New School Complex in Bologna (IT)

Conversion of the former bakery of former barracks “Sani” in Bologna
Architectural and urban conversion project of a derelict area (former barracks “Sani”) located in the city of Bologna between via Ferrarese and via Stalingrado. This project aims at transforming these buildings and areas in service premises to the city, with a public green space with trees and parkings that give a stronger character to the homogeneity of the area.
The new school complex (elementary and junior high schools) is integrated in the urban fabric so as to preserve the existing historic building, the former bakery of the area. It will be developed over three floors with an area of 11,500 square meters and a total of 33 classrooms, including a gym of 2,500 square meters that can be used outside school hours by the inhabitants of the neighborhood. A 10x10m grid will be the track for the creation of the classrooms surrounding and penetrating the existing walls, thus developing the project in height on different levels and defining a real functional space division in its volume.