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"Reuse the Ruin" Summer Architecture Workshop at Reuse Italy

The Reuse the Ruin summer architecture workshop at Reuse Italy offers participants insights into architectural restoration through engaging sessions and practical tasks.

School: Reuse Italy
Course: Reuse the Ruin – Summer Architecture Workshop
Location: Florence, Italy
Course dates: 19 to 28 July 2024
Application deadline: 31 May 2024

Learn about restoration in architecture in Florence, Italy.

The fourth edition of 'Reuse the Ruin', the summer workshop in Florence organized by Reuse Italy Benefit Corporation, will take place in the summer of 2024, 19-28 July. Architecture students and young architects from around the world will gather in Florence to meet some of the best European architects and university professors in the reuse field.

Following in the footsteps of its three successful predecessors, the 'Reuse the Ruin' is a dynamic summer course meticulously crafted to offer a comprehensive experience in architectural restoration, spanning from theory to practice. It adopts a multidisciplinary approach to cover the breadth and nuances of restoration projects through a diverse range of activities.

The experience enables participants to engage with the concept of "reuse" in architectural design through an abandoned ruin. Following a site visit to this year's case study, the 'Rocca di Sala' in Pietrasanta, a city renowned for its art and artists, participants will develop a reuse proposal for the ruin during a design studio, with lectures and critiques.

New insights gained from the lectures will be applied in hands-on practical workshop sessions, guided by the teaching staff of leading academic and international firms. The event will close with the final public exhibition of the projects and the publication of a book. As a novel addition, the participation offers an introductory online course on the history and theory of restoration, to be watched on-demand before the event.

The international teaching staff includes HArquitectes, Carles Enrich, Markus Scherer, Zamboni Associati, Assemble Studio, Studio Wok, Prof. Maurizio De Vita and other local architects and scholars.

Find out more about the course and apply ›

Images courtesy of Reuse Italy.

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Workshop space overseeing Florence, Italy