MIAW 2021 – 2026 Winter Olympic Games in Milan


The MIAW – Milan International Architecture Workshop is the international intensive programme of the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering.
It is an international design forum for schools, teachers and students, but it is also an informal platform to discuss different issues and share ambitions.

The aim of the workshop is to stimulate cross-over thinking between researchers and practitioners in the design field, involving different scales and encouraging an interdisciplinary approach towards the design problems.
Each class of the workshop is held by an International Guest Professor of high profile whose activity and interests are related to the different study courses and disciplinary areas characterising our school.

The MIAW 2021 edition will focus on the event of the 2026 Winter Olympic Games Milano-Cortina.

The workshop will allow to experiment new architectural approaches that will make the Olympic Games fisically-responsible, socially-sustainable and environmentally-friendly.

The classes will focus on urban strategies and architecture projects to be implemented in the sites dedicated to the Olympic Games in Milan, with the intention of transforming the event in an opportunity for the city of Milan through a logterm regeneration process.

The MIAW 2021 – 11th edition is coming!


The MIAW 11th edition is coming! It will take place at the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering – Politecnico di Milano in January – March 2021 – period to be defined. The workshop will be developed by international professors and students.
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MIAW AY 2019-20


The international intensive programme MIAW-Milan International Architecture Workshop (4FU) is optional and is considered a workshop; therefore, in the study plan it replaces a teaching in the optional course group and must be combined with an optional course in order to obtain 8 CFU in total.
It will be held in Campus Leonardo Milan from 13 to 24 January 2020.

During the Study Plan compilation (August 26 – September 6), students may choose among the international Professors, expressing their section preferences order, and will be allocated according to merit based on the weighted average of examinations sat during the summer session.

The number of places for students enrolled on the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes, the three-year Laurea Triennele (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) Programme and the Exchange Programme for academic yaer 2019/20 has been defined as follows:

Students enrolled on the first year of the Programme may only bring the MIAW activity forward if they have entered all the first-year courses.
MIAW involves a final assessment and, on completion of lectures, students must register for a dedicated examination date in order to obtain the score in the career.

Any students not admitted will automatically be issued a generic workshop that must be defined or replaced with a second semester teaching, during the half-year Study Plan change period in February.
After the allocation, it will not be possible to delete the course from the Study Plan or replace it with another course, but it may be included as extra the following academic year.

Schedule – MIAW 2019



Tuesday 15 January
15.00 - 17.00 - Hall Rogers

Opening Seminar
Welcome and Presentation

Ilaria Valente
Dean, School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering

Alessandro Rocca
Deputy Coordinator MSc Study programme
Co-founder MIAW

Laura Pogliani - scientific committee - Head of technical coordination

MIAW Theme Introduction
Filippo Orsini - MIAW and RI-FORMARE scientific committee

17:00 - 19:00 (WS rooms)
Brief on WS organization

Wednesday 16 January
9:15 - 13:30 Area Survey
14:30 - 19:15 Starting Workshop

Thursday 17 January
9:15 - 13:00/14:30 - 19:15 Workshop
13:30 - 14:10 Speed Talk - Hall De Donato - Building 3
with Robert Sakula - chairman Giulia Setti

Friday 18 January
9:15 - 13:00 / 14:30 - 17:15 Workshop
17:30 - 19:30 Aula Magna, Edificio 1 - Rettorato - Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32
Book presentation: "A Real Living Contact with Things Themselves"
talk with the author Irénée Scalbert
with Alessandro Rocca, PierPaolo Tamburelli, Matteo Poli, Francesca Benedetto, Nina Bassoli

Saturday 19 January
11:30 Exhibition visit at Triennale Museum
*RICOSTRUZIONI - Architettura, città, paesaggio nell'epoca 
delle distruzioni
with the co-curator Nina Bassoli

2nd WEEK

Monday 21 January
9:15 - 13:00 / 14:30 - 19:15 Workshop
13:30 - 14:10 Speed Talk - Auditorium via Pascoli 53
with Louise Wright - chairman Catherine Dezio

Tuesday 22 january
9:15 - 13:00 / 14:30 - 19:15 Workshop
13:30 - 14:10 Speed Talk - Auditorium via Pascoli 53
with Katherine Ashe - chairman Elena Fontanella

Wednesday 23 January
9:15 - 13:00 / 14:30 - 19:15 Workshop
13:30 - 14:10 Speed Talk - Hall Rogers
with Elizabeth Hatz - chairman Rossella Ferorelli 

Thursday 24 January
9:15 - 13:00 / 14:30 - 19:15 Workshop
13:30 - 14:10 Speed Talk - Auditorium via Pascoli 53
with Anna Marie Fisker - chairman Giulia Fini

Friday 25 January
9:15 - 13:00 / 14:30 - 19:15 Workshop

Saturday 26 January
Closing Seminar & Finissage
10-11:30 Hall rogers
Gennaro Postiglione - Head of MSc in Architecture - MIAW founder
VP | presentation of the Workshop results
12:00 Exhibition Setup - Building 11, Ground floor
Talks with
Ilaria Valente
Dean, School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering
Gabriele Pasqui
Head of Department of Architecture and Urban Studies
Filippo Orsini, Gennaro Postiglione, Alessandro Rocca
Miaw Scientific Committee
P.Campos Costa, H.Fernàndez Elorza, S. Tillner, B.Vuga
PoliMi Visiting Professors in MSc Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors
** Paolo Mazzoleni
President, Milanese Architects Association
** Anna Prat
Comune di Milano, Piano Periferie
** Demetrio Scopelliti
Advisor for Urban Planning, Comune di Milano
13:30 Buffet&Drinks

*Optional Event
**To be confimerd