NEXT BUILT is organized by the University of Bologna, Department of Architecture. This edition, the conference venue is Fondazione Lercaro (Via Riva di Reno 57), a cultural and education hub with a longstanding track record of initiative in the city of Bologna and also connected with some UNIBO teaching.

Located in the historic city centre, the place hosts an important art collection and an exhibition space which attendees will have the opportunity to visit. A free guided visit is available on May 10th afternoon.

The participation of contributors from very far countries or who cannot attend physically for any reason will be guaranteed through a remote connection via a conference platform.

Register yourself for attending the conference, either onsite or onsite. Visit the Registration dedicated webpage for more information.


Travelling from the airport: take the electric Marconi Express Shuttle to Bologna Central Railway Station – EUR 12.80 (7 minutes). The shuttle ticket can be bought online from the website or to the machines on-site.  

Once at the train station, please see the following section Travelling from the train station.  

Travelling from the train station: take the bus 81 (direction Longara Chiesa) to Marconi stop and then 2 minutes-walk to Fondazione Lercaro in Via Riva di Reno 57 – EUR 1.50 for one ticket, it is valid for 75 minutes. Bus tickets can be bought from the machine at the train station, directly on the bus (EUR 2), or via the smartphone app Roger. Please note, that the ticket must be first validated on the bus, otherwise it is not valid! Once validated, you can change as many times as you want until the ticket expires without stamping it anymore. 

However, another easy, pleasant and sustainable way to reach the venue is walking from the Bologna Central Railway Station to Fondazione Lercaro by Via Mendola and Via Marconi – 15 minutes on foot under the famous porticoes. 

Travelling by car: it is possible to park the car in the parking “Riva di Reno” – Via Azzo Gardino 61b. The parking is charged EUR 2.90/hour or EUR 20.0/day. The venue is 5 minutes on foot, Via Riva di Reno 57.

NEXTBUILT24 is promoted within the activities of SiTdA clusters Environmental Design and Energy Climate and Architecture

NEXTBUILT24 is supported by Piercurrà Architettura