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  1. 1. portfolio Costanza Profumo
  2. 2. resume EDUCATION Sept 2005-July 2008 Master of Science Degree in Architecture and Architectural Engineering, Second School of Architecture, Politecnico di Torino, Italy Sept 2007-July 2008 Final Thesis in Sustainable Architecture, Universitad Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain and Politecnico di Torino, Italy.Analysis of sustainable solutions used in the 22@Barcelonadistrict applicable in Basse di Stura, Torino area, study-case. Sept 2006-July 2007 Erasmus Program at the Universitad Politecnica de Catalunya, UPC- ETSAV. Barcelona, Spain Sept 2001-Sept 2005 Degree in Architecture and Project Design, Second School of Architecture. Politecnico di Torino, Italy Sept 1998-June 2001 International Baccalaureate (IB) IST, The International School of Turin, Italy WORK Oct 2009-at the moment Trainee at Studio Daniel Libeskind. New York, US May 2009-Sept 2009 Internship at Willy Muller Architects. Barcelona, Spain Jan 2009-April 2009 Internship at Archikubik Architecture Office. Barcelona, Spain Feb 2008-Dec 2008 Internship at OAB, Carlos Ferrater Partnership. Barcelona, Spain Costanza Profumo
  3. 3. resume Feb 2008-June 2008 UIA XXIII World Congress, International Workshop. Torino, Italy June 2007-July 2008 Workshop Atelier de Beaucaire. Nimes, France Feb 2006-Sept 2006 Internship at Studio Giorgio Rosental. Torino, Italy SKILLS Sustainable Architecture Thesis mentioned on the web Gained the highest grade ACAT-IST Yearbook business managerIncreased number of advertisements (including Hitachi, Mondo and a few banks) and sales resulting in a € 20,000 increase in the budget National Honor Society MembershipElected by teachers on the basis of academic performance, leadership, personality and community work High Honor Roll (Headmaster’s List) awarded every trimester for a grade point average over3.5/4.0 LANGUAGES Italian, native in both written and verbal English, native both written and verbal Spanish, advanced in both written and verbal French, good in both written and verbal Japanese, beginner both in written and verbal Qualifications: FCE (First Certificate in English) DELF (Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française) IT LITERACY Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook, Autocad 2D and 3D, Photoshop, Rhino, In Design, Illustrator, Photoshop, 3D Studio Max Costanza Profumo
  4. 4. academic work1. Analysis of innovative methods used in the 22@ Barcelona District, Spain applicable in the Basse di Stura study-case in Torino, Italy final thesis2. Redevelopment of Parco della Colletta, Torino. Italy studio project3. Proposal for the renewal of CEVA center, Beaucaire. France workshop4. Single unit, multi function. The new household modelling project Costanza Profumo
  5. 5. 22@ Barcelona District, Spain. and Basse di Stura, Torino, Italy. ANALOGY final thesisPoble Nou, Barcelona. Spain Basse di Stura, Torino. Italy Poble Nou, Barcelona. SpainPlanning area: 198,26 Ha Planning area: 540 HaProject time scale: 2000-2015 Project time scale: 20401860-1960: CATALAN MANCHESTER, Poble Nou quickly became themost industrialized part of town. Introduction of the first train track.1960-1986: INDUSTRIAL DESERTATION of Poble Nou 1960’s and 1970’s: Basse di Stura used as a metallurgical waste dump.1992: RENOVATION of the City due to the Summer Olympic Games. 2000: Legal and illegal activities present on site. Rockwood company, production of organicRing roads were introduced, Avinguda Diagonal was erected linking pigments for food, construction and cosmetic toxic wastes and landfill AMIAT who’s activityPoble Nou to downtown Barcelona through the city’s business core. shall end in 2009.2000: Public debate on the re-use of 200 Hectars of industrial land. This Today these represent pressure factors, social and economic naspects of various levelsis known as Plan 22@: re interpretation of the former industrial textile such as visual impact, air emissions, odor, air pollution and soil damage to the health andneighborhood of Poble Nou creating a new model for urban space. social, water and noise pollution.Past century’s industrial texture of the city and view of the recent 22@ District. Heavy industry and desolated landfill site in Basse di Stura.In collaboration with Politecnico di Torino, Italy and Universitad Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Costanza Profumo
