Transnational exchange and learning in order to tackle the challenge of unused and decaying buildings


Urban Lab is partner of The ALT/BAU Transfer Network, financed by the URBACT III program, that focuses on alternative strategies in central and historic districts of European cities to activate unused and decaying housing stock. Based on the experiences from Chemnitz’s URBACT Good Practice “Housing Agency for Shrinking Cities” (Agentur StadtWohnen Chemnitz), the network transfers experiences that proved successful to proactively connect administrations, owners, investors and users to initiate sustainable and resource saving development. Thus, the cities will be ready to give unused residential buildings and flats a new chance, using Chemnitz’s URBACT Good Practice.
Urban Lab is working to share with local stakeholders and to transfer the Chemitz’s Good Practice to Turin context.


total budget of the project

595.000,00 €

financing program


lead partner

City of Chemnitz (Germany


Urban Lab Torino (Italy), City of Constanta (Romania), City of Vilafranca del Penedès (Spain), City of Riga (Latvia), City of Eriges Seraing (Belgium), City of Rybnik (Poland)

project duration

33 months (April 2018 - June 2021)


related contents


urban lab

piazza palazzo di città
10122 torino

orari di apertura

dal mercoledì al venerdì dalle 14 alle 19
sabato dalle 11 alle 19

ingresso libero

L’ingresso è libero alle mostre e agli eventi

come raggiungere urban lab

Tram: 4
Autobus: 11, 19, 27, 51, 57


+39 011 553 79 50


urban lab

piazza palazzo di città
10122 torino

opening hours

from Wednesday to Friday from 2pm to 7pm Saturday from 11am to 7pm

free entry

Access is free for all exhibitions and events

come to urban lab

Tramway: 4 Autobus: 11, 19, 27, 51, 57


+39 011 553 79 50