Lurago d'Erba (CO)
A building as a teaching tool, in dialogue with its landscape.
The new nursery school stands in a pivotal position between the urbanised space and the wide agricultural basin bordering Alzate Brianza, characterised by high environmental and landscape value.
The difference of approximately 2.5 m in height with respect to the parking space ensures the volume of the school does not obstruct the view of the landscape and guarantees protection and safety with respect to vehicular traffic at the entrance.
The school plan, reducing connective space to a minimum, is highly efficient and defines precise and repeated areas which are also connoted in a recognisable and precise way, so as to encourage a sense of belonging and security in the child and at the same time promote orientation and development of autonomy.
The environments, characterised by various materials with different textures and colours, provide opportunities for learning and experimentation, capturing the child’s interest and curiosity and encouraging the construction of knowledge.
The open spaces are visible and accessible from every room in the school, from the play area and the classrooms and even from the cafeteria, making them usable not only for recreational purposes, but also for educational activities through the observation and direct experience, both free and guided, of the change in the vegetation and the environment during the passing of the seasons.
2 Phase Competition
Municipality of Lurago d'Erba
studio wok + Federica Torri