Ferrara - London
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Ferrara (FE) - second prize
The project is an extension of the existing Upper Secondary School "Copernico Carpeggiani” in Ferrara. The bricks external cladding refers to the tradition of the city, linking local construction material and innovative use. The ground floor glass walls create a strong link between internal and external spaces, making the building a public reference when enlightened during the evening. The work that take places in the large workshop, visible from the school park, becomes symbol and image of the educational and research activity performed in the school campus. Internal glass walls and double height space link the workshop and the laboratories together, generating a seamless space, setting new ways for relationships and use. The big cantilevered volume at first floor protects the ground floor glass walls and the external pathway that looks to the football fields. The new building is fully integrated with the whole school campus.