Resonating Chambers of Wood: Music School by Mario Cucinella
Architects: Mario Cucinella Architects (Draft), Francesco Montanari (Execution)
Location: Pieve di Centro (IT)
Circular Rehearsal Rooms
In future, both association and school will share the building, which stands on former factory grounds of the Lamborghini company. The land has been transformed into a park. Nine circular rehearsal rooms with slender pent roofs made of metal are joined as a sort of spatial conglomeration held together by access corridors. Although the material is not the first choice in terms of earthquake safety, the walls consist of masonry for purposes of soundproofing. The exterior features rear-ventilated cladding of curved oak slats and, in places, benches for park visitors.
According to the architects’ calculations, the building will be 35% more energy-efficient than the region’s current building regulations stipulate. The good insulation, shade-giving metal roofs and ventilation will all contribute. In fact, 28% of the energy for heating and cooling will come from the building’s own roof, parts of which have been fitted with photovoltaic modules.