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.

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.


Published: 28/09/2016
Observing contemporary residential buildings in the endless metropolis that is Beijing you can find a certain uniformity; and, only seldom, some surprises. Typologies are always the same: either towers or linear blocks; façades are generally composed of recurring elements with little variations, thus giving a homogeneous image to the city streets.

Chinese New Towns – Open Seminar at BJDW2016

Published: 22/09/2016
52Gongmenkou Dongcha
Beijing (CN)

Sunday, 25 September 2016

ELEMENTS 2: Wéi Qiang (围墙) in Beijing (北京): Fencings in the Chinese City

Published: 30/06/2016
Arriving in Beijing from Europe one of the elements that you immediately notice are barriers.
Walking in the city is a continuous and forced encounter with them: low, medium or high, they always mark every boundary, strongly characterizing the urban landscape, and they soon start to condition your life as a pedestrian in Beijing.

ZHAOQING HISTORIC WALLS - SCTCL partecipation at the conference about restoration

Published: 30/06/2016
It was at OYC Hotel in Zhaoqing, that the Rural and Urban Planning Bureau of the city coordinated a conference to obtain advice and guide lines on the restoration of its historic walls.

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