Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences of the University of Pisa

Ideas competition, 1979

Alberto Breschi, Leonardo Savioli, R. Pecchioli, D. Santi, W. Saraceni




The intended usage inspires an high-tech architecture, both in terms of its function and of its aesthetics. A long building formed by two parallel bars united by a central gallery is configured according to the precise rhythm of metal structures, made of reticulated beams and thin pairs of pillars which support them with a suspension system. The free interior space permits adapting to its various functions, with the exception of a central nucleus which is intended for social interaction. The high-tech materials – steel, glass, prefab panels – affirm a desire to provide a counterpoint to the surrounding nature.