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Atelier Renovation of the consolidated city

01UWMPV

A.A. 2020/21

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 20
Esercitazioni in aula 40
Tutoraggio 35
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Mellano Paolo
Atelier Renovation of the consolidated city (Architectural and urban design)
Professore Ordinario ICAR/14 20 40 0 0 1
Marzi Tanja
Atelier Renovation of the consolidated city (Architectural technology)
Docente esterno e/o collaboratore   20 40 0 0 1
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
2020/21
The Atelier concentrates its activity in a main didactic exercise, which will have as its object a military complex abandoned or potentially disposable by the Ministry of Defense in the Turin area, currently awaiting for transformation. This exercise will be supported by disciplinary monographic lessons. In general, the commitment to lessons will not exceed 10% of the total hours of the Atelier. The argument will focus on the transformation and integration of pre-existing artifacts placed within consolidated and dense urban areas, to be transformed and re-used post-industry, and on urban regeneration practices that relate to the local context and public space. The intervention scale focuses on the surrounding fabric, it is architectural and addresses issues related to the transformation / re-functionalization design of the interventions, in which the insertion of new parts is meant to increase the quality by enhancing the heritage and its local context. Therefore, it must evaluate, according to the principle of minimal intervention on the existing and of the urbanized soil saving, the necessary adjustment of the urbanistic rules and the components of innovation (technological and of matter) compatible with the artifact, or that allow the insertion of novelty items in keeping with the existing ones. Lesson and seminar activities will privilege approaches directly finalized to design in the atelier. The learnings required to formulate the project both of new construction and of transformation / re-formalization / re-qualification will be acquired within the two disciplines that converge in the atelier, in which we will alternate both mono-multi disciplinary frontal lessons and multidisciplinary design exercises on the specific theme of the project. We will address the broader aspects of the enhancement of urban quality and landscape, we will discuss the issues related to the analysis to define the conservation choices as an integration (the issues of addiction, superelevation and adaptation), that will allow to develop morphology / typological, geometric / compositional, technological / material insights, related to the aspects of the construction and the sustainability and quality of the interventions.
The Atelier concentrates its activity in a main didactic exercise, which will have as its object a military complex abandoned or potentially disposable by the Ministry of Defence in the Turin area, currently waiting for transformation. This exercise will be supported by disciplinary monographic lessons. In general, the commitment to lessons will not exceed 10% of the total hours of the Atelier. The contributions will be focused on the transformation and integration of pre-existing artifacts placed within consolidated and dense urban areas, to be transformed and re-used post-industry, and on urban regeneration practices that relate to the local context and public space. The intervention scale focuses on the surrounding fabric, it is architectural and addresses issues related to the transformation / re-functionalization design of the interventions, in which the insertion of new parts is meant to increase the quality by enhancing the heritage and its local context. Therefore, it must evaluate, according to the principle of minimal intervention on the existing and of the urbanized soil saving, the necessary adjustment of the urbanistic rules and the components of innovation (technological and of building materials) compatible with the artifact, or that allow the insertion of novelty items in keeping with the existing ones. Lesson and seminar activities will privilege approaches directly finalized to design in the atelier. The learning required to formulate the project both of new construction and of transformation / re-use/ re-qualification will be acquired within the two disciplines that converge in the atelier, in which we will alternate both mono-multi disciplinary frontal lessons and multidisciplinary design exercises on the specific topic of the project. We will address the broader aspects of the enhancement of urban quality and landscape, we will discuss the issues related to the analysis to define the conservation choices as well as integration (the issues of addiction, superelevation and adaptation), that will allow to develop morphological / typological, geometrical / compositional, technological / material insights, related to the aspects of the construction and the sustainability and quality of the interventions.
The atelier will include lessons, operational research phases conducted directly by students, seminarial discussions with operators, local administrators and associations, meetings with companies and external experts, individual and collective reviews on the progress of the projects. The didactic experimentation on the scale of building materials and components will be oriented to the definition of requirements, technological and constructive solutions, that are appropriate in relation to the intervention’s sustainability and closely related to the architectural solutions adopted. An on-site inspection is planned, during one of the first weeks at the beginning of the teaching period, (in the case of remote teaching, the necessary documentation to understand the site, will be provided) and also specific meetings with local stakeholders will be organized, along with seminars. During these meetings we will discuss the possible uses of the site, the opportunity to insert new volumes, and the creation of new spaces, or, on the contrary, the possibility of reusing existing volumes.
