EDUCATIONAL LABORATORIES OF THE FACULTY OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND PHARMACEUTICALS AND BUSINESS INCUBATOR - TURIN

Client: University of Turin

Main features:
Educational rooms: 12.000m2
Laboratories: #10 for 90 students
Incubator - Entrusted laboratories: 1.270m2
Incubator - Meeting rooms: 730m2
Parking and green areas: 7.500m2
Structure volume: 37.649m3

Chronology:
Educational laboratories
Design phase: 05/06/1988-23/07/1999
Works: 18/03/2002-22/12/2004
Business Incubator
Design phase:01/07/2004-16/01/2004
Works: 14/03/2005-14/06/2006

Description:
The project, carried out in two stages, concerns the adaptation of the building "ex-edilscuola" situated in Strada del Drosso in Turin for new headquarters of educational laboratories of the Faculty of Chemistry MFN and Pharmacy, University of Turin and for a Business Incubator in synergy with university activities. The building consists of a building with a rectangular plan on two main levels, each about 6,000 square meters. The two levels are partially divided by two intermediate floors, along the two major sides, to form two planes used for educational activities. The organization of space is characterized by two new paths, easily recognizable and perpendicular to each other, that crossing the whole building distribute laboratories, classrooms and all the rooms for the Administration and for the teaching staff. The interior orientation is also integrated by particular signs that assumes architectural value within the common distribution routes. The building is served by an articulated system of equipments that, by exploiting the internal height, represents a high technical level allowing optimum maintenance and management. The facility is equipped with No. 13 workshops, each for a maximum of approximately 100 students, equipped with fume cupboards and counters served by different types of gases and water. There are also No. 3 tiered classrooms, each of which are also around 100 seats, and No. 4 classrooms for computer, study and recreation. Incubator space, organized on approximately 2,830 square meters, is equipped with No. 13 laboratories entrusted to new businesses, No. 3 meeting rooms including one for 125 people and the other two for 25 people.