The City and the Water, Certificate | University of Pisa | Pietrasanta, Italy
10 days
750 EUR/full
750 EUR/full
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The International Summer School “The City and the Water” is a Design Full-Time Workshop, aimed at investigating the complex relationships between the built environment and the water, in its broadest meaning of environmental resource, and therefore including seaside, rivers, lakes and water resources.

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The Summer School is organized in 10 days. The first 5 days are primarily aimed at the critical reading and knowledge of the area chosen as a case study - The waterfronts of Pisa: The sea and the Arno river -, in order to identify its value and criticisms. In the other days, students will work for the development of a project of enhancement on the area chosen as a case study both at architectural, urban and technological scale. For the whole period, lessons will be opportunely organized in order to give theoretical and methodological supports for the development of the projects.

The ideas and drawings elaborated during the International Summer School will be presented in a public exhibition.


The summer school aims to provide theoretical skills and methodological tools for the architectural design linked to water's landscape.

Students, organized in groups composed by members of different nationalities, will be asked to develop a project of enhancement for an area chosen as a case study. The internationality of the group of students is fundamental for promoting cultural exchange and comparison, also in terms of approach, between dfferent experiences in the field of architectural design, landscape conservation and enhancement at an international level.

Programme Structure

The Summer School is organized in two weeks:

  • The first week is primarily aimed atthe critical reading and knowledge of the area chosen as a case study, in order to identify its value and criticisms. 
  • In the second part, students will work for the development of a project of enhancement of the area chosen as a case study.


The international Summer School is addressed to students in Architecture, Urban planning, Design, Building engineering, Art Schools from all EU and not EU countries.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 10 days

Start dates & application deadlines






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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students in Architecture, Urban planning, building engineering are required to have completed at least one exam in the fields of both urban planning and architectural design/composition.
  • Identity Document (*PASSPORT in case you are a foreign student*)
  • Enrolment Form
  • Curriculum Vitae

Tuition Fee

To always see correct tuition fees
  • International

    750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 750 EUR for the full programme during 10 days.
  • EU/EEA

    750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 750 EUR for the full programme during 10 days.

Living costs for Pietrasanta

600 - 900 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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