San Vito di Cadore School Complex / ATENASTUDIO


Italian architects ATENASTUDIO shared with us their project for the International Competition for the new Kindergarden and Nursery School in San Vito di Cadore, Italy. More images and architect’s description after the break.

The project for the San Vito di Cadere school complex, entered in an International competition in conjunction with Krej engineering, is based on visual and emotionai relations with the mountain peaks of the Dolomites and spatial and physical relations between children and thè setting. The three planned purposes for the complex (i.e. a nursery school, primary school and multipurpose town council hall) were treated as three separate and divided functions, which may however be connected together. The building plan, which covers 979 m2of a plot of land of 2790 m2, is designed in a “C”-shape, opening up towards the east to embrace the mountains.


The built part of the project was developed around an archetype, the simple image of the kind of house elevation all children have in mind, i.e. a pentagon formed out horizontal base, two vertical waills and th two sloping pitches of the roof. This form was then stretched out and elongated along the most sloping section and then repeated several times in different sizes according to the various functions contained. Children will find their own homely environment inside each little individual ”house ” scaled to their size and connected to their roots. Each structure is enveloped in wooden cladding, a protected shell holding the spaces and functions and, at the same time, defining the overall image of the project.


Architects: ATENASTUDIO Location: San Vito di Cadore, Italy Design Team: Rossana Atena, Marco Sardella, Brunella Avi, Alessandro Sacchet Collaborators: ATENASTUDIO: Nicoletta de Felice, Mario Gaudio, Francesca Gregori, Paride Piccinini, Gezim Bono, – Krej engineering s.r.l: Roberto Rella, Mario Miorelli, Giovanni Rosà, Sisto Avi, Paolo Avi, Denis Cipriani, Gianluca Testoni, Mara Cembran Project Area: 2,790 sqm Built Area: 979 sqm Project Year: 2010 Images: Courtesy of ATENASTUDIO


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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "San Vito di Cadore School Complex / ATENASTUDIO" 11 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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