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Meeting in Florence vol 2

From April 15th to 17th 2014, the CT Train partners met again in Florence, Italy for their fourth official teacher training seminar. The partners involved were: MTU E-Umbrella (project coordinator) from Kuressaare, Estonia, Barkava Vocational Secondary School from Barkava, Latvia and Qualitas Association (Promozione e Sviluppo Progetti) from Florence, Italy. Construction teachers from each country participated in the meeting.

The main topic of the meeting was this time „sustainable construction“ – about using alternative energias and natural materials. The first morning of the meeting the partners visited the Lebbiano Residence Bio Resort. “Lebbiano Residence” is a sustainable resort located in the Scandicci hills only a few minutes away from Florence. The entire resort from the planning and location of the construction to the photovoltaic panels enables this structure to be 100% sustainable. Read more.

In  the afternoon project team had a visit and lecture of Claudio Scudeller in Elicona SAS, which is a commercial company that furnishes natural products for bio-architecture and restoration of historical buildings.

The lecture gave to the participants a general information about the different concepts that lay behind the ideas of bio-architecture, the differences between chemical and natural products and gave some examples of natural material that can be used in bio-architecture, such as: natural paintings and natural plasters

The morning of second seminar day found participants in PARCO SOL MAGGIOREToscana Energia Green – Navicelli (Pisa)

Tour of photovoltaic instillations hosted by Toscana Energia Green – a green energy company that works to improve production efficiency and eco sustainability in energy by using new technologies to create renewable energy. The participants visited the training laboratory and the photovoltaic park

Green Toscana Energia SpA realized in the city of Pisa the photovoltaic park “Sol Maggiore”. The the photovoltaic park was build inside a hydraulic containment basin, in order to take advantage of a piece of land that may not have other uses and not to waste the potential agricultural areas. The afternoon of the second day and day three was planned for Steering Committee meeting, experience exchange, working out the ideas for training materials and a lot more.

Next time all partners will meet again in Latvia from 4th to 6th of June!

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Meeting in Florence

From September 25-26th, 2013, the CT Train partners met in Florence, Italy for their third official teacher training seminar. The partners involved were: MTU E-Umbrella (project coordinator) from Kuressaare, Estonia, Barkava Vocational Secondary School from Barkava, Latvia and Qualitas Association (Promozione e Sviluppo Progetti) from Florence, Italy. The Scuola Professionale Edile di Firenze (Vocational Construction School of Florence) was also involved as a silent partner. Construction teachers from each country participated in the meeting.

The meetings were held at the Antico Spedale del Bigallo in Bagno a Ripoli, just outside Florence. The topics of the meeting were Faux Marble and Sgraffito. The first morning of the meeting the partners attended a lecture lead by Simone Vettori, expert in restoration, and Stefania Salomone, architect specialized in restoration. Here the partners learned about architectural restoration in Italy and methodologies of decorated surfaces. They also learned about the techniques used for faux marble and sgraffito and saw examples of how these techniques are often used in Italy. After lunch the group got to see a live demonstration of how faux marble is prepared and they had the opportunity to create faux marble for themselves with the help of the restoration experts.

The second day the partners continued the workshop on faux marble and also worked on their own sgraffito. During the sgraffito workshop the steering committee met to discuss the next steps in the project and the deadlines for the work to be done. In the afternoon all partners visited the Villa della Petraia in Sesto Fiorentino where they were given a tour of the villa and had the chance to see real works of faux marble and sgraffito in a medici setting.

The meeting was a unique experience for the Estonian and Latvian partners as it gave them the possibility to learn about Italian restoration and to put themselves to the test and try faux marble and sgraffito for themselves. It was also a time to strengthen relationships between countries which is one of the strong points of this project.

Sgraffito tehnique in Florence

Next meeting, seminar and workshops of Leonardo da Vinci CT Train project will take place in Florence, Italy from 23rd to 26th of September

The topic is about sgraffito technique and restoration of it. Project coordinators meeting will take place on 24th and 25th of September.

Florence meeting postponed

Due to Icelandic volcano eruption that grounded Europe’s air fleets, the COCOMPEUR meeting in Italy was postponed. New dates are from 25th to 27th of May. Hopefully we’ll succeed this time:)