CX Turin Regina is the first structure open after the rebranding ofCampus X; the evolution of society, while honouring the original ideals,materialises for the first time in Turin in a new building with 89 studentrooms and 32 hotel rooms.
The project stems from the desire to create a focus point addressed tothe city: the building won’t be neither a simple hotel nor a student residence.The aim of CX is to have a space for common activities on the ground floor,connected to the city; the large glass walls of the cafeteria and the gym arecompletely open and visible from outside, drawing attention to the activitiesand the program that comes to life inside. The ground floor won’t be in factfor the exclusive use of the students, but its spaces are going to be availableall day long both for the guests of the hotel and for the citizens.
The highlight of the new CX is to create a new community of studentsand guests, that use the common areas in a free and flexible way: the cafeteriaon the ground floor, with lounge areas and community table, the gym and thestudy hall that are opposed to one another like the dualism Corpore & Mens(Body&Mind); on the second floor, the shared kitchen and the terrace forthe students’ lunch breaks and, going up, the panoramic rooftop on the 8thfloor, from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view over river Po and the hillsaround Turin.
The furniture of the common areas joins iconic design items and Italianproduction; there are in fact many custom elements developed ad hoc for theneeds of each space and for the flexible use that it’s going to be made. Foreach element we can notice a refinement in chromaticism, in the finishing ofthe materials and in the design of the shapes.
The study of the colour is not just limited to the furniture, but it’sreflected also in the colours and the architectural finishes: a constantcontrast between pop and soft colours, hard and soft materials and naturaltextures and shiny mirrored finishings.
Each student has available a single room with wide view, equipped withall comforts for la long stay. All the rooms are designed to be comfortable andcosy for the new student or for his/her friends; the bed, designed to be usedalso as couch, enables you to watch TV in total comfort or to play video games.