Scuola secondaria Ceranova

Ceranova (PV), Italy
Competition entry

Floor plan – Level 0

Floor plan – Level 1

Main section

The architectural concept starts from the idea of integrating the new volume with the forest on the ground floor through a metal structure that acts as a frame for the trees and which turns into a green balcony along the entire perimeter of the first floor of the new building. This allows an external contact with nature to all the rooms placed at this level, allowing, thanks to a mix of seats and tables, the possibility of carrying out educational activities.

On the ground floor the building is divided into two functional macro-blocks facing the longitudinal axis in project that connects the forest and the new building with the municipal sports complex. The block to the south contains the library, the auditorium and a filter foyer space, while to the north block contains the new secondary school. On the first floor the entire volume contains the school facilities with two large double-height spaces, one towards the internal agora, the other towards the external courtyard that on the ground floor connects the public block with the school.

The forest area, intended as a natural context of the school and the community with its natural teaching spaces, has been implemented with a series of functions such as the greenhouse and play areas.