“3D Building for (Peri)Urban Design” (3D Build 2020)

 “3D Building for (Peri)Urban Design” (3D Build 2020) 

The France Excellence Summer School 3D Build 2020 is a strong, innovative 120-hour training programme at the crossroads of architecture, engineering and robotics, focusing on the fundamental aspects of additive manufacturing for construction.

WELCOME DATE 

Sunday July 5th 2020 

BEGINNING OF THE PROGRAMME 

Monday July 6th 2020. 

HIGHLIGHTS

3D BUILD 2020: BUILDING YOUR FUTURE! 

Co-organised by the National School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture of Lille (ENSAPL, a prominent institution training both architects and landscape architects of the future), the Institut Mines-Télécom Lille Douai (IMTLD, the largest multi-disciplinary engineering school in Northern France) and the International Academy (summer university for international students in Hauts-de-France), the France Excellence Summer School 3D Build 2020 is a strong, innovative 120-hour training programme in line with top-tier research centres in architecture and civil engineering, that focuses on a technological revolution: the additive manufacturing for construction. At the crossroads of architecture, engineering and robotics, it offers a high-end coaching in prototyping.

Midway between Paris, London and Brussels, at the heart of a high-performance academic and economic hub that makes innovation a priority, 3D Build 2020 will provide, on forward-looking and lively campuses, high-standard English-taught classes, scientific and industrial immersion in the field, as well as an introduction to research through a supervised project: the design and printing out of prototypes, the best of which will be displayed at the major international event “Lille Metropole 2020, World Design Capital”.

Broadening your international experience under enjoyable and comfortable conditions with fellow students from pre-PhD France Excellence summer schools, 3D Build 2020 will offer lively social and festive events, full welcome services (incl. accommodation and catering), consistent French language and culture classes, as well as visits of remarkable historical and natural sites in France and Belgium, opening access to a European region always on the move.

3D Build 2020 will build upon the successful 3D Build 2019 France Excellence Summer School.

For more information and detailed programme with hyperlinks, please check out our dedicated website: http://3d-build.cue-lillenorddefrance.fr

 

 

1. FACILITIES

Together with the COPAIN association, the International Academy will provide full welcome services, high standard facilities and a vibrant hall life.

COPAIN’s purpose is to offer practical support to Northern France international students; the International Academy is devoted to offering services to international students, filling the requirements of the France Excellence programme.

BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL

From March 2020 on, the COPAIN association and local international students will run a conversation group in Chinese and English via a free instant messaging service (WeChat & WhatsApp) to the benefit of our 2020 France Excellence Summer Schools participants.

ARRIVAL IN FRANCE

The COPAIN association will welcome you at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) on Sunday July 5th 2020 at 12 pm (noon), and then drive you directly by bus to your residence in Lille metropolis. 

ACCOMMODATION

You will be staying at REEFLEX International Residence Hall on the 370-acre leading scientific campus of the University of Lille located 10 min away by metro to Lille city centre (and 3 min to the popular V2 shopping mall). The furnished single rooms will be 16-18 m², with private kitchen and bathroom, and unlimited wifi access.

http://reeflex.univ-lille.fr

CATERING

All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included:

- Depending on your schedule, breakfast will be delivered to your residence.

- Throughout your stay, lunch will be delivered to your teaching venue or booked in town. We will do our utmost to offer you varied meals each time.

- Now and then, dinner will be booked in French or Chinese restaurants to give you a chance to mingle with other international students in a friendly atmosphere.

We hope you will be delighted to taste our French food! But as we know it may be harsh to suddenly switch from one diet to another, we will also take into account your cultural diversity and you will be given a prepaid card with which you will have the possibility to shop in a supermarket next to your residence for the rest of the meals.

TRANSPORT

On your first day in Lille you will be handed an Ilévia travel card (local transportation company), offering unlimited use of the public transport networks in Lille metropolis (underground, bus, tram and train) and covering 650 km².

