Urbanpromo 2022 takes place at Cascina Fossata in Turin, a place that due to its history and design is an iconic representation of the event itself, which this year has four themes: “Urbanpromo City,” “Urbanpromo Social Housing,” “Urbanpromo Green,” and “Urbanpromo Digital.”
Cascina Fossata is located between Borgo Vittoria and Madonna di Campagna neighborhoods, and it is the result of a project whose goal was to give back to the city a quality meeting space, capable of intercepting new living and social needs in a changing area.
In 2019 Cascina Fossata was turned back to the city, thanks to a social housing project promoted by Sharing srl and Investire SGR, manager of the Fondo Abitare Sostenibile Piemonte participated by Piedmontese banking foundations including Fondazione Sviluppo e Crescita CRT, Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione CRC and Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Immobiliare SGR.
Cascina Fossata is a unique urban regeneration intervention that includes eight different types of uses. From the 105 affordable housing units of the Temporary Collective Residence and the Hospitality Center, to the 47 vegetable gardens granted for free use with an educational function. For neighborhood residents and visitors, Cascina Fossata offers two internal courtyards that constitute a new public park, safe and equipped with children’s games and an en plen air gymnasium, a newly opened restaurant, 3 rooms for meetings and conferences with reception and catering services, more than 1,000 square meters of space dedicated to the establishment of artisan workshops, a neighborhood supermarket and monthly farmers’ markets. Cascina Fossata’s spaces are also the location of educational and social promotion activities curated by the D.O.C. Cooperative.