NEW PIZZIGONI SCHOOL
Milan Ingegneria, Milano (I) - Structures
ia2studio, Arzano (I) - Plantings
The international call launched by the Municipality of Milan for the design of the Pizzigoni School – New 1st grade secondary school located in Milan aims to develop an intervention capable of integrating harmoniously with the context and that does not only fulfill the didactic function but that it becomes a civic center, a place of reference, meeting and aggregation for the entire district, in line with the DM of 1975 and with the most recent directives of the MIUR.
The concept develops from the analysis of the context: the cross scheme of the project draws inspiration from the existing elementary school and from the North-South structure of the neighboring urban fabric. This scheme is also functional for the creation of large and deep green spaces, on which the various classrooms will overlook. This scheme has allowed us to divide the functions on the ground floor into four distinct thematic areas: the administrative area located at the rear of the building, the sports area in a large gym, the cultural area dedicated to the library and media library and the canteen area where the bar and canteen are located.
These four wings overlook a large central space which is the school’s Agora, the generating fulcrum of the project that can become an auditorium, lecture hall, space for holding special lessons or leisure activities, it will be the place for socializing and creativity. , transforming itself into a small theater if necessary. On the upper floors, the connective space will have the task of distributing the pupils from the large central hall to the classrooms and laboratories. It was designed to go beyond the concept of simple connection by configuring itself as a place for being, for playing and for individual activities.