Since 1995 Politecnica has been responsible, on behalf of UNIMORE, for many of the development and expansion phases of the “Enzo Ferrari” Engineering Campus in Modena. After winning in December 2018 the international design competition called by UNIMORE, Politecnica, together with OBR for the architectural part and Openfabric for the landscaping, has completed the technical design phase of the new Teaching Pavilion in the Campus.
A new teaching facility with a strong urban vocation, where criteria based on high technology and structural control integrate perfectly with functional and aesthetic requirements, transforming and characterizing the existing connective space, creating a new gateway to the Campus with places for gathering and socializing at the service of the community.
The Pavilion will house facilities for 1,200 students, with adaptive classroom space, computer study rooms, outdoor event spaces and a new plaza.
The target of the design was to find simple solutions that generate quality and durability with a focus on energy and environmental aspects, limiting energy consumption and polluting emissions thanks to careful control and study of the microclimate inside the spaces.
The new building is characterized by an overhanging component that not only creates the entrance to the Faculty, but also blurs the distinction between inside and outside in a spatial continuum open to the neighboring public: a covered square for students, professors and citizens to interact, socialize and share the pleasure of being together and rediscover the values that nourish the sense of community.