REGGIO EMILIA (IT)
Client: Fondazione Reggio Children Centro – Loris Malaguzzi
Status: In progress
Program: Building the new experimental Educational Centre
Scope: Design, construction document, Energy strategy and construction follow up
The Atelier School – Laboratory of experimental pedagogies.
An innovative, experimental, evolving pedagogy needs a spatial support that promotes real interactions and synergies between users and their environment. The atelier school works like a stage where students are protagonists of a constantly evolving story, they are the actors, but also produce “the scene”, in a space where they are continuously learning by doing. Spaces are expandable and transformable, having “in between” zones without pre-defined uses, creating unexpected and inspiring situations. The bioclimatic functioning has an educational role, with the students as responsible for their seasonal changes. A design adapted to climatic conditions that first relies on passive environmental control techniques to minimize power consumption.