The atelier will include lessons, operational research phases conducted directly by the students, seminar discussions with operators, local administrators and associations, meetings with companies and external experts, individual and collective reviews on the progress of the projects. The didactic experimentation on the scale of building materials and components will be oriented to the definition of requirements, technological and constructive solutions, that are appropriate in relation to the intervention’s sustainability and closely related to the architectural solutions adopted. An on-site inspection is planned, during one of the first weeks at the beginning of the teaching period, (in the case of remote teaching, the necessary documentation to understand the site, will be provided) and also specific meetings with local stakeholders will be organized, along with seminars. During these meetings we will discuss the possible uses of the site, the opportunity to insert new volumes, and the creation of new spaces, or, on the contrary, the possibility of reusing existing volumes.
The student must have adequate personal preparation and knowledge deriving from passing the architectural design and architecture technology exams foreseen in the three-year degree courses in architecture (class L-17). In particular, the following skills are asked: - Ability to carry out analyzes on user needs and performance for each part of the building, evaluating the available resources and verifying the correspondence between declared objectives and adopted solutions, with an indispensable objective: the quality of the 'live; - Ability to identify the functional roles of the individual parts of the building system; - Ability to understand and express in the disciplinary language of architectural technology; - Ability to understand and interpret the construction methods of buildings, including through the use of automatic drawing (CAD)
The student must have adequate personal preparation and knowledge deriving from passing the architectural design and architecture technology exams foreseen in the three-year degree courses in architecture (class L-17). In particular, the following skills are asked: - Ability to carry out analyzes on user needs and performance for each part of the building, evaluating the available resources and verifying the correspondence between declared objectives and adopted solutions, with an indispensable objective: the quality of living; - Ability to identify the functional roles of the individual parts of the building system; - Ability to understand and express in the disciplinary language of architectural technology; - Ability to understand and interpret the construction methods of buildings, including through the use of automatic drawing (CAD)
The Atelier deals with the issue of social and productive redeployment of the barracks in Turin, which are currently being disposed of. The project, that will be developed on an urban and architectural scale, gives the opportunity to deal both with the themes of conservation, revitalization, re-use and transformation of the existing contexts as well as with the design of new functions for the city. Current issues (refer to the press review of the last few years) make compatible all adoption of new functions for the decommissioned barracks, that are able to absorb a behavioral complexity, which is capable of intervening (also changing their status) in the urban issues and at the same time in the state of civil emergency, that today claims areas that are accessible to adapt to new distribution solutions and new housing models. The features of these “new sperimental neighborhoods” could act as solvents for some total institutions that have reached a critical state (hospital assistance, term care for the elderly, the prison overcrowding, the migration phenomenon, eccetera); also to promote new social relationships (community services, social and professional reintegration, temporary and student residence). The Atelier project theme concerns a military complex in Turin, currently awaiting transformation following agreements between the Ministry of Defense, the State Property Agency and the local government bodies. The project area, in the north of Turin, extends from the former Warehouse of Artillery and Chemical Defense (M.Ar.Di.Chi.), in Via Bologna (formerly industrial yard, then military area and now dismantled), to the former Vanchiglia railroad. A significant urban context, at the center of the city debate over the last few years, that has remained unsolved. The first part of Atelier (in essence, the first four weeks) will be devoted to thinking overall and shared strategies, that will allow the project to takes shape by expanding the new activities and services to be included in the urban context and by identifying the type of intervention; furthermore, the project will focus on the existing parts and on any new construction elements, respecting the typological-formal characters of the context. The next deepening (which will take place from the fifth week and throughout the teaching period) will be focused on the project at the architectural scale, to make the intervention constructively and coherently defined; and to expliciting the choices from the point of view of the physical aspects, functional, performance, image, while evaluating executive feasibility, sustainability and reliability over time.
The Atelier deals with the issue of social and productive redeployment of the military barracks in Turin, which are currently being disposed of. The project, that will be developed on an urban and architectural scale, gives the opportunity to deal both with the themes of conservation, revitalization, re-use and transformation of the existing contexts as well as with the design of new functions for the city. Current issues (refer to the press review of the last few years) make compatible all adoption of new functions for the decommissioned barracks, that are able to absorb a behavioral complexity, which is capable of intervening (also changing their status) in the urban issues and at the same time in the state of civil emergency, that today claims areas that are accessible to adapt to new distribution solutions and new housing models. The features of these “new experimental neighborhoods” could act as solvents for some total institutions that have reached a critical state (hospital assistance, term care for the elderly, the prison overcrowding, the migration phenomenon); also to promote new social relationships (community services, social and professional reintegration, temporary and student residence, etc). The Atelier project theme concerns a military complex in Turin, currently awaiting transformation following agreements between the Ministry of Defence, the State Property Agency and the local government bodies. The project area, in the north of Turin, extends from the former Warehouse of Artillery and Chemical Defence (M.Ar.Di.Chi.), in Via Bologna (formerly wool factory, then military area and now dismantled), to the former Vanchiglia railway yard. A significant urban context, at the center of the city debate over the last few years, that has remained unsolved. The first part of Atelier (in general the first four weeks) will be devoted to thinking overall and shared strategies, that will allow the project to take shape by expanding the new activities and services to be included in the urban context and by identifying the type of intervention; furthermore, the project will focus on the existing parts and on any new construction elements, respecting the typological-formal characters of the context. The next deepening (which will take place from the fifth week and throughout the teaching period) will be focused on the project at the architectural scale, to make the intervention constructively and coherently defined; and to expliciting the choices from the point of view of the physical and functional aspects, performance, image, while evaluating executive feasibility, sustainability and reliability over time.
