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TECHNE N. 27/2023

Published: Novembre 22, 2023


Technical planning, control and validation: Quality and effectiveness in public procurement action

Carola Clemente1, Anna Mangiatordi1, Mariangela Zagaria1

1 DiAP Department of Architecture and Design, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy


This paper recounts the experience of the scientific collaboration agreement of the research group from DiAP of Sapienza University of Rome with the municipality of Rome’s  Department of infrastructure development and urban maintenance (CSIMU) for the performance of technical support in the phase of drawing up the project technical brief and of verification and validation of the Technical and Economic Feasibility Design within the Institutional Development Contract  programme titled CID “Roma Scuole Verd””, which is held up – for its articulation of involved parties, complexity of the operative and regulatory framework, and size of the interventions – as a best practice of inter-institutional partnership and capitalization of technical knowledge and skills aimed at achieving quality objectives in the processes implementing strategic works.

Primary Contact: Carola Clemente  carola.clemente@uniroma1.it 

DOI: 10.36253/techne-15137


Andrea Campioli1, Oscar Eugenio Bellini1, Chiara Bernardini1, Serena Giorgi1, Giancarlo Paganin2

1Dipartimento di Architettura, Ingegneria delle Costruzioni e Ambiente Costruito, Politecnico di Milano

2 Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani, Politecnico di Milano


The processes of transformation of the built environment, particularly those with the “common good” as their target, today are confronted with complex regulatory systems located on multiple areas, levels and scales. The different legislations often hinder the possibility of achieving the set of objectives due to the inability to interpret and translate the contents of these instruments into practice and the difficulty of coordinating tools that arise with different perspectives and goals. The research addresses this critical issue within the redevelopment and valorisation processes of properties confiscated from organised crime by proposing an innovative management model that systematizes multiple subjects’ rules and roles and enhance the social impact of requalification actions.

Primary Contact: Andrea Campioli, andrea.campioli@polimi.it   

DOI: 10.36253/techne-15135

Building renovation between CAM and Superbonus: limits and prospects for mass retrofitting

Sergio Russo Ermolli1,  Giuliano Galluccio1

Department of Architecture, University of Naples “Federico II”


The paper provides a reflection about the outcomes of the recent technical policy for energy renovation in Italy, considering both the European objectives of decarbonization, circularity and industrialization of the sector and the size of the demand for intervention. Based on a comparison of the two main models of intervention on the public and private building stock, respectively relying on the Minimum Environmental Criteria and the Superbonus, the study focuses on the effectiveness and environmental limits of measures for private buildings, which constitute the majority share of the entire Italian building stock. Within this framework, the work identifies the Energiesprong model as a possible way to improve the quality of retrofitting interventions, not only from the energy point of view, and broaden their scope.

Primary Contact: Sergio Russo Ermolli, sergio.russoermolli@unina.it

DOI: 10.36253/techne-15111

A regulatory culture for design For a systemic quality of transformations 

Elisabetta Ginelli1, Laura Daglio1,Franco Zinna2

1 Dipartimento di Architettura, Ingegneria delle Costruzioni e Ambiente Costruito - ABC, Politecnico di Milano, Italia

2 Direttore centrale _ Direzione Casa e Housing sociale, Comune di Milano


Design is nowadays facing a system of rules that has over time responded to the growing complexity of construction with a regulatory proliferation that acts precautionarily against infringements and the condition of “anomie”. The paper outlines new interpretative models of the relationship between rules and design that, overcoming this impasse, guarantee quality, flexibility, experimentation, and innovation. Based on the illustration of the regulatory tasks positioned between obligation and guideline and between duty and opportunity, keywords are highlighted to illuminate its peculiar aspects, demonstrating how the necessary paradigm shift is already inherent in its own conception. Finally, starting from a recent French case study, the essay summarizes experimental approaches and strategies that pursue a possible innovation in national regulatory models.

Primary Contact: Elisabetta Ginelli, elisabetta.ginelli@polimi.It

DOI: 10.36253/techne-15168

Dehors and historical centres. The proposal for a new regulation for the UNESCO site and buffer zone in Naples

Maria Fabrizia Clemente1, Giuseppina Santomartino1

Department of Architecture, University of Naples Federico II, Italy


The dehors are an integral part of the urban context and image especially in the consolidated historical contexts, therefore, their design both in terms of size and functional-spatial, must be regulated in relation to technical compliance but also to the environmental and architectural quality of the interventions in a process in which the standard becomes a guiding measure to increase the quality of the interventions protecting the public, private and city needs. The contribution is developed following a technical-scientific agreement aimed at supporting the City Administration in the elaboration of the new Regulations for the discipline of public spaces in the UNESCO site and buffer zone of Naples.

Primary Contact: Maria Fabrizia Clemente, mariafabrizia.clemente@unina.it

DOI: 10.36253/techne-15142

New assessment protocols to improve the building envelope resilience

Milardi Martino1, Mandaglio Mariateresa1, Mazzucchelli Enrico Sergio 2 , Rigone Paolo2 , Giussani Paolo2

1 Department of Architecture, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy

2 Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy


The current regulations on building envelope requirements are no longer related only to aspects of energy efficiency or guarantee of durability over time, but also to new performance scenarios, concerning technological systems in relation to adaptation, mitigation and resilience to increasingly frequent extreme climate events.The research aims to analyse causes, effects and potential strategies to increase the resilience of the building envelope in case of extreme events, proposing solutions for reducing the consequences of the impact of flying debris on the building envelope. The contribution is the result of a research activity conducted within the HORIZON METABUILDING LABS Innovation research project.

Primary Contact: Milardi Martino, mmilardi@unirc.it

DOI: 10.36253/techne-15116

E(in)volution of standards in student housing design

Claudio Piferi1

1 Department of Architecture, University of Florence, Italy


The call for tenders published since 2001 under Law no. 338/00 have been characterised over the years by a gradual reduction in the standards and functional areas prescribed. This contraction, strongly accentuated by the decrees recently issued to reach 7,500 accommodation places by 2022 and 60,000 by 2026, risks undermining the virtuousness of the law by focusing primarily on economic and managerial aspects rather than on the quality of student housing and education. The contribution, thanks to the collection and processing of unique data in terms of number and originality, analyses and systematises the e(in)volution of the legal framework by comparing it with over 350 projects and realisations of university residences co-financed under the above-mentioned calls.

Primary Contact: Claudio Piferi, claudio.piferi@unifi.it

DOI: 10.36253/techne-15103

Regulations Have Forgotten Design

Piergiorgio Vitillo1      

1Dipartimento di Architettura, Ingegneria delle Costruzioni e Ambiente Costruito, Politecnico di Milano, Italia



This essay developed from research and design work tied to the regulation of architectural-urban projects and urban planning. Over time, planning and building regulations have progressively lost the necessary attention toward the compositional and technical aspects of design, and its contextualisation with the city, in favour of administrative, legal and procedural aspects. Beginning with their progressive evolution, the essay explores three particular themes with the intention of restoring the central role of design: moving from a principle of conformity to one of coherence; exercising the capacity to express an urban grammar; favouring practices of adaptive reuse.

Primary Contact: Piergiorgio Vitillo, piergiorgio.vitillo@polimi.it

DOI: 10.36253/techne-15108