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The “Architecture for Landscape” course was created on these premises: it aims at training designers who are able to meet the diverse needs of transforming territories, enforcing an attentive and productive dialogue with the surrounding landscape to respond to the needs of prestigious clients in outstanding contexts.

Through a thorough analysis of the natural world, light and geomorphological features of terrains, the designers will become more and more able to reconnect human design to the natural environment and be inspired by landscape to design outstanding, sustainable and impressive architectures.

The course will be made up of 86 hours of lessons, a 32-hour workshop and multiple lectures by well-renowned professional architects. At the end of the course, YACademy Placement office will guarantee each student a proposal for an internship / collaboration within the partner studios.

The workshop, conducted under the tutorship of SANAA and carried out in collaboration with WWF, will concern the design of an architectural system aimed at enhancing the visitors’ experience at Bussento caves – one of the most fascinating and rich natural compendiums in biodiversity on a national scale.

Through the workshop, students will be able to test the insertion of architectures that dialogue with the landscape, with the aim to optimize its programs without overruling it, and indeed helping to sculpt it and emphasize its suggestive elements. The work is then not a simple design exercise, but a real environmental commitment: making the last great sanctuaries of mother nature accessible – through architecture – means spreading awareness around the environmental issue and with it the commitment of a wider public and consequent protection activities.

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