NEWS: I recently founded FUNES.xyz, with Gregorio Astegno and Klaus Platzgummer. FUNES.xyz is an online platform that attempts to cultivate a discourse on technologies in architecture. See more
JURY: Invited to the final jury of Experimental unit 9 directed by Maria Fedorchenko and Bozar Ben-Zeev @ AA School of Architecture. See more
REPOSITORY: just started a new collection about 'What is living and what is dead in architecture'. See more
ESSAY: on tension. A hypothetical dialogue between Galileo Galilei and Teofilo Gallacini about architecture and Architecture with capital A. Published in Trans 36 'Spannung'. See more
BOOK/ESSAY: on scheme. Edited book: Schema. Verso un dizionario filosofico-architettonico. Torino: Philosophy Kitchen, EXTRA #3 | 2019. See more
NEWS: adjunct professor in architectural design, politecnico di torino, 2019. Andrea A. Dutto will be teaching Architectural Design (Composizione architettonica e urbana) in first semester II year Bachelor course: Atelier Città e Territorio E | Politecnico di Torino. See more
ESSAY: on Buzzinda. Essay published on Horizonte (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar ) No 13 | 2019. See more
LECTURE: on the Maginot Line. I will be lecturing about the Maginot Line together with Giancarlo Motta on july 4th at the V LABORATORIO INTERNAZIONALE DI ARCHITETTURA E PAESAGGIO PAESAGGI MINERARI in Iglesias - Monteponi (CA) | 2019. See more
NEWS: summer school, politecnico di torino, 2019. See more
REVIEW: on the architecture of the city. Review of "L'architettura della città" published on Philosophy Kitchen | 2019. See more
LECTURE: on handbooks. Lecturing about the legacy of handbooks at the 9th Symposium Entwerfen und Forschunen in Architektur und Landschaft | Hannover | 11-13 April | 2019. See more
LECTURE: on mapping theory. Invited to participate at the "Border Encyclopedia" expert meeting organized by Deer Hunter | Maastricht | 8 May | 2019
ESSAY : on countryside planning. Essay published on Cloud-Cuckoo-Land, International Journal of Architectural Theory, Vol. 24 | 2019. See more
ESSAY: on COVID lazarette. Published in BAUWELT 226. Written with Carolin Stapenhorst. See more
ESSAY: on innovation. Published in ARDETH #05. An interview with Sara Dean, Seiche, and Nicholas Korody. See more
ON SPATIAL RITUALS
A.A. Dutto graduated in Architecture in 2010. He followed master courses both at the Politecnico di Torino and the Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture de Marseille.
In 2017, he got a Ph.D. in Architecture in cotutelle between the RWTH Aachen University and the Politecnico di Torino.
His scientific focus concerns tools, handbooks, maps and technical devices of all kind employed in the making of architecture. Even guns if needed.
In 2019, he was appointed as adjunct professor in architectural and urban design at the Politecnico di Torino where he also works as postdoc researcher.
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About a bridge over troubled water
Competition: Europan 15
Size: 16 hectares
Design team: A.A. Dutto, A. Aliangena,
A.Giordano, P. Menzardi
Verbania is a city born from the union of three villages. In the core of Verbania, a big factory for the production of cellulose, closed in 2010. The building represents a symbol in the collective memory of the inhabitants: at least one inhabitant per family worked in it. The competition proposes to re-functionalize the area of the factory consisting of sheds and a big green area facing the stream San Bernardino. However, a part of the site is still operating and is excluded from the perimeter of the competition area.
The project proposes a cycle and pedestrian path (in red) that crosses the entire area of the factory. A bridge allow to overcome the sheds, then it continues on the ground connecting industrial ruins along its path. Finally, it passes through a circular building (the only new building) that is a cycle-station.
The cycleway extends beyond the factory site and develops at the foot of the hill in order to connect the main public buildings between Suna and Intra. The entrance of the former Acetati factory is arranged as a green area bounded by the bridge the facade of the factory. The high pylons of the bridge replace the image of the chimney of the former factory.
The cycle-station hosts the main services of the cycleway: bike-parking, bike-sharing, toilets and a bar. At the center of the cycle-station stands a large green area, equipped with a cistern and crossed by the cycleway. The cycle-station is places near the road and integrates public mobility services.
The former Acetati factory is transformed into a research center with labs, business Incubator, expo & meeting spaces and re-use center. The functional diagram provides for a large enclosure without internal subdivisions topped by a bridge that crosses the whole factory from one side to the other.
The bridge strengthen the collective memory of the factory. Moreover, it provides panoramic views towards the lake and suggestive sight of the church Madonna di Campagna.
At the territorial scale, the cycleway is planned to develop along the perimeter of Lake Maggiore. The pool of productive resources offered by the area of Verbania is polarized towards the factory which presents itself as an opportunity for an innovative pole of circular economy.