This proposal for a didactic complex gives an answer to the need for a new primary school in Monsummano Terme while strengthening the relationship between the urban fabric of this small Tuscany village and a portion of land that, despite its position right outside the city limits, is blatantly underused.

This C shaped building has three massive sides facing north, south and east that define a new urban block and provide the sense of inclusion required by its function. Towards west, it assumes a jagged conformation that configures a series of wide open green areas and playgrounds for the students.

The library is at the north-east corner of the site, a position that makes it accessible beyond school hours to the general public. In this way, it works as a quasi-independent building, thus enriching the value of the complex from a civic standpoint.

program: Education
location: Monsummano Terme (Pistoia), Italy
client: Municipality of Monsummano Terme
status: International Competition
team: Amor Vacui Studio (Marzio Di Pace, Claudia Palumbo), BeC Studio (Marco Bignardi)