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Accademia Vicino - Comprehensive Reconstruction

November 26th, 2021

 

In 2016 and 2017, central Italy was hit by a series of earthquakes that left numerous lives. Under the direction of the Danube University Krems, the villages around the municipality of Accumoli in the Lazio region are to be rebuilt as part of an international and interdisciplinary initiative by various universities. However, not only restoration and reconstruction are at the center of the initiative, but also the revitalization of the social and cultural structures of village life.

 

In order to revive this community, the initiators established an orchestral academy with a music festival, the “Accademia Vicino Accumoli”. Michaela Schierhuber spoke to Christian Hanus, Head of the Department for Building and Environment at Danube University Krems, and Johannes Wildner, Head of the Orchestra Academy, about the project.

 

https://oe1.orf.at/player/20211126/657802/1637917866000

Italy's revitalized villages in the focus of the Biennale Architettura 2021 in Venice

BORGOALIVE! - #SmartNeighbourhood

May 31st, 2021

Krems (OTS) - The exhibition “BORGOALIVE! - #SmartNeighbourhood “deals with the revitalization of Italy's villages on the occasion of the Venice Biennale. Curated by the architect Roberto Pirzio-Biroli and organized by the Concilio Europeo dell’Arte, the show will run until November 21, 2021 at the Scuola di Ricostruzione Accumoli, initiated by the Department for Building and Environment at the University of Krems for Continuing Education. … CONTINUE

A report on the local situation in Accumoli:

Austrian TV broadcaster ORF Visits the Reconstruction School in Accumoli

October 21, 2020

In the Accumoli Reconstruction School, eight universities and research institutions from five countries work under the leadership of Danube University Krems on the issues relating to the reconstruction of Accumoli. An ORF team (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) accompanied Univ.-Prof. Dipl.Arch.ETH Dr. Christian Hanus, Dean of the Faculty of Education, Art and Architecture at Danube University Krems, to Italy to report on the local situation. ... CONTINUE

Follow-up report on the seminar "Lightweight architecture made of membranes and wood":

Design Examples for a New Construction Method for Accumoli: Robust, Sustainable and Ecological

October 6, 2020

From 15.-17. June 2020 the online seminar "Lightweight architecture made of membranes and wood" took place. The aim of the seminar was to present a construction method for the city of Accumoli - which was badly damaged by earthquakes in 2016 and 2017 - and its residents, which is robust, sustainable and ecological and which enables high architectural quality through transparency and lightness. ... CONTINUE

Module week about Accumoli and its cultural landscape – an urban requalification:

Reactivation of Potentials

September 8, 2020

From 8.-13. June 2020 module 6 of the 12th year of the course "Renovation and Revitalization, MSc" on the topic of "Revitalization Concepts" took place online for the first time - due to the COVID-19 situation. The task of the participants was to discover the potentials of the city of Accumoli, which was badly destroyed by several earthquakes in 2016 and 2017, in connection with the surrounding landscape. ... CONTINUE

A new book on the reconstruction of Accumoli has been published by Thomas Empler (La Sapienza University of Rome):

Assessment and Earthquake Reconstruction: Researches and Methods.
Working on Accumoli

June 15, 2020

Aim of the research is to identify methods and operational references at different scales, urban and territorial, to be applied to territories affected by earthquakes, useful for defining prevention and reconstruction strategies. In particular, activity focuses on Accumoli, placed in the central part of Italy, and takes concrete form in construction of a pilot program for reconstruction, defining integrated and coordinated reconstruction actions based on resilience of affected areas, with three specific features ... CONTINUE

Published in: KGS forum No. 34/2020

The Role of Baukultur within Post-Disaster Reconstruction - On the Foundation of the “School of Reconstruction” in Accumoli 

June 5, 2020

The internationally renowned trade journal "KGS Forum" is published by the Department of Cultural Property Protection of the Federal Office for Civil Protection (BABS) of the Swiss Confederation. The current issue is devoted to the topic "Building culture and cultural property protection" (No. 34/2020). From page 24, Christian Hanus describes the objectives, structure and activities of the Scuola di ricostruzione di Accumoli. Reference is also made to the inauguration ceremony on November 12, 2019. ... CONTINUE

Published on: www.bauwelt.de; Issue 3-2020

La Scuola della Ricostruzione di Accumoli

March 31, 2020

Since the earthquakes in central Italy in 2016, places like Amatrice and Accumoli have been waiting for reconstruction. The Danube University Krems is now an important example of the revitalization of small towns, especially in the social area. ... CONTINUE

Report

Memorandum of Understanding between Danube University Krems, Accumoli Municipality and partner universities

November 18th 2019

 

During a ceremony on November 12, Rector Friedrich Faulhammer signed the Memorandum of Understanding for the Scuola di Ricostruzione di Accumoli in Accumoli, Italy for the Danube University Krems. The school, coordinated by Danube University Krems, bundles the activities of the university partners from Italy, Austria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary. The goal is to rebuild the central Italian city of Accumoli, which was destroyed by an earthquake in 2016/17. The reconstruction school also serves research and teaching. ... CONTINUE