RETURN

The COPAIN association will drive you back to Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) on Saturday 25th July at 12 pm (noon).

 

2. SCIENTIFIC SYLLABUS

OPERATORS/LOCATION

The scientific programme of 3D BUILD 2020 will be operated by two most esteemed research centres respectively in the fields of architecture and engineering: the Design, History, Territory and Materiality Laboratory (LACHT) and the Materials & Processes Research and Innovation Center (CERI MP) of the IMTLD. 

The robotic equipment for 3D printing will be provided by Polytech Lille (the Engineering School of the University of Lille* and a founding member of the first French network of engineering schools, the Polytech Group). *In the top 100 European most innovative universities of the Times Higher Education ranking.

The CERI MP is part of multiple scientific collaborations with Chinese partners (works on the development of formulation for construction materials), specifically with the Universities of Hohai and Wuhan (School of Civil Engineering). Also, scientific collaborations have been carried out since 2018 with the Department of Hydraulic Engineering of Tsinghua University (MOU, using digital modelling implementing High Performance GPU calculations and applied to civil engineering and 3D printing). These partnerships have led to hosting invited professors and to supervising PhD students; they will benefit the 3D Build 2020 Summer School.

 

CONTENT OUTLINE

Focusing on the innovative and fundamental aspects of additive manufacturing for construction, 3D Build 2020 will be run as a top scientific workshop offering lectures and seminars, meetings with leading researchers in the field, demonstrations of cutting-edge equipment, as well as an introduction to research through a supervised project. The quality of the work undertaken and your scientific potential will be assessed.

Particular emphasis will be made on design and 3D-printing for construction in a transdisciplinary approach. You will be coached to design complex geometries for urban or periurban furniture and led to take into account their territorial integration by adapting the morphology to the urban space and uses. The designed result will be printed out by an automated process with printable materials that you will be taught to formulate.

Half of the schedule will be devoted to the 60-hour scientific programme taught in English.

- LECTURES (7,5h)

- CONFERENCE (1.5h)

- SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECT

         1. SEMINARS (31h)

         2. 3D PRINTING SESSIONS (14h)

         3. RESTITUTION (6h)

TEACHING TEAM

Dr. Eliane KHOURY, PhD in Civil Engineering, researcher at IMTLD, specialised in characterisation and valorisation of recycled concrete aggregates in new concretes and on concrete 3D print (C1-C3)

Dr. Othman LAKHAL, PhD in Robotics, specialised in robotic systems for 3D printing applications (C3)

Dr. Mohammad MANSOURI, PhD in Architecture, specialised in relationships between parametric modelling and fabrication (C2-C3)

Prof. Antonella MASTRORILLI, Full Professor at ENSAPL, PhD in Sciences and Techniques of Architecture, specialised in relationships between Architecture, Sciences and new Technologies (C2-C3)

Prof. Rochdi MERZOUKI, Full Professor at Polytech Lille, PhD in Robotics, specialised in robotic systems and mechatronics robots (C3)

LECTURES

The teaching programme of 3D Build 2020 will provide theoretical inputs on the following topics:

C1. MIXTURE PROPORTIONING AND CHARACTERISATION OF PRINTABLE MORTARS:

Concrete: an Overview (main components of concrete, mixture proportioning); Rheology of Concentrated Suspensions at a Glance (definitions, main rheological behaviours, measuring a rheological behaviour); Additive Manufacturing of Cementitious Materials (specifications, rheological properties and printing parameters, rheological properties and shape, mixture proportioning of printable mortars).

C1. MIXTURE PROPORTIONING AND CHARACTERISATION OF ECO-COMPATIBLE PRINTABLE MORTARS:

Printable Mortar – an Environmental Friendly Material (saving matter, a high binder content, LCA balance); Binders of Substitution (use of mineral admixtures, low carbon binders, chemical admixtures – a special role); Modifying and Optimising the Granular Skeleton (the importance of being large, use of recycled aggregates).

