The project for the school complex in Spoleto is part of the school reconstruction program started after the earthquake affecting central Italy in August 2016. The complex, consisting of a nursery school, an middle school and a gymnasium, is located in the western peripheral context of Spoleto, in an area of about 11,000 sq.m. The intervention area is strongly characterized by the presence of a natural impluvium, which determines a zone where it is not possible to build and divides the area into two portions. To connect the different parts of the school complex a walkway has been planned. The planimetric organization integrates the qualities of the landscape with the requirements of the program, finding organization in a unitary image. Thus, in order to safeguard the natural profile of the land and the open views of the territory, the volumes have been contained in height development, exploiting the morphological trend of the project areas. The schools occupy the land strip to the west of the ditch, settling on terraces sloping from south to north. About the organization, the adopted type sees the alternation of single-storey pavilions and courtyards, intended for outdoor teaching but also for recreation. The gymnasium is instead located in the area to the east, along the slope of the hill already affected by the existing professional institute. The entire school complex is built with dry technologies (with the exception of the foundation) made of steel frames and is characterized by a finishing with brick paneling
Franciosini, L., Casadei, C. (2018). Progettazione post-sisma 2016 del complesso scolastico di Spoleto. COSTRUIRE IN LATERIZIO, 177, 80-87.