  6. 6. 22@ Barcelona District, Spain. PROCESS AND PROJECT final thesisPoble Nou, Barcelona. Spain Clusters and 22@Barcelona activities Poble Nou, Barcelona. SpainNew innovative district offering modern spaces for the strategic concen- Intent to create conditions to encourage the establishment of clusters of innovative firms intration of intensive knowledge-based activities. A reurbanization of 35 an environment where a continuous exchange beteen the major research agenciesKm of roads is expected. 4,000,000 m2 of territory intended to host (Universities, R & D, ICT companies, media centers, incubators, etc.) and companies ispublic facilities, new parks and new housing. An attempt to re-evaluate possible. It is an environment with features that reflect a new model of sustainability.historical vitality, social and economic transformation of the neighbor-hood with new areas of high urban quality and environmental activitiesrelated to knowledge and innovation.The goal of the poject is to achieve:1. URBAN RENEWALto create a different and more balanced place, in which various facilitiescoexist, equipments with green spaces improving the quality of lifeandwork.2. ECONOMIC RENEWALto provide a unique oportunity for the Poble Nou in converting itself intoan important center for science, technology and culture. TransfomingBarcelona into one of the most dynamic and innovative cities3. SOCIAL RENEWAL BEFORE: NOW:to facilitate the interaction between different professionals working in 22A district (industrial character) 22@ (business character)the area and encouraging the participation of activities and factory activities, innovativeopportunities of technological nature in the district textile and spinning mills knowledge-based economyIn collaboration with Politecnico di Torino, Italy and Universitad Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Costanza Profumo
  7. 7. Basse di Stura, Torino. Italy PROCESS AND PROJECT final thesisProposal for Basse di Stura in the Torino areaKeywords of the project: SUSTAINABLE RENOVATION."T ³" Torino -Telecommunication -Technology,existent farms as a network hub for telecommunications innovation,research, demonstration, production and sale to supplement the alreadyexistent resources of Telecom.A. RESEARCH ON NEW TECHNOLOGIESAction:New research center and field testingObjective:Research and testing of new technologies to then develope their production Implementation project: Rehabilitation of the existent farms into new research centers. Recov- ery of the most polluted areas in the south of the river Stura di Lanzo with new tecnologies andTime scale: testing here the new tech productions.Research Center: 2008-2028 Test Field: 2008-2015B. SUPPLYING GREEN ENERGYAction:Biogas, solar thermal, photo-voltaic, and biomass to retreive energyObjective:Provide green energy to the research center and surrounding industrial areaTime scale:Biogas: 2008-2028PV: 2016-2040 Implementation project: Equipping the energy station with photovoltaic panels (landfill), solarSolar thermal: 2016-2040 thermal systems (underground), and biomass (soil). Installing a low-energy field of study andBiomass: 2016-2040 integrate them with various types of renewable sources.C. TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION PARKAction:Designing parks for exhibitions and sales of productsObjective:Expose the future applications of the new technologiesDisplay the most up-to-date productions to the consumersCreate and re-think new types of exhibit and public spaces, providingenvironmental protection education to the City of TorinoTime scale: Implementation project: Rehabilitation of farms and construction of a Technological Exhibition ParkTechnologi exhibition park: 2008-2020 Green energy exhibition park: 2012-2020 in the north-east of the site to present the application of new techniques on buildingsIn collaboration with Politecnico di Torino, Italy and Universitad Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Costanza Profumo
  8. 8. Redevelopment of Parco della Colletta, Torino. Italy studio projectThe matrix: a shell Bird view of proposed park designZonification of the land site. Partition of the The shell’s nervatures to generate routes within the park. These lead View from North Eastpark into sections, each reserved to to the core of the site, resource of waterdifferent purposes such as private farms,botanical gardens, childrens’ playgroundProposal for the requalification of Parco della Colletta and museum of contemporary art in the city of Torino, Italy. A shell, element from nature, to suggest the complextexture topography of the site. Its veins to create paths, its swirl to track and councel direction.Urbanism Studio, Politecnico di Torino. Italy Costanza Profumo
  9. 9. Redevelopment of Parco della Colletta, Torino. Italy studio project 3D model of galleryNude and still life. 1931, Picasso Top view of gallery. In red, positive volumes are highlighted Side view of galleryPicasso’s still life painting, art, an intrinsic geometrical shape composition to design an embedded volume structure. A challenge for extrusions, positive and negativesinteract with eachother to host an art gallery.Urbanism Studio, Politecnico di Torino. Italy Costanza Profumo
