Model School of Sora, Frosinone (Italy)

The Renzo Piano Model School, “case study” of the “G124” working group for the year 2017, will be realized for the city of Sora in the Province of Frosinone, zone 1 with a high earthquake risk.

The school has been designed according to innovative criteria: opening the building to the territory, almost zero environmental impact, earthquake safety and energy efficiency.

It encompasses two floors around a tree and is surrounded by a spacious garden. The ground floor is “everyone’s”, a place of exchange between the city and school, with a gym, an auditorium, and a library-tower accessible to the public.

On the first floor, there are classrooms and there is a roof-top area dedicated to leisure and exploration of the world: the ” Terrazza di Talete”, or Terrace of Thales, named after the first philosopher who measured the seasons. The energy efficient building has a very low environmental impact and hosts giant meters to indicate the daily energy and water consumption, so that even the young guests can learn how to save resources.

Client

Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, Ministero della Pubblica Istruzione, Dipartimento “Casa Italia”.

Date

2017 – In progress

Amount

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Project

RPBW – Renzo Piano con Massimo Alvisi e Franco Giorgetta.