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Day Centre and Housing for the Disabled / Archea Associati

Day Centre and Housing for the Disabled / Archea Associati

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Seregno, Italy
  • Director Of Works:Giovanni Polazzi
  • Direction Of Works Assistant:Mattia Mugnaini, Domenico Cacciapaglia, Ezio Birondi
  • Safety Plan:Ezio Birondi
  • Structures:Matteo Fiori, Luca Varesi
  • Thermotechnical Systems:Ennio Menotti, Armando Armondi, Studio Armondi, Studio TI
  • Graphic Design:Laura Andreini, Marco Casamonti, Silvia Fabi, Giovanni Polazzi, Archea Associati
  • Cost:3.200.000,00 Euro
  • Architects In Charge:Laura Andreini, Marco Casamonti, Silvia Fabi, Giovanni Polazzi
  • City:Seregno
  • Country:Italy
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© Marco Casamonti
© Marco Casamonti

Text description provided by the architects. The project area is a plot behind a nursery school, alongside an area which will become a public park, located in a disorganised residential area.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The functional program, aimed at disabled persons, features primary and complementary activities – classrooms and workshops – conceived as the structures which are essential to the conduction of the socio-educational activities associated with the presence of disabled persons.

© Marco Casamonti
© Marco Casamonti

The project forms a special relationship with the surroundings, hypothesizing a park accessible by a wheelchair user because the trees “perforate” a sill in smooth concrete, the pavement of this kind of artificial forest.

Basement Floor Plan
Basement Floor Plan

The area has thus been redesigned as the natural continuation of the park, which bends to form the architectural volume whose sill is transformed from pavement to roof.

© Marco Casamonti
© Marco Casamonti

 One façade is thus open while the other is closed with the exception of the cut which defines the entrance, which can be reached by a ramp accessible to vehicles. The rectangular plan develops along the corridor communicating with the various rooms, which are also connected externally by a covered path.

© Marco Casamonti
© Marco Casamonti

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Address:Seregno MB, Italy

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Cite: "Day Centre and Housing for the Disabled / Archea Associati" 29 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/592385/day-centre-and-housing-for-the-disabled-archea-associati> ISSN 0719-8884

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