Nursery School and Kindergarten, Acqui Terme, Italy

New nursery school and kindergarten in Acqui Terme, Piedmont, Italy

Nursery school and kindergarten, Acqui Terme
International architectural design competition. First Prize
Client: Comune di Acqui Terme (Al)
Date: 2023-2024 / Ongoing
Address: via Aldo Moro, piazza Allende, Acqui Terme
Architect and team leader: Bianchini & Lusiardi Associati
Design team: Studio Emanuele Fornalè (structural design), Projema Srl (HVAC design), Studio Associato Geologica (geologist)
Status: Preliminary design, ongoing

With a net floor area of 2,173 square meters / 23,400 square feet, this new school will be a zero-carbon building almost entirely made of CLT and Glulam wood. The building is characterized by its iconic wavy roof – inspired by the hilly landscape of the Monferrat region – and by its geometric plan with its three inner courtyards. Accommodating a 3-class nursery school, an 8-class kindergarten, and a multifunctional center for the local community, the building will sit in the middle of a new 5-hectare park.

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