TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PORTA PALAZZO TORINO



Site: 
Turin, Italy
Cliente: 
Ufficio Pio della compagnia di San Paolo O.N.L.U.S.
Anno: 
2009
Fase: 
COMPLETED
  • Structural Design, M&E Design, Safety Supervision: GPA
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  • Architectural design: Fagnoni & Associati
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  • Project Code: C09049

The building is located in a trapezoid shape area, next to Repubblica Square, Turin. It is composed of 3 floors above the ground and a basement.

The project proposed by GPA emphasizes the concept of living: to inhabit means to use, to interpret a living space in a different way, to transform the space and to live in the community. From this concept GPA’s project comes to life: a square connects the buildings with the surrounding areas using a new architectural language.

The windows have a sophisticated photovoltaic system to exploit the solar light in order to produce hot water for domestic use.

The façade of the building is distinguished by a long balcony leading onto a number of flats, overlooking the courtyard. The commercial spaces are settled on the ground floor, facing the piazza.

GPA’s team will coordinate the recovery plan, the restructuring of the residential buildings and reconstruction of the commercial buildings.