Guastalla Kindergarten, Guastalla, Italy

The new nursery school in Guastalla (Reggio Emilia) is the result  of the public design competition organized by the Council of Guastalla in February 2014.
The building replaces the existing two nursery schools that have been damaged by the earthquake in 2012 and hosts up to 120 children, aged 0 to 3 years.
The building, shaped by a sequence of modular cross laminated timber portal frames, aims to promote children’s interaction with the surrounding space through an educational vision where everything – from the distribution of the classrooms to the selection of the construction materials and the integration between interiors and exteriors – is planned down to the finest detail.

in collaboration with 
Mario Cucinella Architects  (photos courtesy of MCA)