  10. 10. Proposal for the renewal of CEVA center, Beaucaire. France workshop Perspective view from main plaza, heart of the rennovated CEVA proposal Renovation of a historical block in Beaucaire, Medieval city in the Camar- gue region, to host the CEVA, structure which develops cultural and educational exchanges in the international and interdisciplinary areas of heritage, architecture, art and landscape. Objective of the excersise was to study, analyze, and finally propose a solution of rehabilitation of the area preserving and respecting the three cores, soul of the building unit. A connecting point between the town and CEVA, a landmark for Beaucaire and architecture, an incubator of ideas.Physical model. Top view of proposal. Horizontal section of the complex. Use of double heights to take advantage of the natural illumination and space savingIn collaboration with CEVA, Summer 2007 Workshop, Beaucaire, Nimes. France Costanza Profumo
  11. 11. Proposal for the renewal of CEVA center, Beaucaire. France workshopPhysical model. Top view of proposal. Study of the interior spaces and furniture pieces. Beds which become desks, guardrobes. Furnished to be played around with, dissembled, rearranged.In collaboration with CEVA, Summer 2007 Workshop, Beaucaire, Nimes. France Costanza Profumo
  12. 12. modelling projectSingle unit and multy function. The new households Mutual circulation Private space Communal space Semi-public space Spatial diagram Physical model.Physical model. Communal spaces Physical model. From the french flat and the apartment to the post-existent non partition walls, the LOFT. The new households, from single room occupancy to extended families. From living apart together to the assisted living facilities. The rescue of models in history of housing. A journey within society. Places and spaces as semi mediators. Access systems and semi- public spaces. Generation of a model-system to perceive space. Hybrid facilities, furniture and partition walls dictate the distribution scheme and interaction within a fixed number of inhabitants.Physical model. Side view of private zoneHabitat Disociat. Universitad Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Costanza Profumo
  13. 13. professional work1. Spanish Embassy. Canberra, Australia competition2. Proposal for a School Campus. Albenga, Savona, Italy competition3. Tirana Lakeside Masterplan. Albania competition4. Requalification Ex-Navile Area. Bologna, Italy competition5. Hotel, Fitness, Botanical Garden. Piccaro sul Mare, Savona. Italy project on commission6. Primary School Enxaneta. Barcelona, Spain built project7. Primary School Marquez. Barcelona, Spain built project8. Kö-Bogen office and retail complex for downtown Düsseldorf, Germany in construction Costanza Profumo
  14. 14. Proposal for a School Campus in Albenga, Savona. Italy competition Section of the auditorium and gym construction In the conviction that public architecture has the task of not only trying to meet the functional needs of the community, but also pursuing the redevelop- ment of a site so that it can become a pole of attraction and socialization, the project has aimed to achieve a fragment urban space in which this building represents the emergence of a set of functions linked system of internal trails within the area and at the same time, open to the city. The building is designed as a large rectangularOrtofotoplan. Existing U shape school department buildings. Proposal container, marked by the shift of the band-mailincludes insertion of green patios in each. Auditorium and gym building is distribution to the west, within which the differentlocated in the center of the site, it functions as an attractor. spaces intersect and overlap in a game of grooves and sequences. The geometric regularity of the plans is contrasted by the volumetric articulation characterized by different structural levels. Of these, the mid-altitude site in the outer areas, link to the path of direct connection with the buildings for teaching posts at the edge and opens onto the square next to the main entrance to the campus. This is treated as a continuous surface in light gradient fills the interior volume of penetrating into the base. One of the elements that most character- ize the composition of the complex is the roof. With its particular articulation, it creates a series of volumes that slip against each other according to a careful balance of solids and voids, creating new opportunities in the urban skyline , recalling theExterior view of the Campus and new equipment building Interior view of the auditorium lobby profile of the surrounding mountains.In collaboration with OAB Carlos Ferrater Office of Architecture, Barcelona. Spain Costanza Profumo
