Esperimetro: A New Learning Space for Italy’s Garzoni School
Introducing Esperimetro, a vibrant learning oasis designed by Aut Aut Architettura in the heart of Udine, Italy. Created as part of the “Fare Scuola Program,” this innovative space offers school children an inspiring environment to explore and grow.
Discover how this dynamic, multifunctional space combines creativity and flexibility, reflecting Loris Malaguzzi’s vision of the environment as a third teacher.
Revitalizing Public Educational Facilities with the Fare Scuola Program
The Fare Scuola Program, a joint effort by Reggio Children Foundation and Enel Cuore, strives to enhance the quality of public educational facilities across the nation.
Embracing the Environment as a Third Teacher
Inspired by Loris Malaguzzi’s concept of environment as a third teacher, the project envisions a vibrant, immersive, dynamic, and adaptable space. The goal is to offer the children of Garzoni School an environment that stands out from the rest of the building, sparking their curiosity and eagerness to explore.
Innovative Wooden Perimeter Design Encourages Learning
The intervention involves installing a versatile wooden device along the perimeter, serving multiple functions such as seating, storage, display case, bookcase, and more. This design encourages various activities like reading, theater, music, botany, and creative workshops, without explicitly defining them. This approach maximizes flexibility, fosters the integration of knowledge, and promotes social interaction.
Maximizing Space and Fostering Creativity
Alongside the lower modules, the device features vertically-developed wardrobes for storing materials. Additionally, a long board is mounted to the wall, inspiring children to leave their mark and document their activities.
Photography by Ismaele Michelotti
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