OGR, a brand-new 20,000 square meter Innovation Hub + Arts Center will be opening in Turin on September 30th, 2017. OGR is a project aimed at regenerating and reopening Turin’s Officine Grandi Riparazioni, a site built between 1885 and 1895 once dedicated to the maintenance of railway vehicles and now committed to the promotion of culture and technological innovation in the fields of visual and performing arts. The main building covers an area of 20,000 square-meters and consists of two long wings, almost 200 meters long, which are connected transversely by a third much lower structure, creating its characteristic “H” shape. In 2013, the OGR-CRT consortium (of which Turin’s Fondazione CRT holds a controlling stake) purchased the land from RFI Sistemi Urbani with the aim of restoring and giving it back to the city as a versatile, inclusive and accessible space.
- OGR Officine Grandi Riparazioni.