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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2019/2020
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Insegnamento 051513 - URBAN DESIGN STUDIO
Docente Fior Marika , Pogliani Laura
Cfu 8.00 Tipo insegnamento Laboratorio

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

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

The Studio explores the fields of action of the urban planning within the current contexts, characterized by a socio-economic transition that raises new questions about technical knowledge and its tradition. In the Studio, therefore: are experienced new forms of urban planning, useful in addressing the emerging problems of contemporary territories; are constructed problematic frameworks of design alternatives; are tested the relations between the spatial transformation of landscapes and the regulatory dimension of the urban design.

Finally, the Studio focuses on the crucial issues of the identity of places in a time in which new life cycles for existing housing structures need to be imagined in a perspective of prudent and sustainable development.

Risultati di apprendimento attesi


- acquire knowledge and understanding of the techniques and tools of urban design;

- acquire knowledge and understanding of a critical approach to urban and landscape design on the various scales, correlated to work planning, economic and feasibility assessment, and accessibility design;

- are capable of doing historical and critical analysis and interpretation of locations and contexts;

- are capable of developing design solutions coherent with the location and context, even in highly complex urban environments.

Argomenti trattati

The Urban Design Studio will focus on the spatial transformation that shape of the contemporary city: a multidimensional, fragmented reality that contemporary design must deal with different, very complex issues, problems and scales.

The urban growth can be no longer the paradigm for urban planning. The new priority is to provide the conditions for a new quality of urban living in the contemporary forms of the metropolitan city, through the enhancement and preservation of natural resources, the redesign of public spaces and infrastructures and the regeneration of the built up city, in order to create the conditions for a resilient and adaptive urban design. The urban project must search for a match between the characters of places and its functional vocations, guiding the transformations with a strategy of adaptation to the context. Dealing with the context does not mean assuming an attitude of comfortable imitation, or of a priori denial. It rather means patiently working with the elements of the environment in order to build relationships and networks, solutions based and justified on the basis of knowledge and interpretation of the context itself.

The ultimate goal is to increase the quality of life through the design of public space. Urban public space can be defined as:

- a physical space, which defines the image of the formal city differentiating it from the others,

- a relational space as well, a place of encounters and exchanges (a shared place of urban living) usable by and accessible to most people.

Assuming these main goals, the course addresses the contemporary city project through updated tools of urban planning (masterplan) and design (urban project). Masterplan defines the relationships and connections of the different territorial systems, where a comprehensive view of the spatial project is made and where it is possible to evaluate the implications and impacts of the possible modifications of the territory. It indicates the strategic priorities and performance guidelines for territorial development.

Urban project verifies the adequacy and consistency of the planning strategies and rules with the characteristics of the urban context in its morphological, functional, environmental and social aspects. It is aimed to deal with the modification and regeneration of the urban environment, both in its built environment and in the open spaces connections and it is focussed on the redefining of public spaces, infrastructure and urban facilities.

In this framework, the Studio will apply on the research and design exploration for some of the most problematic and unresolved areas of the periphery of the city of Milan and thus participate in the “Ri-formare Periferie” educational project (http://www.riformaremilano.polimi.it/) launched by the AUIC School.



Modalità di valutazione

As a general consideration, students will be provided of:

- knowledge and understanding: taking advantage of lessons, bibliography and seminars, students will acquire knowledge and understanding of the contemporary cities conditions and regulation tools to plan and design sustainable urban spaces.

- applying knowledge and understanding: through the workshop students will learn how to conceive, prepare and design a masterplan and an urban project at local scale, how to evaluate and argue the trade-off choices among design alternatives and, finally, how to support and present their proposals.

- making judgements: through the workshop students will acquire the ability to elaborate judgements on technical and theoretical aspects related to urban planning and design and to apply them in the problem solving related to the transformation of the site.

- communication skills: in the collective seminars and in presentations students will be asked to communicate their projects, using infographic and maps at different scales.

- learning skills: the general aim of the Studio is to provide students with the ability to match theories and techniques in a way that will be useful to them in further studies with a high degree of autonomy.

As to the Studio work, students are required to organise their activity in groups of  2 or 3 units and provide work deliveries consistent with 3 phases. Each phase will end in a collective seminar, during which the groups will present their work. The calendar for these seminars and the deliveries requests will be presented to the students on the first day of the lesson but may be subject to minor changes if deemed necessary by the professors during the course of the work. For each delivery, a score will be supplied to the group and the final evaluation (exam) will consist of an average of the three votes that may be subject to modifications (only positive ones) in relation to the commitment and interest that the group will demonstrate in the course of the work and at the end of the semester.

For each delivery three criteria will be considered: 1) completeness with respect to the delivery requests; 2) coherence with the context; 3) quality of the foreseen transformation. The capacity of the group to self-organize the work, to manage several tasks and to be authonomous in developing a design strategy for the tranformation will also be considered in the final score.

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaCarmonaM.; Tiesdell S.; Heath T.; Oc T., Public spaces Urban spaces, Editore: Elsevier, Anno edizione: 2010
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaMadanipour A., "Public Space and Urban Transformation" Urbanistica, Anno edizione: 2013, Fascicolo: 152
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoria"Urban Transformation and Public Interest: an Overview" in Urbanistica, Anno edizione: 2014, Fascicolo: 154
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaMorandi Corinna, The great urban transformation, Editore: Marsilio, Anno edizione: 2007
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaPogliani Laura, "Expanding Inclusionary Housing in Italy" in Jurnal of Housing and the Built Environment, Anno edizione: 2014, Fascicolo: 29

Forme didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Informatico
Laboratorio Sperimentale
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Totale 96:00 104:00

Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua Inglese
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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