Category Archives: Exhibitions & Cultural Events

Piemonte Fabbriche Aperte 2nd edition

145 factories open to the public on the 26th and the 27th of October. Guided tours to discover the industrial and manufacturing know how of Piedmont, jewels of the Made in Italy. ComunicArch has worked for Bellissimo which was selected by the Department of Production Activities, Energy, Innovation and Research of Regione Piemonte to organise the event.

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Client: Regione Piemonte

Period: September – November 2018

Project leaders: Cristiana Chiorino and Laura Milan

Carlo Mollino: a lecture and a tour

TAO MAGAZINE 2018

In the frame of the exhibition “L’occhio magico di Carlo Mollino. Fotografie 1934-1973” organised by CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia (8 gennaio – 13 maggio 2018) Laura Milan was entrusted by the Fondazione per l’Architettura to give a lecture together with Sergio Pace  to present Carlo Mollino as an architect. Laura Milan and Sergio Pace, historians of architecture, have been the guides of a journey in space and time, almost 40 years long, between the city of Turin and the Alps, where the architecture of Mollino is a stop-over. The works, the result of small private projects or large public works, are still all existing and date back to the period between 1933 and 1973. Among these: the headquarters of the Federation of Farmers of Cuneo with Vittorio Baudi di Selve (1933-34) , the Casa del Fascio of Voghera with Eugenio Mollino (1934), the sledge to the Nero Lake, above Sauze d’Oulx (1946-47), the House for Felice Garelli in Champoluc (1963-65), the Casa in Viale Maternità ad Aosta (1951-53), the complex for the INA Casa di Torino (1957). Great attention will be given to his most important works: the Palazzo degli Affari for the Turin Chamber of Commerce, built between 1964 and 1973 together with Carlo Graffi, Alberto Galardi and Antonio Migliasso, and the new Teatro Regio, realized with Carlo Graffi , Sergio Musmeci and Marcello and Adolfo Zavelani Rossi between 1965 and 1973. The project was presented on TAO Magazine.

In the same period Laura Milan guided two tours to discover Palazzo degli Affari, one of the most interesting modern buildings in Turin, and the Teatro Regio, a work-symbol of the architectural production of Carlo Mollino.

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Client: Fondazione per l’Architettura, Turin 

Year: 2018

 

MoMoWo International Symposium

In September 2017 we have been entrusted by Siti Istituto Superiore sui Sistemi Territoriali per l’Innovazione, one of the partners of MoMoWo, a large-scale cooperation cultural project co-funded by the Creative Culture Programme of the European Union and coordinated by the Polytechnic of Turin, to organise the final Symposium of the project from Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th June 2018Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement (1918-2108): Toward a New Perception and Reception at the Politecnico di Torino – Lingotto Campus, Via Nizza 230, Torino, Italy.

More than 150 abstracts received, 180 speakers, 150 Attenders

 

We have been in charge of:

 

Organisation of the Call for abstracts

Online registration system & abstracts and proceedings collection

Promotion and dissemination

Collection and first editing of the Book of abstracts and the Book of proceedings 

Organisation of the Symposium, the technical guided tours  and the Social Dinner

MoMoWo considers an issue of contemporary cultural, social and economic importance, from both a European and an interdisciplinary perspective, women’s achievements in the design professions.

After almost four years of successful project activities, and in accordance with the MoMoWo mission, the International Conference | Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement (1918-2018): Toward a New Perception and Reception continues to increase the visibility of creative women, to foster in Europe and beyond interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches to the study of the built environment “from the spoon to the city”, and to facilitate the exchange of research results and professional practices in the fields of architecture, civil engineering and design.

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Client: Siti

Year: 2017-2018

Open House Torino 2018

In 2018 we have been responsible for the Press Office of the second edition of Open House Torino (June 9 and 10, 2018) . The second edition recorded an increase of 3,000 visitors compared to 2017: more than 18,000 people visited the 140 spaces open for a total of 55,000 visits (last year there were 15,000 visitors for 37,000 visits). Open House is a global initiative founded in London in 1992 and today active in 35 cities around the world, which opens for one weekend a year buildings and houses normally unaccessible: from small private apartments to under construction sites, from little misknown historic buildings to public spaces recently reshaped. Open House is a simple but powerful concept: showcasing outstanding architecture for all to experience, completely for free. Open House initiatives invite everyone to explore and understand the value of a well-designed built environment. Every September Open House London opens the doors to 700 buildings and recalls over 300,000 visitors.
Open House Torino is organized by the non-profit Association Open House Torino of which Comunicarch is founding member. The Association is part of the Open House network Worldwide, the international organization with headquarters in London.
In Italy Open House is present in Rome since 2012 and in Milan since 2016.

