School competition in Mori




Marco Contini


Studio_contini wins the design competition for the new headquarters of the secondary school of Mori (TN)

In an area located on the edge of the town of Mori and in a privileged position for the observation of the surrounding geographical context overlooking the Adige valley and with a 360° view of the surrounding mountain ranges, the winning project configures the volumes and the external areas with simultaneous attention to the geographical context of the valley, to the urban relations with the town of Mori and to the functional needs necessary for the development of the didactics, these are characterized by new ways of interaction between school activities with flexible spaces suitable to facilitate the meeting, the relations, the synergy among the pupils to articulate and enrich their learning.

The location and shape of the project building volumes, the homogeneous treatment of the surfaces, make the school complex recognizable and with a precise identity what a public place should be.

The same shape of the building arranged in a semicircle, “welcomes” in a discreet way, the users coming from the town, placing on the ground floor all the community activities (exhibition hall, administration, auditorium, canteen, gyms) and on the upper floors the educational activities.

The symbolic space of the agora entering the new school building from the outside highlights the need for a school open to the “learning community”. (school or neighbourhood) to a more intimate and familiar perception, to the well-being of the users, which the spaces for learning cannot do without.

The winning project with 95.5/100 points, in addition to the new building, includes the static and functional recovery of the existing gym and canteen and the design of the road network and the surrounding open spaces.

Design group

Architectural project and group leader: Marco Contini
Structures: Schrentewein & Partner S.r.l.
Plants: Stea Progetto Srl: Impianti
Sicurezza: Sil Engeneering srl
Geological aspects: Antonio Di Lauro
Structures and calculations: Filippo Panicieri
Leed Certifications: Marco Capelli
Teaching aspects: Sara Chiari