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The Rubber Factory Goes on Show

Pirelli, a century and a half of elasticity

Find out about the first production lines in Italy for innovative rubber objects and clothing, as well as the first tyres, set up by Giovanni Battista Pirelli in 1872. See how today’s “smart” tyres are made, from secret recipes and sustainable raw materials to production in the “beautiful factory”.

Meeting: During the online encounter we will go on a journey through time, from 150 years ago through to the present day: the children will learn about the various topics through stories, videos and interactive games.

Activities: The classroom will be transformed into an exhibition space that the children, who will play the part of artists and curators, will set up themselves. They will create the works and panels for an exhibition devoted to rubber, its various applications and the technological innovations that have revolutionised our everyday lives.

The course will take place entirely online and will be in the form of a live meeting.

A look at some of the subjects and documents selected for this course

Pirelli Foundation Educational Courses

'The Rubber Factory Goes on Show' For the day: 11 aprile 2019


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Milan from a Car Window

Pirelli, a century and a half of places to discover

The close bond between Pirelli and Milan can be seen in the transformation of some areas and buildings in this city, such as the area around the central station with the Pirelli Tower, and the Bicocca district.

Meeting: As though sitting comfortably in a wonderful vintage car, we’ll go on a tour through the past and present of the city, with its Duomo, its theatres and factories, its skyscrapers and fog...

Activities: Together we’ll create a colourful map of the city of Milan. The children will discover and depict the main buildings that form the cityscape of the capital of Lombardy and they will design new ones, trying to imagine an increasingly sustainable future for our cities.

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'Milan from a Car Window' For the day: 11 aprile 2019


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The Secret of Rubber

Pirelli, a century and a half of materials research

The research and experimentation that is needed to produce most of the objects that surround us is more complex than one might think. A tyre, for example, is made up of dozens of very different ingredients, including natural rubber, and its production involves a whole series of processes and stages.

Meetings:
1. Where does rubber come from? How is this precious material extracted and why does it need to be vulcanised? And then, who was the Nobel laureate Giulio Natta? What did he invent for Pirelli and what studies are being carried out today in the research and development laboratories to make sure tyres are increasingly sustainable?
2. Tyres and rubber objects have also inspired the world of culture: we’ll find out how artists, photographers and writers have portrayed this aspect of industry over the years.

Activities: At the end of the first meeting, the students will be helped to perform a search in the Pirelli online archive. Using an app, they will be able to think up and create an original comic story of their own on the most elastic of all materials, which can then be shared on the web.

The course will take place entirely online and will be in the form of two live meetings.

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'The Secret of Rubber' For the day: 11 aprile 2019


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By bike, motorbike, car… all on track!

Pirelli, a century and a half of races

The greatest challenge facing Pirelli is to produce tyres that perform well and are safe. In order to keep innovating its technology, the company has always taken part in sports competitions on 2 and 4 wheels.

Meetings:
1. 1907-2022: the Peking-Paris motor race was the first in a string of challenges that has continued to this day on tracks across the world: in Formula 1, in rallies, in motorcycle championships and in cycling races.
2. And not just men – women too: countless female champions have won competitions on Pirelli tyres.

Activities: The students will be divided into groups and will learn how to produce podcasts with the most exciting stories from the world of racing on two and four wheels, which they can then share online with their peers.

The course will take place entirely online and will be in the form of two live meetings.

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'By bike, motorbike, car… all on track!' For the day: 11 aprile 2019


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”Architecture is a crystal”
(Gio Ponti)

Pirelli, a century and a half of projects for the future

Pirelli has been behind some of the great urban transformations and innovations in Milan: the district where the Pirelli Tower stands, the Bicocca area to the north of the city, and the project for the world’s first metropolitan greenway (from Milan to Monza).

Meetings:
1. The Pirelli Tower: a building and a symbol, which turned 60 in 2020 and is as contemporary as ever thanks to its structure that, like a crystal, is traversed by light and that illuminates the city at night. We will study the architect Gio Ponti’s masterpiece with its diamond-shaped plan, designed to improve the conditions of those who inhabit it.
2. The Bicocca district: from the fifteenth-century villa from which it takes its name, to the historic cooling tower that is now the heart of the Pirelli Headquarters. Through videos, photographs and stories we will discover how the area has been transformed, all the way to the project created by the architect Vittorio Gregotti.

Activities: The students will play the part of tourist guides, creating interactive maps with a wealth of content to share with lots of new visitors.

The course will take place entirely online and will be in the form of two live meetings.

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'”Architecture is a crystal”
(Gio Ponti)' For the day: 11 aprile 2019


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On the Road to Innovation

Pirelli, a century and a half of research and sustainability

Throughout its history, innovation has always been a distinctive feature of Pirelli. It means making a positive change that can produce well-being both inside and outside the company, optimising processes, improving products, and making them increasingly sustainable and safe. Let’s discover the innovations introduced by Pirelli in this field over the past 150 years.

Meetings:
1. Rubber and increasingly sustainable materials used in compounds for car, motorcycle and bicycle tyres: from the Nobel laureate Giulio Natta to today’s Research and Development laboratories at Pirelli.
2. Innovation in the design and manufacture of tyres: from the first Cinturato to the puncture-resistant tyre with Seal Inside technology.
3. Road safety and sustainable mobility are at the heart of the development objectives for a smart, digital or electric-car tyre.

Activities: The students will be divided into groups and helped to create podcasts that show how important it is to be innovative and, in particular, that explore new technologies introduced by Pirelli and aspects of its sustainability strategy.
The course will take place entirely online and will be in the form of three live meetings.  

The course can also be followed by a thematic guided tour in the Lavazza Museum in Turin

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'On the Road to Innovation' For the day: 11 aprile 2019


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Planning and designing workplaces



Pirelli, a century and a half of industrial architecture

Find out about some of the partnerships between Pirelli and the great names that have made the history of architecture, and see how the conception of workplaces has changed over the past hundred years.

Meetings:
1. The Pirelli Tower: the masterpiece of the architect Gio Ponti paves the way for a new vision of architecture in Italy. 61 years and still going strong.
2. The Bicocca area: the great transformations of this district throughout the twentieth century, through to the architect Vittorio Gregotti’s Bicocca Project which looks to the future.
3. Pirelli Industrial Centre in Settimo Torinese: a factory with a wealth of history and now one of the company’s most advanced plants. As part of this technological complex, the architect Renzo Piano designed the so-called Spina building, which houses the factory services (canteen, offices and a library) flanked by 400 cherry trees.

Activities: For all school curricula: the students will be divided into groups and helped to create a blog with tourism and cultural itineraries on the theme of architecture, showing the most interesting aspects of the places examined during the meetings. For architecture-oriented institutes: the students will be asked to plan and design an ideal new headquarters for a company: a place that is pleasant to live in and that respects the criteria of sustainability and safety.
The course will take place entirely online and will be in the form of three live meetings.

A look at some of the subjects and documents selected for this course

Pirelli Foundation Educational Courses

'Planning and designing workplaces' For the day: 11 aprile 2019


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