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.
Architectural Design (Antonella Contin)"Metropolitan Discipline. The Metropolitan Architecture & Landscape meaning: Traces of the history and the geography of the place within maps"
Due to the Metropolization issue, - its spatial extension and temporal acceleration -, specific equipment of techniques for structuring and intervening at big scale, related to a formal definition, is needed. At this scale, the urban disciplines get a new and vast meaning and so start to consider the Landscape such as a possible element of their composition. The Metropolitan discipline, that the MSLab of the Politecnico di Milano and the MIT Metro Lab promote, deals with the specialization of the different methodology related to the form issue at different scales dealing also with the environmental issue. According to Gregotti (Gregotti, 1966), in fact, the environmental question not only concerns the biggest set of problems but rather different problems. If it is so, the territory of the urban disciplines becomes more extended dealing with environmental sets at all scales. The Istanbul project areas are perfect to test our capability to work locally thinking globally, trying to insert into our Architectonical and Urban design disciplines a critic approach about sustainable history within the environmental issue. As the major transportation, business, tourist and cultural hub in Turkey, Istanbul is a metropolitan city formed by water and topography. Even though the water is the main element that differs Istanbul’s cityscape from the other metropolitan cities, this relation is collapsing every day since the government’s Neoliberal economical policies. This project proposal is concentrated one of Istanbul’s historical waterfronts: The Golden Horn.
Topics of the project
The Course starts from analysing the historical Dna of Istanbul with its distinctive elements and the formation of public space in a city that is developed and re-developed through history by several layers. The era of new municipal governance and new economic mood resulted in the rapid decentralisation of the city. The population’s decentralisation was accompanied with shopping facilities, jobs, and services as well. Besides, the central business district’s decentralisation which occurred northwards resulted from the inauguration of the second bridge over the Bosporus. Significant losses in factories and manufacturing sector started to occur on the shores of Golden Horn due to privatisation and disinvestments of state enterprises. Spaces that existed along the Bosporus were modified to serve new purposes and to create jobs in the cultural industries. The main idea of the course coming from understanding the meaning of public squares in Istanbul, identifying which metropolitan dynamics transformed this important gathering places in the city into a series of unidentified voids in the city centre. The proposal works with the city on metropolitan, urban and architecture levels. On the metropolitan level the proposal aims to give a new role of the area of the Golden Horn,- the “in-between” of the city and the two waters (the Golden Horn and the Bosporus’ waters)-, as a centre point of a system by connecting with several pedestrian and mechanical axis from both sides of the Golden Horn. The proposal concentrates on an intention to design a green line on the waterfront as a new green-grey armature for common and public spaces.
The architectural project focuses on the major junction points along the Golden Horn and Istanbul’s historical peninsula. The goal of the architectural project is to create an experience in the area with a dynamic movement in between the landmarks natural and artificial and the elements of the new architectural project. Several analyses will be made in order to figure out the most appropriate strategy for:
_ Public spaces between urban morphologies (old and new) and transforming building typologies. In Istanbul, public spaces did not occupy static public squares but viewed as axes that enable residents to move and be connected in the city
_ Layered infrastructures historical and post-industrial environments
_ Natural ecosystem and urban ecologies
_ Resilience, transition processes and urban growth
_ Retrofitting strategies for fragile territories, new technologies and digital tools Field of Action: Istanbul
– The Golden Horn. Haliç Area: The City in Between. Six are the possible intervention project sites along the Golden Horn: 1_ Haliç Shipyard 2_ Eminönü Pier 3_Kağıthane, Bilgi University Connection 4_Fener Balat Area 5_ Karaköy, Perşembe Bazaar 6_Süleymaniye Edge Haliç Connection
The urban (and metropolitan) metabolism of the public city is the key topic of this course. The course explores the relational aspects of urban and metropolitan landscapes through the lens of public spaces and collective actions. Urban (and metropolitan) landscapes are frequently defined by overlapping, intermixing, recombining and hybridising relations such as transport infrastructures, ecological networks and hydrological systems. Through these discourses, the public frame of infrastructures and the collective contribution to/of urban spaces can be obscured through the demands of spatial, environmental and technological concerns. This course aims to reframe the urban (and metropolitan) metabolism through critical issues of public space. The course is focused on the transformation of growing metropolitan areas and their relationships across urban and territorial contexts. It will engage with site-specific ecologies across contrasting scales, reimagining socio-spatial relations of public spaces, to propose new public infrastructures and spaces aggregated. The course proposes landscape as public space exploring new infrastructures which enhance relations with the land and our environments, but not as singular or individual relations, but as essential components of a collectivity.
History of architecture. "The lessons from seminal discourses and projects over the 20th century"
Addressing Istanbul as a special observatory ad laboratory of research and experimentation over the 19th and 20th century, the course aims at providing a historical and interpretative frame to investigate the impact that social, political, cultural events had on the architectural and urban environment. It will observe the affirmation of seminal discourses and projects over the 20th century, paying particular attention to the relation between the architectural and the metropolitan scale. Through a series of lectures and a research work, the course will analyze material and immaterial aspects of the contemporary heritage of the project sites, dealing with diverse scales of observation and interweaving a plurality of levels of analysis, also with the aim to create a shared background to support students’ participation to the Halic workshop to be held in April 2020. The lessons and the research work will address a number of concerns related to urban history and the history of the urban transformation and of the phenomena that generate them; the history of urban visions, planning policies and infrastructural projects; the study of housing models, domestic cultures, and ways of living; the circulation of international models and ideas and their reception and hybridization in the shaping of a local architectural culture.
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
The evaluation will be ongoing through middle reviews.
Open seminaries will be organised to discuss relevant issues during the semester. The groups will discuss the same topics within the professors of the course and experts. As part of their work, students will be asked to write an “imaginary reportage”, on the model of the grande reportage of the newspapers, illustrating their visit to New York in a precise historical moment.
Shane G., Urban Design since 1945, Editore: John Wiley & Sons, Anno edizione: 2011
Wall E., Waterman T., Urban Design, Editore: AVA Publishing SA, Anno edizione: 2010
Contin A., Atlante , Editore: Clup, Anno edizione: 2000
Contin et altri, Questo, Questo. Metropolitan Architecture, Editore: Maggioli ed., Anno edizione: 2015
Eric Mumford, J.L Sert, The Architect of Urban Design 1953-1969, Editore: Yale University Press, Anno edizione: 2008
Peter Hall, Cities of Tomorrow: An Intellectual History of Urban Planning, Editore: Wiley, Anno edizione: 2014
Eisenman P., Ten Canonical Buildings: 1950-2000 , Editore: Rizzoli, Anno edizione: 2008
Dervis P., Oner M.,, Mapping Istanbul, Editore: Garanti Gallery, Anno edizione: 2009
Tipo Forma Didattica
Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua
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
The Hali Workshop
The dates will be between 27 March - 05 April 2020. (ITU Spring Break) The venue will be Takla for the workshops and lectures and the Circle for the final jury and exhibition.