1.14 The Kite / C+S Architects

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1.14 The Kite / C+S Architects

1.14 The Kite /  C+S Architects

1.14 is a team, a group of people, who work to support families taking care of their children.
During the winter, they work helping in schools with homework and activities, in summer they work in their own structure engaging in sport, art and drama.

The kite is designed for 1.14 is a shelter which creates a shadow under which a series of different spaces can be activated for different purposes: among them the kite is the main shelter, which protects from the summer heat and is divided in two parts, one for the nursery and the other for the elder children. A series of art labs, two swimming pools and sand playgrounds complete the landscape.

1.14 The Kite /  C+S Architects

The kite is enriched by color and matter.
Simple and flexible open spaces are connected with the park through continuous sliding glazed doors.

1.14 The Kite /  C+S Architects

The kite is a concrete made shelter, cross-sectioned and folded by a street, a training path which connects the spaces all together and reaches the swimming pool at the very top of the park.

1.14 The Kite /  C+S Architects

The concrete structure, which coincides with the form of the building produces the ideal conditions for the summer conditioning, without the necessity of any mechanical installations.

The photovoltaic system enables to heat the water of the swimming pools.

Project Details:

Location: Fontaniva, Italy
Type: Educational
Masterplan, architecture and landscape design: C+S Architects
Client: 1.14 Learning Centre
Site supervision and safety: Davide Testi
Structural engineering: Toso Riccio Ingegneria
MEP: Luca Bovo and Nicola Pizzo
C+S Team: Fabrizio Maiorana, Alessandro Pizzolato, Davide Testi

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