2017 Guangzhou International Design Forum

Published: 06/11/2017
Professor Michele Bonino, Director of the SCTCL, will take part to the 2017 Guangzhou International Design Forum sponsored by Guangzhou Municipal People's Government, held in November, 2017.
The forum will focus on various areas including Urban Planning, Architectural Design, Sustainable Design, Municipal Engineering and Transportation, Urban Public Arts and History of Guangzhou, to discuss around the main topic chosen for the selected year: “Design-Driven City.


Published: 28/10/2017
We are looking for 10 highly motivated MArch students interested in starting their master
thesis with the participation to the second “CUHK-POLITO Joint Studio” organized by The
Chinese University of Hong Kong & Politecnico di Torino. The duration of the studio is 7
months (late December 2017-February 2018 part-time; March to July 2018 full-time work)
during which students are introduced to a challenging issue to be addressed with design tools
in partnership with students from Hong Kong. Design proposals will be supervised by both
POLITO and CUHK tutors with expertise in architecture, urban and landscape design,
environmental engineering and history of architecture and landscape.

MIT Lecture by Michele Bonino and Filippo De Pieri: The Danweis of Beijing and the Notion of “Industrial Heritage” in Contemporary China.

Published: 06/04/2017
Professor Michele Bonino (Director of the South China Torino Collaboration Lab) together with Professor Filippo De Pieri will give a lecture at MIT on April the 11th entitled: The Danweis of Beijing and the Notion of “Industrial Heritage” in Contemporary China.

Polito students and professors attend three workshops in China

Published: 28/02/2017
Immediately after the end of the Chinese Happy New Year Festival, the Politecnico di Torino sent a series of teachers and collaborators to run three different workshops in collaboration with respective Chinese Universities. A big number of Italian students from Polito side are engaged in those activities exploring several architectural projects and research themes that goes from the technological innovation in construction industry to large scale urban redevelopment within the Chinese city. All the students involved are excited from the challenges that working on a similar context can offer and they are moreover strongly motivated by the interdisciplinary and international environment.

Towards Solar Decathlon China 2017 – Second Technical Training Workshop, arranged by SD China 2017 Organizing Committee

Published: 28/01/2017
Dezhou, Shandong Province – China, January 12th-15th

The second Technical Training Workshop of Solar Decathlon China 2017 has been hosted in mid-January in Dezhou, Shandong Province, the city where the twenty-two international teams involved in the competition will finally build their solar houses, and where the exhibition and the contest will take place.

"China Room" Inauguration

Published: 20/12/2016
17/10/2016; The “China Room” has been inaugurated in Torino. “China Room” is the informal name for the new working spaces dedicated to the South China - Torino Collaboration Lab and CenTo Research on Chinese New Town. “China Room”, situated in the east tower of the Castello del Valentino in Turin, has been decorated by the SCTCL team and provides comfortable spaces designated to host professors, researcher and students, working on different project and activities.

Automotive Day First Edition

Published: 06/11/2016
Automotive Day First Edition is curated by School of Automotive Engineering of South China University of Technology and Politecnico di Torino through South China Torino Collaboration Lab. The event is promoted by the Consulate General of Italy in Guangzhou with the support of China-Italy Chamber of Commerce. Automotive Day offers a new platform for bi-directional exchange and provides opportuni- ties for cooperation between Industry and University, Companies and Research come from Italy and China.

Persistence & Transition – Water, farmland, and human settlements in the Zhujiang Delta

Published: 15/10/2016
In December 2010, the photo essay by Luca Casonato “Persistence & Transition” was exhibited at the South China University of Technology. The photo research started in 2009 as a result of the shared interest of Luca Casonato and Francesca Frassoldati for environments and landscapes in transition in the Cantonese Delta.

Toward Solar Decathlon China 2017 - Official agreement for collaboration between POLITO and SCUT

Published: 05/10/2016
September 23, 2016. Solar Decathlon (SD) SCUT-POLITO Joint Team’s launch ceremony was held at the Lecture Hall, Building no.6, South China University of Technology at Guangzhou.

ZHAOQING NEW TOWN – SCTCL Delegation visit

Published: 04/10/2016
Between the 26th and the 27th of September a delegation of the South-China Collaboration Lab has visited the Administration of the Zhaoqing New Town in Guangdong Province.

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