Sant’Alessandro school is the very first three floor Lombardy’s school made of X-Lam.
Considering that school not only raises awareness, but also build capacity, even outside the educational field, Caronno Pertusella’s building architecture is focused on bringing the attention of students, teachers and citizens on the matter of combining the academic root to an architectural asset, on top of its educational quality, as a part of an education scheme.
The shapes of the building have a strong character, given by their colour and inner areas. The architecture of the inner part is developed to boost social skills and to encourage students’ creativity. The school is perhaps the most effective environment to develop personal growth and therefore we do apply all our competence to give students a proper experience. To define the organic-oriented façade, we designed a curvy, protruding canopy on each floor.
The wooden, rounded canopies resemble the back of a dragon protecting its treasure. Each canopy has got its own shape, in order to spice up the intrados and extrados. Classrooms have a view or lead right into the backyard to take advantage of sun exposure. The size and the shape of each canopy has been designed after comprehensive investigation, particularly on the façade’s shading.
The project is all about sustainability: all materials of the building’s layer fulfil environmental and energetic requirements. A full X-Lam structure with canopies to improve inner well-being is matched to top notch systems and renewable sources, which make this school a NZEB building and a true pride for Caronno Pertusella. Among its features, a unique treatment for the outer layer, made of sustainable and highly insulating materials, which give strong thermal performance that ensure low energy consumption.Sant’Alessandro school definitely stands out when it comes to living comfort.