Design for Architectural Heritage Master´s Thesis 2020

Goda Visockaite

BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE: revitalization of industrial landscape

“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”

Winston Churchill

This thesis project will focus on the revitalization of once thriving industrial area, former Ghia area in Turin. Ghia, a famous coach builder, moved here his activity in 1958, realizing the new factory on a plot severely damaged by World War II bombing.

The main topic of this thesis is the reuse of postindustrial spaces. The abandoned and isolated Ghia area needs ideas to be reconnected to the city. Connectivity, industrial heritage and functional integration are main issues that are analyzed and later addressed in the strategies on how to develop the area.