At a recent press conference, Fondazione Agnelli and Compagnia di San Paolo announced the winners of the two architectural design competitions for Torino Fa Scuola, a project developed in collaboration with Città di Torino and Fondazione per la scuola.
Applicants were asked to submit their best ideas to create innovative learning spaces in Turin’s “Enrico Fermi” and “Giovanni Pascoli” junior secondary schools.
Federica Patti (Councillor for Education of the Turin Municipality), Andrea Gavosto (Director of Fondazione Agnelli), Francesco Profumo (President of Compagnia di San Paolo), Alessandro Cimenti (President of Turin’s Architect Association Foundation), Mario Cucinella (architect and member of the jury for the “Fermi” school) and Cino Zucchi (architect and member of the jury for the “Pascoli” school) all took part in the press conference.
Torino Fa Scuola strives to deeply redevelop two schools in Turin, but also to suggest innovative ideas about learning environments and inspire a model for the redevelopment of school buildings that can be implemented across the country. Indeed, one of the reasons why the “Fermi” and “Pascoli” schools were selected for the project is the two structures present features that are common to many Italian schools.
THE FERMI SCHOOL
The winning project for the “Enrico Fermi” junior secondary school was presented by a group led by architect Alberto Bottero with Simona Della Rocca, Maria Chiara Mondini, Andrea Galanti, Emanuela Saporito, Antonio Isoardi and Jacopo Toniolo.
The project was selected by a jury chaired by the President of Compagnia di San Paolo, Francesco Profumo, and including architects Sandy Attia, Mario Cucinella, Benedetto Camerana, Luca Molinari; Isabella Quinto, who for many years was a manager at Città di Torino’s School Construction Sector; and school principal Giuseppina Fusco.
THE PASCOLI SCHOOL
The winning project for the “Giovanni Pascoli” junior secondary school was presented by a group led by Silvia Minutolo with Marco Giai Via, Alessio Lamarca, Alberto Perino, Michal Adam Wasielewski, Claudio Tortone, Domenico Racca and Simonetta Lingua.
The project was selected by a jury chaired by the President of Compagnia di San Paolo, Francesco Profumo, and including architects Luisa Ingaramo, Cino Zucchi, Michele Zini, Sebastiano Battiato; Isabella Quinto, who for many years was a manager at Città di Torino’s School Construction Sector; and school principal Laura Di Perna.
The two competitions launched by Torino Fa Scuola received an impressive response, with 275 entries (177 for “Fermi” and 98 for “Pascoli”) from all of Italy and even from various foreign countries: Brazil, Spain, Portugal, France, Norway, Finland and the Netherlands.
In the summer of 2018, the design phase will be developed and construction work will start; the project will be completed by the beginning of the 2019/20 school year.