C2. INTRODUCTION TO ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR CONSTRUCTION:

The AM Technology for Large Scale Prototypes; the State-of-the-Art and the Relevant Progress and Processes in Additive Manufacturing for Construction; the 3D Build 2020 Scientific Research Project.

C2. INTRODUCTION TO PARAMETRIC DESIGN AND DIGITAL FABRICATION:

Principles of Parametric Design; Generation of New Designs for Large Scale Additive Manufacturing; a Form Finding Approach to Complex Shapes.

C3. INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS

Initiation to Robotics in Architecture; Interaction between Robot and Architecture; Robotic-Aided Manufacturing.

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

CONFERENCE

Scientific Research Clusters and Economic Hubs in Hauts-de-France (Northern France Region)

Transverse conference correlated to the domains of France Excellence Summer Schools students and coordinated by competent clusters and hubs.

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECT

Designed to facilitate your admission to Doctoral programmes in France, the Scientific Research Project will require both personal and teamwork with the help of theoretical and practical teachings. The project will involve methodological courses and mini-lectures, and at the end of 3D Build 2020, you will be able to set up a research problem, draft a state-of-the-art and write a bibliography on a topic that will emerge from your work. Each student will participate in the printing of a prototype, and the assessment will cover the whole process from design to printing leading to a final project defence in front of the scientific board.

The best creations will be printed and exhibited in the halls of the Gare Saint-Sauveur (Association Lille 3000) major cultural space of Lille, as part of the major international event “Lille Metropole 2020, World Design Capital”.

 

1. SEMINARS

C1: Formulation (Civil Engineering). Composition of a Printable Mortar: Choice of Materials, Characterisation and Design of an Ecological Printable Mortar for Given Specifications.

C2: Conception (Architecture). Design Session: Parametric Design of Complex Shapes for Additive Manu-facturing.

2. 3D PRINTING WORKSHOP (C3)

Preparation of Materials, Mixing, Pumping, Printing of the Shapes. The printing will be made with a mobile robot provided by Polytech Lille.

3. RESTITUTION

Presentation of the designed shape/mortar; Printing of the selected projects; Production of a poster documenting the whole process. During the conception phase, each student will have to identify and formulate a research problem that will also be assessed.

You will have every opportunity to contact teachers/researchers with a view to supervision of a future PhD programme; assistance will be provided in maintaining contact in order to finalise the project up to enrolment in the doctoral programme.

 

PREREQUISITE

Master students only.

Advanced English, excellent academic results and in-depth knowledge in architecture or civil engineering.

PROSPECTS

As a research-oriented Summer School, 3D Build 2020 is a springboard for your enrolment in a PhD programme in France in the fields of architecture and civil engineering.

KEYWORDS

Additive Manufacturing, Robotic Fabrication, Complex Surfaces, Mixture Proportioning, Ecological Materials, Parametric Design, Urban Design.

 

NB: Minor modifications to the scientific programme may occur.

 

3. CULTURAL SYLLABUS

OPERATORS/LOCATION

The International Academy, which fosters integration and interactive exchange between students worldwide from various disciplines, will deliver exciting teachings in the French language and culture. Classes will take place in the state-of-the-art building of graduate school Sciences Po Lille, perfectly located in downtown Lille, offering you a great occasion for a full immersion into the life of a vibrant summer campus!

The International Academy, together with the COPAIN association, will organise valuable site visits of historic and natural interest on a regional, national and euroregional scale, along with festive events.

CONTENT OUTLINE

Want to learn French? Feel like discovering the French society and culture? Always dreamed of visiting historical and natural sites in France? 3D Build 2020 will give you that opportunity, leading to a full access to the French-speaking world.

Half of the schedule will be devoted to the 60-hour linguistic, social and cultural programme delivered in English. When appropriate, you will be mixed with fellow students from other France Excellence Summer Schools. 

