Location: Bolzano (IT)
AOUMM – Argot ou La Maison Mobile + Nicola Probst Architetti
AOUMM Design Team
Riccardo Maria Balzarotti
Matteo Umberto Poli
Cong Dinh Huynh
Work in Progress + United Consulting
The school as a fulcrum of education, inclusion, and culture in the city: this is the idea behind the project for the renovation and extension of the Josef von Aufschnaiter secondary school in Bolzano, designed by AOUMM with Nicola Probst Architetti. The intervention involves conservative restorations on the historical bodies of the complex, while a new building is inserted as a ‘grafting’ behind the preserved façade. The new bridge-like building embodies the ideas of openness, inclusion, and dynamism of the new school, opening a large passage connecting the complex to the rest of the city. The steel structure allows flexibility of the interiors, adaptable to changing needs through partition walls and where even circulation spaces are part of the educational activities. The project defines a new courtyard, serving different functions at the urban scale, where a system of gentle filters manages flows and open-air activities.