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The project by the young architects at BDR Bureau, which led to the redevelopment of the “Fermi” school, was shortlisted for the Mies van der Rohe Award in Barcelona, one of Europe’s most important architecture accolades

 Alberto Bottero and Simona Della Rocca – the two young architects from Turin-based firm BDR Bureau who designed the new “Enrico Fermi” junior secondary school, entirely redeveloped under the Torino Fa Scuola project – placed as finalists in the Emerging Architecture category of the EU’s 2022 prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, likely the most prestigious European contest for contemporary architecture.

The award ceremony was held in Barcelona on 12 May at the Fundació Mies van der Rohe’s Pavilion, and attended by the Mayor of the city, Ada Colau, and the European Commissioner for Culture, Marija Gabriel.

After the ceremony, the finalist architects held a series of workshops exploring the new frontiers of social architecture.

Torino Fa Scuola, carried out between 2015 and 2019, was an innovative project for school building in Italy, ideated and promoted by Fondazione Agnelli and Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, in collaboration with Città di Torino and Fondazione per la Scuola.