Schools and the legacy of hybrid buildings

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Cappai, C. and Segantini, M. 2020. Schools and the legacy of hybrid buildings. International Scientific Conference on Socio-Technical Construction and Civil Engineering. Kazan, RU 29 Apr - 15 May 2020 IOP Publishing Ltd..
AuthorsCappai, C. and Segantini, M.
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Learning from the past, collecting data on the Italian condition of school buildings, our R&D work aimed to question the design process of school buildings in Italy introducing an innovative model of school, which turned the conventional and isolated, mono-functional and rigid school buildings into interior urban public spaces and porous community hubs to empower the communities around them and to become manifestos of sustainability. Through some built examples of school buildings designed in Italy, the paper discusses the outputs and impact of the introduction of new design layouts, participation projects with different stakeholders and sustainability. The research has guided the introduction of the new Italian guide-lines for school building design, approved in 2013. A future perspective to be explored is the reconsideration of exporting the strategy in different contexts and to design reconsider other public infrastructures turning the mono-functional use of public buildings into hybrid and multifunctional ones.

ConferenceInternational Scientific Conference on Socio-Technical Construction and Civil Engineering
PublisherIOP Publishing Ltd.
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Online12 Aug 2020
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Accepted02 Jul 2020
Deposited15 Sep 2020
Journal IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Journal citation890 (Art. 012027)
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