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"Terra Viva Workshop 2017/2018" | OFFICIAL PROGRAM | Politecnico di Milano | 29.10.2017

In the past "Terra Viva Workshop" has worked on allotment gardens, biological swimming pools, rooftop beekeeping, and construction of temporary shelters with straw bales. This year we will mix general theoretical research on catastrophes, robotization, digitalization, with alternating practical workshops with precise objectives, including the construction of "Agrishelter III" with the Associazione "Cascinet" at Cascina Sant’Ambrogio, the preparation of an urban sponge in Florence with Carlo Scoccianti; the pursuit of urban beehives on the roofs of Politecnico with Claudia Zanfi; and the second phase of "Projects for Mobility" in the small Sardinian town of Orani at the "Museo Nivola" with Prof. Alessandro Floris.

In order to receive the 4 Credits, students must complete two Workshops. Each program will involve lectures as a theoretical background presented by different professors and experts on the fields under study, followed by debates among the participants. Each group of students will be assigned with a different task to develop during the course of the workshop, concluding the activities with a final presentation and further debate with the professors in charge.


- Director: Richard Ingersoll - Visiting Professor (Polimi)

- Vice Director: Marco Bovati - Assistant Professor (DAStU, Polimi)

- Humanist Adviser: Arian Heidari Afshari - Teaching Assistant (DAStU, Polimi)

- Project Managers: Eugenia Bolla & Stefano Lardera - Architects (Terra Viva Workshop)

- Submissions at:

- Location: Politecnico di Milano

- Credits: 4CFU (required attendance 2 Workshops)

- Facebook/Instagram Pages: Workshop.Terraviva

TerraViva Competitions

Recently created as a new branch of "TerraViva", this specific section proposes a series of design competitions in line with the topics addressed by our workshops and mainly directed to architecture students, new graduates and young designers.

TACTICAL URBANISM NOW! 2021 - The Reappropriation of Public Space will be the third competition of 2021. Starting from December 13th, registrations will be open until 18/03/2022.


December 13th "Tactical Urbanism NOW! 2021 - The Reappropriation of Public Space"; 10.000€ in Prizes; 10 Honorable Mentions; 30 Finalists; Submissions within 18/03/2022; Results on 26/04/2022; Jury:  Miralles Tagliabue EMBT (Barcelona), Public City (Winnipeg), Openfabric (Rotterdam); Orizzontale (Rome); Intuy Lab (Lima); Sports (New York); Atelier Nea (Paris); OBBA (Seoul);


September 10th "Hangar Ticinum - A Community Hub on the River"; 10.000€ in Prizes; 10 Honorable Mentions; 30 Finalists; Submissions within 10/12/2021; Results on 20/01/2022; Jury: Piuarch (Milan); TSPA (Berlin); Stefano Boeri Architetti (Milan); Operastudio (New York); Degli Esposti Architetti (Milan); Untitled Architecture (Moscow); Comune di Pavia (Pavia); Politecnico di Milano (Milan);

March 15th "The Living Museum - Micro-Architectures in the Landscape"7.000€ in Prizes; 10 Honorable Mentions; 30 Finalists; Submissions within 01/08/2021; Results on 13/09/2021; Jury: Topotek1 (Berlin); Elemental Architecture (New York); Stefano Boeri Architetti (Milan); Paredes Pedrosa (Madrid); NADAAA (Boston); One O One Architects (Seoul); Nicolas Campodonico (Rosario); Studio O (Berlin);

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