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.
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.