A preview of the huge transformations undergone by the two schools of Turin that will be operational with the start of the new school year.
The building sites of two middle schools - the Enrico Fermi (piazza Giacomini, Lingotto) and the Giovanni Pascoli (Via Duchessa Jolanda, Cit Turin), were visited on 3rd July to see the radical redevelopment both schools are undergoing thanks to the Torino fa scuola project, promoted and supported by Fondazione Agnelli and Compagnia di San Paolo, in collaboration with City of Turin and Fondazione per la Scuola.
Work started a year ago and has so far been on schedule. Its progress was outlined by the architects of the two winning projects: Alberto Bottero and Simona Della Rocca (BDRbureau) for Fermi, Silvia Minutolo (Archisbang) and Domenico Racca (Area Progetti) for Pascoli.
Francesco Profumo, Chair of Compagnia di San Paolo, Alberto Anfossi, Secretary General of Compagnia di San Paolo, Andrea Gavosto, Director of Fondazione Agnelli, Antonietta Di Martino, Councillor for Education and School Buildings of the City of Turin took part.
The visit uncovered the huge transformations the schools are undergoing, both of which will be fully operational again at the start of the new school year.
Soon, students, teachers and school staff will be able to return to two completely renovated schools where they can study and work in more welcoming buildings that are more sustainable, better integrated in the life of the neighbourhood, and where learning spaces are modular and flexible and built to adapt to the guidelines of pedagogy and didactics of today and the near future.
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Gallery - Visiting the building sites