Seidler International Summer Course Venice

Course Code: 

Venice, Italy

Course dates:

23 November 2019 - 6 December 2019


BE Interdisciplinary Learning students


Expression of interest

Course contact:

Dr Paola Favaro (

Seidler International - Venice Design Studio

The design project takes place in the historical city of Venice or one of the surrounding islands.

By investigating the historical planning system of Venice through specific historical and contemporary urban projects, students will question aspects of urban morphology and urban typology, architectural forms, interior spaces and external landscape exploring the opportunity to planning and redeveloping an existing site from the outside to the inside. 

Aspects of space/form, movement and activity will be tested against students’ appreciation of the physical setting/environment of the context and the social concerns of the local community. Three distinct but complementary design components from the disciplines of architecture, landscape and interior will be part of the new planning configurations.

Key Information


This course will include two days of preliminary activities which include: visiting the Biennale of Arts at the Giardini (Sat 23 November), Arsenale (Sunday 24 November). The design studio includes visiting the historical city and discovering Venice as a modern city through the contemporary projects by Alvaro Siza, Tadao Ando, David Chipperfield, Santiago Calatrava, Renzo Piano and Carlo Scarpa.

The selected group of 20 students from BE will work together with a group of approximately 15 Italian students from the host IUAV University of Venice.

Eligibility criteria

All Built Environment Interdisciplinary Learning (BEIL) students may apply.

Master of Architecture students can also count this course as a prescribed elective.

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Enrolment via expression of interest.

Note: Expression of interest does not represent confirmation of enrolment. Do not book travel arrangements until your place in the course has been confirmed.