The idea behind the project is to carve out of the territory a space of pure form devoted to activities of the intellect.
The building, of a square plan, has a garden in the courtyard (likewise square) consisting of rows of cultivated plants (pear, cherry, rose, grapevine) which lead to a central void.
The square gives access to the building, where a perimetral system of ramps leads to the public spaces, which all flow into the level of the inner garden.
The offices relate exclusively to the park, not the courtyard, which thus remains separate from the surrounding park and is reserved for the library.
The building is placed in sequence with the existing villa, an exhibition space for art collections, and and the end point of the path through the park.
Status: School Project
Location: Varese, IT
My Role: Author
Additional Credits: Atelier Mario Botta