Polito students and professors attend three workshops in China

Published: 28/02/2017
Immediately after the end of the Chinese Happy New Year Festival, the Politecnico di Torino sent a series of teachers and collaborators to run three different workshops in collaboration with respective Chinese Universities. A big number of Italian students from Polito side are engaged in those activities exploring several architectural projects and research themes that goes from the technological innovation in construction industry to large scale urban redevelopment within the Chinese city. All the students involved are excited from the challenges that working on a similar context can offer and they are moreover strongly motivated by the interdisciplinary and international environment.

More information about the different Workshops could be find in the following lines:

2017 CUHK-POLITO JOINT STUDIO
Chinese University of Hong Kong – Politecnico di Torino | February 23 - March 02, 2017

Teachers from Polito: Francesca Frassoldati, Gustavo Ambrosini, Mauro Berta, Michele Bonino

Teacher from CUHK: Doreen Liu, Peter Ferretto

Teacher Assistants from Polito: Francesco Carota

Teacher Assistants from CUHK: Leon Derrick

Collaboration: Shenzhen Water Planning and Design Institute

The 2017 CUHK-POLITO Joint Studio took place in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, and was organised in cooperation with the Chinese University of Hong Kong. It involved 4 professors and 10 students from Polito side and the same number from CUHK, which include a total of 5 different nationality. The team is working on the imagery of the city as a byproduct of material infrastructure, visualizing alternative scenarios for the New Central Business District of Shenzhen, located in the newly reclaimed land in Qianhai Bay-China. The workshop aims at encouraging students to approach urban development projects in China as a conversation of disciplines as diverse as urban and architectural design, hydraulic engineering, landscape design, project management, and policy-making.

2017 4th SCUT-POLITO SOLAR DECATLON CHINA WORKSHOP
South China University of Technology – Politecnico di Torino | February 19-February 27, 2017

Teachers from Polito: Mauro Berta

Teachers from SCUT: Haohao Shu, Xiao , Zhong Guanqiu

The workshop is the 3rd Solar Decatlon China 2017 organized by South China University of Technology and Politecnico di Torino as a moment of discussion and joint work to carry on the competition's design. The workshop, placed in Guangzhou, saw the participation of 5 Italian students (2 student for architecture and 3 student for engineering) and 10 Chinese students working together for 10 days. The workshop was dedicated to deepen the executive part of the design, after the information received during the last public workshop in Dezhou.

THE SESCOND SUZHOU INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE WORKSHOP: "URBAN CONSERVATION AND MODERN INTERVANTIONS IN CHENGMEN HISTORICAL DISTRICT", Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou | February 19-February 25, 2017

Teacher from Polito: Alberto Bologna

Invited critic from Polito: Michele Bonino

The Second Suzhou International Architecture Workshop was organized by Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. It involved 6 different schools of Architecture and 107 students, 8 from Polito. Work was divided in 14 working teams corresponding each to one specific site in the Changmen Historical District in Suzhou. The workshop reflected on the possibility to demolish modern buildings built in the urban fabric since 1949 and imagine new interventions in the historical blocks. The new voids created offered the occasion to introduce innovation, to explore a contemporary language more sensitive and more elegant, or to create pedestrian connections through the blocks.

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