Student Workshop 1: Sustainable Reconstruction in Urban Areas

Workshop activities

Student Workshop 1

Student Workshop 1 Activities

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

The Workshop’s program aimed to improve innovative possibilities of Blended Mobility. Each phase, online and in presence, involved 18 master’s degree students from the HERSUS project partners’ universities. Students were involved in experimental Virtual Exchange activities to promote a multidisciplinary networked approach. The dialogue between incoming students and professors from different nationalities facilitated a multicultural exchange based on Sustainable Reconstruction in Urban Areas. The cultural values from each participant promoted diversity, equity and inclusion on the Workshop’s topics.

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 first phase was online and involved all the consortium partners. Starting from the Case study presentation, students get involved in the main topic of Sustainable Reconstruction in Urban Areas. Five international speakers from different countries discussed the theme of sustainable reconstruction in urban areas, addressing the issue from multiple aspects and points of view. 

The second phase, held in an intensive week in Venice, allowed students to experience the Site and promote multicultural exchange. In this phase, students worked on the analysis of the Site using a collaborative cartography tool to map tangible and intangible values of the place.  

Group 1 | Informative Fragments of Collective Memory ↗

Group 2 | Permeability ↗

Group 3 | How to merge the garden with the city and viceversa ↗

The identification of a synthesis of problems investigated from different points of view and different scales allowed students to find the most suitable design solutions to the issue related to cultural and historical contests.

At the end of the intensive week, students had the possibility to share with the HERSUS international team of professors and tutors their analysis and strategies for Valmarana Salvi Gardens.

In the third phase, students shared the work and general doubts on the workshop output with Professors and Tutors in online synchronous and asynchronous critic for the final outputs’ narration.

The final Exhibition of Workshop 1: Sustainable Reconstruction in Urban Areas on the HERSUS Sharing Platform const of a General post (this one) with the resume of the workshop activities and final consideration and one post for each Student Group.


Group 1 | Emerging Fragments of Collective Memory ↗

Group 2 | Inclusive accessibility | Sensorial routes through Heritage sites ↗

Group 3 | Fluid Borders – Confini Fluidi ↗

organised in the frame of the Erasmus Plus project “HERSUS – Enhancing of Heritage Awareness and Sustainability of Built Environment in Architectural and Urban Design Higher Education”


participating universities
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture – Project Coordinator; Università Iuav di Venezia, Italy; University of Cyprus, Cyprus; Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece; University of Seville, Spain


in collaboration with
Comune di Vicenza
Soprintendenza archeologia belle arti e paesaggio per le province di Verona, Rovigo e Vicenza


organised by Università Iuav di Venezia
Emanuela Sorbo, Enrico Anguillari, Sofia Tonello, Giulia Rossi, Federica Alberti, Gianluca Spironelli, Marco Tosato, Tommaso Moretto


tutors – Università Iuav di Venezia
Sofia Tonello, Giulia Rossi, Federica Alberti, Gianluca Spironelli, Marco Tosato, Tommaso Moretto


with the participation of
Angeliki Chatzidimitriou, AUTh – Kleo Axarli, AUTh,  María F. Carrascal Pérez, USE CREhAR – Nataša Ćuković Ignajtović, UB-FA – Valentina Fanti, OAPPC-VE – Mar Loren-Méndez, USE CREhAR – Enrique Larive, USE CREhAR – Ana Nikezić, UB-FA – Chiara Occelli, Councillor of National University Council, PoliTo –  José Peral López, USE CREhAR –  Alkmini Paka, AUTh – Mladen Pešić, UB-FA – Giuseppe Rallo, Architect, Superintendency for Architectural Heritage and Landscape in Venice metropolitan area, Βelluno, Padova and Treviso – Konstantinos Sakantamis, AUTh –Andreas Savvides, UCY – Irene Sgarro, Iuav – Athina Vitopoulou, AUTh



Mercedes Andrades Borrás, USE-CREhAR – Peter Covell, Iuav – Dunja Dedić, BU-FA – Virginia Del Puerto Caballero, USE-CREhAR – Savvas Dimitriou, UCY – Chara Elia, UCY – Eleni Kaimakamidou, AUTh – Athanasia Kloura, AUTh – Marios Kyriakou, UCY – Emmanouela Myrtaki, AUTh – Nenad Pavlović, BU-FA – Vittorio Perotti, Iuav – Relja Petrovic, BU-FA – Laura Radu, Iuav – Luis Rodríguez, USE-CREhAR – Ana Laura Solano, Iuav – Jovanova Violeta, Iuav – Joosten Yannick, Iuav

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