Alberto Bologna, architect and Ph.D. in history of architecture and town planning, is an Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the Department of Architecture and Design (DAD) of Politecnico di Torino, with the responsibility for the development of research relationships with the School of Architecture of Tsinghua University; in spring 2018 he has been a visiting scholar at Tsinghua University and he was in charge of the course Concrete Creativity – Architectural and Urban Design. He has been a post-doc scientist at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and Adjunct Professor at Politecnico di Torino, Politecnico di Milano, University of Genoa and University of Ferrara. His research interests focus on the relationship between construction techniques and architectural space. Actually, he’s engaged in a research on Chinese contemporary architecture and he is member of the research group involved in the Horizon 2020 project TRANS-URBAN-EU-CHINA. Among his books Pier Luigi Nervi negli Stati Uniti (Firenze University Press 2013) and The Rhetoric of Pier Luigi Nervi (Routledge 2016, with R. Gargiani).