  15. 15. Spanish Embassy. Camberra, Australia competitionPhysical model. Concept design of the complex. Space and structureare organized with an orthogonal grid, which allows the bands to allignthemselves in rows running from east to west. The residence is organ-ized not only according to cardinal points, but by means of bands thatincrease or diminiuish in length to devide the program according to itsusage. The client requested a design proposal which would satisfy the requirements for the official residence of the Spanish Ambassador’s home and retreat serving both the enterprise and political activity. Flexibilities and opportuni- ties for extension were necessary due to the changing needs of this diplomatic position. Within the building, references to the Spanish Mediterranean architecture are made, through the intersticial spaces, the intermediate spaces between the exterior and the interior, and the addition of the patios, terraces and porches.North facade and garden. The division of space through the use ofbands gradiates privacy by positioning public spaces towards theperimeter and while leaving the secluded interiors for the embassador’sfamily and guests.In collaboration with OAB Carlos Ferrater Office of Architecture, Barcelona. Spain Costanza Profumo
  16. 16. Tirana Lakeside Masterplan. Albania competition View between the internal and external ring of the buildings Development of a strategic mixed-use site located against the artificial lake in the city of Tirana. Empti- ness lies between the traditional city and the great lake. The site of twenty hectares is situated in the South of the Albanian capital. It sits against the lake, which is surrounded by a chain of parks and green spaces. This arrangement provides lucrative oppor- tunities for development and regeneration. Extract- ing inspiration from this relationship, the design proposal seeks to itenerate these natural circum- stances into an internally autonomous urban system that liberates a central space of activity as rings of Height diagram program concentrically radiate out to establish zones while mantaining its perimeter. A limited zone of water exists at the focal point. The program of the internal ring consists of recrea- + 8 STORY_START OF DEFORMATION tional facilities, green spaces and retail. The exter- nal ring of hotels, office towers and residencial condominiums establish the site’s perimeter. Personal responsabilities in this competition included 3D modeling and subsequent perspective renderings, presentation material including final submission rendering in perspective and plan. Distortion schemeIn collaboration with OAB Carlos Ferrater Office of Architecture, Barcelona. Spain Costanza Profumo
  17. 17. Requalification Ex-Navile Area. Bologna, Italy competition Facade texture study The facade module pattern creates intermediate living spaces, between the open and closed, public and private sectors. The proposal includes the urban regeneration of a vast area in the North part of Bologna’s train station. Based on the existing detailed plan, the proposal explores the possibility of strengthening the central city park, the permeability of the surrounding build-Orthoplan of area. Organization of the new ing blocks, the usability of public spaces and theBuilding blocks and green spaces quality of the nearby constructions. These assump- tions lead to the determination of generating semi- open city blocks, containers of various activities embracing a solid green texture. The tallest buildings find a brand new location due to their acoustic performance, which both mark and hierarchies public spaces and entrances in a kind of standardized intervention. Different residential typologies, modularly flexible office spaces and amenities are located on the ground floors, accessi- ble and flexible, all meeting environmental sustain- ability criteria.Building modularization Module concept designIn collaboration with OAB Carlos Ferrater Office of Architecture, Barcelona. Spain Costanza Profumo
  18. 18. Hotel, fitness, botanical garden. Piccaro sul Mare, Savona. Italy project on commissionOrthoplan of the site Top view of site plan Physical model of site and new Castle proposal A park of 40 Hectares climbs up from the Via Aurelia to the top of the mountain Piccaro in Liguria, North-West Italian region. A complex and innovative irrigation system built by three dams for water storage. A system of paths along the existing forest and green areas of the project. A journey through time that brings out the native species and the original water system. The presence of an abandoned Castle, now regains full vitality through the restoration and re-functioning. On the ground floor access to new destinations and accommodations to the areas of public practice is offered, the entrance to the botanical gardens and museum of natural values. The new residential component is set against the valley overlooking the square and determining the north-eastern border defined by quite3D view from East side content density and compactness of its tradition of local settlement. The footprint of the building is part strictly preserving historical monuments and the components of the complex, replacing all the elements that have resulted in the final stage of use a deep degradation of the original plant. This is how the Ligurian village of the twenty-first century is configuredNorth elevationIn collaboration with OAB Carlos Ferrater Office of Architecture, Barcelona. Spain Costanza Profumo
