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Façade Design
Venice, Italy
05-06 Sept. 2024

Seminar & Workshops

Off-site Activities

Altivole, Italy
07 Sept. 2024

Façade Design

September 5, 2:00 - 6:00 PM
Scuola Grande dei Carmini
Sestiere Dorsoduro, 2617,
30123 Venice VE, Italy
September 6, 9:00 AM- 1:30 PM
Scuola Grande dei Carmini
Sestiere Dorsoduro, 2617,
30123 Venice VE, Italy


Façade Reflections

Venice is going to host the second edition of the Performance-Based Façade Design initiative.


In 2024, on September 5th, Seminar's talks will focus on Façade Reflections.

10 international speakers are going to show the latest achievements for façades.

Step into the world of façade design, manufacturing, testing, research, and standardization alongside global pioneers, all within the breathtaking setting of the Scuola Grande dei Carmini. Building on the triumph of 2023, where experts from around the globe convened, we're set to elevate this diverse congregation of forward-thinkers even further!

Talks aim to give multiple perspectives and to reflect about various aspects related to façades.


Registration is open. 


Design Tools & AI for Façade Design

In the Performance-Based Façade Design Workshop on Design Tools & AI for Façade Design, attendees will gain insights into two cutting-edge tools designed for creating value-engineered façade solutions.


These tools, developed by the workshop instructors, specifically focus on the design aspects of glass and frame elements in façades. Exploiting AI, automatic calculations, and engineering task automation, the instructors will elucidate the functionality of these tools to empower participants in optimizing their façade designs.

Façades & Sustainability

The Performance-Based Façade Design Workshop on Façades and Sustainability explores diverse approaches encompassing façade design, maintenance, recycling, and recladding strategies, seamlessly integrating with sustainability objectives.


Rooted in circular economy principles, our team of experts explores the latest research and innovation, offering participants invaluable insights and guidance in selecting sustainable materials for optimal façade design. Throughout this workshop, attendees are empowered to make informed decisions, fostering harmonious sustainable practices within the ever-evolving landscape of sustainable architecture.

September 7, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Private bus leaving from Venice VE, Italy


Blackwater Testing Lab & Tomba Brion 

The off-site activities are organized in Altivole, in the Province of Treviso (Veneto Region). These are reserved for Seminar and Workshop participants.


Saturday September 7th at 10 AM, a group of max 50 participants will have the opportunity to take private visits of Tomba Brion, an architectural monument designed by Architect Carlo Scarpa, and of  Blackwater Testing Lab. During the visit to the Lab, participant will learn about the its extensive testing capabilities, explore the equipment and methodologies used, and observe live demonstrations of testing processes for windows and doors.


Immerse yourself in the cutting-edge world of façade technology at this exclusive  initiative!

Captivating discussions, hands-on workshops, and indulge in exclusive technical visits — all against the backdrop of the architectural masterpiece designed by architects Francesco Caustello and Baldassare Longhena, adorned with ceilings painted by artist Gianbattista Tiepolo.

This is not just an event; it's a catalyst for the transformation of the industry! Save the dates and be part of this groundbreaking experience that promises to redefine the landscape of façade design.

Seminar & Workshop location:  Scuola Grande dei Carmini, Venice

The Scuola Grande dei Carmini is one of the eight Great Schools in Venice, situated in the sestiere of Dorsoduro, near Campo Santa Margherita. It consists of two floors adorned with magnificent wooden works and stunning ceilings decorated with stuccos and canvases. The ground floor houses the Cappella, a picturesque space with monochrome paintings and a precious altar. This is where the seminar and workshop will take place.


A magnificent golden double baroque stairway leads to the Sala Capitolare, where the ceiling is adorned with artworks by Tiepolo. The Archivio and Albergo rooms evoke the seventeenth century with their decorated ceilings, painted walls, and marvelous inlaid marble floors. Some of the gatherings related to the initiative will take place in these rooms.


Participants can reach the Scuola Grande in a 10 minutes’ walk from Piazzale Roma or from the Venice train station.

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Registration is open at this time.

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