The Kindergarten of Lurago d’Erba is a building with simple and colorful volumes, it is a place for the didactic, the play and the growth of the kids.
A building that is located as distinctive and separate element from the context and the landscape.
The school as the centre of the community in order to host events and different functions during the whole year.
The building is divided on two levels: a first one for classrooms, canteen and kitchen and a second floor for teacher’s rooms, changing rooms and technical spaces.
The geometry of the complex design a space open to the landscape where all the classrooms and the canteen are facing. This space is not only a space for the game but it is a part of the didactic space.
The building is also divided by stripes: a first one where to play, a second one with all the changing rooms and bathrooms and a third one with all the didactic functions.
The only exception is the circular volume of the kitchen which is dividing the building in two sectors.
The five classrooms can be join together in a unique and continous space thanks to the movable furniture systems between the rooms.
Materials are simple and durable: tiles for the exteriors and birch for the interiors.
The new school is oriented on the axis NO-SE in order to give an indirected diffuse light to the classrooms and a direct light to the areas for the play.
The structure is in precast cross-laminated wood elements with exterior high insulated walls of 400 mm of thickness and a green-roof of 600 mm.