Student: Niccolò Rapetti
Title of thesis: “Energy Park a vector of knowledge for transformation SMART of a territory”
Degree course: Architecture at Politecnico di Torino
Period: July, 2014
The project Energy Park (EP) aims to face the depopulation of mountain areas getting involved key stakeholders, such as the Gran Paradiso National Park (PGNP), Iren and the community of Valle Orco and Soana. In fact, during the last decade the mountain area suffered a significant reduction of population with consequent loss of attractiveness, especially from tourism. In order to reverse the negative trend, a possible option would be to take advantage of the new capital, deriving from “the Structural Funds 2014-2020”, to develop a number of actions such as: Smart Growth, Sustainable Growth, Inclusive Growth.
Following these goals, the Energy Park project aspires to provide new opportunities, developing issues based on SMART NETWORK, through the creation of polygeneration’s system for energy efficiency, improving the exploitation of local resources and at the same time it should reduce the CO2 emissions.
In this way, the Information Communication Technology (ICT) plays a key role for the future of mountain areas. For this reason, one of the main goals is to set up an information platform able to collect heterogeneous data that derives from several domains such as: WEB Application, Device Application, Geographic Information System (GIS), Building Information Modelling (BIM), etc..
Another point of the thesis work is to examine the interoperability among different system, in order to facilitate data sharing through the use of appropriate formats exchange. Hence, starting from GIS domain the information was shared with BIM domain, where thanks to the use of digital photogrammetry was possible to obtain a parametric model. After, all information coming from different data sources were managed by a geospatial information system.
The future developments of my thesis will be the creation of web platform to collect in a single, easily, accessible network, where all information about Orco Valley will be placed, which could be immediately visualized from tourist and locals.