November 10th, 2017

Place / Turin, Italy
Year / 2017
Type / Secondary school
Status / Competition 2nd prize + Honorable mention

Initially conceived as an isolated element of the city, as a series of undifferentiated spaces, the Enrico Fermi school is redesigned in order to dissolve borders between the city and the school ensuring a dialog between didactic and experience, indoor and outdoor spaces, artificial and natural environment.

The school, placed in the heart of the city, becomes the stage where students, workers and citizens, can identify themselves through a sequence of different spaces and materials making them live in an harmonious relationship.
The “Cantiere Cultura”, thanks to its iconic image, set itself as a cultural center, pivot of a dynamic and lively landscape. The project revamps the elements of the historic and cultural heritage of the neighborhood and presents itself as a landmark whose features are balanced against the immediate urban surroundings.

Adolescence is a new birth”, the pedagogue Stanley Hall writes, defining it as a period of life in which new experiences are the only way to develop a renewed knowledge of ourselves and the world around us.
This process of growth is not a lonely journey. It’s a journey that enriches if shared and dealt in common with friends, school and family.
The architecture of the Enrico Fermi school in Turin was born as an answer to this need of complexity
and sociality through the design of a flexible and interdisciplinary school.




Nicola Russi, Angelica Sylos Labini
with: Mario Ventilato, Marco di Forenza, Luca Cozzani, Francesca Lina Pincella, Alessandro Zanoletti, Giacomo Palomba, Alberto Ceriotti, Alberto Benetti Genolini, Gabriel Jakober
technological systems design: Ph.D. Ing Michele Angioletti
structural engineering: Ing. Pietro Boerio