Mission and vision


The mission of the ABC Department is to respond with responsibility, scientific rigor, and creativity to the challenges that concern the entire sector of construction, architecture, and the built environment.

The pivotal objectives that DABC adopts to steer its research include:

  • global health (one health);
  • the energy and ecological transition;
  • technological innovation and digital transition;
  • adaptation and mitigation of risks, resilience;
  • inclusion and social responsibility;
  • the enhancement of cultural identity;
  • cooperation and development.


The development policies outlined in the Strategic Plan of the ABC Department take into account the need for adaptation of the complex system of buildings and the built environment to economic, social, demographic and climate changes, in order to generate new ways and uses of space, new technologies, new products and new processes.

DABC pursues the Sustainable Development Goals by generating innovative ideas (disruptive approach), imagining new solutions for a more sustainable, healthy, safe, inclusive and connected built environment, but also new methods and tools to design, construct, manage and transform buildings in their life cycle.

By offering high-level training, DABC meets the need for new, highly specialised professionals to manage the ecological and digital transition, and pursues a model of advanced research and experimentation based on multidisciplinarity.