesca Zaccheo

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaAldo Rossi, The Architecture of the City, Editore: MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA, Anno edizione: 1984, ISBN: 9780262680431

Forme didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Informatico
Laboratorio Sperimentale
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Totale 144:00 156:00

Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua Italiano
Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di supporto didattico in lingua inglese

Note Docente
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