FutureFest by Nesta

London, UK
6 July 2018

Knowledge Design Week 2018

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
13 June 2018


LA TORRE Reale Mutua In Vista!

Torino, Italy


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How can we transform the wall of a tower into the largest window onto the city?

The idea behind LA TORRE is to provide the largest ever window over the city, a view without limits. By using a system of cameras, filming the city outside and reproducing it in real-time through projections on the internal walls, we can complete the view of the city framed by the windows with a virtual one. The east and west walls and the floor of the cafeteria are transformed into large screens, presenting a view partly real and partly virtual.


At the same time, the design of a new elevator provides various additional functions: increasing access to the restaurant and café, providing an escape route in case of an emergency and creating a new scenic route through the sky of Torino. The question here was how to create a new elevator without affecting the structure of the tower? The solution: an independent flagpole, slim and light, with elevators that spiral to the top, providing visitors with a 360 ​​degree view over the city.


The new structure becomes a true instrument of vision for the city, leading far off into the horizon.


LA TORRE Reale Mutua In Vista!, a project by Carlo Ratti Associati, with Alfredo Russo, Accurat, Francesca Bergamini, Stefano Mirti, Vittorio Neirotti, ONLECO, Prof. Rocco Curto, Prof. Cristina Coscia, NÜSSLI Italia, Flavio Pollano, Bellissimo, De manincor, and Maspero Ascensori.



CRA | Walter Nicolino & Carlo Ratti (project designer): Carlo Ratti, Alberto Bottero, Antonio Atripaldi, Pietro Leoni, Walter Nicolino

Alfredo Russo - Dolce Stil Novo alla Reggia, Venaria Reale (gastronomia consultant)

Accurat (interaction design): Giorgia Lupi, Simone Quadri, Gabriele Rossi

Francesca Bergamini (interaction design)

Stefano Mirti (interaction design)

Vittorio Neirotti (structural engineering)

ONLECO (MEP engineering): Marco Filippi, Alessia Griginis

Prof. Rocco Curto & Prof. Cristina Coscia (economic feasibility studies & social impact)

NÜSSLI Italia (digital installations): Marco Fantini

Flavio Pollano (vertical greenery)

Bellissimo (graphic design): Luca Ballarini, Barbara Villanova

Pietro Leoni (video production)

De manincor (kitchen design): Nicola Luchi

Maspero Ascensori (elevator design)