by Minja Yang, president of the RLICC
The first-year students of this 2014-15 academic year had the privilege to meet Prof. Dr. Arch (IT) Andrea Bruno, President of the RLICC, (1995-2010) and now Honorary President who is renowned internationally as one of the leading conservation architects specialized in contemporary adjunctions to historic buildings, during their November 2014 study tour to Torino. Preceded by visits to Freiburg and Basel, and followed by Biella and Venice, this study tour conducted as part of Integrated Project Work 2 supervised by Prof. Arch. Paul Lievevrouw, focused on the theme of the Historic Urban Landscape, notably on contemporary architectural interventions in historic districts and monuments, and how cultural heritage conservation now needs to respect the energy-efficiency norms in the global quest for sustainable development. The visit of Freiburg-Rieselfeld enabled the students to see the new low-energy housing development project of some 70 hectares in the district, which was formerly a huge sewage farm of 320 hectares.
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