A Road in the Sky. Creating a sense of community and place
Designed by Claudio Lucchin & Architetti Associati, the Dante Broglio primary school in Colognola ai Colli, near Verona,
north-east Italy, has now been inaugurated, and pupils can walk, run, and play over the broad green pathway that leads from the entrance up onto the roof.
At one end, the new school building reaches down to the ground; at the other, it rises up into the air like the loose end of a ribbon fluttering in the wind. The prism-shaped free tip of the ribbon creates a shaded ground level area that serves as an outdoor theater. At the other end, the sloping green roof reaches down to the school entrance. Inside, a large airy atrium welcomes visitors. On one side, the vertical distribution system, on the other, a corridor leading to the ground floor sections, including multifunctional and...