Teresa Marboe

Teresa Marboe

State College, PA, US


Constructing Community Through Topography

This project is situated in the small town of Incisa Val d’Arno, outside of Florence, Italy, on the site of an old cement factory. Addressing the need for a centralized education complex that could function as both a school and a community center, educational and public zones are formed of two opposing topographies, which merge and fold to become the school building.

The remnants of the site walls of the concrete factory form a protected play area and a dividing wall within the school, and, aided by an imposed cut in the landscape, also serve to direct public movement and activities throughout the site.

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Status: School Project
Location: Incisa Val d'Arno, IT