Primary School Via Rinaldo Mantovano

Mantua, Italy

Primary School Via Rinaldo Mantovano
Mantua, Italy

program: Construction of the primary School on Via Rinaldo Mantovano
> project area: 10.900 m2
> school area: 4.303 m2
– gym: 856 m2
– school: 3.447 m2
client: Comune di Mantova
Alfonso Femia / Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia with
– structural and services engineering: Sertec engineering consulting srl
– landscape design: Michelangelo Pugliese
images: ©AF517 & Diorama
“The design ability to reconcile architecture and education generates places to inhabit rather than spatial perimeters for learning.” AF
The new elementary school will bring together three school facilities of the city’s southwest neighborhoods into a single complex, aspiring to become a new urban polarity.

The school will be divided into 3 sections, with a total of 15 classrooms, embracing the goals outlined by the city administration:
– spacious and reconfigurable classrooms
– a generous connective system
– the presence of an agora/theater for larger groups
– flexible outdoor spaces for outdoor education
– the presence of a large gymnasium, suitable to accommodate outside users for local training and leagues.