Area Eataly Lingotto, Torino

The project focuses on respect for the environment and was conceived with the ambition of making a significant contribution to the surrounding urban landscape and to spreading the values of environmental sustainability. An architecture in which sustainable materials, vegetation and natural light are the absolute protagonists. A manifesto built as an experience of the possibilities and beauty of the new technologies of conscious building and of the values represented by a vision of respect for the environment and for human beings.

The organic volume, with its unusual, faceted form, is developed over five floors with a height of 25 m in continuity with the existing building line and extending the Eataly façade.
The north-south orientation and the flared shape of the top floor are designed to adapt to climatic and environmental conditions and ensure the best distribution of sunlight. The organic texture of the wooden façades incorporates the vegetation, which becomes a real constituent material of the architecture.

The architectural elements that iconically characterise the project are an outer enclosure consisting of a double layer of surfaces and an outer shell of wooden sunshade slats, supported by a steel rib that forms a technical “treillage” that acts as a filter between inside and outside and allows the building to breathe, open up to the city and protect itself from the sun. The slats, heat-treated for outdoor use and stiffened by a metal core, were made from fir wood recovered from the forests of Trentino’s Val di Fiemme and Belluno area, destroyed by the October 2018 storm.

ADDRESS Area Eataly Lingotto, Torino
Year 2020
Dimension 15.000 mq (Total floor area: mq. 10.500, Sales area: mq. 5.500 Sales spaces: 57 Surface services, restaurant and wellness mq. 4.900)
Client Eataly Real Estate
Designers ACC Naturale Architettura Cristiana Catino and Negozio Blu Architetti Associati
Structural and geotechnical design Ceas
Landscape project ACC Naturale Architettura Cristiana Catino, Negozio Blu Architetti Associati and Studio Associato Vigetti Merlo
Energy project and plants Studio S.A.P.I.
Provided services Urban planning project, concept, design development, site supervision and executive interior design
Photos F. Oggero