Capacity Building in Sustainability for Architectural Heritage (SAH)

Project number 



 36 months (2021-2024)





 970 266 €  
Applicant (Coordinator)


Università degli Studi dell’Aquila – Italy

Prof. Anna Tozzi –




National University of Architecture and Construction (NUACA); Irina Vanyan –

Goris State University (GorSU); Naira Safaryan –

Chamber of Architects of the Republic of Armenia; Mkrtich Minasyan – 


EU partners




Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen – Germany

National Technical University Of Athens – Greece

Building Crafts College – UK




Russian Federation

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Kazan State University of Architecture and Construction

Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education

Samara State Technical University


University of Tehran

Islamic Art University of Tabriz 


Project Summary

The wider objective of the project is to update and improve the quality of curricula in the sphere of Sustainability for Architectural Heritage (Historic BIM and Urban Historic Landscapes) in RF, Armenia and Iran to meet the needs of sustainable development of a global market. Specific project objectives are development and testing of new interdisciplinary training models for BA and MA degree level curricula of architectural practical-oriented education for Architectural Heritage, creation of an interactive platform for education, science, practitioners and authorities in order to form modern professional competences of specialists, responding to the needs of a sustainable society in the sphere of Architectural Heritage. To solve these issues we will create an effective team of representatives from all of the universities within the consortium and associate members.
The main idea is to form a core of knowledge (new curricula and syllabi for degree courses) for the formation of a new type of architect-restorers with a good scientific base who are able to adapt to the technological evolutions and provide innovative solutions for heritage structures.
Much attention in the project will be paid to teachers from RF, Armenia and Iran retraining in EU universities. This will allow, on one hand to change the outlook of teachers with an emphasis on interdisciplinary knowledge, and on the other, to prepare new courses and upgrade existing courses necessary for the implementation of the new curriculum.
Another innovative solution in the project is the creation of the Network of Multidisciplinary Centres of “Sustainability for Architectural Heritage” (NSAH) for the creative training of architect-restorers in the context of interdisciplinary skills.
The network will use the up-to-date video conferencing technologies for students and members to access lectures and seminars conducted by lecturers from leading EU universities.