Industrial archaeology and suburbs: two cases of technological and environmental design

Luciano Cupelloni


This text describes two works that apply the criteria of environmental sustainability and technological innovation, in the field of architectural and urban redevelopment. The first is an intervention that renovates an historic complex in the city centre, the second consists in the transformation of a featureless suburban car park area. These cases are very different in terms of intervention category and urban condition, but completely similar in their methodological approach and even in certain characteristics of their morphological characters and functional system. They are both public works, similar in costs, realized in Rome in the past five years. The comparison aims to draw, from practical experimentation, general considerations about relationships between the goals of the project and innovation.


Sustainability, Innovation, Design; Refurbishment; Urban regeneration

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