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School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering

AUIC School  

On 16/10/2015, the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering was established. The School gathers, unites and renews the consolidated experiences of the Schools of Architecture and Society, Civil Architecture and Building Engineering-Architecture of the Politecnico, combining the contributions of the humanities and the arts with those of the exact sciences and techniques. To this end, it intends to strengthen collaboration among the specialized skills in the University, which constitutes the necessary contributions to outline a coherent and adequate educational process.
Connected to the School are the Departments of DAStU, ABC, DICA, and Mathematics.

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In 2016, the AUIC School was refounded from the previous teaching experiences gained at the Politecnico di Milano within the School of Architecture and Society, the School of Civil Architecture, and the School of Building Engineering Architecture.

The re-foundation project was based on the tradition of the Milan School of Architecture, opened in 1865 as the "section for civil architects" of the Royal Superior Technical Institute of Milan, which combined the artistic disciplines of the Brera Academy with the technical-scientific disciplines of the Royal Institute. The Politecnico tradition, the rich legacy of the masters and the strong roots in the Milanese and international context form the substratum on which the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering has traced its path of renewal.

We are facing a high fragmentation and specialization of skills, the progressive modification of work tools due to digitalization and the acceleration imparted by the development of intangible communication networks, with significant consequences on the spatial reorganization of cities and territories. The School has a duty of continuous verification of training courses so that degree programs can train young architects, urban planners, engineers and construction technicians, and landscape architects, solid in the fundamentals and tools acquired, open-minded and creative, capable of facing the challenges of the future by design, and endowed with marked critical capacity to enable them to face the profession with critical sense, ethics and responsibility in a rapidly changing world. This appears all the more urgent from the global crises we are currently experiencing: the emergency generated by the pandemic has confronted us both with new ways of approaching education through digital instrumentation, but above all, with challenges to be faced on the terrain of living and the forms of organization of urban and settlement space. The climate emergency makes it imperative to find solutions and refine skills toward protecting and sustaining the built environment.

Training in the field of construction is called upon today to confront a reference scenario in which certain imperatives, precisely in the context of the processes of transformation of the built environment, take on decisive relevance: the mitigation of anthropogenic impacts on the planet; adaptation to contexts strongly conditioned by climate change; and digitalization. These imperatives have long been present in political agendas at all levels. Still, today, the urgency with which actions capable of producing effective responses are required leads to a generalized revival of the sector and a widespread demand for skills long neglected.
Ecological transition and digitization are, therefore, the starting point for the clarification of the School's cultural and educational project, where these issues require particular technical skills and continuous updating of tools that are only sometimes at the centre of university training courses.

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Studio Presentations
BSc Bachelor and MSc Master Studio Presentations

Courses, links presentations

Current students
Scholarships "Studying Architecture in Mantova"
Current students
Admissions MSc Lauree Magistrali - FIRST SEMESTER 24/25

Admissions to the AUIC School's Master's Degree Programs are open; applications must be submitted no later than July 22, 2024
Graduate and…

Politechnic Community
Virgilio d'Oro to Federico Bucci

For his passion for history of architecture and his commitment to strengthening Mantova Campus

Current students
Graduation Bachelor's and Master's Degree Session July 2024

Summer Graduation session July 16th to 18th, 2024

Current students
Deadline BSc Lauree Triennali

Deadlines related to exam transcripts deadline, final paper submission, interim validation Portfolio and Critical Essay, change request (committee…

Study Programmes
Election of Study Course Coordinators Triennium 2024|2026

Elections of the Coordinator of the Study Course has been announced for: MSc in  in Ingegneria Edile per la Sostenibilità/Building Engineering for…

Open Exam Session
Open exams session ACI-BEI Laboratori and Studios

Open exams sesison ACI-BEI Laboratori and Studios 24 - 28.6.2024 @ Building 11 and 16 Campus Leonardo
Study programme in Architettura - Ambiente…

Contest
Deadline 15.7.2024 - La Biennale dello Stretto 2024

Back with its second edition is the Strait Biennial, which will be held in Reggio Calabria and Messina from Sept. 18 to Dec. 14, 2024. The event,…

Open Labs
Moveable Open Lab - Corso di Studi di Architettura e Disegno Urbano / Study Course in Architecture and Urban Design

Second Semester Design Studios 2023-2024. Final exams and seminars of the Summer Session, June-July 2024.

Award
Gubbio Prize 2024 - University section for MSc Thesis 

Deadline candidature: 28.6.2024

Current students
Tuition fees, scolarships and financial aid
Current students
Information, rules and useful links for students enrolled at Politecnico di Milano to Laurea degree (equivalent to Bachelor of Science), Laurea Magistrale degree (equivalent to Master of Science), and single courses 
Current students
New Politecnico di Milano mobile app: LIVE YOUR POLITECNICO AT 360°
Current students
New channel Telegram of the Politecnico di Milano Student Secretariat

Official Telegram channel of the Politecnico di Milano Registrar’s Office

About us

The cultural and scientific project behind the School, the most important awards

Organization

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Professors

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Student representatives

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Projects

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Documents

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Rules of the School

Contact details

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