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Reale Group Headquarters

understanding history, renewing the urban fabric

Iotti + Pavarani Architetti

Europa | Torino

The city of Turin in northwest Italy grew up around an ancient Roman castrum whose strict orthogonal grid was followed by all subsequent phases of urban expansion. The original Roman layout was extensively built on during the 17th and 18th Centuries, and has remained relatively unaltered ever since. As if to underline its ties with the city, the new Turin headquarters of insurer Reale Group is located in the southwestern part of the city center where the old Roman and medieval walls once stood. The buildings on this block had undergone a series of enlargements and story additions until 1969, the year in which plans to turn this section of the block into offices were approved. After purchasing the property, Reale Group set about developing its new business headquarters. The new program grafts contemporary architecture into the heart of the old city center. Occupying only the exact...

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