Marcelo Rossi

Secondary School - Capiago Intimiano, Italy - 2002

Project: SECONDARY SCHOOL LIBRARY- SPORTS HALL – LECTURE THEATER
City: CAPIAGO INTIMIANO – ITALY
Year: 2002
Client: COMUNE DI CAPIAGO INTIMIANO
Professional services / Tipo: Preliminary project
Dimensions: Volume building general 10.921 cum.
                        Surface ground 24.450 sqm
                        Gross surface 2.427 sqm

                        Secondary school 1.986 sqm

                        Lecture theatre 180 sqm
                        Library 61 sqm
                       Sports hall 200 sqm

 


 

The idea, existing for so many centuries about two independent urban installations, historically separated, and yet so near, brings to day a mysterious charm. It tells of once without means of transport, and therefore of a notion of the space totally different in comparison to the existing ones. Talks about lives occupied with walking, lived even entirely in the narrow circle of few houses.
We have been struck, as children of a globalized world, who thinks about the space always and only dimentionally. From these two identities - Capiago and Intimiano -, from these two perfectly autonomous nucleuses, each small and specular, independent but very closed localised.
The strong idea of the project has been therefore to give body to the dualism, or to the rhythm in two closer times brought together, inspired by the same conformation of the urban structure. Exists, in fact, Capiago, and Intimiano. They have cohabited for centuries. The "new scholastic pole" wants to create dialogue between these two urban situations, that cross the time inexorably converse, in the awareness that two separated historical nucleuses will always exist. And nevertheless, progressively, also the push to stir together will grow, to confuse, however without ever being able to suffocate the identity of two separate realities.
The proposed intervention wants to represent this dualism, so much in the organization, as in the architectural language.


 
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