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SYLLABUS: Sustainable Reconstruction in Urban Areas

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The C2: Hersus International Workshop on Sustainable Reconstruction in Urban Areas has been held in the frame of Hersus Project Learning/Teaching/Training Activities.

Hosted by Università Iuav di Venezia, the Workshop was led by professors and tutors with different profiles and research fields. The case study proposed to the students was the Valmarana Salvi Gardens in Vicenza.  Students worked in international groups of 6 students in collaboration with the Iuav Research team Vicenza Visioni and Institutions such as the Superintendence of Archeology, Fine Arts and Landscape for the metropolitan area of Venice and the provinces of Βelluno, Padua and Treviso.

The workshop dealt with cultural heritage and sustainability themes through the following points:

  • Identifying and testing the best practices of adaptive heritage re-use;
  • Mitigating the impacts of climate change and natural hazards on cultural heritage by strengthening the resilience of sites and communities and promoting the sustainable reconstruction of urban areas;
  • Developing an innovative, collaborative and systematic approach to promote effective regeneration and adaptive re-use in the historical area.


The workshop main porpoise was the investigation to understand how historical gardens could influence contemporary communities and designers. The workshop tried to illustrate the enduring impact of the cultural and historical places and encourages us to re-think them through contemporary viewpoints. From the on-site experience, students revised to mapppings concerning the Cultural Heritage of urban areas.

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