Secondary school

Bellinzona, TI
arch. Lorenzo Bronner

The scholastic complex is made up of three units: the school, classrooms, administration, hall, library; the gymnasium hall, with the guardian apartment on the first floor and the technical unit, a wood-fired central heat and storage gear. 
The buildings are located on a strip of land laid out with concrete slabs, while the rest of the site is designed as a green lawn, with the exception of the basketball playing ground. 
The classrooms building is a 4-levels parallelepiped, with vertical circulations on the two heads.

The main access of the gymnasium hall ends on a small balcony leading to the stands furniture and the changing rooms from which students access to the gymnastic room.
From the main courtyard an external staircase leads to the guardian apartment, which is completely autonomous 
The one level technical unit includes technical rooms for a chipboard-heating system, a basement for the chipboard, a room for outdoor sports equipment and an additional warehousing.
Total area: 8’673 m².
Volume of the 3 buildings: 46’050 m³.
Project: 1999.