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  7. Benetton Nursery / Alberto Campo Baeza

Benetton Nursery / Alberto Campo Baeza

  • 00:00 - 22 April, 2010
Benetton Nursery / Alberto Campo Baeza
Benetton Nursery / Alberto Campo Baeza, © Hisao Suzuki
© Hisao Suzuki

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Ponzano Veneto, Treviso, Italy
  • Architect

     Alberto Campo Baeza
  • Collaborator

     Jesús Donaire
  • Structure

     Andrea Rigato
  • Client

     Benetton Group spa
  • Construction Management

     Alberto Campo Baeza, Jesús Donaire, Massimo Benetton
  • Contractor

     CEV spa, Eurogroup spa, Angelo Saran & C.snc, La Quercia, ISAFF srl
  • Area

    1868.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. We built a square box composed of nine smaller squares. The center square emerges to bring light from the heights of the vestibule. The classrooms are arranged in the surrounding squares.

This square structure is inscribed within a larger, circular enclosure made up of double circular walls. Open to the sky, four courtyards are created that suggest the four elements: air, earth, fire and water.

The space between the perimeter walls serves as a “secret” place for the children. The courtyard spaces, tensed between the curved and the straight walls, are particularly remarkable.

The central space, the highest and with light from above, recalls a hamman in the way it gathers sunlight through nine perforations in the ceiling and three more on each of its four façades.

The children have understood the building well, and a book has even been published of their impressions. They are happy there.

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Benetton Nursery / Alberto Campo Baeza" 22 Apr 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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