The project is part of a process of urban regeneration that provides an innovative and contemporary concept for a new generation of travellers. It started from the reconversion of a residential building, including commercial areas, into a hostel. Located in an area undergoing severe degradation and poor economic development, TLH is the first relevant intervention that puts in contact the surrounding neighbourhood and Piazza Bengasi, currently a construction site of the Torino Metro line. TLH is a mix of private and shared spaces arranged on nine levels, where the ground floor communicates with the two lower floors, while the upper floors are designed to host rooms of various sizes. The ground floor turned into a space in which green areas and the city meet, creating a visual and physical continuity with the exteriors. The rooftop becomes an urban green roof hosting small independent units and shared spaces such as a lounge bar, a laundry, and an event space. The hostel has 330 beds placed in different types of rooms. On the façade, the combination of the prefabricated wood countertop, vegetation elements, and semi-transparent work as a filter on the side where the hostel overlooks the square, preserving the user’s privacy.
location: Moncalieri, Torino, Italy
scale: 4,600.00 smq
client: Torino Luce Hostel – San Giustino s.r.l.
construction cost: 5,500,000.00 Euro
design team: Lorena Alessio
Attilio De Palma, Silvia Molinari, Julian Chavez Rodriguez, Laura Padron Rodriguez, Rocco Scuzzarella
art director/graphics: Rosali Alessio design phases: preliminary design / project development / project coordination (design management)