Porto Academy

Porto Academy

Guest Lecturers
Bruther, Léonard Kadid, Raphael Kadid

Workshop Leaders
Arquitectura G, Carla Juaçaba, Carmody Groarke, William Guthrie

Anabelle Hucault, Benoît Marcou, Clara Werneck

Amélia Brandão Costa, Rodrigo da Costa Lima

Biennale of Landscape and Architecture of the Île-de-France Region, ENSA Versailles, Visible Invisible



Salem Mostefaoui


ENSA Versailles

The École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Versailles commonly referred to as the ENSAV, is a leading French architectural school located at the ancient stables of the Versailles Palace. It is an associate member of the University Paris-Saclay. The pedagogical aim of the National Architecture School of Versailles is to provide an intense experience in the architectural arts while developing questions of architecture in the fields of building, city and regional planning. The school prepares students using diverse professional exercise methods and its specially known for its urban design teachings.

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