Architecture – Urban



  • International Architectural Design Competition.
  • Program: Primary School, Open Spaces, Temporal Market Slots, Housing.
  • Site: Segrate (MI), Italy.
  • Surface: Built Area 7.850 m2, Total Area 67.400 m2.
  • Budget: 10.050.000 euros.
  • Client: Municipality of Segrate.
  • With: 2XL
  • Chronology: 2020.


The primary objective of the project is to define a new role of the site’s area within the urban context, defining new relationships with the inhabited area and the surrounding landscape.

The proposal features an urban park, an open, continuous, flexible and interconnected system, capable of solving all connection points and of generating new routes and spaces of daily use for the community, for teaching activities and for all public functions.

The design of the park originated from the maximization of the collective areas and from the organization of the paths, allowing an easy crossing of the site at any time during the day, giving continuity to the North-South and East-West cycle and pedestrian axes and achieving a new strong new urban polarity.

Built spaces consist of the educational complex, with 30 classrooms, canteen and gym, and a residential sector that has 20 housing slots for a total of 8000 m2 of built surface.

The school building is conceived as a linear succession of the individual activities which, organized within independent volumes, develop a big central void, the heart of the building that visually connects all the functional areas.