March 12th, 2018

Place / Follonica, Italy
Year / 2016
Type / Secondary school
Status / Competition 2nd prize

“Adolescence is a new birth” (Stanley Hall). Teenagers in this age develop a new civic and personal identity. The 6.850 sqm project answers this need building a space safe and enclosed but open to the city and the surroundings. A big court is the perfect space shared by the two schools, where to meet and build new relationships. The external ring, like a urban street, hosts events, labs, libraries and activities with the city. Both schools are connected to the shared space and become the scene of the central “Corte Mondo”.


Nicola Russi, Angelica Sylos Labini
with: Ekaterina Golovatyuk, Luca Cozzani, Marco di Forenza, Alessandro Zanoletti, Francesco Tincani
technological systems design: Werner Sobek, Ing. Giulia Peretti
structural engineering: Werner Sobek, Ing. Guido Nieri
sustainability: Werner Sobek, Ing. Heredero Manel