Guiding Architects Turin
Since 2014, we’ve been proud members of Guiding Architects, a global network offering top-notch architecture tours. With our backgrounds as architects holding a Ph.D. in architectural history, coupled with expertise in criticism, communication, and architectural journalism, our passion lies in guiding people through our city. In 2015, alongside Giulietta Fassino and Michela Rosso, we authored the Turin Architectural Guide for DOM publishers, Berlin. Over the years, we’ve successfully guided over 400 international groups. Check out reviews from our satisfied clients.
Specializing in tailored architectural and urbanism tours in Turin and its environs, we craft unique experiences.
Our ready to book tours are:
ATT/3: Pier Luigi Nervi in Turin (in 2024 the main buildings are under renovation and not accessible)
Torino, with its significant role in European Baroque architecture, stands out as an ideal destination for international architects. The city, boasting works by renowned architects such as Guarino Guarini, Filippo Juvarra, Benedetto Alfieri, and Bernardo Vittone, reflects a cohesive urban design. The city standing at the foot of the Alps, once the capital of a small European state from the late 16th century, showcased baroque designs as expressions of political and cultural power.
In 1861, Turin briefly served as the capital of Italy, equipped with institutional palaces and spaces like Carignano Palace for the national parliament. Transitioning into the 20th century, Turin reinvented itself as the city of cars, leaving a notable legacy like the Lingotto building (1916-1922) and the vast Mirafiori industrial plant. The city became a laboratory for the Modern Movement in the 1920s, featuring rationalist buildings by Giuseppe Pagano Pogatschnig and the eclectic work of Carlo Mollino. Post-World War II, Turin’s reconstruction, in line with Italy’s economic miracle, embraced structuralism with buildings like the iconic halls by Pier Luigi Nervi or a regionalist style termed “neoliberty,” exemplified by architects Gabetti & Isola and Jaretti & Luzi.
Generally known as the Italian one company town, in the nineties Torino started a process of deep change, looking for a new urban identity.
With its huge transformation the city has become a laboratory-city for the reconversion of the post-industrial heritage, like the reconversion of Lingotto by Renzo Piano or Parco Dora. The directions of change are multiple and they are leaving important signs in its urban fabric, like the Lavazza headquarters, a striking fusion of innovation and aesthetics.
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