This project is made of Mario Cucinella Architects. MCA project won the Architectural Competition held in February 2014 for the design and build of the new School in Guastalla District (Reggio Emilia, Italy). The new building will replace two existed schools damaged by the earthquake which struck the territory in May 2012 and will host up to 120 boys and girls between 0 and 3 years old.
The structure involves the use of natural or recycled materials with low environmental impact. In particular, the supporting structure is made up of wooden frame: a safe and ideal material to keep the thermal insulation of the building.
Architectural elements of the new kindergarten by MCA – like the shape of the interior, their organization, the choice of materials, all the sensory perceptions related to the light, the colors, the sounds, the tactile suggestions – are designed taking into account of the pedagogical and educational related to the growth of the child.