Education in Venice

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen!

As promised, I'm going to give a talk about my studies at Iuav University of Venice.
The current semester turned out to be very eventful: the main lab work consists of 3 components of the fundamental disciplines: urban environment, architecture and interior design. A school for children aged 11-14 y. o. has been taken as an example - (Scuola secondaria di primo grado ‘Giovanni Bellini’) in the area of the town of Mestre which is the mainland of the Veneto region, belonging to Venice.
The problem of this institution lies in the fact that it was designed and implemented in the 1960s, and therefore the standards and regulations are already outdated.

The school has its own problems: urban accessibility is low, because there are not enough sidewalks, bike paths and parking lots for residents of the area and teachers. The school has an inconvenient entrance area and a small space for outdoor school activities. Inside the institution there is a large green courtyard, but it is moderately landscaped: there are no sports grounds, places for games or street furniture. The interior decoration is made according to old standards and does not correspond to the spirit of modernity.

This work is performed in a group of 4 people, where the tasks are distributed according to the capabilities of each person.

Interesting methods of studying and analyzing the current problems of all aspects are applied. Initially, we were given the task of analyzing an album with different studies. I ended up with a map of Noli with the location of public institutions, the availability of a transport and pedestrian zone, the presence of green areas and water areas in the immediate vicinity. Special attention is paid to bicycle paths, as the most environmentally friendly mode of transport.

Photo fixation and description of the urban environment within a radius of 10 - 15 minutes walking distance. After all, this period of time is the most comfortable time for walking. Going further, people often prefer to use transport.

The study of the presence of green areas and walking paths (in percentage terms) from the total area of the city, which is a demonstration of the quality of the urban environment.
Based on the analysis of the world's major capitals, the research conducted by BCG shows the dynamics of Moscow's development, precisely in those aspects that we are studying. Many thanks to the research teams for such detailed and useful information.
Below I will show examples of interesting school projects that we take as references for our future project.
VALDAORA DI SOTTO, a kindergarten located in the Balzano district, a project of the Austrian agency FELD72
Scuola a Paspela, Switzerland, architect Valerio Olgiati
Scuola a Villafranca di Verona, Italy, architect Giulia De Appolonia
After conducting serious analytics, we are getting down to work: we are developing a layout and drawings with the selection of structures, their calculation and finishing materials, but more on that later.