This past week, 33 architecture students from four universities met in San Miniato, Italy, a medieval city nestled in the Tuscan hillside, for the third annual Florence Architecture Workshop. The topic of discussion was San Miniato’s plots of empty land that have been left unattended since World War II devastated the Italian town. Working in multi-national small groups, the students met to pitch ideas and develop plans for buildings that can both honor the history of the land and respectfully allow the town to move away from the past war destruction.
The six-day workshop is only the first part of the San Miniato project. The second phase will be held in September and SU Florence will offer workshop participants studio space, a lecture hall, and jury space.
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