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THE RAINBOW SCHOOL, Design Architect: ALESSANDRO ROLLINO, Collaborator: MICAELA TOLIO_ The requirement for this project was to build a 6-classrooms kindergarten, to be completed in two phases, giving prominence to the existing natural landscape, to the environmental impact, to sustainable building solutions and to pedagogical issues. The project is strictly influenced by the surrounding landscape; the entire building with its main glass façade, is oriented toward South because of bioclimatic reasons ( radiant heating and solar photovoltaic modules ); the space between the façade and an opposite green artificial hill, creates a corridor which frames the background agricultural landscape. The Outdoor space flowing into the school has a psycho-pedagogical function, since children feel comfortable with the view of a familiar landscape: Learning is made easier. The school is a symbolic centre for the life of the children and it becomes a landmark because of the Rainbow Façade, an element for playing and a stimulus for the fantasy. Materials and colors have some pedagogical purposes with particular interest to visual, acoustic, haptic, olfactory and ecological qualities. The activity rooms are set into an higher glass curving volume; their structure is made of timber while the envelope is made of rough lime plaster and the finishing floor is linoleum; common floor spaces are covered with solid Oak (indoor) and Ipè (outdoor); cladding for the facility spaces is made of reddish brown copper. Each activity inside the school has an own peculiar space for color and materials so that the children easily understand differences and hierarchies among the spaces. The building develops horizontally throughout the allotment: the high glass volume acts as a plaza for the common activities while the classrooms and the facility spaces (service department, teachers office, parents room and storage) are set into it. //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// In order to look into the project, please visit the short movie “ARCHI-TEXTURES IN THE MAKING” following this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDAh8QILBII
2008

THE RAINBOW SCHOOL by alessandro calvi rollino in Italy won the WA Award Cycle 3.

Please find below the WA Award poster for this project.



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