Donate to Associazione Culturale Building Beauty


Associazione Culturale Building Beauty (ACBB) is an international organization that promotes research and education in architecture and urbanism, and provides an international framework for communication between members. Legally established as nonprofit organization according to the Italian law in 2017, the ACBB is homed in Reggio Emilia, Italy. It’s President and Legal Representative is Professor Sergio Porta.

Members are drawn from several disciplines, including architecture, geography, history, sociology and town planning.

ACBB designs, validates and proposes the program “Building Beauty: Ecologic Design and Construction Process”. Launched in 2017 at the Sant’Anna Institute of Sorrento, Italy, the program is taught in English language and offers a radically interdisciplinary, emotional and practical experience of making things across scales, innovative both in terms of contents and teaching model.

Contribute to Building Beauty

Donor contributions make it possible for us to welcome students from all over the world, particularly from developing countries, disadvantaged neighborhoods and new settlements where the practical work taught at Building Beauty can enhance the wellbeing of residents. Our students share with us the a commitment to our principles and the intention to help people everywhere build communities where they and their families can thrive.

Your donation can be made by using the Donate button below. Please note that the donation is made in Euros, and you will want to be aware of the current exchange rate if your donation is initiated in another currency. If you prefer to handle your donation through bank transfer, please contact us at to receive ACBB’s bank details.

Thank you for your generous support.


The Kyriakos Pontikis Scholarship Fund

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  Kyriakos Pontikis studied and worked with Christopher Alexander and many of his colleagues for more than 20 years.  As a practicing architect, published author and university professor his work was immersed in the exploration of the ideas of wholeness and living structure.  Kyriakos worked tirelessly to promote the ideal of bringing beauty into the world, and we honor his memory with the establishment of this scholarship fund.  We invite you to pledge any amount to support this scholarship that honors Kyriakos and helps our program continue the work for which he dedicated his life.

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