Summer School on Traditional Architecture & Urban Design

From 18 July to 4 August, take part in the “Summer School: Let’s Build a Beautiful City” on traditional and classical urban design and architecture in the beautiful city of Utrecht, in the Netherlands.

The Summer School provides an engaging mix of lectures, studio exercises, field excursions, and design work. Leading architects, academics, and urbanists will deliver lectures on urbanism and urban design, sustainability, classical and traditional architecture, and building methods. Together with world-renowned experts and professionals, you will design a small Dutch town in a real setting. Improve your hand drawing skills, practice the art of measured drawing, learn about the history, theory and praxis of traditional Dutch town design and join a number of delightful excursions.

One of the key focuses of this Summer School is to provide students with the skills to create sustainable environments. Not only energy efficiency matters, but also the use of local, high quality materials and the durability of the urban fabric. Attractiveness, harmony and beauty are essential factors in this mix, but these are sadly often overlooked in current day Architectural & Urban design curricula. This Summer School offers a curriculum in which these factors are key.

The summer school is organised by INTBAU NL, an International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism.

More information here.