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Fire Consumes Pier Luigi Nervi's Palazzo del Lavoro

Pier Luigi Nervi's Palazzo del Lavoro (Palace of Labour) in Turin has been devastated by fire. The unoccupied exhibition hall, originally built for Italia'61, had been undergoing renovations. As La Stampa Turin reports, the fire started on the second floor and is most likely the result of arson. A similar incident happened a few months ago, but was quickly extinguished. 

The glass encased Palace of Labour is internally divided by 16 structurally independent steel roofed compartments, each supported by radial branches stemming from 65-foot-tall concrete columns.

Metaphysical Remix / Marcante-Testa (UdA)

  • Architects: Marcante-Testa (UdA)
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Architect in Charge: A. Marcante, A. Testa
  • Collaborators: Eirini Giannakopoulou, Giada Mazzero
  • Area: 250.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Carola Ripamonti

© Carola Ripamonti © Carola Ripamonti © Carola Ripamonti © Carola Ripamonti

caboto26 / Raimondo Guidacci

  • Architects: Raimondo Guidacci
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Collaborators: Roberto Spigarolo, Giancarlo Ambu, Paola Mare
  • Area: 120.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Beppe Giardino, Jana Sebestova

© Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino

3 Vaults / R3architetti

  • Architects: R3architetti
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Jacopo Gallitto

© Jacopo Gallitto © Jacopo Gallitto © Jacopo Gallitto © Jacopo Gallitto

Five Cities Elevated by UNESCO “City of Design” Status

Dundee, Bilbao, Curitiba, Helsinki and Turin are often considered the cultural epicenters of their respected countries. Therefore it is no surprise that these five metropolises are the latest to achieve UNESCO’s City of Design status. Joining a list of 12 other cities, the newest City of Design selections are being recognized for the international influence on design. By awarding them “City of Design” status, UNESCO hopes to help further the development of creative industries and encourage cross-city cultural exchange in each selected metropolis. 

Porta Susa TGV Station / Silvio d’Ascia Architecture

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo

Casa Y / F:L Architetti

© Daniele Domenicali
© Daniele Domenicali

© Daniele Domenicali © Daniele Domenicali © Daniele Domenicali © Daniele Domenicali

Campus Luigi Einaudi / Foster + Partners

© Nigel Young - Foster + Partners
© Nigel Young - Foster + Partners
  • Architects: Foster + Partners, Marco Visconti
  • Location: Lungo Dora Siena, Turin, Italy
  • Project Manager: Piero Cornaglia, Antonio Presicce, Aldo Celano, Sabrina Gambino
  • Foster + Partners - Design Team: David Nelson, Gerard Evenden, John Blythe, Martin Castle, Martina Meluzzi, Giulia Galiberti, Marilu Sicoli
  • Collaborators: Camerana & Partners - Benedetto Camerana, Giugiaro Architettura Srl - Aldo Cingolani, ICIS Srl - Cosimo Turvani, Mara Luciani, Studio Mellano Associati - Franco Mellano
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Nigel Young - Foster + Partners, Michele D'Ottavio, David Vicario

© Michele D'Ottavio © David Vicario © Nigel Young - Foster + Partners © Nigel Young - Foster + Partners

In Progress: Faculty of Law and Political Sci​es of Turin / Foster and Partners

 Courtesy of comunicarch
Courtesy of comunicarch

Architects: Foster and Partners Location: Turin, Italy Design Group: MAIRE Engineering (agent), Foster and Partners, Ltd. ICIS, Giugiaro, Arch CAMERANA Benedict, Studio Ass Mellano, Buonomo Vigil Studio, Studio Ass CO.PA.CO, Prof. G. Garzino, Studio A. Lazzerini, M. Arch Luciani, Prof. Ing Ossola, POLIEDRA S.P.A. and TEKSYSTEM New building gross area: 36,232 sqm. Photographs: Courtesy of comunicarch

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National Automobile Museum / Cino Zucchi Architetti

  • Architects: Cino Zucchi Architetti
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Architects: Cino Zucchi Architetti
  • Area: 17700.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of cino zucchi architetti

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Pepe Hairstylist / POINT

  • Architects: POINT
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Designers, Architects And Artists: Marco Verrando, Francesca Rossotti
  • Project Year: 0
  • Photographs: Enrico Muraro

© Enrico Muraro © Enrico Muraro © Enrico Muraro © Enrico Muraro

Zabbara / POINT

  • Architects: POINT
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Designers, Architects And Artists: Marco Verrando, Francesca Rossotti
  • Project Year: 0
  • Photographs: Enrico Muraro

© Enrico Muraro © Enrico Muraro © Enrico Muraro © Enrico Muraro

House T / POINT

  • Architects: POINT
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Designers, Architects And Artists: Marco Verrando, Francesca Rossotti
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Enrico Muraro

© Enrico Muraro © Enrico Muraro © Enrico Muraro © Enrico Muraro

Toolbox / Caterina Tiazzoldi

  • Architects: Caterina Tiazzoldi
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Design Team: A. Balzano, H. Cany, C. Caramassi, L. Croce, M. Fassino, M. Pianosi
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Sebastiano Pellion da Persano

© Sebastiano Pellion da Persano © Sebastiano Pellion da Persano © Sebastiano Pellion da Persano © Sebastiano Pellion da Persano

PAV Prize 2011 - Competition to create an environmental park

“PAV – Parco Arte Vivente”, Turin’s Living Art Park and Experimental Contemporary Art Centre, is promoting the PAV PRIZE 2011, an international competition organised by Landscape Architect Gianluca Cosmacini, to create an environmental artwork in a portion of the territory of PAV. Theme of the Prize for the first year: The PAV biosphere: Inner and outer osmotic boundaries. More information can be found at the competition’s official website.