FIU’s Genoa program is a unique and central component of the School of Architecture’s Upper Division curriculum. The Architecture facilities are located in a newly renovated renaissance monastery complete with cloisters, studio space, classrooms and sweeping views of the port city of Genoa. Located in the historic center of the city and near the University of Genoa’s School of Architecture, the FIU complex is ideally situated for the study of architecture in this extraordinary city that is the sister port city of Miami.
Over the course of the Fall semester, students will study artistic, urban and architectural models of exceptional and enduring value to Western culture. The student’s cultural exposure while living in Genoa will provide the background necessary to appreciate an architectural and urban environment which has continuously reflected Italian social, intellectual and artistic values. Genoa remains one of the very few cities in Italy that maintains both an extraordinary range of historically significant works of architecture and landscape architecture as well as an ever increasing wealth of major contemporary works by the world’s foremost designers, including; Renzo Piano, MVRDV, Aldo Rossi, Ignazio Gardella, Vittorio Gregotti, Franco Albini et al. This duality; a city equally enriched by “history” and by “contemporary” culture and practice makes Genoa an ideal locus for the study of architecture, interior design and landscape architecture.
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