COrtonaOPen3D 2020 (Eng)

International Workshop of Computer Graphics and Smart City Design for Cultural Heritage

(Pagina en Espanol) (Pagina in Italiano)

The Workshop has been held for nine years in the exceptional city of Cortona (Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy), the 2020 Edition will take place between Saturday 1 August and Monday 10 August 2020. The workshop is international, the languages spoken are Italian, English and Spanish.

During the project workshop the students will develop an architectural-design project or an artistic installation inserted in the context of the city of Cortona. The workshop is composed by lectures; project workshop, tutoring and conferences.

Participants will use BLENDER to develop their project led by qualified professors and tutors expert in the use of the software and they will be able to learn it during the optional course that will be organized in Cortona in the two days preceding the workshop (30 \ 31 July)

The aim of the workshop is to LEARN TO PROJECT USING THE 3D SOFTWARE CREATIVELY AND CONSCIOUSLY

Find the Calendar at the following link. Here you will find the costs and methods of: Inscription


With the participation to the Workshop CREDITS are assigned to the students of:

4 credits Architecture of the Milan Polytechnic www.auic.polimi.it/didattica/workshop/

2+2 CREDITS for the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (IN THE APPROVAL PHASE FOR 2020)https://www.accademiadibrera.milano.it/it/workshop.html

4 CREDITS for the Escuela Superior de Diseño de Aragón(IN THE APPROVAL PHASE FOR 2020)

2 CREDITS for the Universidad de Zaragoza (IN THE APPROVAL PHASE FOR 2020)

THE WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO ANY UNIVERSITY STUDENT AND IT IS POSSIBLE TO PARTICIPATE EVEN IF NOT ENROLLED TO AN UNIVERSITY BY SENDING A CURRICULUM AND SHORT LETTER OF MOTIVATION

THE WORKSHOP

The theme of the 2019 edition will focus on the cultural heritage of the city of Cortona and its territory. After having identified needs and opportunities participants will freely develop a project of design, art or architecture that should be illustrated with a series of renderings to two juries. One of the juries will be composed by the participants to the workshop, the other by university professors, members of the administration of the city of Cortona and artists. The two juries will evaluate the quality of the projects and their coherence with the premises of the workshop.

Here you can find the project theme in detail Workshop

The software that the participants will learn is Blender, a software that allow to produce renderings of stunning quality. Reliable and solid, under open source license and freely usable as professional without time limits or functions FOREVER on PC, Mac and Linux.

The fact that this software is open source became a point of strength for young professionals who start their career with a powerful instrument, without any limitation. They may use it for their projects, and also to bring their “own” software to the studios where they will be hired without any problem of license. The quality and professionalism of BLENDER are universally recognized. Just do some research on the net to have confirmation.

To participate in the workshop you need to know Blender, participants who so wish can take a Blender course in Cortona on 30 and 31 July. Here you can find all the details: Blender

Workshop participants can freely organize travel and stay in Cortona. The organization is constantly available for any advice regarding the stay and the trip both if you are participating alone or as a group. On this page you will find all the useful information to organize your stay in Cortona according to your needs B&B-Hotel

You can easily get to Cortona by train or by car. On this page you will find all the travel tips: Travel-tips/


To get an idea of the places of the workshop, the spirit of the participants and the projects of the past few years.

Images of daily life of the past editions of the workshop: Images

On this page you will find some projects realized in past editions : Projects

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Contest photography and images of the workshop can be found on the instagram page COrtonaOPen3dInstagram