LINGOTTO, A PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR CONVENTIONS AND EXHIBITIONS
Via Nizza, 280, 10126 Torino
Built between 1917 and 1922, Lingotto was designed by architect Giacomo Mattè Trucco in a rationalist, innovative style. The building symbolised a turning point in the development of Italian industry, marking the end of one era and the start of another.
Once the most famous automobile factory in Europe, the building has been transformed by Renzo Piano into an ultra modern, multifunctional centre.
The Convention Centre, the Hotels, the Exhibition Centre, the Business Centre, the Offices and the 14,500 parking spaces all serve to make the Lingotto the ideal hub for daily business, meetings and dealings in the most diverse industrial, financial, manufacturing and cultural arenas.
Lingotto is the perfect embodiment of the new Turin, a city which is by now committed to staging international encounters and exchanges.
The functions of the complex all combine to provide operators with flexible structures and technologically advanced equipment for shows, conventions and special events and to provide visitors with a welcoming and dynamic venue, in a city centre location that offers all the services they need.
The Lingotto Convention Centre is a large, modern complex that was specifically designed for holding conventions. The Auditorium is housed in one of the huge courtyards of the complex and features a movable ceiling, stage and seating, together with an automated system that can vary the capacity from 2090 to 1901, 1320, 990 or 495 places.
Even the acoustics can be controlled from a reverberation range of approximately two seconds for symphonic music to an acoustic refraction of one and a half seconds, which is ideal for conventions.
Twelve permanent, interconnecting rooms with a capacity of 480 – 210 – 120 – 75 – 50 have been created in an area of 22,800 sq. mt. and can accommodate 3,500 people in all.
The Convention Centre can also provide logistical and technological support for any type of activity such as videoconferences, audiovisual and electronic aids, simultaneous translation booths, plus a computer system to smoothly manage the accounts.
The entire structure is constantly monitored by a Control Room to ensure that the electrical and electronic safety and climatisation systems in the Centre function properly.