A brand-new 20.000 square meter Innovation Hub + Arts Centre will be opening in Turin on September 30th, 2017.

Built between 1885 and 1895, OGR - Officine Grandi Riparazioni is a complex of buildings that, until the end of the 1970’s, functioned as the State’s major Railway repair workshop in Northern Italy. The main building covers an area of 20,000 m2 and consists of two long “wings” almost 200 meters long which are connected transversely by a third much lower structure, creating it’s characteristic “H” shape. In 2013, the OGR-CRT consortium (of which Fondazione CRT holds a controlling stake) purchased the land from RFI Sistemi Urbani with the aim of restoring it and giving it back to the city as a versatile, inclusive and accessible space.

The renovated OGR aspires to become one of the main driving forces behind the creative development of the city of Turin: a centre of excellence paying special attention to the local context, capable of attracting artists, audiences, professionals, and institutional partners from around Europe and beyond. An area of some 9,000 m2 – the so-called Manica Sud, or “Southern Wing” – will house a state-of-the-art innovation hub including tech labs, research centres and co-working spaces, while the Manica Nord, or “Northern Wing” – which itself also covers a total area of 9,000 m2 – will provide a home for contemporary art exhibitions, concerts, theatre, dance, talks and training opportunities.

To enrich the offer, a large area will be dedicated to food & wine: ranging from breakfast to post-dinner gastronomy with a strong link to the local production of the Piedmont region.

Avanzamento dei lavori

OGR in numbers

260.000 cube meters
in total
35.000mq total area
20.000mq indoor spaces
1000m perimeter
10.000 mq windows
2.700 mq exhibition area
3.000 mq live events area
2750 capacity crowd
for live events
99 capacity crowd
for conference room
6.500m optic cables fibres
55.000m electric cables
2 metro stops from
Porta Nuova station
4' walking distance from
Porta Susa station
50' away from Milan
by high speed train
800.000kg steel (shelving units,
bolts and carpentry)
90mln € investment
in the renovation

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History of OGR


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Via XX Settembre 31
10121 - Torino (TO) - Italy

Headquarter -starting from October 2017-
Corso Castelfidardo, 22
10128 - Torino (TO) - Italy

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