THE KITE. The pavilion project for children and toy library "Garibaldi Island" is located in the large project in progress of the New Gate Park, that draws a common connective tissue to existing buildings and new construction very differing between them by type and function. In particular, the project area is characterized by a cycle path facing the residential building on the north side, that in our proposal provides for the future opening of a pedestrian link with Via De Castilia, and a vehicular path on the north side.
Starting from ground design planned for the park, the land area of the project and connects via inclined planes defines the two main entrances to the building. The outdoor areas, dedicated to the game for children, They are suitably fenced but direct visual and functional continuity with the paths of the park.
The first input, to share +/- 0, covered with large shed, in continuity with the cover and with a filing function of bicycles and buggies, leads to the large entrance hall, the secretariat, of 20 sq.m., offices, of 30 sq.m., local personnel, of 25 sq.m.. On the east side, fronting the park and with direct access to the new square paved in stone, equipped with fountains and seating, They are provided for the multipurpose room of sixty square meters, with spaces for reading and playing and room for family gatherings, Forty square meters and equipped with kitchen, also be used for social events. The basement floor has against the wall with technical cavedio, where they are placed termoidraulici. The internal divisions of the rooms are designed with silk-screened windows (except for, the toilets / changing rooms in gas concrete), while at the floor are provided linoleum / PVC colored.
The first floor, internally accessible via staircase and elevator for disabled people and externally from the garden planted, It is occupied by classrooms, three of which have direct access to the outside; the room to relax than fifty square meters, the darkened room 30 square meters and toilets are located on the north side. The partitions of the classrooms, in screen-printed plexiglass panels, They will be sliding, so that classrooms can be combined if necessary in a single open space, ensuring maximum flexibility of use. The classrooms of the floor is covered by a single gable roof and colored in insulated sheet, that protects under one sky the children's primary place of recreation and rest. The cover is suitably projecting outward to provide shading of open space dedicated to activities "en plein air" of the toy library.
The building structure, into pillars and reinforced concrete slabs, suitably insulated with air space against the earth, It is externally covered with wooden strips for external. The dimensioning of floors, external vertical scores and wooden doors and windows is expected to obtain high quality standards bioclimatic, in full compliance with echo sustainability of the building. The north / south elevations, with regular scores, They are imagined in connection with residential condominium overlooking covered in bricks and parking Garibaldi Station, shielded by an embankment planted with hedges of Laurus nobilis. The prospectus towards the park is constituted by a large window to the entire height framing the view of the park.
The special request for a playroom for children with and without disabilities, from zero to ten years, It led to imagine, within a new central office and residential district, one familiar and informal space, on a human scale; a "wooden house" for children in need, whose roof, shaped like an imaginary tree house (in reality the result of careful correspondences with the design of the park), It is the main symbol, as a light colored kite posatosi by chance in a context of complex and layered, in some ways alienating.
Massimo Adiansi, Giuseppe Treccani, Francesca Zanotto, Pietro Vissani, Matthew Pace