  19. 19. Primary School Enxaneta, Barcelona. Spain built projectThe school, already imposed by the project, was based on a MODU-LAR SYSTEM that reduces COSTS and shortens TIME of the initial The building is a result of the integration of PREIN-operation. As prefabricated elements are used, the time of construc- DUSTRIALIZIED MODULES, both width andtion is reduced because the modules are fabricated in a WORKSHOP lengthwise. Already imposed from the beginning ofand assembled directly with a crane. At the end of its serviceable life, the project, the dimensions are stipulated by thisit can be totally DISASSEMBLED. modulation. Research into the MAXIMUM STANDARTIZATION of the project’s elements was made. Although the prefabricated modules were used, there is a SHIFT in the location of these modules. This is a singularity of the school. The quality of the composition comes from the richness of the double heights in the circulation spaces. The First floor plan resulting building is rectangular in shape. The school is organized with the location of the infant program on the ground floor and splitting the primary school between the first and the second floors. The infant classrooms have their own3D view from East side exterior zone. It is a compact building that is integrated better into its CONTEXT than the exten- sion of the existing school. The school is North- South orientated. The priority was to orient the classrooms Southerly. They are protected with slatsThe construction was completed in only 3 MONTHS, in a time when and make use of cross-ventilation.the school was closed for holidays. Ground floor planIn collaboration with Willy Muller Architects, Barcelona Costanza Profumo
  20. 20. Primary School Marquez, Barcelona. Spain built project Cross section The building is a result of the integration of PREINDUSTRIALIZIED MODULES, both width and lengthwise. Research into the MAXIMUM STANDARTIZATION of the project’s elements was made. As the exten- sion was of an existing and operating school, a type of construction where 80% of the modules are fabricated and assembled in a WORK- SHOP, functions perfectly well. The school is organized in a fork-like form, united at the top with the common zones. Each line contains the classrooms and its own exterior area. In the zone where 3 forks join weFacade can see the general classroom, that of psychomotorics, the teacher’s rooms and the classrooms for small groups. The classrooms are orientedThe entire program is developed on the ground floor, though there are some elements Easterly, so are protected from the West and use CROSS-of double height which PLAY with COMPOSITION and new voluminosity, which makes VENTILATION.it different from the existing building. These double height spaces are used to storeequipment, to allow access of natural light and to create porch-like areas.View from the interior courtyard and South facade Main entranceIn collaboration with Willy Muller Architects, Barcelona Costanza Profumo
  21. 21. Kö-Bogen office and retail complex for downtown Düsseldorf. Germany in construction Physical model Flagship retail stores on the three lower floors, visible in the render image, and offices with business centers on the three upper floors. Between the two blocks are green courtyard spaces, which will also provide generous daylight to the interiorOrthoplan of site offices. The passage between Schadowplatz and Hofgarten then works as a public space with benches and planters leading to a new bridge across Wallgraben. A two-story connecting bridge with roof terrace connects the east and west blocks of Kö-Bogen. Kö-Bogen is made up of both straight and curved geometry, its shape aTwo city blocks are joined with one continuous reflection of the buildings and landscape around it. The straight lines are meant to reflect the city context,roof line, forming a unified space for walking, matching the building line on the Koenigsallee. The curved lines, which maneuver within and around Kö-Bogensshopping and working. The building will create a courtyards, create more fluid connections with the pedestrian environment. Permeated cuts into Kö-Bogen itselfconnected space between the Schadowplatz and will allow for the landscape to naturally blend and flow into the building space, connecting it further with thethe Hofgarten, the central park in Düsseldorf. environment. The green courtyards and green roof become part of a new environment that bridges urban spaceKö-Bogen is situated along the Köenigsallee with park space, a fitting entryway to and from the Hofgarten.Boulevard (nicknamed Kö by the locals) and willrelate in height and expression, as well as infaçade design and material, to the traditionally-aligned buildings of this great urban space. Withits green rooftops, Kö-Bogen will help shape theconnection between the Koenigsallee and theHofgarten, forming one continuous green spacefrom the city center to the Tonhalle and theRhine. South East elevation view on ShadowplazIn collaboration with Studio Daniel Libeskind, New York Costanza Profumo