• Nursery School in a former garage
  • Albavilla, Italy


The existing garage is located in the diffused city of North Italy. The intervention consists in its conversion to a nursery for twenty-five children. The main construction work concerned with the substitution of obsolete elements and the technical installations to create a comfortable climate. Inside, new coloured partitions inscribed in the structural module create an ensemble of micro-worlds for children. Teachers define the relationship between spaces through the movement of sliding doors, according to the different activities. Each partition has an opening that connect the rooms. All the walls have the same thickness, all the openings the same dimensions. The identity of the architectural elements enhances the atmosphere of the rooms, due to the quality of natural light and the colour used as materiality. The design extends the role of the school as a new form of public building for the local neighbourhood, used for birthday parties and learning courses.