Commissioned by the Municipality of Seregno, this elegant form designed by Archae Associati is the CDD- Center For Disability. Conceived as the continuation of a paved plinth, the architectural element folds in a fluid bend, like metal with a high point of plasticity, to create floor, back wall and roof. Glass encloses the other three sides of this building housing classrooms and workshops. The architects state that,

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The functional program, aimed at disabled persons, features primary and complementary activities – classrooms and workshops – conceived as the structures which are essential to the conduction of the socio-educational activities associated with the presence of disabled persons. The project forms a special relationship with the surroundings, hypothesizing a park accessible by a wheelchair user because the trees “perforate” a sill in smooth concrete, the pavement of this kind of artificial forest.

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Accessing the Center from the side opposite the park, one finds a corridor stretching in both directions, held within the bend. From here the various programmatic elements slot into the rectangular plan and are easily accessible. The building is a simple, neat plan located on a plot behind a nursery school and adjacent a disorderly residential area, which becomes something quite special when viewed in section.

 

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