ASP projects

TEC: Turin Energy Centre

The Turin Energy Centre multidisciplinary project is a work aimed at designing the functions and assessing the energy performance of a 20.000 m2 under-construction building. The paradox of having to fill an “about-to-be-completed” empty box embodies both an opportunity and a challenge: on one hand, the need to outline innovative functions is a great chance for architects and engineers to collaborate and design with a relatively high degree of freedom, on the other shaping the energy centre’s role and meaning according to a fast changing society means being able to play with very fine boundaries. To be won, the game requires a flexible strategy and visionary mind-set, ready to face the actors’ continuing shift in opinions about the building intended use, the fast pace of innovation that constantly calls into question both its energy performance and its essence, the new approaches in terms of bottom-up interaction, and, lastly, the role of our cities as incubators. Indeed, Torino is becoming a place where research, university and citizens can meet and blend, fostering innovation; the ASP work aims at taking advantage of both the city’s and its stakeholders’ needs, transforming TEC in a new platform for exchange where users, decision-makers, research bodies and companies can dialogue on a common ground.

Principal Academic Tutor
Stefano Paolo Corgnati, Department of Energy, Politecnico di Torino

Academic Tutors
Vittorio Chiesa, Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano
Marco Filippi, Department of Energy, Politecnico di Torino

External institutions
Compagnia di San Paolo

Team members
Temitope Akintola, Petroleum Engineering, Politecnico di Torino
Matteo Arietti, Architettura Costruzione Città, Politecnico di Torino
Salvatore Cicero, Architettura Costruzione Città, Politecnico di Torino
Antonio Mangogna, Energy Engineering, Politecnico di Milano
Federica Mordillo, Architettura Per Il Progetto Sostenibile, Politecnico di Torino
Anna Pagani, Architettura Costruzione Città, Politecnico di Torino [Team Controller]
Rachele Sipione, Architettura Costruzione Città, Politecnico di Torino
Daniela Valagussa, Building Engineering, Politecnico di Milano [Communication Coordinator]

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