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OGR project : creation and recreation centre design

Kai Chen

OGR project : creation and recreation centre design.

Rel. Enrico Moncalvo, Raffaella Trocchianesi. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Architettura Per Il Progetto Sostenibile, 2013


The purpose of this project is to discover a potential reuse strategy for a disused industrial building in Turin, the old Officine Grandi Riparazioni (OGR). Since the topics about this building are already studied by many other scholars and architects, the producing of a convincing plan requires careful studies and innovative ideas. The procedure of the design is: identifying the building characteristics and its context, understanding needs of the city and the citizens, and making a space design to concrete all the ideas. Most of the topics are discoursed in a social context. The adoption of the Creation and Recreation Centre scheme is an interpretation of the outlook of the Turin government for OGR as a cultural service. The OGR Project intends to bring new life to the old factory and use it as a container of diverse activities, and ultimately to offer cultural benefits to the city.

Keywords: OfFicine Grandi Riparazioni, Industrial heritage, Reuse, Creation, Recreation, Social sustainability.

Relators: Enrico Moncalvo, Raffaella Trocchianesi
Publication type: Printed
Subjects: A Architettura > AF Buildings and equipment for leisure, social activities, sport
A Architettura > AO Design
G Geografia, Antropologia e Luoghi geografici > GG Piemonte
R Restauro > RA Restauro Artchitettonico
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Architettura Per Il Progetto Sostenibile
Classe di laurea: UNSPECIFIED
Aziende collaboratrici: UNSPECIFIED
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/3443


1. Introduction

2. Urban Context

2.1 The Industrial Identity of Turin

2.2 Turin’s Urban Transformation and Spina Centrale Project

2.3 Transportation and Constructions in Spina 2

2.4 Other Educational, Cultural and Sports Facilities in Turin

3. The Building of Officine Grandi Riparazioni(OGR)

3.1 History of the Building Architecture and Spaces Initiative 3.2 Projects and Past Events Active Preliminary Proposal

4. Adaptive Reuse

4.1 Building Reuse and Sustainability Adaptive Reuse of Industrial Heritage Case Study

5. Creative Economy

5.1 Elements of Creative Economy Creative Economy in Europe and in Italy Turin’s Problems and Opportunities Target Creative 5.2Activities of OGR Project

6. Social Needs and Recreation

6.1 Social Environment and Social Needs of the Area Recreation

6.2 Industries and Recreation Centre Target Recreational Activities of OGR Project

7. OGR Project Design

7.1 General Concepts

7.2 Public—private Partnership (PPP) and Social Network

7.3 Building Physics Consideration

7.4 Preliminary Layout and Design Criteria

7.5 Spaces Definition

7.6 Creation Sector

7.7 Recreation Sector

7.8 Service Sector and Courtyards

7.9 Technical Studies

8. Conclusions




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