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Piemonte Fabbriche Aperte

103 factories open to the public on the 27th and the 28th of October. Guided tours to discover the industrial and manufacturing know how of Piedmont, jewels of the Made in Italy. ComunicArch was selected by the Department of Production Activities, Energy, Innovation and Research of Regione Piemonte to organise the event.

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Client: Regione Piemonte

Period: September – December 2017

Project leaders: Cristiana Chiorino and Laura Milan with Giulia Badella, Luca Begheldo, Laura Cardia and Giulietta Fassino

Graphic design by Bellissimo/Luca Ballarini

Open House Torino

Open House Torino 2017

We have been coorganizers and we were responsible of the press relations for the 1st edition of Open House Torino (June 10 and 11, 2017). Open House is a global initiative founded in London in 1992 and today active in 35 cities around the world, which opens for one weekend a year buildings and houses normally unaccessible: from small private apartments to under construction sites, from little misknown historic buildings to public spaces recently reshaped. Open House is a simple but powerful concept: showcasing outstanding architecture for all to experience, completely for free. Open House initiatives invite everyone to explore and understand the value of a well-designed built environment. Every September Open House London opens the doors to 700 buildings and recalls over 300,000 visitors.
Open House Torino was organized by the non-profit Association Open House Torino of which Comunicarch is founding member. The Association is part of the Open House network Worldwide, the international organization with headquarters in London.
In Italy Open House is present in Rome since 2012 and in Milan since 2016.

With 111 buildings opened, 19,000 visitors and 38,000 visits this first Turin edition was a big success.

Over than 50 articles on local and national press have presented Open House Torino. The best quote was:

” it looks like a treasure hunt but with a difference: nobody tries to win, everybody attempts to discover an unknown part of the city they live in.”  Giulia Zonca,  2017 La Stampa.

www.openhousetorino.it/press

The traveling exhibition: Pier Luigi Nervi. Art and Science of Building 

Who is Pier Luigi Nervi?

Pier Luigi Nervi

Pier Luigi Nervi (1891-1979) was one of the greatest and most inventive structural engineers of the 20th century.  With his masterpieces, scattered the world over, Nervi contributed to create a glorious period for structural architecture.  Nikolaus Pevsner, the distinguished historian of architecture, described him as “the most brilliant artist in reinforced concrete of our time”. Nervi shared the cultures of architects and engineers, operating at the very intersection between the art and the science and technology of building.  Like many of his predecessors in the early years of development of reinforced concrete technique at the dawn of the century, his personality comprised many facets, including designer, builder, researcher and creator of new construction techniques.  He was also a professor and lecturer in prestigious universities around the world and the author of books debating the conceptual and technological fundamentals of construction, with particular regard to concrete construction. He has been described as having an engineer’s audaciousness, an architect’s imagination, and a businessman’s practical realism.  His use of the most advanced technical solutions was always accompanied not only by the pursuit of formal elegance, but also by an equally strong attention to the technical and economic aspects of the building process.

Why an exhibition on Pier Luigi Nervi?

Internationally esteemed and praised during his lifetime, after his death in 1979 the work of Pier Luigi Nervi fell into a period of oblivion and it is only in recent years that extensive research into his work has recommenced. In 2010, to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of Nervi’s death, an international itinerant exhibition was developed. This work marks the outcome of a multifaceted research project that assembled a vast team of scholars, with the aim of retracing the variegated legacy of Nervi’s oeuvre. The result is a complex historical fresco in which Nervi’s revolutionary construction techniques are closely linked with Italian and international social and political development, coupled with an exploration of the rich world of cultural and scientific relationships in which Nervi moved.

For whom?

After the successes of previous editions, the exhibition was transformed in 2014 in a light format and it will embark in a wide international tour towards other prospective locations in Asia, North America and other parts of the world to celebrate not only the genius and inventiveness of Pier Luigi Nervi, but also his genuine international spirit, as a designer, builder and educator. Such an extended analysis and critical appraisal of Nervi’s work is expected to offer a significant contribution and new hints to the present debate on the role of formal inventiveness in the design of structures and, in a broader perspective, to the dialogue between architecture and engineering. The itinerant exhibition “Pier Luigi Nervi. Art and Science of Building” is a project coordinated by Comunicarch Associates on behalf of Pier Luigi Nervi Research and Knowledge Management Project, headquartered in Brussels.  The exhibition is the new light version of the International Exhibition, Pier Luigi Nervi. Architecture as Challenge. By an agreement with PLN Project Association, Comunicarch Associates is the coordinator of the intercontinental circuit of this exhibition.

