Monday, 9 February 2009

Torino InfoPoint, Competition


picture: Carlo Brogi (1850-1925) - "Torino - Piazza Castello square seen from the Royal Palace (crowded image)". Catalogue # 8141.

Piazza Castello is the principal square of Turin, at the historical centre of the city. Designed in 1584 by the Italian architect Ascanio Vittozzi.

A pavilion for the XXIII UIA World Congress of Architecture TORINO 2008

The organizers of the Congress called for an ideas competition whose result would be the design of a pavilion to represent the Congress and to be placed on a corner of the Piazza Castello.

‘This ideas competition, in a single stage, is organised in the framework of the UIA Congress Turin 2008, illustrating the theme: transmitting architecture.
The aim is to create a UIA information point in the city of Turin, a place, dedicated to urban democracy where people can meet, relax.
To be designed as a public house for architecture, info point will be usable both day and night, when open and closed. Of a maximum surface of 100 M2, it will be built of recyclable eco-friendly materials and be equipped with communication technologies’.

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