Urban Planning

MoBE

Climate change is one of the most significant challenges of our time. Due to the increasing energy consumption of a steadily growing world population, CO2 emissions and greenhouse effect are continuously increasing. The building sector provides great potential to reduce CO2 emissions, since 30% of the total energy consumption is to maintain thermal comfort in …

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DRIVE-EN

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 …

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Light&SENSEable city: triLIGHT

The project investigates the light to help cities become smarter and more sensible. The team worked with Artemide S.p.A., a leader in light design, and with the consultancy of Deloitte. Principal Academic Tutor Maria Luisa Virginia Collina, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano Academic Tutors Venanzio Arquilla, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano Laura Daglio, …

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Pil-Sim: Simulation of Scenarios for the Lombardia- Piemonte Macro-region

The project advances systemic macro-regional studies extended to Lombardia and Piemonte to address problems such as transportation and its congestion, the geographic disparity between work and residence, suburbs and sprawl, if the macro-region is likely to convey investment, create new jobs and improve the quality of life. This regional systemic approach has to consider present …

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COMPITO: Monitoring Territorial Effects due to Commercial Polarities along the Milan-Turin Connection

Within the location of large-sized shopping areas, new typologies emerged in the last few years. In addition to their large dimension, they provide as their main feature a more comprehensive offer of selling areas, receptivity and leisure. These buildings have a wide influence area (in terms of attraction, catchment area, mobility impact) which always crosses …

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Design Junction: Supporting Cultural Capital Competitiveness of Italian cultural capitals

Contemporary heritage system is composed by cultural capitals which are achieving a clear and recognizable status through innovative strategies mainly driven by design and focused on the system of urban structure, architecture, events and communication. The project focus on future competition landscape among European cultural capitals, trying to identify new potential systemic strategies driven by …

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Convention Centre for Milan and the north-western macro-region

The idea of building a Congress center for Milan and the macroregion of the North-West must be perceived as a great opportunity for the polycentric character of Lombardy. Such an opportunity may be lost by an intervention conceived in a sectoral approach, that’s composed of an “infrastructure” of global-relevance in a local situation, simply by …

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UP4tin: Engineering and architecture for supporting sustainable development in Ecuador: the case study of Guayaquil’s barrios

The project was focused on the general benefits that a full engineering and architectural approach may provide when dealing with sustainable development and within the framework of critical social realities. In these environments, such as the suburbs of a big town in one of the Least Developed Countries (LCD), many complexities need to be faced. …

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