Advanced School of Architecture (ASA)

Advanced School of Architecture (ASA)

The Honours Programme Advanced School of Architecture (ASA) of the Politecnico Milano is an "additive" training course that runs parallel to the Master's Degree Programs in Architecture (class LM-4). The mission of the ASA is to strengthen and develop the figure of the architect-designer, through design and research activities that put him in direct contact with the professional reality and with the complexity of the processes currently underway in the various European and extra-European realities.

Director Pierre-Alain Croset
info:
asa@polimi.it

ASA is aimed at talented young students selected (20 per year) on the basis of the didactic curriculum and the average achieved in the Bachelor's Degree or in the first three years of the five-year single cycle Master Degree at PoliMI.

Students of the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering can apply if:

  • enrolled, at the first semester of ay 2021/22, at the first year of the following Master of Science courses (LM/4):
  1. Architectural Design History - Progettazione Architettonica e Storia
  2. Architettura-Ambiente Costruito-Interni/Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors
  3. Architettura - Architettura delle Costruzioni/Building Architecture
  4. Architettura e Disegno Urbano - Architecure and Urban Design
  5. Sustainable Architecture and Landscape Design - Architettura Sostenibile e Progetto del Pesaggio
  • enrolled at the fourth year of the Single Cycle Master Degree - Ingegneria Edile-Architettura (LM/4)

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Students from the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering at Politecnico Milano can apply:

  •  enrolled in the first semester for the current academic year in the first year of the following Master's degree courses (class LM/4):
    • Architectural Design History - Progettazione Architettonica e Storia
    • Architettura-Ambiente Costruito-Interni/Architecture - Built Environment - InteriorsArchitettura
    • Architettura delle Costruzioni/Building Architecture
    • Architettura e Disegno Urbano - Architecure and Urban Design
    • Sustainable Architecture and Landscape Design - Architettura Sostenibile e Progetto del Pesaggio
       
  • enrolled in the fourth year of the single-cycle degree course in Construction Engineering - Architecture (class LM/4)

Practicum programme
The programme takes place over the two years of the Master's Degree and the fourth and fifth years of the Single Cycle through educational experiences, with compulsory attendance, of two types:

  1. Master Class
  2. Advanced project practice

Master Class
There are 3 Master Classes lasting one week, to be held at the Politecnico di Milano premises in the following periods:

  • Master Class 1 of architectural design, period July at the end of the first year of the MSc Magistrale / fourth year of the MSc Magistrale 5ys;
  • Master Class 2 of Architectural Design, period January-February in the middle of the second year of the MSc Magistrale /fifth year of the single-cycle Magistrale;
  • Master Class 3 of architectural design, period June-July at the end of the second year of the MSc Magistrale /fifth year of the single-cycle MSc Magistrale.

Advanced Design Practice
The Advanced Design Practice experience takes place after the end of the Master's degree/ single-cycle degree years, for at least 600 hours (15 weeks) in an architecture studio of excellence, to be chosen from a list of international studios affiliated to the Politecnico. Part of the hours of this activity will be recognised as part of the compulsory curricular traineeship.

Students will have to return the completeness of their design and professional experience as a 'logbook', with a critical text illustrated with sketches, drawings and photographs.

In keeping with the ASA's mission to strengthen and develop the figure of the architect-designer, the degree thesis must compulsorily be a project thesis (Research by Design), the elaboration of which may begin within one of the Master Classes or during the period of Advanced Project Practice in the architectural practice of excellence.

Honour Commitee 

  1. Ferruccio Resta
  2. Emilio Faroldi (Vice Rector)
  3. Ilaria Valente (Vice Rector for International Affairs)
  4. Manuela Grecchi (Vice Rector for Lecco Campus)
  5. Federico Bucci (Vice Rector for Mantova Campus)
  6. Guya Bertelli
  7. Kazuyo Sejima

Scientific Committee

  1. Benedetta Tagliabue
  2. Guillermo Vazquez Consuegra 
  3. Nathalie R├ęgnier-Kagan
  4. Roger Riewe
  5. Mia Roth

Calls, Committees, Rankings

Call 
Applications: from 6.3. to 31.3.2023 (12 pm)

Committee

Admitted to interview

 

Ranking

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