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Secondary School

Municipality of Cossato, Italy
Archisbang, Areaprogetti, ATI Project
2.900 m²

The intervention builds upon existing building realities (the laboratories section is subject to a separate contract), integrating seamlessly with these structures and optimizing the available site between the railway track and the surrounding road.

The school complex is pivotal for the revitalization of the area and serves as a model for environmental and energy sustainability, as well as educational innovation, achieved through flexible spaces. It will also function as a community hub (civic center), with spaces open to the public outside of school hours, integrating with pedagogical aspects. Low-impact environmental materials have been used, and the building is designed as an nZEB (nearly Zero Energy Building).

The design follows LEED Platinum environmental criteria, ensuring high standards compared to CAM criteria (minimum environmental criteria). From an energy perspective, the intervention achieves an A4 energy class rating.

The project places particular emphasis on seamless integration into the context, preserving existing alignments and main axes. Special attention has been given to green design, incorporating native tree species and characterizing external green areas with three specific functions: recreational landscape area, Mediterranean garden, and orchard.

Designed entirely with a BIM-oriented approach based on the principles of the MIUR's innovative school concept, the project emphasizes flexibility, transformability, accessibility for disabled individuals, and extended community access. Facilities include a library, auditorium, reconfigurable gymnasium, multipurpose hall, and agora. External areas feature a theater, cinema, biodynamic greenhouse, and sports field, all integrated with pedagogical elements. Low-impact environmental materials have been used, and the building is designed as an nZEB.

The A4 energy class building is highly technological and energy-efficient, minimizing installation, maintenance, and management costs. Combined with architectural and structural choices, it ensures maximum internal comfort.

The project is located on a flat area delimited to the east by a local road within the intervention plot and to the south by peri-urban agricultural zones. The structure will be divided into three independently usable functional areas: the school, the gymnasium, and the external facilities.

The school complex is crucial for the revitalization of the territory and, in addition to being an example of environmental/energy sustainability and educational innovation achieved through the presence of flexible spaces, it will serve as a gathering point for the entire community. This integration with pedagogical aspects is further enhanced by the presence of a gymnasium, compliant with CONI regulations for sports facilities suitable for competitive activities. Furthermore, low-impact environmental materials have been used. The building project is designed as nZEB (nearly Zero Energy Building).

The design of the school complex adheres to CAM criteria (minimum environmental criteria), ensuring high energy and environmental performance to achieve maximum internal comfort. From an energy perspective, the intervention achieves an A4 energy class rating.

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