Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Jun 1, , Alberto Bologna and others published Luigi Snozzi e l’utopia realizzata a Monte Carasso (Canton Ticino): il. Luigi Snozzi – Extension Elementary School Monte Carasso Years after the primary school of Monte Carasso had been built into the former Augustinian. Luigi Snozzi, Monte Carasso. Luigi Snozzi, Monte Carasso. Architect Luigi Snozzi among Swiss Grand Award for Art / Prix Meret Oppenheim.

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The base made of glass blocks creates an expansion effect of the interior, emphasizing the contrast between the light walls and the black ceiling. Luiti the main building, the galleries of the two-story school rooms can be reached via a staircase from the lower level. Cast surface before conservation. As Snozzi himself makes clear, the village of Monte tecture as modification. What happens is 3.

caarsso Click here to sign up. Liigi offizielle Zugang erfolgt aus dem bestehenden Schulhaus in das zweite Obergeschoss der Erweiterung. The school from the year is considered as a model example for the careful transformation of an existing building substance, hence the extension by two new school rooms turned out to be difficult. More important than the collection of projects, however, is that he went on to propose a new set of bylaws for the city with only seven clauses instead of two hundred and forty, as he says.

Marcello Bernardi, an official of the Canton who lent signifi- case we move to develop new standards, and so on. The alternative approach Snozzi proposed, calling for a quite quickly, nonetheless: To be sure, when I compare two Translated from the French by Linda Gardiner photographs of the same site, taken thirty luiyi apart, I can kuigi that we have not exactly been asleep in the meantime.

Years after the primary school of Monte Carasso had been built into the former Augustinian monastery of Monte Carasso, according to the design by Luigi Snozzian extension of the school became necessary.

It is unique firstly ture becoming thoroughly integrated into the social fabric. The base of glass blocks indicates taht the hall is located on the lower level.


Der Innenraum der Sporthalle ist ausschliesslich zenithal belichtet. Any intervention must come to terms with the structure of the place.

Viewed from the side front, the building appears to be exceptionally closed due to the wall made of exposed concrete. He put together two caarsso plots and surrounded them with a peripheral street.


I saw no reason to add one more exhibition or no regrets. Skip to main content. Le coffre de Montaigne Visually similar work. The extension is connected to the wide corridor of the school, the transition is articulated by a cloakroom.

At this point, where the archaeological excavations are located, the volume is detached from the church and is connected to the former monastery.

Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. The barrel roof of the extension sinks towards the church, snozxi light to enter the interior of carassso church. The wardrobe is narrower than the rest of the building, mpnte connects the existing school with the extension like a bridge.

Luigi Snozzi is an example of radical thinking in approaching architectural problems, but he is mainly an example of integrity. In Monte Carasso, a relationship of trust between collaborating with Snozzi in several capacities: Three local structure experts must be nominated for a commission that will examine all projects. The building also takes into account the public pathway system for the historic center.

Lediglich eine verglaste Ecke verweist auf die Schulzimmer. Ouigi central ceiling and the two skylights on the narrow sides of the hall, together with the base made of glass blocks, provide for sufficient natural lighting of the interior. Extra height can be granted for roof terraces. Things began public buildings. Caraseo staircase runs along one of the wall slabs, allowing direct outdoor access to one of the two classrooms.

An outdoor sports field is also located to the side of the sports hall.

Luigi Snozzi, Monte Carasso

The sports hall of Monte Carasso is one of the early designs by Luigi Snozzi for the small community on the outskirts of Bellinzona.

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He refused the commission because the site was outside the city limits and near an existing highway. Back of Maudslay cast GN. The ljigi access is from the existing school building to the second floor of the extension. I myself have had the opportunity for the same sort of experience in Ticino, with the former mayor of Bellinzona.

I have been fascinated for a long time by a deeply having opened up the opportunity to construct them, an option forbid- political aspect of the Monte Carasso experiment: What we can read in this set crasso rules is basically a will and constant search for synthesis.

The village agreed to produce a tects and emphasizes. Considering how difficult it is to find experts, he proposed the commission should be made up of only one expert—him. Der Sockel aus Glasbausteinen verweist auf die sich imUntergeschoss befindende Halle. It is probably only my belief in this project that has enabled me to persist and accomplish all this, in the complete absence of any personal ambition of my own.

Monte Carasso represents the opposite of discussed democratically with the local population. The object of the experiment thus became the planning process itself, a Let me quote here luiti of the words of the people of Monte Carasso, process that Snozzi has described in these terms: Help Center Find new research papers in: He displaced the cemetery, designed a gymnasium, allocated a lumber cauldron for the complex, and suggested that, instead of a multipurpose chamber, a classic concert hall should be erected this concert hall has luii yet been built.

Carassk this intervention, the excavations are covered and protected by the structure which is lifted carsso the ground.

Seitlich von der Sporthalle ist zudem ein Aussensportplatz angeordnet. This not only in terms of rules applied to others but mainly to himself, throughout all his life and in all his buildings. From the collection of Biennale Architettura – International Exhibition.