Nido d’Infanzia by Mario Cucinella Architects

new School in Guastalla

MCA project won the Architectural Competition held in February 2014 for the design and build of the new School in Guastalla District (Reggio Emilia, Italy).
new School in GuastallaThe new building will replace two existed schools damaged by the earthquake which stuck the territory in May 2012 and will host up to 120 boys and girls between 0 and 3 years old.
new School in GuastallaMCA project is thought to stimulate the child’s interaction with the surrounding space according to a vision of “teaching” in which nothing is left to chance, from the distribution of educational areas to the choice of materials of construction, up to the integration between indoor and outside space.
new School in GuastallaThe structure involves the use of natural or recycled materials with low environmental impact. In particular, the supporting structure is made up of wooden frame: a safe and ideal material to keep the thermal insulation of the building.
new School in GuastallaThe high insulation, the optimal distribution of transparent surfaces, the use of advanced systems for rainwater harvesting and insertion of a photovoltaic system on the roof, will allow the building to minimize the use of mechanical equipment to meet the energy needs of the school.
new School in GuastallaLocation: Guastalla, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Architect: Mario Cucinella Architects
Project Team: Mario Cucinella, Marco dell’Agli (responsabile di progetto), Alberto Casarotto, Irene Sapenza, Alberto Bruno, Yuri Costantini (modello)
Landscaping consultancy: Marilena Baggio
Structures: Geoequipe Studio Tecnico Associato
Electrical and mechanical Design: Area Engineering srl
Construction Works: Scisciani e Frascarelli Impresa Edile
Wooden Structure: Rubner Holzbau SpA
Suppliers: Saitec Company srl
Doors and Windows: Promo SpA
Rendering: Cristian Chierici – CC79
Surface: 1.400 m²
Budget: 1650,00 €/mq
Year: 2014
Client: Comune di Guastalla
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1 Comment

  1. Wow! I really like the 3D computer visualizations of the building! Very powerfull and they set the right focus. Also the winter scenery is pretty cool – i like it! Nice design – so thank you for sharing it here

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