Beyond crisis |Biella focuses on crisis implications on space and planning. The case study is the Wool Industrial District of Biella, which is best known for its high quality wool production as well as it is the cradle of Italian Industrial Revolution. Biella is also actually the cell of the Economic Model based on Industrial Districts which was the most relevant development model in ‘80s and ‘90s in Italy.
Michele Cerruti But, (Tesi di Laurea Magistrale in Architettura Costruzione Città, Politecnico di Torino, A.A. 2013/2014. Relatore: Cristina Bianchetti, Correlatore: Luca Ortelli)
The Master Thesis proposes a careful deconstruction of Giovanni Astengo’s project La Falchera. The work aims to understand better the original ideas and guidelines of the project. It makes so through an iconographic research on the original drawings compared with a photographic survey allowing to capture morphological and relational spaces and their modifications.
Simone Ruberto, Sara Cristina Zanforlin (Tesi di Laurea Magistrale in Architettura Costruzione Città, Politecnico di Torino, A.A. 2013/2014. Relatore: Cristina Bianchetti, Correlatore: Franco Berlanda)
This work focuses on the recent disposal of the Via Stradella Tunnel in Turin, an infrastructure that was assembled at the beginning of the 90’s during the Football World Cup. This work aims to contribute to a debate that involves dismissing and recycling, referring to the notion of life cycle. The attention is focused on the soil’s thickness in the belief that an action within the ground can bring benefits to the reorganization of the urban space.
Agim Enver Kërçuku (Tesi di Laurea Magistrale in Architettura Costruzione Città, Politecnico di Torino, A.A. 2012/2013. Relatore: Cristina Bianchetti, Correlatore: Angelo Sampieri, Laura Cantarella)
This work investigates the north-east area of Turin, over the river Stura. Its aim is to bring out some design scenarios to help guiding political and planning decisions. Using the project as a tool for investigation, the work attempts to show the density and the articulation of uses, meanings and values, in an area that can not be considered just a river basin or a river park.
Quirino Spinelli (Tesi di Laurea Magistrale in Architettura Costruzione Città, Politecnico di Torino, A.A. 2012/2013. Relatore: Angelo Sampieri, Correlatore: Cristina Bianchetti)
This work is an inquiry on shared housing in Turin. It explores a new way of living with a particular focus on shared spaces and how they are structured. The research takes place in Turin because it’s a city that put attention to these issues through a series of projects both public and private. The work explores twelve case studies of two different forms of shared housing: Co-Housing and Social Housing.
Antonia Laurenza, Elena Lo Presti (Tesi di Laurea Magistrale in Architettura Costruzione Città, Politecnico di Torino, A.A. 2012/2013. Relatore: Cristina Bianchetti)
This thesis explores the Brabant, a region deeply marked by the presence of water and industry. Here, there are five towns that, for historical, cultural and functional reasons, are closely interrelated: Tilburg, Helmond, s-Hertogenbosch, Eindhoven, and Breda. The aim of this thesis is to study some of the ways of shared living that have been colonizing many areas of this region (episodes seizing dismissed area or, just the opposite, well fitted in urban contexts). In all these situations we can find new and different ways of “vivre ensemble” as a phenomenon that has ancient roots in Northern Europe, above all in the Netherlands.
Alessandra Conticini (Tesi di Laurea Magistrale in Architettura, Politecnico di Torino, A.A. 2011-2012. Relatore: Angelo Sampieri, Cristina Bianchetti, Laura Cantarella)