DESIGN OF CULTURAL BUILDING
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The module is aimed at the success of the synthesis laboratory.
The theme chosen must have conditions of complexity, articulation and an urban role corresponding to the training focused on the potential of the innovative aspects and experimentation. These characteristics represent the objectives in terms of knowledge and ability to understand (Dublin Descriptor 1), of skills (Dublin Descriptor 2) that the student must acquire through attendance and his/her application at the workshop. The teaching has a further objective which is the attainment of an early autonomy of critical judgement (Dublin Descriptor 3) as well as the acquisition of skills necessary for communication of the project (Dublin Descriptor 4). The purpose of the lessons and the checks is therefore to provide the foundation to start preparing the Master's thesis.
Course contents summary
The course intends to conduct some reflections on aspects in the theoretical tradition and in the cultural debate emerged about the architectural design of the building public. Through reading and cases made of examples from known sources bibliographic discussion of issues related to the permanence and spatial innovations in the design of buildings for culture, new interpretations of the hall for the show, the recent proposals for research centers, education and production, the building as an opportunity for cultural reconfiguration of the context and the construction of collective identities. At the lecture are flanked by short speeches delivered by external guests, useful for setting and the conduct of the thesis of future candidates.
Targeted bibliographical information is given with respect to the specific issues addressed.
The workshop is intended as a place for single or collective operators in which designs are made, according to a methodology of discussion between teacher and student, individually or in small groups (max. 2-3 students). In the first phase, the collection of knowledge and initial analysis, the student will be directed to research in the library or archives. The teaching makes use of lectures, seminars and workshop activities on the architectural project. The various phases will discuss general issues, both theoretical and practical, addressed in the project by the student, who has the chance to experiment with standalone solutions under the guidance of a maieutics teacher.
Assessment methods and criteria
The evaluation is sufficient if the project demonstrates a capacity acquired to address the issue, in terms of approach but also in terms of graphic representation and verbal presentation. In addition to the final check there are some moments of intermediate verification of learning, conducted at seminar groups within the confines of the single workshop.