Scuola Maria Pia di Savoia .



Parco Fotovoltaico






Fondi (LT)

Project .

Maria Pia di Savoia Nursery School is the first and oldest school in Fondi, located in the city center. The objectives of the project were basically to adapt and bring the school complex up to current standards in the areas of education, energy conservation, seismic, fire and electrical hazards. From on-site investigations, and in-depth design investigations, the conclusion was reached that a different path should be pursued. All due to critical issues of various kinds.The intervention that will give rise to the new plexus will have several facets in both the architectural and urban spheres: a new structure is planned to rise next to the existing school and occupy part of Fondi’s historic urban-playground. The project involves two floors, and the element that serves as a connective between-sexes is used as an element to leverage on a design level formally and spatially. It is a block of brise-soleil that becomes the descriptive framework of the project climbs up to the second floor, as if a large whale of “Collodian memory,” comes to life. Inside, the staircase leading to the second floor is articulated as a link and as an entertainment game for children. At the side of the staircase to climb you will have a slide for children. A simple volume, elementary in form, like children’s wooden construction with a gabled roof, undergoing an opening and climbing in a sudden movement, like the joyful restlessness of a child in his daily games. The project detaches in its entirety, from the existing school by carving out in this open space, the outdoor area for the children’s free activities, demolishing the protrusions represented by the bathrooms in the existing school. On the ground floor we will tor the classroom block as the central space (with lighting also coming from above) and the outdoor playgrounds, cafeteria and accompanying services On the outside we will have the gardens with playgrounds equipped for free activities, with entrances for children and chaperones in front on the street of the school building, with an atrium carved out to give space for the children and the parent accompanying the pupil to stop; another entrance reserved for storage and cafeteria services from the street of the or skis from the secondary gate of the school. A welcoming atrium gives access to the facility, followed by a flexible quadrangle suitable for different functions overlooked by classrooms placed in batteryThe interior space of the classrooms can be shaped by sliding doors dividing them. Juxtaposing the indoor space and the outdoor green space of the to the classrooms generates an interesting covered-uncovered space where children can give vent to their freedom of movement. Closing the ground floor is the space dedicated to the cafeteria, overlooking the adjacent park, and the attached service rooms, kitchen/depot and laundry. Differentiated accesses between public access, from the school building’s streets, and for services from the school’s secondary gate, on Osci Street, operate differentiated pedestrian and vehicular flows by mode of service to the facility. As anticipated, the two floors are connected by a “staircase/playground”: an element that climbs as a structured volume and punctuated by the external WPC brise-soleil, within which there is actual connecting element, flanked by slides for children, playing this dual role: connecting and playful activity. On the first floor, there is the administrative part, staff, manager and secretarial offices and an outdoor part with an outdoor office space. All articulated according to the principles of environmental and architectural sustainability. Spaces that could be articulated with different intended uses, partly devoting them to offices and perhaps some flexible spaces for educational meeting activities, reading space and children’s library. The staircase volume finds its continuation with the brise-soleil in the administrative volume with the scanning of the blades articulating the facade movement with light and shadows, with part of this element going overhanging. To close the square footage of the floor that is about 190 square meters, the bathroom and the connection that flows directly to the outside where there is lascala that allows the evacuation exit. The project includes the use of CAM-compliant materials, therefore disassemblable, recyclable and produced from recycled materials. The necessary cost-benefit analyses will be carried out, aimed at optimizing the choices, carrying out during all the design phases the necessary life cycle analyses of the products used in order to take care in detail of maintaining the Minimum Environmental Criteria (CAM), to whose optimization the project will be constantly projected. Building materials will be selected that are derived from renewable, environmentally friendly and bio-sustainable raw materials, characterized by LCA with reduced energy intensity and therefore low energy consumption during production, maintenance and decommissioning.


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