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design+build workshop

14-22 september 2019


Politecnico di Torino-DAD + atelier mobile + VIVIAMOLAq

design+build workshop on facilities linked to mobility spaces and public places in L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy


How can we transform urban spaces for mobility into public multifunctional spaces to gather people of different ages and backgrounds?


The participants will analyse and deepen the topic in teams, starting from studies by the previous workshop Build-Use-Stay held by the local association VIVIAMOLAq and the Università degli Studi dell'Aquila. Common site-specific designs will then be developed in teamwork tutored by the teaching staff and the visiting critics to get to final designs to be built with the assistance of specialised carpenters. Lectures on mobility, public spaces, design+build case studies and the use of colours in public places will be given mainly during the first days of the workshop.


with the support of Comune de L'Aquila and Ordine degli Architetti, Pianificatori, Paesaggisti e Conservatori della Provincia dell'Aquila



teaching staff

curators_Silvia Gron (Politecnico di Torino), Luca Barello (atelier mobile)

visiting critics_Elena Barthel (Rural Studio, Auburn University), Giacomo Borella (Studio Albori, Milano), Antonello Alici (UNIVPM), Lorenzo Netti (Politecnico di Bari), Fabio Andreassi (Università di Sassari), Paola Rizzi (Università de L'Aquila)

tutors_Niccolò Suraci (Politecnico di Torino+atelier mobile), Giuseppe Mastrangelo e Matteo De Marco (VIVIAMOLAq)


atelier mobile is a cultural association aiming to combine edducation to experimental projects and multidisciplinary events with the involvement of local communities.


atelier mobile è un'associazione culturale dedicata a coniugare l'educazione con progetti sperimentali ed eventi multidisciplinari con la partecipazione delle comunità locali.