Alessiostudio (now laa-lorenaalessioarchitetti), on invitation of Polytechnic of Turin and Canelli City Council, has organized an international workshop for a squares ‘system’ redevelopment in Canelli center.
The workshop represents a second stage of a previous job, where alessiostudio and Polytechnic of Turin worked in 2008, with 8 Italian students and 7 students of the M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) developing visions for a future Canelli.
The workshop saw as actors three young architects, five students of Architecture’s Faculty of Polytechnic of Turin and two Korean students working on the realization of a project for urban redevelopment, with particular attention to public places, at system of Southern plazas.
It is necessary to specify that the hilly terrains of Langhe and Monferrato are famous for their beauty: they form, with the system of “the underground cathedrals” of wine, a unique heritage, which has passed the first step towards the Unesco’s nomination of world heritage. The Workshop focused on the development of a masterplan and a more detailed project of Piazza Cavour, as emblematic and barycentred plaza, nowadays characterized by intense vehicular traffic and low environmental quality. The plaza has been thought not only as place of aggregation, but also as an important ‘door’ to the Canelli historical context and its hilly territory. The work was divided into three groups with three tutors: architecture, landscape and traffic system.
Canelli City Council
Lorena Alessio – Architecture
David Terraccini – Landscape
Giuseppe Alifredi – Viability
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