GIORGIO SALZA portfolio
CV name/surname Giorgio Salza born 05/12/1993 nationality Italian
C. Galileo Ferraris 55, Torino, Italy firstname.lastname@example.org +39 347-8825921 education 2017 - master degree Politecnico di Torino, Italy 2017 - master thesis research Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 2016 - erasmus exchange EINA Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain 2015 - bachelor degree in architecture Politecnico di Torino, Italy 2012 - high school diploma Liceo Galileo Ferraris, Italy languages italian - mother tongue english - great B1 (P.E.T. pass with merit) spanish - great B1 french - elementary A2 professional experiences 11/2013 a 05/2014 - internship Studio Architettura Restagno 12/2015 - collaboration Studio Archisign
ABOUT ME Giorgio Salza is Italian architect, graduated in Architecture Construction City from Politecnico di Torino, with a thesis about the relation between formal and informal settlements in Hong Kong. While at PoliTo, he spent 6 months at the EINA Zaragoza, Spain, under the
Erasmus program and his thesis period at the CUHK, Hong Kong, studying a particular typology of informal settlements: rooftop communities. He is particularly interested in social and community aspects of architecture, starting from urban to architectural projects.
SKILLS 2D drawing
Rhinoceros Sketchup Revit
Photoshop illustrator Indesign
premiere after effects
From Roof To Ground
Master Thesis Degree Project (Selected as Honor Thesis by PoliTO)
Living The Sky
Universidad De Zaragoza Lab
Urban Ecosystem International Competition
Helsinki Guggenheim Museum Politecnico di Torino Lab
Chinese University Of Hong Kong - Politecnico di Torino Master Thesis Degree September 2017 in collaboration with Carlo Alberto Monteverde
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From Roof To Ground
rethinking habitat via roofscape design
COMMUNITY HUBS It was 2009 when Portrait From Above, edited by Rufina Wu and Stefan Canahm, came out, revealing throughout the world the existence of â€œanotherâ€? Hong Kong built above the city itself. Informal communities rose more than 50 years ago above high rise buildings and, as the author refers, in her publication these settlements look like rural villages on the top of other buildings. In this historical period of abrupt growth of
the cities, with globalized networks of human settlements and infrastructural configurations, this kind of architecture is the answer to the overpriced cost of dwellings of the city. This unique and bizarre urban development inspired this research, that aims to find new solutions for an alternative development of hyperdense cities, using roofs as new ground 0 for the urban community growth and for the public
sphere. The research concentrates on Kowloon City District, in East Hong Kong. Thanks to its industrial background, this area is full of massive buildings with unused large flat roofs, that have been field for our rooftop community habitat. We propose a bottom-up solution, starting from population needs and cultural heritage of the city. We introduce maximum use of buildings, converting roofs to innovative community hubs.
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ROOFTOP FLOOR PLAN 0
WATER SYSTEM RAIN
BIG WATER TANK
SMALL WATER TANK
SHOP AND KIOSK
KITCHEN AND LAVATORY
NGO - RESIDENTS FABRICS
Universidad de Zaragoza Academic work June 2016
Living the Sky
LIVING THE SKY The shape of the tower is given by the emplacement, a site with a very clear corner game in which the tower enters maintaining the unity of the place and remarking the museum identity, despite its remarkable presence. The corners which face the street are defined and finished, while the interior ones differ from the first corners and between them. We found an exempt building, whose different
modifications of the museum have kept away throughout history, therefore it generates an exempt, finished corner. However the forth corner is generated by the meeting between two different facades with the same language. The idea of the tower is born to reverse the preconceived image of the same, creating an upward densification which aims to increase the mass on the top and liberate its initial meters, thus
the cloth formed by the elevations is highlighted by the tower structure.
A’ PLAN LEVEL GROUND
ArchiSign International Competition February 2016
URBAN ECOSYSTEM The concept of the project turns around the idea of a new pedestrian axle, that goes through the new Regione Molise headquarters, connecting two important public areas, key points of redevelopment. The park is composed by five artificial hills. Any hill has a different function and thematic dealing with the theme of nature inside the city. At the centre of the project we found two natural elements such as water and vegetation.
Water circle is at the centre of this new ecosystem in which public spaces and park, offices and representative spaces work together into a system at the service of the city and redeveloping a district of Campobasso city that now lives a crucial moment. The building turns around a big central atrium where offices and services. This dinamic settlement want to be a phisic hinge in urban fabric but also an ideal hinge between istitutions and citizens.
SOLAR CHIMNEY GREEN ROOF
KIOSK GREEN NURSERY
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Politecnico di Torino Academic work June 2015
HELSINKI GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM The concept of the project is strongly related to the relationship between architecture and nature. Finland population is strongly influenzed by landscape, because of its form, spaces and climatic characteristics. Thanks to its strategic position, in fornt of Baltic sea, Helsinki is characterised by continuos landscape changments as its bay water freezing that transform the city scenario into an artic landscape.
The concept for the new Guggeheim Musem oh Helsinki starts from this evaluation, it is ispired by a particular kind of iceberg: the striped one. From the form to the material the idea is to built something as much similar to one of these nature element as possible. Also project location is in perfect relation tp the concept, in front of Baltic sea, back to one of the biggest park of the city.
Really important are the big glass cuts that recreate the idea of water and ice and that allows the nature light illumination of several part of the museum. The exposition distribution is really symple. The circulation follow just one direction from the hall to the end of the museum at the second floor, in front of the big multi-functional room. Offices and stores are located on the right side of the building, exploiting the natural sun light for the day il-
lumination. Bar and restaurant face to the sea at the ground floor, offering a great view of the city and its background.
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PAVIMENTO IN LISTELLI DI LEGNO MASSETTO IN CLS IMPERMEABILIZZANTE ISOLANTE DOPPIO STRATO GUAINA GETTO IN CLS IGLOO MAGRONE IN CLS
GIORGIO SALZA architect
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