DRIVE-EN project investigates how the refurbishment of former industrial buildings can act as a driver for territorial regeneration, by taking Olivetti factory as emblematic case-study.
The final goal of the project is therefore to define several guidelines of intervention on industrial built heritage, which will possibly become a model for similar works.
To get this result, two scenarios of intervention are designed and then evaluated to choose the best performing alternative. Innovative solutions are investigated in order to respect the several constraints which are imposed by UNESCO and the peculiar layout of abandoned industry. The evaluation of both scenarios from the economic point of view consists in the balance between costs and benefits of each scenario so that tangible impacts of the refurbishment project on Ivrea’s community and economy are clearly estimated.
DRIVE-EN work wants to demonstrate that the refurbishment intervention on such an industrial building as the Olivetti complex would effectively bring benefits to the local community from the economic and cultural point of view.
PRINCIPAL ACADEMIC TUTOR
Prof. Marta Bottero, DIST – PoliTO
OTHERS ACADEMIC TUTOR
Prof. Stefano Paolo Corgnati, DENERG – PoliTO
Prof. Cristina Becchio, DENERG – PoliTO
Prof. Francesco Causone, Dipartimento di Energia – PoliMI
Prof. Mauro Berta, DAD – PoliTO
AEG Coop Ivrea
Martina Buzzo, PoliMI – Architecture, Built Environment, Interiors
Gabriele Cacciato, PoliTO – Mechanical Engineering
Cristian Dallere, PoliTO – Architecture for the Sustainability Design
Martina Marino, PoliMI – Building Architecture
Mario Giuliano, PoliTO – Architecture for Heritage Preservation and Enhancement
Beatrice Tosini, PoliMI – Building Architecture