Eleonora Gabbarini

The South Tyrolean bet.
Construction of contemporaneity and production of architectural culture in South Tyrol

Tutor: Antonio De Rossi

The thesis aims to investigate, through an architectural lens, the South Tyrol as the only virtuous case at national level regarding the design quality, the management of the territory and the ability to elaborate long-term local strategies. Regionality, regionalization, autonomy and contemporaneity are the key words that represent the starting point for understanding a reality whose architectural production, despite having past historical events, managed to enter fully into the contemporary world


Graduated in Architecture for the Sustainable Project in 2017, she has subsequently been part of the research group “Masterplan Team” of Politecnico di Torino.
She is currently PhD student in “Architecture. History and Project” and she is undertaking a research on the architectural culture in South Tyrol after the ‘70.
Always passionate about mountain themes, she is also a member of the IAM research center (Institute of Mountain Architecture) and part of the editorial staff of the related scientific journal ArchAlp.


2017-2018 / student at EURAC Under Construction “UC17” – NoiTeck Park, Bolzano.
2015-2017 / Master’s Degree in Architecture for the sustainable project (Politecnico di Torino)
2011-2014 / Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture (Politecnico di Torino)

2018 – currently / PhD student
2018 – currently / member of the editorial board of the scientific journal “ArchAlp”
2017-2019 / member of the research unit “Masterplan Team”, Politecnico di Torino
2017 / Internsheep at Followthearchitect
2015 / Collaboration at ESAA studio