Located in the new Lavazza headquarters, the new home of the Institute of Applied Art and Designoccupies a historic industrial building at the corner of via Bologna and via Pisa. The project done by Cino Zucchi Architetti and Picco Architetti renovates the facility, while respecting the original formal and structural character of the building. The new IAAD has an area of over 2500 m2 for educational activities, exhibitions, conferences and workshops. For the opening, the best thesis projects of 2013 will be on view, with a particular focus on projects done with Poltrona Frau and Lamborghini. An exhibition zone will also feature artistic photographs of the Nuvola Lavazza worksite. A legally accredited Italian university and European design training center, the IAAD offers a concrete response to the needs of the labor market (Il 98% of the students find jobs after graduating), with complete training programs in Italy and France. Thanks to the agreement with Ecoles de Condé (July 2012), the group now has a total of over 3000 students, 350 professors, over 17 million euros of budget for the academic year, 8 facilities, of which 7 in France and 1 in Italy. There are four departments in Turin: Transportation design, Industrial design, Interior and furniture design, Communication and graphic design. Lectures take place in the school year from October to July. All the courses have limited numbers of students and require attendance. The faculty is composed mostly of professionals closely connected to the national and international ‘design system.’ Visiting professors are also called in for seminars, workshop, conferences and events. Annual study grants are available. www.iaad.it