Laboratory for Construction

Laboratory for Construction

Peder Skrams Gade 2
Door H, ground floor


Associate Professor Franco Turchi
+45 3374 4660

The Laboratory for Construction focuses on three-dimensional art practices, especially those that involve metals, stone and similar materials. The Laboratory lets students work with bronze and aluminium in various ways, including casting. The facilities also allow students to use 3D printers and 3D milling machines, to create large-scale structures for installation pieces, and/or to make reinforcement elements and frames for heavy materials.

Health and safety is a key issue: to prevent accidents the Laboratory regularly holds courses on how to safely use the machines available. The day-to-day teaching reflects the student’s own projects; each student plans his or her work individually, but must of course get approval from the head of the Laboratory before commencing work.

Franco Turchi

Associate Professor

The head of the Laboratory for Construction, Associate Professor Franco Turchi (b. 1960), is a graduate from Scuola di Arti Ornamentali San Giacomo and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome, as well as from Kunsthåndværkerskolen in Oslo. 
Turchi has studied and worked with sculptural media in the USA, Italy and Denmark in connection with exhibitions and public works of art; notable examples include projects at Fredensborg Castle and the Glyptotek in Copenhagen.



+45 3374 4660