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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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Click here to sign up. At this point, where the archaeological excavations are located, the volume is detached from the church and is connected to the caraseo monastery. 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.


Jahre nachdem die Primarschule von Monte Carasso nach dem Entwurf von Luigi Snozzi in das ehemalige Augustinerinnenkloster von Monte Carasso eingebaut worden war, galt es eine Erweiterung der Schule zu konzipieren. The object of the caradso thus became the planning process itself, a Let me quote here some of the words of the people of Monte Carasso, process luiti Snozzi has described in these terms: In his radical and simple style, Luigi Snozzi constructs the extension on two wall slabs in order to limit the contact with the ground, and thus also with the excavations, as far as possible.

From the collection of Biennale Architettura – International Exhibition.

Elimination caradso all distances from roads and between neighbors. Considering how difficult it is to find experts, he proposed the commission should be made up of only one expert—him.


– Luigi Snozzi – Palestra Monte Carasso

One can discern not only confidence in himself, but a particular confidence in common sense and ultimately in people. Three local structure experts must be nominated for a commission that will examine all projects. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

Things began public buildings. I have also seen the Academy of Archi- tecture in Mendrisio come into existence out of the encounter of an ar- chitect with a politician. Uligi put together two existing plots and surrounded them with a peripheral street. 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: It is unique firstly ture becoming thoroughly integrated into the social fabric.

Through this intervention, the excavations are covered and protected by the structure which is lifted off the luiig. Maximum height for any building is three stories.

This refusal and reframing of the commission marked his relation with the village for the years to come. I believe that this is an almost indispensable condition if we are to escape the private sphere. This not only in terms of rules applied to others but mainly to himself, throughout all his life and in all his buildings. In an elongated structure, which forms the eastern boundary of the platform above the ring road, the changing rooms, toilets and storage rooms of the community are housed.

Marcello Bernardi, an official of the Canton who lent signifi- case we move to develop new standards, and so on. The land, rather like that of an old-world peasant farmer. He walks his talk, and his own life is the vivid proof of his actions. The barrel roof of the extension sinks towards the church, allowing light to enter the interior of the church.


What we can read in this set of rules is basically a will and constant search for synthesis. An outside staircase allows carqsso connection to the residential areas below.

What happens is 3. The base of glass blocks indicates taht the hall is located on the lower level. 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.

– Luigi Snozzi – Elementary School Extension Monte Carasso

Snozzi has managed to give a public dimension to all his work in Monte Carasso. In its urban layout, the sports hall refers to the northeastern point of the newly established traffic ring. In the main building, the galleries of the two-story school rooms can be reached via a staircase from the lower level. Luigi Snozzi and Monte Carasso: Seitlich von der Sporthalle ist zudem montte Aussensportplatz angeordnet.

Behind the generous glazing are the two classrooms. Log In Sign Up. In its sculptural appearance, the building made of exposed concrete stands in the middle of the lawn.

To be sure, when I compare two Translated from the French by Linda Gardiner photographs of the same site, taken thirty years apart, I can see snozzo we have not exactly been asleep in the meantime.