SECONDARY SCHOOL - CASATENOVO
New building for a secondary school of 18 classrooms
Client: Provincia di Lecco
Team: AM3 architetti associati, Studio Provenzano
Location: Casatenovo (LC), Italy
Project status: competition
The courtyard-building system allows to develop good visual connections both between indoor spaces and between indoor and outdoor spaces. The choice of using the courtyard system is determined by the will to recall the typical spatial and functional organization of rural buildings in the Pianura Padana, where the centre of life and production – in this case, production of culture and knowledge – is the central courtyard: spatial and functional core around which all the other volumes are organized to define the configuration of the building.
The morphological aspect of the project also intends to open towards the grove. The blocks of classrooms are therefore configured as offshoots that wind their way through the trees.