Additive Manufacturing and Urban Design — Between Sustainability and Adaptability




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.





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.





Up to 6 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits pertaining to the completed assessments and a personalised Certificate of Completion will be awarded to the students to  authenticate their participation.