Cazzago San Martino (BS), 2009


Municipality of Cazzago San Martino

approx. 1.700 m2

Ideas competition

The basic idea is to make identifiable indoor environments, experienced during the day by small users, right from the entrance. The building blocks, protrusions of the classrooms on the outdoor teaching environment (orchards) and recreational (equipped garden) allow the kids to have an immediate recognition of their classroom, their little friends, their agricultural activities and therefore a deep identification with a place of interest, with a friendly place. The classrooms and gardens face towards the sun with a south-west inclination. The choice of the orientation has been scientifically studied to allow an optimal behavior of the building organism from the physical-technical point of view but also distributive and perceptive. The pedestrian entrance is easily identifiable through the evident red fire access door. Access to educational spaces (clean) and greetings to parents take place at the end of the tube slide. The spaces are distributed by a central backbone that divides the services and the indoor recreational spaces, to the north, from the didactic ones to the south. The space of free activities has been studied to grant space and distribution possibilities that can not be replicated in any other environment. Indirect zenith lighting and diffuse north lighting help to optimize visual comfort conditions. In addition to the compositional and pedagogical meaning, the design of forms that penetrate the envelope acquires a significant technical value, through the optimization and study of the incident solar radiation and the regulation of the levels of internal visual comfort. The envelope takes on the role of the main filter between the external climate and the internal environment, while the mechanical systems are responsible for refining the temperature and health conditions, with a view to lower energy consumption and a consequent low economic commitment. To obtain these two parallel results, the construction technology identified for the construction of the work is the one called S/R, in which the assemblages of the elements performed “dry” by skilled workers allow to significantly reduce the environmental pollution.