Location: Turin, Italy
Principal use: Notary’s office
Client: Giuseppe Volpe
Floor area: 1,000m2 (10,764ft2)
Design period: January – April 2007
Construction period: April 2007 – January 2008
From art and architecture to transport and engineering, Turin is undergoing an aesthetic renaissance. Due to its strategic position at the base of the Alps on the banks of the River Po, it has been an important trade centre since medieval times. It is known as the birthplace of Fiat and the former centre of Italy’s automotive industry. By the 1990s, however, Turin was in decline. The car manufacturers had moved outside of the city’s walls and Fiat’s famous 1923 Lingotto factory, famed for its roof-top test track, stood ...