The exhibition has been hosted in Wroclaw in 2013 during the Symposium of International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS, 2013), in St Gallen at the Architektur Forum Ostschweiz (2015), in Buenos Aires during the 24° Jornadas Argentinas de Ingeniería Structural (2016) and in Perth at the QV1 by Harry Seidler (2017). The exhibition is now in travelling in the United States: Philadelphia. ACI convention (2016), University of  Miami (2017) and Lehigh University in Bethheem (2018).

Exhibition specifications

  • 20 panels (photos, high-resolution color reproductions of drawings, and texts) to be printed on site on convenient cheap supports by the hosting institution. Texts in  are English. Translation into local language, if required, shall be provided by the hosting institution.Nervi exhibition
  • 1 video on Nervi’s life and work

Pier Luigi Nervi – parcours d’une vie from Pier Luigi Nervi Project on Vimeo.

  • 13 very effective recently prepared videos of the production process of the reduced scale 3D models of  Nervi’s major projects analyzed in detail in the exhibition produced by NerViLab (Nervi Virtual Lab) group of the Università La Sapienza in Rome  These videos are highly recommended as substitutes of real 3D models.

Video aula nervi – Small from Studio Associato Comunicarch on Vimeo.

Supplemental: exhibition catalogue, educational and promotional resources

Guidelines for hosting the exhibition:

The following guidelines will take you through the process and budget estimation for hosting the exhibition: Download guidelines in pdf

Questions? Contact Cristiana Chiorino, Scheduling and Exhibitor Relations office at cristiana.chiorino@comunicarch.it

Urban Center Metropolitano

ComunicArch has advised Urban Center Metropolitano on the organization of cultural activities focusing on architecture and urban transformation in Torino and its metropolitan area. Meetings, workshops, exhibitions, itineraries, are some of the tools set up to inform people how the city is changing.

Client: Urban Center Metropolitano

Period: 2014-2017

Project leader: Giulietta Fassino

Architecture tours around the city for OAT

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In 2016 the Turin Chamber of Architects asked us to organise 4 tours around Turin for the general public. The tours aimed to be an opportunity to make known the projects that in the last years have transformed Turin into a Post-industrial reconstruction laboratory focusing on the retrofit of abandoned industrial areas into new cultural poles, reinventing new habits of living reusing buildings and restoring the historic center with contemporary micro inserts.

1. Contemporary inserts in the historic center

Centro Palatino (Massimiliano e Doriana Fuksas, 2011)

Casa Hollywood (Luciano Pia, 2014)

Isolato Santo Stefano (Isolarchitetti, Franco Fusari, Durbiano e Reinerio, 2006)

Casa del Senato (Studio De Ferrrari, 2012)

Palazzo della luce (Emprin Jaeger, 2016)

The Number 6 (Building Engineering, 2013)

Palazzo Ceriana-Racca (Studio Tra, 2013)

2. Torino former industrial city

Parco Dora Spina 3 (Peter Latz, Carlo Pession et al, 2011)

Chiesa Santo Volto (Mario Botta, 2006)

SNoS – ex Savigliano (Studio Granma, 2009)

Environment park (Emilio Ambasz, Benedetto Camerana, Giovanni Durbiano

e Luca Reinerio, 2002, Stefano Dotta, Alessandro Fassi e Andrea Moro 2006)

Museo A Come ambiente (Agostino Magnaghi 2008, Carlo Ratti 2015)

3. Contemporary residences

Ex Tobler (Franco Cucchiarati, 2009)

Ex Ceat (Studio Rolla e Vittorio Neirotti, 2008)

Parma 33 (BSA Bottega Studio Architetti, e giacosapalittoarchitetti, 2010)

Basic Village (Baietto, Battiato, Bianco 2000)

Luoghi Comuni (Studio Fagnoni e Associati Architetti , 2013)

4. Buildings in construction

The new headquarters of Reale Mutua (Iotti + Pavarani Architetti, 2016) and Lavazza (Cino Zucchi, 2016)

Nervi exhibition in Budapest

In 2016 the Faculty of Architecture in collaboration with the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics brought the exhibition “Pier Luigi Nervi. Art and Science in Building” to Budapest.

The venues:

  • from 21 March, 2016 at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • from 5 to 24 May at FUGA Budapest Center of Architecture

Link to the exhibition

The traveling exhibition is a project presented by Comunicarch on behalf of Pier Luigi Nervi Research and Knowledge Management Project (PLN).

Besides the exhibition the Budapest University has started a research on Nervi’s influence on the development of Hungarian concrete shell structures. The result of this work will be presented in a joint exhibition at FUGA, titled: “Frozen Modernity’ – The Heyday of Hungarian Shell Structures”.

http://nerviprojekt.hu.

Client: Budapest University of Technology

Project leader: Cristiana Chiorino

Period: March 2016