Istituto Europeo di Design to launch sustainable building course in 2016

Dezeen promotion: the Istituto Europeo di Design in Turin will launch a master course in Smart Buildings and Sustainable Design in February 2016, which will offer students the opportunity to work with futuristic transport company Hyperloop.

The 11-month programme will involve a multi-disciplinary approach to research and innovation, where students will learn about design methods for improving the urban environment.

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Image courtesy of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

IED recently secured a partnership with Hyperloop, the high-speed transportation network proposed by entrepreneur Elon Musk. Students will have the chance to develop proposals for Hyperloop stations as part of the course.

Participants will also work alongside international engineering company Arup and Officine Arduino – an interactive electronics manufacturer specialising in easy-to-use computer hardware that runs off open-source software.

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Image courtesy of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

The master programme begins in February 2016, and prospective students can begin the admission process online. IED is offering a discount on tuition fees to students who enrol before 30 December 2015.

Read on for more information from IED:


Master in Smart Buildings and Sustainable Design

IED announces new partnerships with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Arup, and Officine Arduino.

IED presents the new Master in Smart Buildings and Sustainable Design starting in February 2016 and is pleased to offer a €5,000 reduction on the tuition fee to students who get enrolled by 30 December 2015.

The Master in Smart Buildings and Sustainable Design at Istituto Europeo di Design in Turin is an 11-month full-time programme focused on a multi-disciplinary approach to research and innovation.

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Sustainability is addressed in terms of design strategies that optimise environmental, energy and social behaviours of the urban built setting/location.

From the very first day students dive into the most innovative design and fabrication technologies. Once ready, they undertake their long trip into green building technologies, getting ready to find the best options in every specific case, as well as integrate different systems and design issues in order to optimise building environment performances and conditions.

The master programme takes advantage of some powerful partnerships allowing students to experience breakthrough contexts and develop a conscious multidisciplinary design methodology.

IED has recently closed a partnership agreement with California based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc to develop parts of the infrastructural concept of the Hyperloop system based on Tesla Motors CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk's idea of a new high-speed transportation system.

In the Hyperloop Studio of the Master in Smart Buildings and Sustainable Design students focus on developing their design proposals for the new Hyperloop stations concepts, Quay Valley prototype, the new stations proposals in LA and SF, the multipurpose pillars supporting the tube both in urban environment and in open field, and the urban infrastructural network concept.

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Students have also the chance to meet Arup – an international engineering company with more than 10,000 employees in over 37 countries – dealing with different subjects always connected to a sustainable design of buildings, urban development planning and a proper application of sustainable materials.

Worldwide famous for its creative energy – supporting several of the most innovative and sustainable projects that have been developed in the last decades, Arup is definitely a landmark in infrastructures, building and consulting.

Officine Arduino is also involved in the Master in Smart Buildings and Sustainable Design. The founders of the popular open-source platform will offer students the chance to design interactive circuits and dive into physical computing.

The master is addressed to graduates in architecture, civil engineering or design fields.

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