Turin Architecture Atlas: 1984-2008

Turin Architecture Atlas: 1984-2008

Bonino, Michele ed. et.al.; Fasino, Guiletta; Spinelli, Carlo

See other items by same author: Bonino, Michele ed. et.al.Fasino, GuilettaSpinelli, Carlo

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  • 9788842216421
  • Hardback
  • English
  • 144
  • Umberto Allemandi & Co
  • Apr 2009
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This atlas documents the architecture and the urban policies realised in Turin, Italy, from 1984 to today, with a special look at projects underway that will shape the city in future years. Brief critical essays and a wealth of illustrations describe 160 projects spread throughout the city and its immediate hinterland, taking 1984 as the starting date, the year of the exhibition of the international consultancy on the recovery of Lingotto and also the inauguration of the Castello di Rivoli.The architectural and urban heritage constructed over these last twenty-four years is analysed through ten broad themes of the transformation: from projects in the historic centre to recovering suburban areas, from the great restoration building sites to the recovery of abandoned industrial complexes, from the designs for the Spine avenues to the period of the 2006 Winter Olympics, together with the University's building policies, the changes underlying residential building, the recent constructions in the metropolitan area, and the new interpretations of identity and context.
Each theme is preceded by an introductory essay that aims to provide a comparative picture of the issues that interest the multiple aspects of the city of Turin and its area, with the goal of promoting greater awareness of the architectural and urban heritage among those who work in the sector and those who live in the city.