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Campus Einaudi - Departments of Jurisprudence and Political Science

  • Torino

  • 2013

  • Contractor Sinergie S.c.a r.l.

  • Photos: Piermario Ruggeri

New Campus Einaudi of the University of Turin

Campus for the faculties of Jurisprudence and Political Science of the University of Turin. The new facility consists of seven separate buildings within which will host the two main faculties with relevant departments, and the Interdepartmental Library, together with language laboratories and other services for students. Built around a large circular plaza, the development is surrounded by a transparent facade with soft curved lines and it's covered by a single translucent and corrugated roof. The university campus was designed in a perspective of visual and auditory comfort and air quality, with a particular attention to the issue of energy saving, through an innovative combination of tested elements, avoiding inefficient technologies.

Systems

  • Typical façades: structural unitised system with working acoustic performance of D2mntW 42 dB and 48 dB

  • Ground floor façades: stick c.w, working acoustic performance of D2mntW 42 dB and 48 dB

  • Skylights: structural stick c.w., working acoustic performance of D2mntW 42 dB

  • Special Façades: curved façades REW 30 fire resistant, working acoustic performance of D2mntW 48 dB

  • Inner court façades: horizontal unitised façades, working acoustic performance D2mntW 42 dB

Architects

Norman Foster and partners

Norman Foster was born in Manchester, England in 1935. After graduating from Manchester university school of architecture and city planning in 1961, which he entered at age 21, he won a fellowship to Yale University where he gained a masters degree in architecture and where he got to know Richard Rogers. They became very close friends and in 1963 he worked with him and Sue Rogers, Gorgie Wolton and his wife, Wendy Foster, as a member of 'team 4' until foster associates was found in 1967 (now known as foster and partners).Since its inception the practice has received more than 190 awards and citations for excellence and has won over 50 national and international competitions. 1968 - 1983 cooperation with Buckminster Fuller on a number of projects. Foster was awarded the RIBA royal gold medal in 1983, and in 1990 the RIBA trustees medal was made for the Willis Faber Dumas building. He was knighted in 1990, and received the gold medal of the AIA in 1994. He was appointed officer of the order of the arts and letters by the ministry of culture in France in 1994. In 1999 Sir Norman Foster has been honoured with a life peerage, taking the title Lord Foster Of Thames Bank, and in the same year he was awarded the prestigious 21st Pritzker architecture prize. His remarkable buildings and urban projects have transformed cityscapes, renewed transportation systems and restored city centres all over the world. many of these aesthetically and technologically groundbreaking projects are based on ecology - conscious concepts, setting new standards for the interaction of buildings with their environment.