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 F – Klas Ruin

Klas Ruin is together with Ola Broms Wessel one of two co-founders of the architecture office Spridd. Klas has been teaching at the KTH School of
Architecture and lectured at several schools in Sweden and abroad. He has been the chairman of the Swedish Alvar Aalto society and is regularly
commissioned as jury member in competitions, e.g. the new Nobel centre in Stockholm.
He is educated at the KTH School of Architecture and the Ecole d ́Architecture de Belleville i Paris. He has worked at Johan Celsing arkitektkontor in
Stockholm and at Tony Fretton Architects in London. In 2000-2004 he had his own practice mainly involved with private villas and exhibitions.

MIAW E – Roberto Cremascoli

Roberto Cremascoli co founder of the studio Cremascoli Okumura Rodrigues Arquitectos in Oporto.
The studio works on projects in Portugal, Italy, Switzerland and France. As an example: the refurbishment of Grande Hotel in Porto, the project of Piazza Garibaldi e Salita di San Paolo in Cantù and NAC / Nucleo di Arte Contemporanea nella Fabbrica di Resina in Marinha Grande in Portugal and various projects with Álvaro Siza.

Roberto Cremascoli is also a critic, author, curator.
He is curator of several exhibitions and author of several publications like Porto Poetica at the Triennale in Milano (2013) and Alvaro Siza, lnside the MART of Rovereto (2014).
In 2016 he was co curator of Portugal at the XXI Triennale of Milan and of the Portuguese Pavillion at the XV Biennale di Venezia.

He was also scientific responsible for the exhibition Alvaro Siza, Sacro at the MAXXI in Roma (2016).

MIAW D – Gabriela Seifert

Gabriela Seifert is an architect and artist with a trans-disciplinary, conceptual approach to art and architecture. She works since 1984 with Goetz
Stoeckmann in the group formalhaut and until 2010 as seifert.stoeckmann architects. Their living room house has been widely published,
screened and exhibited i.e. at the Venice Biennale in 2004 and was awarded Mies Van der Rohe prize finalist. She has been a teacher and
lecturer at many universities, including East London University, RMIT, UTS Sydney, AHO Oslo, UTA Arlington and others. As artists formalhaut
engage with the question of space is in its fundamental meaning, experimenting with vessels, tents and lightworks, much of which has been
made in Australian landscapes and which is currently worked into a book trilogy by the title “dim diary – the erosion of boundary”.

MIAW C – Thierry Lagrange

Thierry Lagrange is a civil/engineering/architect. He runs the ALT-architectuur architecture office. He is active as a photographer and videomaker. He is also lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Architecture, KU Leuven. Both architecture and photography are key elements in his PhD (Look Here Now, Mapping Design Trajectories, 2013). His ongoing research work focuses on the act of looking and on the phenomenon of analogous spaces. Together with his colleague Jo Van Den Berghe they run the research group The Drawing and the Space.

MIAW B – Gunilla Svensson

Gunilla Svensson: Arkitekt SAR/MSA.
Member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts.
Member of the Public Art Agency Sweden Oversight Board.
She works with new build projects as well as restoration and renovation. The office’s project types include housing and cultural heritage, public buildings, urban planning and landscape architecture.

  • Winner of Architectural Design of the Year award in Lund in 1994 and2010.
  • Nominated for the Mies van der Rohe-award in 2003 for the Ingvar Kamprad Design Center at the Faculty of Engineering LTH at Lund University

MIAW A – Cany Ash

Before setting up Ash Sakula in 1994, Cany Ash worked for the GLC Architect’s Department and Burrell Foley Fischer, as well as in New York and Berlin. She has taught at a number of architectural schools as a critic and studio tutor and is an external examiner at Cambridge University. She is an experienced co-designer, leading design workshops with young people and many community groups. She has served on the RIBA Awards Group, as a CABE Enabler, a Client Design Advisor and a Civic Trust Awards Assessor. She is member of the South East Design Review Panel.

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.