Extension of E. Fermi secondary school

Extension of E. Fermi secondary school

Giulia de Appolonia- officina di architettura
Palazzolo sull'Oglio, BS, Italy | View Map
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Secondary Schools
Giulia de Appolonia

Renovation and extension of E. Fermi secondary school

Giulia de Appolonia- officina di architettura as Architects

The intervention, even considering its limited dimension is complex, as it is articulated in three different fields:

-a selective refurbishment concerning some of the pre-existing school zones
-a recent extension aimed to host some offices and a new auditorium
-a deep intervention of seismic adaptation and energy efficiency on the gymnasium.

The insertion of the new volume is aimed to complete the template of the existing complex established for consecutive additions of volumes with different shapes and in different moments: to the U body of the scholastic building built in the beginning of the 1950s were added the small volume of the dressing rooms and the gym in the 1970s.

The intention is to build an element to complete this sequence of the existing addictions closing the u- shape figure introducing in the meanwhile a volume with his own formal identity: the polycarbonate second skin has the function of connecting the volumes, passing in front of them as a translucent blanket that let us guess what you have behind and propose a new global reading of the building.

Apart from this the new volume propose an entrance for the school, necessary because of the presence of the auditorium that needs a separate entrance for the external public but used as an opportunity to give the school a symbolic and representative entrance that distinguish from all the other existing one.

Finally the new hall placed at the last floor of the building like a bridge between the school and the gym represent the heart of the cultural production of the school and through his transparent facades see and can be seen from everywhere becoming a very strong symbolic element.


Material Used :
1. Facade cladding: Polycarbonate panel, PC-2550-10 DUO COLOR, Rodeca
2. Roofing: Thermal and acoustic insulation panel, Celenit ABE, Celenit

Products used in this project
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct name
Thermal and acoustic insulation panelCELENIT
Facade cladding: Polycarbonate panel, PC-2550-10 DUO COLORRODECA GmbH
Product Spec Sheet
Thermal and acoustic insulation panel
Facade cladding: Polycarbonate panel, PC-2550-10 DUO COLOR
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