-  FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE CLASSES (26h)

-  CULTURAL VISITS AND EXPLORATION OF THE TERRITORY (30h)

-  RECEPTION (4h)

 

FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE CLASSES

Experienced higher education advisors, teachers, lecturers, professionals will offer their competence in the following domains:

1. French for Foreigners & Assessment (20h). Getting to the next language level (when applicable, homogeneous groups will be formed). General written and spoken French. You will learn how to interact through appropriate and various activities in connection with daily life. A final assessment of the knowledge and skills acquired in French language during the session will close your training.

2. French Culture (6h). Getting introduced to the French civilisation to gain a richer perspective on its numerous aspects and make the best of your short stay while studying in France. In the framework of interactive workshops, you will be given cultural keys together with a little and prominent historic facts connected with the cultural visits.

 

CULTURAL VISITS AND EXPLORATION OD THE TERRITORY 

You will be taken out of the teaching premises to visit emblematic sites in France, Flanders and the Hauts-de-France (Northern France region). The latter is typified by its maritime and Flemish borders, agrarian economy, ancient trade fairs tradition, former textile and mine industries steeped in the Catholic values of its captains and vivid memory of wounds inflicted by two world wars. France’s youngest region is now renowned for its competitiveness, dynamic cultural and social life, and a unique mix of Flemish cheerfulness and French elegance.

1. Excursion to the Opal Coast: Visit of the spectacular two Northern Capes Site from which one can see the British coast; visit of Arc International, pioneer in the glass-making history since 1825 (Saturday July 11th).

2. Ch’ti Evening in the Flanders Hills: Dinner in a traditional restaurant and introduction to the Ch'ti linguistic and cultural specificity (Saturday July 11th).

3. Old Lille & Fortifications: Guided tour of streets, squares and monuments of the old town and its beautiful ancient Flemish architecture, as well as the pentagonal Citadel of the city wall of Lille (Sunday July 12th).

4. Celebration of the Bastille Day: Sightseeing of the great fireworks, preceded by a popular open-air ball in Lille Metropolis on the eve of the French National Day (Monday July 13th).

5. Bruges, “the Venice of the North” (Belgium): Free time in the charming old Flemish city, world famous for its beautiful canals, the splendour of its medieval architectural heritage and its masterpieces of Flemish primitive art (Tuesday July 14th).

6. Royal Versailles: Visit of the monumental Palace of Versailles, once a royal residence and one of the greatest achievements in French 17th century art with its world-famous Hall of Mirrors, jewel-like Royal Opera and the gardens à la française (Saturday July 18th).

RECEPTION

On the first day, you will be welcomed by the 3D Build 2020 team and receive detailed information about the Summer School. An official reception at the Hauts-de-France Regional Council headquarters in Lille will be an institutional climax. Last but not least, a festive closing ceremony will crown your pre-PhD France Excellence Summer School.

 

4. SUMMARY

 

NAME OF THE SCHOOL

“3D Building for (Peri)Urban Design” (3D Build 2020)

WELCOME DATE

Sunday July 5th 2020

PROGRAMME DATES AND LOCATION

From Sunday July 5th to Saturday July 25th 2020.

Organised by the National School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture of Lille (ENSAPL), the Institut Mines-Télécom Lille Douai (IMTLD) & the International Academy (summer university for international students in Hauts-de-France).

TOTAL NUMBER OF PLACES

30

PRICE

The price does not include flight tickets to and from Paris. Accommodation, meals and transportation are all included.

ECTS CREDITS

6 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits pertaining to the completed assessments and a personalised Certificate of Completion that authenticates the students’ participation.

LEVEL

3D Build 2020 is open to Master students only.

OPTION

The France Excellence Summer School can be immediately followed up by a specialist training (27th July - 26th August 2020) in French academic methodology, language and culture, with a particular benefit for students pursuing studies in the French higher education system. Includes an official “Test de Connaissance du Français” (TCF) assessing your French language skills.

For more information please visit: http://3d-build.cue-lillenorddefrance.fr

 

To apply, please follow the application procedure described on the main page