Smart House Saluzzo 43 : the first smart residential building in Turin, Italy

Smart House Saluzzo 43
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Smart House Saluzzo 43: the first residential building in Italy that combines aesthetics, convenience and advanced green technology is coming to Turin

Virtual concierge, efficient lighting systems, a bicycle garage, and e-commerce lockers: a smart building conceived with millennials in mind.
We are in Turin, in the quarter of San Salvario. Via Saluzzo 43 is where the first Smart House in Italy will be built.
It will consist of 38 housing units spread on a total of 3,300 square meters, combining aesthetics, sustainability and new technology.
It’s called Smart House Saluzzo 43 and it is an intelligently-designed, 5-story building fully adaptable to the residents’ needs.
Its goal? To kick off a revolution in sustainable housing from a social, environmental and economic perspective by integrating smart technologies and digital functionalities, while preserving the historical integrity of the building and of the area.
By implementing smart construction housing becomes more affordable. In turn, if more people can own a home this will enhance inclusion that nowadays is more important than ever.
The project was conceived by RED Group, an American real estate investment, development and management company, in partnership with Torchio & Daghero – a Turin-based company specializing in construction and refurbishment – and Planet Idea, the Competence Centre of Planet Smart City.
RED Group was among the first companies to invest in short-term rentals in Miami, refurbishing “Art Deco” buildings in South Beach and converting them into suite hotels. It has been involved in the development of “Wynwood”, one of the fastest-growing areas in Southern Florida; in the regeneration of the famous “Casco Antiguo”, the historic heart of Panama City; and in the development of the first social housing projects in São Paulo, Brazil.

Smart House Saluzzo 43: a smart residential building, sustainable and innovative 

At the heart of the Saluzzo 43 project, there is a truly green and smart vision, focused on innovating the building industry.
Yes, people are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of digital technologies and the environment. These are some of the reasons why San Salvario, known as the quintessential millennials’ quarter in Turin, is the place where the young generations first come to find their home – a home which has to be stylish, efficient, environmentally sustainable, multifunctional and of course, smart.
But what makes Saluzzo 43 green and smart? Let’s find out together!
The residents of Saluzzo 43 will use a digital platform called Planet App to access innovative services and intelligent solutions such as:

  • Video surveillance systems;
  • Smart lighting;
  • Remote energy consumption monitoring;
  • A large garage to encourage the use of bicycles and electric vehicles ;
  • A dispenser of still and sparkling chilled water;
  • An innovative remote concierge;
  • Shared spaces enhanced by services such as delivery and e-commerce lockers; a BookCrossing Zone; a gym and a library of things, where you can always find what you need in line with the principles of circular economy.

“The building sector is a rapidly evolving market and we are convinced that integrating the refurbishment of historical buildings with solutions that make them eco-sustainable, socially and technologically advanced is the right way to build a type of housing more and more in tune with the latest needs of our customers and in full respect for the environment”, says Marco Daghero of Torchio & Daghero.
“We are very pleased to join RED Group in this journey, with whom we share the same vision of the future and the belief that quality always takes time and passion.”
Andrea Marangione, managing partner of Red Italia, says: “After Turin, Milan will be next. We are finalizing the acquisition of a property in the Porta Romana area. Our plan for the next five years is to spread roots and become  a key player in the real estate sector in the main Italian cities.”
Smart houses fit within the concept of a smart city (link to the first smart city article), intelligent and energetically self-sufficient cities where resources are managed in a super-smart way thanks to innovative solutions and digital technologies connected with each other through the Internet of Things (IoT) – smart parking management in cities, smart rubbish collection, self-regulating street lighting and traffic lights, etc.
The goal? Obviously, to improve the quality of life in cities whilst satisfying the needs of residents.

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