MIAW - Milan International Architecture Workshop is the International intensive programme at the School of Architecture Planning Construction Engineering, it provides an international design forum for schools, teachers and students, but it is also an informal platform to discuss issues and share ambitions that education implies. Its aim is to stimulate cross-over thinking between researches and practitioners in the design field, involving different scales and encouraging an interdisciplinary approach towards design problems. Each class has an International Guest Professor of high profile whose activity and interests are related to the different Study Courses and Disciplinary areas characterising all our school. The general framework of all MIAW2018 workshops is “Milan”, as a permanent interest and cooperation between the School and the Municipality to foster/strengthen the production of visions on the city aiming at improving the quality of its environment. Within this framework, the specific subject or theme exploited by the workshop will be defined by each Guest Professor in charge.
The initiative follows the path of the commitment of the School Architecture Planning Construction Engineering to be a place of preparation and experimental design on the issues of the city of Milan and its metropolitan area.
Selected areas and buildings have been reported by the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies and represent a majority of cases recently surveyed because they are in very poor conditions. They are therefore representative of a phenomena of sale, underuse, abandonment of buildings and areas, whether public or private owned, of different size, texture, type. The phenomena affects the city of Milan with a strong negative impact on the quality of life of the urban areas in which they are located and this is of one the main reasons to devote our design energy on these topics.
The new MM4, the “blue line” metro, will open in 2022 in Milan.
The line crosses the city, connecting some vital points like the large parco agricolo sud and Linate airport, with the historical city heart (Sant’Ambrogio), many large hospitals, the fashion district, the design district of zona Tortona, etc. In brief, it will be the backbone of the multifaceted soul of Milan.
Each station area is a specific design opportunity, allowing very different scales, from architecture, to infill, to new parks, squares and infrastructures.
MIAW2020 VISITING PROFESSORS
SEZ A: CANY ASH
SEZ B: THIERRY LAGRANGE
SEZ C: GUNILLA SVENSSON
SEZ D: GABRIELE SEIFERT
SEZ E: ROBERTO CREMASCOLI
SEZ F: KLAS RUIN AND OLAV BROMS WESSEL
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