Secondary School in Ceranova PV
The project stems from the intention of overcoming the idea of a school building with a compact form, made up of a single dynamic and poorly permeable block, by committing itself to designing comfortable and welcoming educational environments that acquire value through contact with the outdoors and with nature of the forest.
Through the disintegration of the volumes, a dynamic play of single shapes and geometries develops, each representing a functional block of the school complex, whose location is determined by a careful study of the flows and paths. The volumetric composition thus refers to the theme of the "city within a city" in which the individual functional blocks acquire meaning and architectural value through the internal and external relationships that arise between them.
The resulting forms are parallelepipeds of different heights and dimensions with rounded edges according to the views on the outside and on the other rooms. The building develops mainly on one floor, rising on two levels only in correspondence with the north-east block. The pitched roof helps to insert the building in a more natural way in the residential context that hosts it.
The building stands in an almost central position with respect to the lot, however leaving a large wooded area on the east front. The trees of the existing forest are therefore kept in their original position along the perimeter, then redistributed among the new green areas grafted between the school environments. It is in this green fabric that the variegated and disintegrated volumes of the school complex are located, unified and connected by the flat platform that covers the distributives and by the double-pitched roofs that cover the various functional areas. The result is a dynamic system characterized by roofing elements placed at different heights and internal environments of great spatial value enriched by the direct relationship with the external context.