New date: March 2023 – February 2024.

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Considering the growing interest and the increasingly recurring demand for figures capable of managing complex architectural projects, we are
pleased to offer the I edition of the Master of level I and II “Material Balance Design. Digital Techniques and Circular innovations in Architecture”. The Master aims to train professionals to become unique and anticipatory figures in the evolving context of architecture. It will develop skills in digital techniques and strategies for circular innovation that are increasingly in demand in the national and international construction market that needs regeneration.



The master’s program is in blended mode with online theoretical sessions and in-person practical sessions at the ABC Department’s Maba.SAPERLab Laboratory. The academic sessions aim to acquire basic technical-scientific knowledge that will then serve for the application sessions. The most advanced and sustainable methodologies of design, fabrication, and prototyping of architectural components will be explored during the latter. The course concludes with individual papers that foreshadow future scenarios for experimentation on the project, also developed through the internship experience.

The course consists of 9 educational Modules:

  • What is a Material Balance?
  • Computational Design
  • Performance Based Design
  • Digital Fabrication
  • Soft Skills: Project Communication
  • Circular Materials Scouting
  • Executive Design Development
  • Public Space Experimental Demonstrator
  • Future Scenarios- Metaverse
  • Material Balance Protocol


The Master “Material Balance Design. Digital Techniques and Circular Innovations in Architecture” proposes to train new professionals capable of facing and managing multidisciplinary projects through the synergy between digital technologies’ potential and environmental balance needs. The course represents an opportunity to acquire knowledge based on a new “material balance”, from concept design to construction details, capable of designing the transformation of our future environment with a renewed awareness. Students will actively contribute to the study and creation of new principles, tools, processes, and innovative products that rethink the contemporary role of the designer.



The Master aims to produce a professional figure capable of managing with transversal skills the different activities concerning new technologies for designing and building, combining digital technologies and principles of the circular economy. Prestigious institutions, architectural and industrial partners will support the Master.


The course will be held from March 2023 till February 2024. Until October 2023 the classes will be held every Monday and Thursday remotely (5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) and one weekend per month in-person (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) at Politecnico di Milano – Leonardo campus and/or remotely.

Registration deadline: 20th February 2023.


The training concludes with in-depth activities:


Design exercise integrated on themes identified during the training process.


To be carried out at one of the partner/sponsor companies or other.

Final exam

Public discussion of a final thesis based on the contents of the Master’s program and the activities carried out as part of the internship.

EXTRA EU student: How to apply: polimi


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