The Atelier will be organized in lessons (approximately 10% of the total teaching time) and in a project exercise that will be developed throughout the first teaching period (14 weeks). The project will be elaborated in small groups (composed of 2 students), but each component will have to be fully responsible for the entire project development, both in group and/or with other students, as well as in elaborated products individually. Within the atelier activities, there will be moments of verification of learning, discussion on specific topics, demonstration of 'knowing how to do' and presentation of the work in progress, in preparation for the final exam.
The Atelier will be organized in lessons (approximately 10% of the total teaching time) and in a project exercise that will be developed throughout the first teaching period (14 weeks). The project will be elaborated in small groups (composed of 2 students), but each component will have to be fully responsible for the entire project development, both in group and/or with other students, as well as in elaborated products individually. Within the atelier activities, there will be moments of verification of learning, discussion on specific topics, demonstration of 'knowing how to do' and presentation of the work in progress, in preparation for the final exam.
- Politecnico di Torino. Dipartimento Casa-Città, “Beni culturali ambientali nel Comune di Torino”, volumi primo e secondo, Società degli Ingegneri e degli Architetti in Torino, Torino 1984. - A. Magnaghi, M. Monge, L. Re, “Guida all’architettura moderna di Torino”, Celid, Torino 1982, 2005; - Bruna F., Mellano P., Architetture nel paesaggio, Skira, Milano-Ginevra, 2006; - Landolfo R., Losasso M., Pinto M.R., Innovazione e sostenibilità negli interventi di riqualificazione edilizia, Firenze, Alinea 2013; - Canella Ge., Coscia C., Mellano P., Idee per la riqualificazione delle aree militari, in Fiorino D.R. (a cura di), Military Landscapes. Scenari per il futuro del patrimonio militare, A future for military heritage, Atti del Convegno internazionale, Skira, Milano, 2017, Paper n. 21, pp. 1-11; - Ge. Canella e P. Mellano (a cura di), “Il diritto alla tutela. Architettura d’autore del secondo Novecento”, Franco Angeli, Milano 2019. Other bibliographical references will be specified from time to time in the lessons and in the continuous work of review of the project, in relation to the specific needs of the topics addressed in the Atelier activity. However, a continuous updating on contemporary architecture (including the main journals and Histories of Architecture) and manuals is required.
- Politecnico di Torino. Dipartimento Casa-Città, “Beni culturali ambientali nel Comune di Torino”, vol. I and II, Società degli Ingegneri e degli Architetti in Torino, Torino 1984. - A. Magnaghi, M. Monge, L. Re, “Guida all’architettura moderna di Torino”, Celid, Torino 1982, 2005; - Bruna F., Mellano P., Architetture nel paesaggio, Skira, Milano-Ginevra, 2006; - Landolfo R., Losasso M., Pinto M.R., Innovazione e sostenibilità negli interventi di riqualificazione edilizia, Firenze, Alinea 2013; - Canella Ge., Coscia C., Mellano P., Idee per la riqualificazione delle aree militari, in Fiorino D.R. (a cura di), Military Landscapes. Scenari per il futuro del patrimonio militare, A future for military heritage, Atti del Convegno internazionale, Skira, Milano, 2017, Paper n. 21, pp. 1-11; - Ge. Canella e P. Mellano (a cura di), “Il diritto alla tutela. Architettura d’autore del secondo Novecento”, Franco Angeli, Milano 2019. Other bibliographical references will be specified from time to time in the lessons and in the continuous work of review of the project, in relation to the specific needs of the topics addressed in the Atelier activity. However, a continuous updating on contemporary architecture (including the main journals and Histories of Architecture) and manuals is required.
