INTENSIFYING PERIPHERIES

Turin, Italy

2015

Residential + Educational Type

Team: Veronica Florido, Betzabe Urquiola & Rigoberto Pinto

Politecnico di Torino

The project parts from the problem of the densification of cities, especially in the peripheries. In this case, there are five blocks along the street Corso Taranto; each one of them has two buildings and between them, large areas without a specific use, they block the interaction between buildings. The aim was to reactivate the sector and solve the problem of land use, which was exclusively residential, while the green areas are given a use; on the master plan, there are different uses for these areas, commercial, cultural, educational, and new types of housing are proposed. Then was developed the educational and the new housing area.