Competition _ Modena Primary School

LOCATION: Modena (MO)
CATEGORY: Scholastic
STATUS: Project competition
YEAR: 2016
AUCTIONEER: Ministry of Education, University and Research

PROJECT: MFa _ Mauro Frate architects
TEAM: arch. Mauro Frate (group leader) with arch. Augusto Andriolo e arch. Nicola Rossi


The area of the detailed plan "ex Mercato Bestiame" poses the problem of its construction in terms of completing the empty space between the building fabric of the old blocks overlooking Via del Mercato and the new construction provided for in the Plan. The opportunity is to exploit the peculiarity of the double view as an opportunity to establish a clear relationship between the existing consolidated parts and the central collective space.
Starting from the accesses of Via del Mercato, a system of comb paths (learning strip) distributes the learning blocks on the ground floor. Each time two classrooms (home) are mating around a patio that represents a real extension of the spaces for open air activities: towards the South a group of three pairs of classrooms substantiates the kindergarten, towards the North five pairs of classrooms give rise to the main spaces for the activities of the Primary School.
The offer of spaces is enriched with a series of collective environments that directly overlook the garden to the west, organized around three pergola patios (learning squares) whose use is imagined for more or less formalized group laboratory activities.