location: Iuav, Venezia

year: 2017

After a year of events dedicated to the dramatic crisis taking place in the country, Iuav has decided to call out the international architectural culture to give its contribution, in terms of design and analysis to the reconstruction of Syrian cities and of historical and architectural heritage in the country.


Like every year, W.A.Ve. will present 28 workshops in which, in addition to Iuav undergraduate students, international students will be welcomed. Each workshop will be directed by architects from various countries but will also see the participation of Syrian students and architects who will accompany the work of the participants and facilitate the understanding of design themes. The event will be an opportunity to focus the attention of the architectural culture on the urbicide of Syrian cities and fully reaffirm the membership of the country in the cultural heritage of humanity, and therefore the global responsibility for its reconstruction.


Special guests will be: Felipe Assadi, Beals + Lione, Solano Benitez, Ricardo Carvalho, Aziza Chaouni, Salma Samar Damluji, Gaeta Springall Architetti, Ammar Khammash, Sinan Hassan, Camillo Magni Operastudio, Giancarlo Mazzanti, Paredes y Pedrosa, Ciro Pirondi, Tamassociati, João Ventura Trindade, UNLAB. This year’s W.A.Ve. reaches the sixteenth edition confirming to be the largest international architectural workshop in the world and a formidable observatory on contemporary cities and territories.

from June 26 to July 14, 2017
Università Iuav di Venezia

iscrizioni dal 1 al 15 giugno 2017