08078 - Town Planning and Design

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  • Teacher Valentina Orioli

  • Credits 2

  • SSD ICAR/20

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

The course aims to illustrate the contents and the techniques of the urban planning tools ("piano particolareggiato" and "programma complesso", masterplan, "plan masse", etc), offering the students a necessary basis to the formalization of their master degree project.

Course contents

The Final Workshop Urban Design (16 ECTS, 192 hours) consists of the modules Architectural and Urban Composition (8 ECTS, 96 hours), Town Planning and Design (2 ECTS, 24 hours) and Architecture for the regeneration of urban landscape (6 ECTS, 72 hours).

The Town Planning and Design module will explore some theoretical references and a selection of case studies related to recently realized masterplans, aimed at understanding the implementation of an urban project.

The course will provide the students the fundamental tools for deepening their case study and preparing their master degree work.

Readings/Bibliography

Recommended readings will be suggested during the lessons

Teaching methods

The module includes lectures and practical work, with the assessment and discussion of the work made by the students.

Assessment methods

The Final Workshop Urban Design (16 ECTS, 192 hours) consists of the modules Architectural and Urban Composition (8 ECTS, 96 hours), Town Planning and Design (2 ECTS, 24 hours) and Architecture for the regeneration of urban landscape (6 ECTS, 72 hours).

The final exam of the Urban Design Workshop includes the assessment of the contents of all the modules that constitute the integrated Laboratory; the verification will take place in a single exam. The assessment of the themes of the Laboratory will concern the evaluation of the project's elaborations, of the exercises carried out during the year and the verification of the knowledge of the theoretical issues dealt with during the lessons.

Documentation required for the final assessment: historical, cartographic and environmental documentation appropriate to the intervention context; documentation on town planning tools related to the city and to the site; models and plans of the actual site and of the project. To illustrate the fundamental design intentions, the project will be developed through texts, tables, drawings at different scales collected in a laboratory book;drawings in A1 / A0 format.

Basic materials required:

Historical analysis (historical, topographical and figurative references related to the area; relationships between the project area and the urban context; the architecture of the city, characters and developments; evolution of urban development).

Planimetric insertion at urban scale (1: 2000 or 1: 5000) Planivolumetric insertion with existing situation and project (scale 1: 1000)

Ground floor and / or floor plans (scale 1: 500)

Significant profiles (scale 1: 500)

Perspectives, axonometric views

Architectural study of at least one building (for students who support individual assessment) and at least two buildings (for groups consisting of 2 students), through plans, elevations, sections in scale 1: 200.

Architectural model in scale 1: 500

 

Teaching tools

Lectures in classroom with multimedia presentations.

Group work supported by maps and site visits.

Department library as useful support for bibliographic research, specific documentation and investigation.

Office hours

See the website of Valentina Orioli