A school in Prato
The school is a bright, welcoming and protected space. Along the access road, via Montegrappa, the service building protects the school from the noise coming from the city; on the opposite side the building merges with the park and with the natural system of the river: here the building bends, as if shaping a hug. On the rooftop the skylights transform this part of the building in a plastic relief, a further didactic landscape, accessible form the garden.
House for Life Competition
Yet 5 minutes away from Manchester city center, the site presented the typical conditions of today’s city edges, where a mix of housing, offices and retail boxes coexist with semi derelict spaces and surface car parks. The suggested scheme aims at regenerating the whole area of Salford through an injection of density and new uses. 120 homes are delivered, they will form a new, contemporary hub, vibrant, significant and sustainable, linked to the old town.
Children School in Fuencarral
The children school is a colorful universe, distinguished from the surrounding regular and monotonous Madrid outskirts, while at the same time integrating with its houses and streets: the school opens in fact towards a huge open square towards the access road. The roof becomes an urban park accessible from the main road: it is a new landscape, where different height reveal from the top the school activities taking place inside.