First lot of the new Art Institute

Cascina, 1990

Alberto Breschi con Massimo Bianchi, Eugenio Martera, Paolo Setti




The project is based on the hierarchical privilege of the morphological layout that is organised as a rectangular building-enclosure, in which the sides articulate into two bodies at an angle that contain the classrooms and on whose vertex stands a small tower which houses the library, followed by two enclosure walls interrupted at the opposed vertex to offer visibility and access to the interior courtyard that houses the gym, the heating-room and the open-air facilities and equipment. A solution which implies a deliberately low volume, with the purpose both of absorbing the flat spatiality of the surrounding territory and of creating an urban effect.