Turin

Buena Vista Social Housing

© Matteo Montaldo
  Turin

Buena Vista Social Housing

In 2012, the social co-housing project opened in two buildings of the former Olympic Village of the 2006 Winter Games. It combines the idea of living space as a necessity, right and symbol with the unused buildings and the Social Club, a network of associations and social co-operatives seeking solutions together. The participatory project development used street art and attention to detail to create 44 dwellings for families of social workers and students as well as social services like bike sharing, book sharing, roof gardens, a small fair trade grocery, a laundry and a fibre optics network. The challenge of the housing model is to be equally open to beauty, participation and sustainability. Ten nationalities are represented in the building that may one day form a community and contribute to the creation of new lifestyles.



© Matteo Montaldo

© Matteo Montaldo

Trade

Co-housing, social housing, communal facilities for diverse neighbourhoods, shared spaces, social networks, solidary economy, urban renewal, conversion of urban buildings, empowerment, social capital, beauty, participation, sustainability

We

Social Club (network of associations and cooperatives promoting solidarity economics, mutuality and solidarity between people), social workers, architects, students, co-habitants, migrants

Crisis

Expensive housing market, lack of public housing, lack of communal facilities

Actors

Manuela Marchisio
Matteo Robiglio
Davide Romanelli
Marco Tabbia
Isabelle Toussaint
Davide Ziveri

Contact

info@resocialclub.it

Info

www.resocialclub.it
www.tra.to.it
www.communitylandtrust.it