The Cultural Territory of a Technological Excellence – A Field Research in South Tyrol

Michela Toni


South Tyrol is a leader in the energy field. A unique case in Italy, South Tyrol is to be investigated beyond any merely technical issues. Developed over many years of regular study trips the Author undertook to the Autonomous Province of Bolzano, this research has unveiled why the many high environment and technological performance buildings existing there make up a unique mosaic. By examining it as a whole, an intricate structure has been found for this formation, thus explaining why this territory boasts such an outstanding culture in comparison with other areas in Italy – which is the key to make sense of its peculiar excellence. Such a new approach triggers thinking about alternative options to be implemented also elsewhere.


Innovation as a Process, Technology and Political Culture, Excellence and Autonomy, Sustainability Scale, Architecture and Territory

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