Castelletto Uzzone, Italy

Holy Moly! St. Luigi: Perspectives and Reflections

when 15 August 2022 - 24 August 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 400

In Italy there is a vast patrimony of churches and sacred buildings (whose number is around 100 thousand) which in the case of rural areas, in addition to being places of worship, tell of a past where small communities built their civic belonging around them buildings. What to do today with these spaces, often small and isolated, when their celebratory function fails? This is the question that participants who will work on the temporary reuse of the Church of San Luigi King of France will have to face during a workshop that will take place in the small village of Castelletto Uzzone (CN), at Cascina Crocetta, from 15 to 24 August 2022.

Course leader

AMArchitectrue is the practice founded by Stefania Agostini and Luca Mostarda, based in Milan. The studio work ranges from architectural to design projects, teaching (ETH ZÜrich, USI AAM), and enthusiastically embraces every challenging opportunity.

Target group

The workshop is open to students, graduates and young professionals. It is preferable that participants attend or have attended a degree course in Architecture, Design, Landscape, Planning and Engineering or an equivalent organization or an academic institution whose work is related to Architecture and / or urban assets. Students from abroad are welcome, the official language of the activities will be Italian and English.

Course aim

The workshop is aimed at the design and construction of a multifunctional setting in the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi, a small rural chapel a few steps from Cascina Crocetta, home of the Banca del Fare project. A unique place rich in history that has been part of the Alta Langa landscape for 300 years. After an initial research work on the territory and a phase of design synthesis in which all the constructive aspects of the project will be defined, the church will be transformed through a system of elements, made in an artisanal way with natural and recycled materials, which can move freely. in space, generating different and unexpected scenarios of use based on their location.

Credits info

3 EC
The participation at the workshop provides 3 ECTS for students of the study courses of Architecture, Design and Engineering of the Polytechnic of Turin. The other participants will recive a certificate of attendance at activities for a number equal to 75 hours of work.

Fee info

EUR 400: The participation fee for the workshop is 400 € (including insurance costs). Lessons, food and accommodation, as well as excursions and visits are included in the fee. There is no reimbursement for travel expenses to reach the Workshop venue.