The collaboration between Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá (PUJ) and Politecnico di Torino (PoliTO) is based on common principles in teaching and research, taking advantages from crossing experiences between Italy and Colombia. The collaboration is strengthened by an international agreement aiming on developing joint investigations dealing with the relation between city, culture and life quality.

“The culture of the city” is the first collaboration experience and it aims at analysing the morphological construction of the Colombian cities in relation to XVII-XVIII centuries European cities. This study is followed by two other investigations.

Two other investigations followed. “Italian contemporary architects in Colombia” aims at developing the influence of the European architecture of the XX century on Colombian architects such as Vicente Nasi. The second one, “Which city for which future?” (Ongoing) aims at analysing the post-Fordist production architectures and their impact on the cities of Bogotà and Torino developing new interpretative layouts and trajectories of investigation.

The most recent didactic and research activity is the participation to the Solar Decathlon Latin America and Caribbean, where university teams design and build highly efficient buildings, optimizing affordability, resilience, and occupant health. The participation to the International competition is an example of synergic collaboration between the two partners. “Máquina Verde – El Arca” is a housing module, which was built by students and professors from both universities during the Solar Decathlon competition in Cali in 2019.

WORK TEAM
Paolo Mellano, Director (Department of Architecture and Design) Politecnico di Torino, Italia
Alfonso Goméz Goméz, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Design, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
Martin Anzellini Garcia-Reyes, Director of the Department of Architecture, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
Elena Vigliocco, Architect, Politecnico di Torino, Italia
Lorenzo Savio, Architect, Politecnico di Torino, Italia
Annalisa Dameri, Architect, Politecnico di Torino, Italia
Roberto Giordano, Politecnico di Torino, Italia
Silvia Gron, Politecnico di Torino, Italia
Carlos Alberto Hernández Correa, Architect, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
Olimpia Niglio, Hokkaido University, Giappone, già Universidad Tadeo Lozano, Bogotá, Colombia
J. Jacobo Molina, Architect, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
J. Fernando Rubio, Architect, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
José Javier Alayon Gonzalez, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
Luz Mery Rodelo Torres, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
Giaime Botti, Architect, University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China, già Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
Tatiana Castro Jimenéz, Architect, Professor in Heritage Conservation
Claudio José Rossi Gonzales, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
Andrés Felipe Delgado, Architect, Colombia

The collaboration between Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá (PUJ) and Politecnico di Torino (PoliTO) is based on common principles in teaching and research, taking advantages from crossing experiences between Italy and Colombia. The collaboration is strengthened by an international agreement aiming on developing joint investigations dealing with the relation between city, culture and life quality.

“The culture of the city” is the first collaboration experience and it aims at analysing the morphological construction of the Colombian cities in relation to XVII-XVIII centuries European cities. This study is followed by two other investigations.

Two other investigations followed. “Italian contemporary architects in Colombia” aims at developing the influence of the European architecture of the XX century on Colombian architects such as Vicente Nasi. The second one, “Which city for which future?” (Ongoing) aims at analysing the post-Fordist production architectures and their impact on the cities of Bogotà and Torino developing new interpretative layouts and trajectories of investigation.

The most recent didactic and research activity is the participation to the Solar Decathlon Latin America and Caribbean, where university teams design and build highly efficient buildings, optimizing affordability, resilience, and occupant health. The participation to the International competition is an example of synergic collaboration between the two partners. “Máquina Verde – El Arca” is a housing module, which was built by students and professors from both universities during the Solar Decathlon competition in Cali in 2019.

WORK TEAM
Paolo Mellano, Director (Department of Architecture and Design) Politecnico di Torino, Italia
Alfonso Goméz Goméz, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Design, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
Martin Anzellini Garcia-Reyes, Director of the Department of Architecture, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
Elena Vigliocco, Architect, Politecnico di Torino, Italia
Lorenzo Savio, Architect, Politecnico di Torino, Italia
Annalisa Dameri, Architect, Politecnico di Torino, Italia
Roberto Giordano, Politecnico di Torino, Italia
Silvia Gron, Politecnico di Torino, Italia
Carlos Alberto Hernández Correa, Architect, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
Olimpia Niglio, Hokkaido University, Giappone, già Universidad Tadeo Lozano, Bogotá, Colombia
J. Jacobo Molina, Architect, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
J. Fernando Rubio, Architect, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
José Javier Alayon Gonzalez, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
Luz Mery Rodelo Torres, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
Giaime Botti, Architect, University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China, già Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
Tatiana Castro Jimenéz, Architect, Professor in Heritage Conservation
Claudio José Rossi Gonzales, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
Andrés Felipe Delgado, Architect, Colombia
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