Modalità di esame: Prova orale obbligatoria; Elaborato grafico individuale; Elaborato grafico prodotto in gruppo; Elaborato scritto prodotto in gruppo; Elaborato progettuale individuale; Elaborato progettuale in gruppo;
The exam consists in the drafting, by the students, of a project, developed partially in group and partially individually, consisting of individual graphic design projects; and of a group essay (dossier). The evaluation consists of two parts: the judgments formulated during the Atelier (30% incidence) and of the final exam (70%). The acquired knowledge will be verified through the discussion of the papers required by the teachers, and by the final interview that may include questions related to the theoretical and application aspects of the two disciplines that work in the Atelier. The attendance at lessons, seminars and other lab activities is considered a necessary condition but not enough to be able to develop the activities positively. The design work will be discussed and revised with the Professors during the Atelier (in person or remotely). The ability to communicate clearly and effectively the proposals will be considered an important element of evaluation. Just as the ability to process an architectural project at a certain time, which represents a specific skill in the Architect's work. Although the design activity can be carried out in groups of 2 students, the final evaluation will be individual and will also take into account revisions and discussions, interim evaluations, and individual participation throughout the duration of the Atelier. The final exam will be the presentation and public discussion (in person or remotely) of the final design work and an interview on the disciplinary content of the two teaching modules. The exam can be passed only if the college of teachers will judge the student positively in both the disciplines pertaining to the Atelier.
Exam: Compulsory oral exam; Individual graphic design project; Group graphic design project; Group essay; Individual project; Group project;
The exam consists in the drafting, by the students, of a project, developed partially in group and partially individually, consisting of individual graphic design projects; and of a group essay (dossier). The evaluation consists of two parts: the judgments formulated during the Atelier (30% incidence) and of the final exam (70%). The acquired knowledge will be verified through the discussion of the papers required by the teachers, and by the final interview that may include questions related to the theoretical and application aspects of the two disciplines that work in the Atelier. The attendance at lessons, seminars and other lab activities is considered a necessary condition but not enough to be able to develop the activities positively. The design work will be discussed and revised with the Professors during the Atelier (in person or remotely). The ability to communicate clearly and effectively the proposals will be considered an important element of evaluation. Just as the ability to process an architectural project at a certain time, which represents a specific skill in the Architect's work. Although the design activity can be carried out in groups of 2 students, the final evaluation will be individual and will also take into account revisions and discussions, interim evaluations, and individual participation throughout the duration of the Atelier. The final exam will be the presentation and public discussion (in person or remotely) of the final design work and an interview on the disciplinary content of the two teaching modules. The exam can be passed only if the college of teachers will judge the student positively in both the disciplines pertaining to the Atelier.
Modalità di esame: Prova orale obbligatoria; Elaborato grafico individuale; Elaborato grafico prodotto in gruppo; Elaborato scritto prodotto in gruppo; Elaborato progettuale individuale; Elaborato progettuale in gruppo;
The exam consists in the drafting, by the students, of a project, developed partially in group and partially individually, consisting of individual graphic design projects; and of a group essay (dossier). The evaluation consists of two parts: the judgments formulated during the Atelier (30% incidence) and of the final exam (70%). The acquired knowledge will be verified through the discussion of the papers required by the teachers, and by the final interview that may include questions related to the theoretical and application aspects of the two disciplines that work in the Atelier. The attendance at lessons, seminars and other lab activities is considered a necessary condition but not enough to be able to develop the activities positively. The design work will be discussed and revised with the Professors during the Atelier (in person or remotely). The ability to communicate clearly and effectively the proposals will be considered an important element of evaluation. Just as the ability to process an architectural project at a certain time, which represents a specific skill in the Architect's work. Although the design activity can be carried out in groups of 2 students, the final evaluation will be individual and will also take into account revisions and discussions, interim evaluations, and individual participation throughout the duration of the Atelier. The final exam will be the presentation and public discussion (in person or remotely) of the final design work and an interview on the disciplinary content of the two teaching modules. The exam can be passed only if the college of teachers will judge the student positively in both the disciplines pertaining to the Atelier.
Exam: Compulsory oral exam; Individual graphic design project; Group graphic design project; Group essay; Individual project; Group project;
The exam consists in the drafting, by the students, of a project, developed partially in group and partially individually, consisting of individual graphic design projects; and of a group essay (dossier). The evaluation consists of two parts: the judgments formulated during the Atelier (30% incidence) and of the final exam (70%). The acquired knowledge will be verified through the discussion of the papers required by the teachers, and by the final interview that may include questions related to the theoretical and application aspects of the two disciplines that work in the Atelier. The attendance at lessons, seminars and other lab activities is considered a necessary condition but not enough to be able to develop the activities positively. The design work will be discussed and revised with the Professors during the Atelier (in person or remotely). The ability to communicate clearly and effectively the proposals will be considered an important element of evaluation. Just as the ability to process an architectural project at a certain time, which represents a specific skill in the Architect's work. Although the design activity can be carried out in groups of 2 students, the final evaluation will be individual and will also take into account revisions and discussions, interim evaluations, and individual participation throughout the duration of the Atelier. The final exam will be the presentation and public discussion (in person or remotely) of the final design work and an interview on the disciplinary content of the two teaching modules. The exam can be passed only if the college of teachers will judge the student positively in both the disciplines pertaining to the Atelier.
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