From the working group put together by Minister Bianchi, a cultural framework for Italy’s school building in the coming years
In Milan, during a press conference at the Triennale, the Guidelines to design, build and live in the schools of the future were presented. These will be at the basis of the design contest for the new schools envisaged by Mission 2 in Italy’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP).
The Minister of Education Patrizio Bianchi took part in the presentation, describing the work of the committee of architects, pedagogists and school experts he brought together to define the cultural framework of future initiatives for school building in the country.
The working group that developed the guideline document is formed by Massimo Alvisi, Sandy Attia, Stefano Boeri, Mario Cucinella, Andrea Gavosto, Luisa Ingaramo, Franco Lorenzoni, Carla Morogallo, Renzo Piano, Raffaella Valente, and Cino Zucchi.
Fondazione Agnelli was represented in the committee by its Director Andrea Gavosto and by Raffaella Valente, who shared a specific contribution stemming from the research carried out for Rapporto sull’Edilizia Scolastica (a report on school building published by Laterza in 2020) and from the experience of the Torino Fa Scuola project. The latter, in collaboration with Compagnia di San Paolo, led to the redevelopment of two State junior secondary schools in Turin (the “Enrico Fermi” and the “Giovanni Pascoli”), deeply renewing both learning environments and the way they are experienced.
“When new schools are built – Andrea Gavosto said during the press conference – as well as when existing ones are renovated and redeveloped, we must focus on the goal of offering students spaces and learning environments that are conducive to teaching innovation, just as much as we focus on safety and sustainability. Schools are destined to last for a long time, sometimes decades. Therefore, they must be designed to adapt to and support every evolution in the way we teach and learn.”
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