Technology is the tool with which architecture is made.
Whether one is a technician or an architect, one needs deep knowledge - the former - and a solid understanding of the tools that make every project possible - the latter. Like all human phenomena, technology evolves according to trends and advances with a common understanding of environmental, economic, and social events. In this regard, off-site is one of the undisputed leaders in modern construction technology, proving to be among the most effective methods of creating quality low-environmental-impact architecture.
In a world where the demand for architecture is growing exponentially -despite the urgency to reduce the anthropogenic load on the environment and ecosystem- off-site is one of the most viable alternatives to meet the current needs of the world's population without jeopardizing the future of the planet.
This is why the course in "Off-site Technologies for Architecture" was created, to turn technicians and architects into experts in the latest trends in off-site construction technology, therefore able to offer tangible solutions for a better and more sustainable future. Thanks to their expertise in a modern culture of technology, designers will become valuable professionals in any design process, learning tools to shape their projects and becoming part of a trend marked by major investments by the world's major players. Through the experience of Manni Group and the help of some of the most authoritative voices in the field (as engineering companies and researchers), designers will delve into the most up-to-date technical and composition possibilities in a program comprising 88 hours of classes, workshops, and visits, 32 hours of workshop, numerous lectures by renowned professionals and at least 2 months of placement at the illustrious partner firms.
15 In person
27.11.2023 - 16.2.20243 days/week
March 2024 - May 2024
2450 € + VATOnline
7900 € + VAT *In person
3Full coverage of the enrollment fee for the most outstanding candidates
History of modern engineeringEvolution in construction technology
The executive designCharacteristics and challenges of the final stage of the design
The discipline of constructionsQuestioning and consulting regulations
Offsite technologiesChallenges and opportunities
The building siteProduction processes and methods of the architectural work
Material typesWood, steel and concrete: correspondence between technology and project
Parameterization of the projectCreativity and first industrialization of the project
BIM beginnerEssential design methodologies and tools
The future of constructionsScenarios and trends from modularity to process industrialization
BIM advancedThe design through finite elements
Sustainability & carbon neutralityCalculation and mitigation of construction industry impact
Manni production plant (Verona)
Tour of the main Italian construction sites
Production of complexity: from parametrics to the construction site
Tech in high-rise buildings
Sustainable research and technology
BIG's construction sites
Architectural scenarios in the USA
Green skyscrapers and urban greening; design and technological challenges
The future as reinterpretation of past techniques
Research and New Tech for sustainability
The workshop will be conducted under the mentorship of Foster + Partners based on the firm's experience in various areas of development cooperation, including the reconstruction of Turkish cities devastated by the recent earthquake. It will deal with one of the central topics of the future of construction: the design of sustainable, replicable housing modules that can be combined to meet the significant housing demand of emerging economies or support temporary functions in emergency contexts. By definition, offsite technologies are capable of bringing quality architecture to any context. Through the workshop, students will have the opportunity to design prototypes as the basic module in the development of tomorrow's cities. They will design quality, scalable, and customizable housing that can be built quickly and at a reduced cost, according to a tight analysis of their environmental paradigms to ensure environmentally sustainable interventions.
Students or graduates in Architecture/Design can apply to the course. The commission, based on the assessment of the application, may admit students with different qualifications.
To apply, it is necessary to register online and submit a Curriculum Vitae, a Portfolio, and a Motivational Letter. Moreover, it is necessary to pay the administration fee (60€ + VAT). The best 20 candidates will be admitted to the course according to the rules.
The administration fee payment does not bind the student to purchase the course.
Pubblication of the provisional ranking
Beginning of second-round admissions
Enrollment fee payment deadline for students admitted according to the provisional ranking
Publication of the official ranking (including second-round admitted students)