Year 2 (2023)
Frontier workshop 2
- Background: This Frontier Workshop is an online intensive course on cutting edge topics about HBIM and Diagnostics of Existing Reinforced Concrete Structures. It forms the framework for theoretical discussions and practical implementations of built heritage knowledge and information management, focusing on reinforced concrete structures and employing the latest advances in the field. The goal is to provide a better understanding of the HBIM model, as a valid and reliable tool, to be used in the process of knowledge acquisition and analysis of the built works, supporting the progressive and deep understanding of an architectural heritage artefact and the design process aimed at its conservation and enhancement.
- Program: The workshop aims to accomplish this overall task by pursuing three focal tracks:
- The theoretical background for HBIM and implementation strategies: This focuses on the concept of information modelling for the management of built heritage.
- Practical implementation of data and information gathering with a focus on
- capturing and analysing 3D survey data,
- on microstructural and non-destructive analyses,
- material science,
- on-site measurements,
- representation techniques including VR and AR: This track aims to provide parallel exercises on the practical issue of data and information gathering for HBIM.
- Integration of survey data with knowledge-based assets for the management of information through life: This third track will be the exercise for the integration of survey data with knowledge-based assets.
The outcomes of this Frontier Workshop will be integrated in the learning activities of the subsequent REgenerate Workshop about the Torino Esposizioni Building, when the students will receive the task of implementing the knowledge acquired in the Frontier. Content-related, methodological and structural feedback will be collected and will be integrated in the further development of the Frontier Workshop 3.
REgenerate workshop 2
- Background: The REgenerate Workshop 2023 will centre on performing the multifaceted assessment and analysis of a specific concrete architecture, the Torino Esposizioni Pavillion by Pier Luigi Nervi in Turin, to be preserved and repurposed. Learners will evaluate and interpret the different data acquired on the chosen structure and present the problems to be solved as well as the preparatory analysis to be performed before the renovation design. The scientific approach to the regeneration process to be conveyed to the students:
- the work has to be recognized as an asset to be protected, preserved and restored
- pre-evaluation, the analysis of the state of conservation of the building has to be performed
- a compatible function for the building has to be identified
- the recovery process has to be sustainable and “green” in the choice of materials and technical solutions
- once all these elements have been taken into consideration, it is possible to proceed with the design, in order to achieve the full functionality of the building or structure. The goal is to permit a wide range of compatible functions in order to ensure the best possible future life of the building while respecting its cultural value.
- Program: The workshop comprises:
- A one-day field trip to visit and experience the Torino Esposizioni Pavillion.
- The workshop in the Laboratorio Nervi on the POLIMI Campus. There the students will explore and use the material assembled in the Laboratorio Nervi. During the 4 days the students will stay on campus and will work on the preparatory tasks which have to be performed before starting a conservation and reuse process of the case study. They will also perform an exercise based on the contents of the Frontier Workshop 2, to implement the acquired knowledge.
After the workshop, the students will present their project results evaluated by the faculty after 2 months, giving them time for post production and finalisation. Content-related, methodological and structural feedback will be collected and integrated in the development of REgenerate Workshop 3.