2° Prize - Category Facades

Alessandro Traldi - Atelier Traldi

School Complex, Massalengo, Lodi (I)

The intervention is harmoniously embedded in the landscape of the Lombard plains and is characterized by its elegant compositional simplicity, formal rigour and development of unprecedented architectural solutions providing the building with representative formality and architectural quality worthy of buildings of public interests such as schools. Porcelain stoneware elements are used as real components of contemporary expressive language to cover the façade and provide a vital contribution to the enhancement of the building. Sophisticated uniform façades are defined by the rhythmic arrangement of the ceramic cover, oriented by a precise vertical installation procedure dynamically interacting with perpendicular shading devices and projecting volumes of doors and windows.

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