S.O.S – School of Sustainability is a post graduate and private school based in Bologna, open to creative young people and researchers, professionals and companies to develop innovative projects with a positive impact on society, the economy and the envir
- Bologna, Italy
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
- S.O.S. is located inside MCA – Mario Cucinella Architects, a professional practice with 25 years experience in sustainable design.
The School is fully equipped with digital fabrication tools, a professional model making laboratory and a 1300+ books library.
S.O.S. takes inspiration from the professional practice and the students will be supervised by professionals.
Teamwork is a key feature of S.O.S., where participants work together to achieve a common goal.
The project will be carried out both inside and outside the school, as it involves site visitis in the project area and meetings with professional consultants, stakeholders and the community.
S.O.S. also offers the possibility of internships with leading architectural firms in Italy and abroad.
S.O.S – School of Sustainability is a post graduate and private school based in Bologna, open to creative young people and researchers, professionals and companies to develop innovative projects with a positive impact on society, the economy and the environment through research and experimentation. S.O.S. offers four semester courses: • architecture as a social business - to regenerate the urban environment • post carbon architecture - to design the next generation of buildings • right for a (quality) shelter - to sustain human development and build resilience • blue design - innovation and advanced sustainability for industrial design S.O.S. - School of Sustainability is the initiative of the architect Mario Cucinella focused on training new professionals in the field of sustainability, capable of meeting the challenges of the future and leading the processes of transformation. S.O.S. is the place to build a culture of sustainability through dialogue among various personalities, sharing a common vision of the future. S.O.S. is a school but also a start-up, a place for working together and for sharing the experiences of others.
An open cultural community, connected with the key national and international players in the field of architecture and sustainability. For companies: • S.O.S. as a place for creative experimentation with materials, components and construction systems • A platform for promoting knowledge transfer with professionals • Networking and synergies for the development of innovative products and solutions with other partner companies For professionals: • A professional school aimed at young graduates to build new skills in an area in profound evolution. • A platform for technical and cultural updating of active professionals • A training opportunity distinguished by its main focus on the areas of research and application of sustainable architecture, from urban regeneration to the smart city, from new building to the retrofits, to design in developing countries and for emergency situations. • A comprehensive and professional training program, combining theory with a pragmatic approach to the design and application of the most advanced tools • Recognition of credits at the European level (ECTS system) and national level for the continuing professional development of architects and engineers. For society: • A laboratory of ideas, democratic and open to the public • A platform for the development of projects to serve the community • The students as a critical mass to address complex problems and develop innovative design solutions with a positive impact on society, the environment and the economy.
- Setting Description:
- S.O.S. is based in Bologna, a town well known for the oldest university in Europe and for historical center characterized by its porch streets. There is something for everyone in Bologna: museums, galleries, religious buildings, street markets, green spaces and parks, ruins and a lively social life, and a highly vibrant students life. Each season has a different peculiarities so that you attended the fall or spring semester, you will always have something interesting to do in the town.
- Fall or Spring Semester: 7,500 Euro including VAT.
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