THE LEARNING FACTORY

The new headquarters of the “Institute of Applied Art and Design – IAAD” are located in Bologna (Italy), in a early twentieth century complex along the railway. More than half of the large spaces at ground level host adaptive open classrooms and shared areas,  integrated with closed standard classrooms.

 

The flexible study and exhibition spaces, characterized by reconfigurable walls and mobile furniture, are part of the connective space where users can meet and interact. Large internal windows allow visual connections between the people involved in various didactic activities. From the Ovidio Vignoni hand-decorated tiles factory, to the factory of learning on applied arts – The IAAD Learning Factory is a flexible complex informed by innovative teaching, carried out in a large and adaptable shared environment. A contemporary university playing the role of a civic center for the local community with an open program of activities, as natural complement of the didactic experience.

 

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La nuova sede dello “Istituto di Arte Applicata e Design – IAAD”. è situata a Bologna, in una storica fabbrica di inizio ‘900 lungo la ferrovia. Oltre la metà degli ampi ambienti al piano terra ospita spazi didattici flessibili e aree informali condivise, che si integrano con aule standard chiuse. Le zone adattabili per lo studio e le esposizioni, caratterizzate da pareti riconfigurabili e arredi mobili, fanno parte dello spazio connettivo in cui gli utenti possono incontrarsi e interagire. Ampie vetrate interne consentono collegamenti visivi tra le persone coinvolte nelle varie attività didattiche. Dalla fabbrica di manufatti artistici Ovidio Vignoni, alla fabbrica dell’apprendimento sulle arti applicate – The IAAD Learning Factory: un complesso flessibile informato da una didattica innovativa, svolta in ambienti condivisi ampi e adattabili. Un’università contemporanea che svolge il ruolo di centro civico, aperto alla comunità locale, con un programma di attività culturali, naturale complemento dell’esperienza didattica.

CREDITS

Bologna, Italy, 2020 – completed
Private university
Area 1800 m2
Client IADA srl
Project by WNA Walter Nicolino Architects
Photos by Massimo Nicolino

Design team
Preliminary design phase: Walter Nicolino, Quirino Spinelli, Luca Secci
Executive design phase: Walter Nicolino, Francesco Simone Gadaleta

Consultants
Structural engineering: Thomas Bassanelli
HVAC project: Alberto Rogato
Electrical system project: Alberto Regazzi
Lighting design: iGuzzini
Fire & Safety Engineering: Claudio Dall’Olio

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+39 338 117 89 23

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