Campus of the European Institute of Design

The project, winner of an international competition, entails the construction of a new campus of the European Institute of Design, in the former Ghia factory. Of the total area of 12,700 m², 9,500 m² will be used to house the library, offices and student residences, while the remaining area will be devoted to a large piazza-garden. The tower, intended for student residences, in addition to being a strong architectural symbol, will create a visual link with the city of Turin. Bioclimatic strategies will minimize emissions of CO2 and energy for air conditioning will be produced by photovoltaic panels.


energy performance

-79% HVAC CO2

7 kg CO2 / mq y

classe A

heating 30 kWht / mq y

cooling 60 kWhf / mq y

Location: Turin, Italy

Year: 2008

Client: European Institute of Design


Surface area: 12 700 m2

Budget: 9.5 ML €

Project: Mario Cucinella Architects

Team: Mario Cucinella, Susanna Tundo, Hyun Seok Kim, Alberto Bruno, Linda Larice


Engineering: Politecnica Ingegneria e Architettura

3D Rendering: Engram Studio