POLITECNICO DI TORINO represents a leading public university, in Italy and in Europe, in technical- scientific teaching and research. Founded almost 150 years ago, Politecnico di Torino has three Schools of Engineering, two Schools of Architecture, a School of Economics and Management, plus a Post-Graduate School. POLITO offers excellence in technology and promotes the ability to carry out theoretical and applied research and also the capacity to achieve concrete and reliable productive processes or organise services and facilities. The range of studies is broad and ever widening: it spans space, environment and land, telecommunications, information, energy, mechanics, electronics, chemistry, automation, industrial design, architecture and building, etc. In 2013 the European Commission awarded the ‘HR Excellence in Research’ logo to Politecnico di Torino.
The Department of Architecture and Design (DAD) is the point of reference in Politecnico di Torino for the area of architectural technology and sustainable building design, art and science of design, architectural and urban buildings, and product and cultural heritage design. The involved team inside DAD is focused on environmental and technological building design (ETD) and energy efficiency at different scales (from building component to urban scale) pursuing a performance-driven design vision.