© 2015 by FRPO.

Scuola La Santa

Lugano (Switzerland)

In collaboration with ITI Studio

 

When regarding the fate of the existing school, the arguments of demolition prevail against the apparently right decision of restoring, for versatile reasons of obsolescence.

 

The existing building is not only obsolete from a constructive, energetic and sustainable point of view, but also in terms of public image.


In dialogue with the immediate surroundings, the longitudinal new volume reinforces the urban nature of Via Sara Frontini, defining clearer boundaries. Besides, it establishes a relationship with the much-admired Bottogno School on the opposite side, through set of ramps and a luminous in-between terrace.

 

Client

CITTÀ DI LUGANO. DICASTERO IMMOBILI

Size

12.890 m2

Location

LUGANO, SWITZERLAND

Status

PRELIMINARY DESIGN

Date

2017

 

Team Leaders

Pablo Oriol, Fernando Rodríguez, 

Tobia Marcotti

Collaborators

Francisco Díaz, Ricardo Fernández,

Íñigo Palazón, Alberto Ballesteros,

Ignacio Navarro, Helena Soria

Model

FRPO, ITI Studio