Industrialized building and the quality of housing in Turin during the years of the great immigration



The industrialization of construction practices became established much later in Italy than in other European countries. The impetus of the so-called “Italian economic miracle” in the subsequent fifties, together with the still unresolved problem of reconstruction, induced designers and building contractors to resort to the use of prefabrication. The present work has the aim of investigating this complex situation, connected to the affirmation of building industrialization in the planning of public cities in the period from just after the II World War until the beginning of the eighties, taking the case of Turin into consideration as a study case.