Congress venues
Opening Ceremony and Welcome Cocktail on September 21st
Fiera di Padova
Via Nicolò Tommaseo, 59
35131 Padova - ITALY

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Sessions from 22nd to 24th September 2021
"Fiore di Botta"
Campus di Biologia e Biomedicina
University of Padova
Via del Pescarotto, 8
35131 Padova PD

The complex “Fiore di Botta”, designed by Ticino-based architect Mario Botta, was inaugurated on 30 September 2014 to become the educational centre of Biology and Biomedicine for professors, researchers and thousands of students.The structure is composed of a single semicircular building with a total volume of over 34,000 cubic metres, a height of 18.5 metres and a surface area per floor of 1,727 square metres. It features 18 classrooms with a total of 1,668 seats, 25 labs with 728 seats, IT rooms, two study rooms and areas for lecturers and administrative-technical personnel. The layout of the building with its 5 radially-arranged architectural volumes suggests the image of a flower with petals, hence the name Botta’s Flower.
The heart of the building features a large, semi-cylindrical entrance with a ceiling open to sunlight while the exterior is exposed brickwork on a concrete structure. Energy saving was a key aspect of the design and construction process of this state-of-the-art and highly technological structure, both in terms of its architectural-construction features (building envelope) and air conditioning and lighting systems.
Bus lines in Padova to reach the "Fiore di Botta": 10 - 2 - 7


Congress participants will have the opportunity to park free of charge inside the "Fiera di Padova" which is less than 1km away from the Campus "Fiore di Botta" (10 minutes on foot).

Here are the available times for congress participants:

  • Tuesday 21 September: from 12.00 to 21.30
    Enter from the main entrance: Gate T (Cancello T) in Via Nicolò Tommaseo 
    and park in the spaces near HALL 1 (Padiglione 11)
  • 22, 23 and 24 September: from 08.00 to 20.30
    Enter from Gate L (Cancello L) in Via Rismondo
    and park in Parcheggio Nord. To reach the "Fiore di Botta" Campus, after parking,
    take Via S.L. Murialdo (off Via Rismondo), then Via del Pescarotto.
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Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony will take place on Tuesday 21 September 2021 at the "Fiera di Padova", all 11 (Padiglione 11) at 17.30 and will be followed by a Welcome Cocktail Dinner.

Working lunches

On Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 September, working lunches will be served from 12.30 to 14.00 at the nearby canteen "Mensa Nord Piovego".
This canteen offers a variety of menus to cater for all dietary needs of ASPA attendees.

  1. → "Fiera di Padova" (Via Niccolò Tommaseo, 59, Padova)
  2. → Campus "Fiore di Botta" (Via del Pescarotto, 8, Padova)
  3. → "Mensa Nord Piovego" (Viale Giuseppe Colombo, 1, Padova)
ASPA meeting on September 23rd

Campus "Fiore di Botta", Room Galileo at 17.15.