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Kindergarten Barbapapà / ccd studio

  • Architects: ccd studio
  • Location: Comune de Vignola, MO, Italy
  • Architects In Charge: Luca Ciaffoni, Michele Ciutti, Antonio Di Marcantonio
  • Project Team: Alessandro Di Remigio, Dario Di Francesco, Fabiana Petrella, Marta Gaudieri, Nicole Balassone
  • Artistic Advice: Aldo Benedetti
  • Structural Engineering: Umberto Cianci, Marcello Di Domenicantonio
  • Site Area: 5,600 m2
  • Area: 1158.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Fabio Mantovani

© Fabio Mantovani © Fabio Mantovani © Fabio Mantovani © Fabio Mantovani

From the architect. The project of Kindergarten “Barbapapà” was designed to a notice competition for project financing, in 2006, proposed by Vignola’s municipality. The program consisted in the space for 60 children divided in four classroom. The area is located on the border of urban development, on the hill up the city, not so much far to the historical centre. The natural environment induced specific assessments to preserve this atypical part of the landscape in the Emilia Romagna’s region. The project aimed to be an architectural expression of mature consciousness about the sustainable themes. This value was found in the all possible relationships with surroundings. The architectural project start to this point and express this principal theme in all his part, to transmit the sustainable value to all his young guests.

© Fabio Mantovani
© Fabio Mantovani

Reduce the impact of the volume

A green vegetable plan was raised from the ground to accept below it, the protected spaces for the children, and to reduce the visual impact of the volume, entered in the hill, from the urban street below.

axo scheme
axo scheme

Control the comfort inside

The green deck ensures to maintain a good thermal insulation, to preserve the environmental comfort with a terrain package placed on top of the roof's wood structure.

© Fabio Mantovani
© Fabio Mantovani

Capture energies from the environment

The satisfying of daily needs is pursued through natural resources. The appropriate glass's openings, used for all the length of the facade, are studied to permit at the filtered sun to enter properly during different times of day and to heat the space inside.

plan 02
plan 02

Other resource heat was captured by two different devices: geothermal probes placed inside bulkhead trigger an heat exchange between the ground and thermal pump;

© Fabio Mantovani
© Fabio Mantovani

Photovoltaic panels are putted in a compartment on the metal roof in copper that cover the other spaces of the kindergarten;

© Fabio Mantovani
© Fabio Mantovani

Other resource is the rainwater that is collected in to special tank, reused for the irrigation and for the sewage water in the bathrooms.

climate section
climate section

Colors, materials, design of the spacial shape were studied and used in this building to express all sustainable system in a consistent contemporary architectural language.

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