Ex-Caserma Amione Masterplanning and Architectural Competition asked for a program with contemporary solutions for the future new public headquarter of Torino City Council. Being inserted in a semi-central area of Turin, the competition asked for a deep study about the relation of the new buildings with the neighbourhood for a complete integration. It also recalled for a well-thought relationship with the existing building to be maintained. Most of the existing buildings could be removed with the exception of the most historical one. Located in an ex-industrial area, the proposal recalls the historical industrial shed hosting office buildings. Some of them have wide open spaces for lobbies, waiting areas, distribution spaces, but also functions as space with micro-climate. On different levels stairs connect conference rooms and informal meeting spaces, enhancing the capacity of physical and visual connection among different floors. laa has specifically worked on the office space concept and lay-out. While designing the office space, high consideration has been posed on the people psychological and physical comfort. Correct use of natural and artificial light has been defined, screening glassed façade and carefully considering use of lights and shadows. Views on gardens and green spaces are widely provided to increase visual relation with nature and open spaces.
location: Torino, Italy
function: offices headquarter
scale: 27,700.00 smq
client: State Property Agency in collaboration with Torino City Council
– Benedetto Camerana (Camerana & Partners)
– Alfonso Femia (Atelier(s)), Milan Ingegneria s.r.l.
– For Engineering Architecture
– Lorena Alessio (lorenaalessioarchitetti)
Silvia Molinari, Jacopo Donato
design phases: masterplanning / preliminary design
two phases international competition