The research group of the Architecture section: “Hub 4 Heritage & Habitat” has been active at the Department of Civil, Construction and Architecture Engineering (DICEA) of the Polytechnic University of Marche since 2017. The group is currently made up of about ten researchers, with skills and experience in the field of architectural design, urban planning and design, enhancement of built heritage in historical contexts.
The group carries out teaching and research activities. The didactic activity concerns the courses of ARCHITETTURA E COMPOSIZIONE ARCHITETTONICA 3 + LABORATORIO; PROGETTAZIONE PER LA VALORIZZAZIONE E CONSERVAZIONE DEL PATRIMONIO ARCHITETTONICO; ARCHITETTURA E COMPOSIZIONE ARCHITETTONICA 2 + LABORATORIO; URBANISTICA + LABORATORIO; ARCHITETTURA E COMPOSIZIONE ARCHITETTONICA 1 + LABORATORIO for a Single Cycle Master’s Degree in 5 years. In addition to the collaboration activities with public bodies in the context of projects financed by regional, national and international programs, the group is involved in research activities in the following main areas:
International/national projects – International collaborations – focused on the recycling and enhancement of architectural, archaeological and historical contexts – are also established within the network of European universities Villard d’Honnecourt, as well as with both university institutions such as CUIA – Italo- Argentina Interuniversity Consortium – for which various collaborations have been activated with research groups from different countries and universities, such as e.g. UNL Santafè in Argentina, Mackenzie Sao Paulo in Brazil, Hue University in Vietnam. Some of the research activities carried out by the group are summarized in the following sections.
Head of the research unit UNIVPM PRIN (Projects of Relevant National Interest) MUR 2017 (2019–22). IUAV (lead partner) with UNIVPM and others. Local unit coordinator: Gianluigi Mondaini.
PRIN (Project of Relevant National Interest) MUR 2017 Youth Line (2020–23). UNIVPM (leader) with UNIPA, POLITO, UNITN. National Coordinator (PI): Maddalena Ferretti.
Understand how placemaking activities reimagine and reinvent public space through citizen participation, art and cultural practices. What are digital tools and how to use them to record, transform, produce and disseminate citizens’ knowledge of urban cultural spaces. Scientific Responsible: Francesco Rotondo.