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A SCHOOL IN BIASCA

Biasca (CH), IT_2021

A SCHOOL IN BIASCA

Location: Biasca, CH (IT)

Architecture

AOUMM – Argot ou La Maison Mobile + Nicola Probst Architetti

AOUMM Design Team

Luca Astorri
Riccardo Maria Balzarotti
Rossella Locatelli
Matteo Umberto Poli
Cong Dinh Huynh
Rafael Gridelli

Nicola Probst Architetti

Nicola Probst
Fausto Fabiano

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Flooer Studio

The office teamed up with Nicola Probst Architetti and developed a proposal for a new scholastic and public complex in Biasca (CH), conceived as an open and permeable structure, which users are not only students and their families but all the citizens, finding here a new urban and territorial centrality. Three scholastic buildings are gathered around a new public space, a podium clearly defining the first phase of the project while the second, with a new retirement home, will come in 5-10 years. The permeability of the complex is emphasized by the opening of the ground floors: buildings are carved wherever they host entrances and passages, allowing a broad pedestrian traversability. Also, the green areas are conceived as a unique open park, apart from an area for the exclusive use of the kindergarten. The language of the fa├žades, clad in stone, is simple but strongly recognizable for public buildings. It is related to structural reasons: all the main structural elements – apart from the roofing of the gym, realized in beams of laminated wood – are realized in reinforced concrete cast in place. The buildings are realized according to modular sizing, for a precise architectural language and cost control. The complex is conceived to respect the label Minergie┬«, to reach a high level of internal comfort, both in thermal terms and concerning air quality. Energetic needs are limited: in winter, passive solar gains are taken advantage of while in summer passive solutions are employed to avoid overheating.