Studio Rossettini Architettura renovates a stable industrial building in a state of abandonment by inserting a steel and glass structure in the central courtyard: a declared contemporary intervention, aimed at improving circulation and ensuring the flexibility of spaces.
The project of the new headquarters of the Victory Vocational Training School in Vicenza was born from the recovery of an abandoned industrial space in a state of abandonment.
Located on the outskirts of Vicenza and at the center of a strategic road axis strategic road axis, the project has entirely redeveloped the surrounding residential area.
The school has grown over the course of a year of work, in close dialogue between the designers and the Client. without ever losing sight of the main objectives:functionality, elegance and balance.
The center mainly develops educational paths that engage the band of compulsory schooling and partly training and updating activities for adults who work or intend to enter the specific fields of activity. The project has provided for the functional reuse of the existing building, preserving the current shape and volume, with an extension in the central courtyard.
The interior spaces have been emptied almost totally maintaining structure, walls and coverage and providing the adaptation to structural and seismic parameters and the overall energy requalification for the purpose of maximum reduction of consumption.
At the center of the project is a new lightweight structure of steel and glass for circulation between classroom and lab spaces on the two floors. What was formerly the factory workers' parking lot was transformed into the intimate space of a green courtyard with a cherry tree in the center, accessible to students for recreation and summer events.
To close the courtyard was added the low body of the locker rooms of the gym, whose cover has been concealed by a spontaneous green lichen visible from the windows of the second floor, which changes colors with the seasons.
The building has been entirely covered on the outside with a fireproof insulating coat and exposed brickwork.
A violet tone color recalls elements of the exterior and interior spaces generating a fil rouge that ends (or is born) in the central atrium, defined by a game of volumes covered in resin that blend with the flooring.