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Portland / Blaarchitettura

02:00 - 9 March, 2019
Portland / Blaarchitettura, © Beppe Giardino
© Beppe Giardino

© Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Turin, Metropolitan City of Turin, Italy
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Alberto Lessan, Jacopo Bracco
  • Collaborators

    Mattia Venir, Massimiliano Kufahl, Marie Deruyter
  • Area

    85.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Turin's Castello di Rivoli Tells a Story of the Region's History through Its Architecture

07:15 - 24 January, 2019
Castello di Rivoli / Andrea Bruno (Refurbishment). Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
Castello di Rivoli / Andrea Bruno (Refurbishment). Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

Given the sheer magnitude and influence of its recorded history, Italy as we know it is a surprisingly young country. For centuries, the region was divided between powerful (and sometimes warring) city-states, each with their own identity, culture, and, fortunes, and influence. Some are eternally famous. Rome is a cradle of history and heart of religion; cool Milan is a hub of contemporary fashion and design; Florence is synonymous with the Renaissance and all the epoch’s relationship to the arts.

Turin’s history is arguably less romantic. The small city in Savoy, a north-Italian region bordering France, has established an identity as an industrial powerhouse. It is home to FIAT and some of Italy’s finest universities; the streets are dotted with works by Nervi, Botta, and Rossi. But despite the design pedigree, perhaps nothing better illustrates the region’s faceted history better than Castello di Rivoli.

Castello di Rivoli / Andrea Bruno (Refurbishment). Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu Castello di Rivoli / Andrea Bruno (Refurbishment). Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu Castello di Rivoli / Andrea Bruno (Refurbishment). Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu Castello di Rivoli / Andrea Bruno (Refurbishment). Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu + 21

Angelo Renna Designs Artificial Sponge Mountain to Absorb CO2 in Turin

13:00 - 23 October, 2018
Angelo Renna Designs Artificial Sponge Mountain to Absorb CO2 in Turin, Sponge Mountain. Image Courtesy of Angelo Renna
Sponge Mountain. Image Courtesy of Angelo Renna

Amsterdam-based architect Angelo Renna has designed a 90 meter high artificial 'sponge mountain' made to absorb CO2 in Turin, Italy. Formed from soil excavated from the construction site of the railway tunnel connecting Turin to Lyon, the mountain aims to improve air pollution through engineered soil. Mixing sand and concrete, the man-made mountain is designed as a green landmark for the city.

SNODO / Gruppo Building + Boffa Petrone & Partners

02:00 - 7 April, 2018
SNODO / Gruppo Building + Boffa Petrone & Partners, © Piero Ottaviano
© Piero Ottaviano

© Piero Ottaviano © Daniele Ratti © Piero Ottaviano SNODO / Gruppo Building + Boffa Petrone & Partners + 33

BAC - Best Architecture Competition

14:33 - 5 March, 2018
BAC - Best Architecture Competition

It is an Architecture competition, completely free, addressed to the student of the Polytechnic of Turin, which allows them to put into practice their acquired knowledge in their studies. It will be performed as a one-day workshop where 350 students, working in groups of 3, are invited to develop their project ideas related to a specific theme. The topic will be announced the day of the competition.

Migliore+Servetto Installation Lights Up Renzo Piano Skyscraper in Turin, Italy

06:00 - 6 December, 2017
Migliore+Servetto Installation Lights Up Renzo Piano Skyscraper in Turin, Italy, Courtesy of Grattacielo Intesa SanPaolo / PH. Michele D’Ottavio
Courtesy of Grattacielo Intesa SanPaolo / PH. Michele D’Ottavio

A dynamic, pulsating installation is lighting up Renzo Piano's Intesa Sanpaolo skyscraper in Turin, Italy. Designed by Migliore+Servetto Architects, the installation is part of Turin's "Luci d'Artista," an annual, open-air light exhibition illuminating the squares and streets of the city.

Urban Decor Residential Building / Marcante-Testa (UdA)

02:00 - 23 August, 2017
Urban Decor Residential Building / Marcante-Testa (UdA), © Carola Ripamonti
© Carola Ripamonti

© Carola Ripamonti © Carola Ripamonti © Carola Ripamonti © Carola Ripamonti + 33

Reale Group Office Building / Iotti + Pavarani Architetti + Artecna

02:00 - 9 July, 2017
Reale Group Office Building / Iotti + Pavarani Architetti + Artecna, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 26

The World's Most Creative Neighborhoods: Metropolis Names Mumbai, Lagos and Lisbon Among Top Ten

09:31 - 2 October, 2016
The World's Most Creative Neighborhoods: Metropolis Names Mumbai, Lagos and Lisbon Among Top Ten, Avenidas Novas in Lisbon. Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lisboa_Avenida_Novas.jpg'>Wikimedia user Cruks</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a>
Avenidas Novas in Lisbon. Image © Wikimedia user Cruks licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

From Yaba in Lagos to the suburb of Bandra in Mumbai, Metropolis Magazine provides a scenic tour around the world’s “most creative” neighborhoods. Spread across ten rapidly growing cities like Cape Town and Turin, the article provides a comprehensive glimpse into these lesser discussed hubs of creativity.

Along the Levee / R3Architetti

09:00 - 31 July, 2016
Along the Levee / R3Architetti, © Twin Pixel Video
© Twin Pixel Video

© Twin Pixel Video © Twin Pixel Video © Twin Pixel Video © Twin Pixel Video + 19

Call for Entries: Only a Box – La Città Nuda (The Naked City)

09:30 - 6 April, 2016
Call for Entries: Only a Box – La Città Nuda (The Naked City)

After the successful past Editions La Città Nuda The Naked City presents, in collaboration with Moso International e TAG Talent Garden Torino, the new international contest focalised on the "architecture in a box". This edition, organized by the Architects Giulia Desogus, Valerio Fogliati and Ambra Seghesio, will take place in Turin, in the neighbourhood Porta Palazzo.

FERMI / BLAARCHITETTURA

15:00 - 5 November, 2015
FERMI / BLAARCHITETTURA, © Beppe Giardino
© Beppe Giardino

© Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino + 25

Fire Consumes Pier Luigi Nervi's Palazzo del Lavoro

15:09 - 21 August, 2015

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)

02:00 - 18 August, 2015
Metaphysical Remix / Marcante-Testa (UdA), © Carola Ripamonti
© Carola Ripamonti

© Carola Ripamonti © Carola Ripamonti © Carola Ripamonti © Carola Ripamonti + 14

Intesa Sanpaolo Office Building / Renzo Piano Building Workshop

04:00 - 18 May, 2015
Intesa Sanpaolo Office Building / Renzo Piano Building Workshop, © Enrico Cano
© Enrico Cano

© Enrico Cano © Enrico Cano © Enrico Cano © Enrico Cano + 37

caboto26 / Raimondo Guidacci

06:00 - 7 April, 2015
caboto26 / Raimondo Guidacci, © Beppe Giardino
© Beppe Giardino

© Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino + 29

3 Vaults / R3architetti

01:00 - 6 February, 2015
3 Vaults / R3architetti, © Jacopo Gallitto
© Jacopo Gallitto

© Jacopo Gallitto © Jacopo Gallitto © Jacopo Gallitto © Jacopo Gallitto + 14

Five Cities Elevated by UNESCO “City of Design” Status

00:00 - 4 December, 2014
Five Cities Elevated by UNESCO “City of Design” Status, V&A Museum of Design planned for Dundee (click image for more). Image © Kengo Kuma & Associates
V&A Museum of Design planned for Dundee (click image for more). Image © Kengo Kuma & Associates

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.