About us

DAD - Department of Architecture and Design of the Politecnico di Torino- contributes to the purpose of urban re-generation through researches and educational activities in the field of architecture and design, relating to the reuse of urban public areas, to different project scales and with an interdisciplinary approach.

With a “public engagement” approach, DAD intends to contribute to the project "Via Paolo Sacchi Design for Urban Regeneration" promoted within the UNESCO Creative City of Design network, thanks to a student consultation organized in phases: contest, selection (call for concept), exhibition, seminar and co-design atelier (Living Lab), in order to envisage processes of reuse and enhancement of the identity of city’s commercial axes in physical-cultural and socio-economic decrease.

   

Scientific curators

Rossella Maspoli, Claudio Germak, Elena Dellapiana, Marco Bozzola (Dipartimento di Architettura e Design - DAD, Politecnico di Torino).

Partners

  • Assessorato alla Cultura Città di Torino, Tavolo Progettazione Civica Città di Torino
  • Fondazione Contrada Torino
  • Committee Rilanciamo Via Sacchi
  • Accademia Albertina delle Belle Arti di Torino
  • Network Unesco Creative Cities Design.

Collaborations

The video is prepared by the Multimedia Lab, DAD, (scientific manager Franca Ceresa with Pietro Merlo, Riccardo Covino and Marco Zigante), with a narrative report on the situation and the history of via Sacchi and its neighborhood (through interviews, assembly of iconographic, photographic documentation and graphics).

The graphic documentation is elaborated according to the study: Cristina Boido, Via Sacchi, in Dino Coppo and Pia Davico (eds) Politecnico di Torino. Department of engineering of building and territorial systems, Il disegno dei portici a Torino: architettura e immagine urbana dei percorsi coperti da Vitozzi a Piacentini Celid, Turin, 2001.

Experimental setting of scenarios (AR, immersive techniques) aimed at illustrating the social, economic, functional, environmental settlement of the arcades of via Sacchi is provided with the collaboration of the City of Turin - Municipal Police Division - Urban Security Service - Investigation Unit Scientific and Technological (coordination Gianfranco Todesco).