New school for Europe

Parma, Italy

New school for Europe
Parma, Italy
2009
22.400m2
client: Società di trasformazione urbana spa
The project strategy consists in the development of a large theme park made of a sequence of natural areas characterized by different sizes, shapes and blossoms. The spaces dedicated to learning and growth are characterized by educational theme gardens, linking the different stages of learning – from childhood to teenage – to specific activities. The functional structure of the school buildings is organized in blocks of similar size and shape, aggregated in different configurations, recognizable by the specific treatments of the outer skin (raw matter for school buildings, transparent and reflective for the collective functions). The different buildings become extroverted, and the direct connections between inner and outer spaces create an unitary perception.