Two Stages Architectural Competition Design project for the new arts highschool with sport fields, facilities and art gallery. The project has a clear urban value with a great potential for the city of Trento, as it can be configured as a window to the new district of Le Albere and the landscape to the west and the fabric of the historic city to the east.

Program: Design project for the new arts high school with sport fields, facilities and art gallery
Location: Trento, IT
Client: Provincia Autonoma di Trento
Assignment: ATENASTUDIO, Trentino Progetti
Schedule: February 2018
Status: Architecture Competition
Lot Area: 7.000 sqm
Built Area: 13.000 sqm


The ground floor of the existing building is largely maintained, on which small two-storey buildings with a relatively free sediment footprint take shape and articulated pitched roofs re-propose spontaneity and articulation of volumes typical of the stratified urban fabric.

The orientation of the buildings positioned above the basement is mainly east west, to emphasize the dialogue between the new city and the ancient city and to multiply the visual cones of the landscape.

This is how two new important urban spaces come into being, the square to the east with the function of a front desk for the city, a public interface, and the boulevard to the west, dedicated to greenery and sport, a home interface.


The northernmost building appears as a new urban icon, a large enclosure that hosts the functions serving the city, the Civic Center intended as a space for meeting the territory directly accessible from the outside.

The sum of the other buildings, combined with the base and part of the basement, articulates all the rooms of the new seat of the Art School A. Vittoria.

The internal distribution rotates around a full-height void containing the main staircase, in line with both the front entrance and the rear entrance. All the buildings, although volumetrically autonomous, are connected to each other through two transversal connections. The horizontal connection plays a fundamental role configuring itself not only as a distribution space, but above all as the sum of informal areas of aggregation and socialization.



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