the new Redi school in Bagno and Ripoli

The final project for the expansion and redevelopment of the high school was approved by the Board of Aldermen

A new Auditorium up to two hundred seats to host initiatives, concerts and meetings, nineteen new environments including classrooms for students, rooms for teachers, study rooms and laboratories for integrative activitiesNext to one Music recording room for everyoneeven in the afternoon in one Space-young people where girls and boys of all ages can get together.

The Lycée “Francesco Redi” shows: the city council of Bagno a Ripoli approved the final project that will draw the new face, with an impressive Expansion and redevelopment project worth over 6.5 million euros. One of the main features of a more extensive school building plan, in which the municipality will approve a total of over 15 million euros for all schools in the area, including new buildings and upgrading of existing ones.

On the outside world, three new fields for sports, Trees and greens instead of concrete on site and “green class” for outdoor lessons. A pedestrian crossing will connect the nearest library. All with a password: Eco-sustainability, complete with photovoltaic panels on the roof for clean energy.

As for the “Redi” middle school in Ponte and Niccheri, the route continues fast. The next step, in the coming weeks, is the elaboration of the executive project to form the basis of the public tender to identify the executive firm. Then starts work at the beginning of the new year, that is the goal of the administration.

The project of the new school “Redi” is about the construction of a new building. It will have the shape of an “L” and will complete the architectural layout as the only building along with the existing one. It will rise on two floors to an area of ​​almost 2700 square meters, develop around a central agora with trees and flower beds, a new intersection and focus on the life of the school community. Inside, every space for didactic activity will be functional, including hallways, no longer simple passages, but full of students experienced and equipped with tables and chairs, in accordance with the principles of the Manifesto of School Architecture developed by Indire based on MIUR Guidelines.

The new building will house the auditorium (with 100 seats for school activities, 200 for extracurricular activities) and 19 new rooms: 8 classrooms, 2 classrooms for supplementary activities (group places), 4 laboratories for special activities, 1 inclusion laboratory, 1 teacher / school secretariat, 1 library / study room, 2 music laboratory classrooms, one of which is equipped with a recording room, the youth center and the “Civic Center” “, which is open to the commune even during extra-school hours.

Ecological sustainability will be the mainstay of the new Redi school: In fact, the project was carried out on the basis of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) protocol. The plant equipment they offer is part of this framework Installation of photovoltaic panels, the use of electric heat pumps for air treatment, reuse of rainwater, LED lighting: Energy saving is the lighthouse of the design. The school is also connected to the new cycle path system, which connects all the main grounds of the area.

Outside, three new multi-purpose outdoor courts are being created for basketball, volleyball and five-a-side football. In the suburbs, meadows and trees will take the place of concrete to create – with a later lot – “green” open air classrooms. Everything is harmoniously connected to the surrounding community library via pedestrian paths with tree trunks, which create a real “knowledge citadel”, which reinforces the green space and the garden behind the library, which are now underused.

Along the way, the commune of Cassa Depositi will have a prestige on its side, which will provide technical-administrative advice to the administration as part of this innovative project. In collaboration with the Indire National Institute of Documentation, Innovation and Educational Research, the municipality shared the indications proposed by the manifesto “Spaces 1 + 4” for the creation of an innovative school, where each space as is designed. Place of learning.

When the new building is completed, the west wing will be refurbished, where the administration and administration offices will be, using methods and timing that are still being studied by the administration.

In addition to the expansion and redevelopment project of “Redi” worth 6.5 million, the municipal administration presents an investment plan in school buildings, which affect all municipal structures, to a total of 15 million, with the aim of making them larger. , functional, efficient, innovative and sustainable.

In addition to the new wing of “Redi”, planned for the Construction of three new schools: den Primary “Enriques Agnoletti” of the Padule, completely in wood and almost finished (inauguration planned for September with the start of the new school year); the new crèche 0-3 years an den new nursery school 3-6 years before the “Redi” school with the creation, in the vicinity, of a training and education center, which in addition to the school structures also contains and integrates the municipal library and the sports facility “Pazzagli”.

For the last two interventions, the administration has announced tenders for school construction under the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. Similarly in the case of the project for the new gymnasium of the Padule school, specially designed for use by people with disabilities as well, and for the renovation and renovation of the canteens and school kitchens of the “Michelet” primary schools in Antella and “Marconi” by Grassina. The planned interventions also include the redevelopment of the crèche “Arabam” of Osteria Nuova.

The new “Redi” comes to life with the largest investment in schools among those made so far – explains the Mayor of Bagno and Ripoli Francesco Casini – An innovative, sustainable project, paying attention to the environment, for new models of teachers and space design, the result of the school’s participation, awarded by the recognition of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti in Indire. It will respond to the need for new places of the ever-growing school, while at the same time creating a Civic Center for all young people in the area. It is an area, in the heart of Ponte and Niccheri, dedicated to culture, education and training, connected to the library and soon integrated into the new 0-6 year old center, which will be built with the crèche and the new crèche. A pact for the future of our community and with the new generations of which we are truly proud.

“The new Redi school is the flagship of our municipality’s school building strategy,” he said the school counselor Francesco Pignotti – Having completely redesigned the East Wing, we are delivering an innovative school to the boys and girls of today and in the future with this intervention. With an internal agora that gives the new heart, new classrooms, laboratories and green spaces, and above all an auditorium and musical laboratories that will remain open in the afternoon. It will be the youth center that is missing in Bagno and Ripoli and that marks a revolutionary turning point in youth participation for our territory.

“As often happens, especially in a school like the ‘Redi’, now an important reality in the area, which welcomes not only the Ripolese users, but also the neighboring communes, the building that maintains it was no longer functional for innovative learning and with the mol – you explain Director of the Comprehensive Institute “Antonino Caponnetto” Maria Luisa Rainaldi – The municipality has listened to and accepted the school’s request and the places that will be created will be an expression of our training offer, which can finally be completed with the school building. We thank the administration for this far-sightedness, because investing in school buildings means a long-term vision, and we are pleased with the dialogue that has been established. Finally, in addition to the new environment for classrooms and laboratories, we also get the new auditorium, which not only offers new possibilities for the sections of the musical address of the school, the only one in the south of Florence. But more generally for the whole community, from a school that is more and more open to the community “.

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