Construction of a school

by ma0now

ma0 won the second prize in a competition for a school in the province of Macerata, in one of the Innovative Schools competition promoted by the Italian Ministry of Education.


In the origin of the word school – σχολή – space and time are a necessary condition for speculation and formation.
Combining space and time means constructing an open and evolutionary architectural body, able to offer free spaces for free activities.

As in the painting by Piero di Cosimo Construction of a building, the school is an intelligent entity open to multiple uses, an active field, laboratory and theater of events and activities, permanent and temporary.
It is an informal space for learning, experimentation, space design and construction.


The public space, the matrix of the whole system of relations, moves from the horizontal plane of the field to the vertical one of the inhabited wall, a bioclimatic border that welcomes open and connective teaching environments, the nursery of the new approaches to pedagogy, the informal place for research, spirit of initiative , empowerment and interpersonal exchange.

2016_07_29_Macerata_CAMPO_MASTERPLAN copyMasterplan of the new intervention integrated with the existing builindgs


First floor plan.
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Elevations and sections
The inhabited wall
View from the gym towards the hall and the field
Perspective section through gym, hall and field

The field

Costruzione di una scuola
Concorso Scuole Innovative – Provincia di Macerata

date: 2016
design team: ma0 with Gabriella Raggi
bioclimatic consultant: Francesco Bedeschi
site: Macerata
result: second prize
collaboraors: Domenica Fiorini, Marc Carbonell, Carlotta Cannucciari. Paola Quarta