• OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso Principi Campus Divino Amore Roma plan pianta

Campus Divino Amore

The proposal envisages a continuous linear garden within the Divino Amore district, searching for mending the existing urbanization with the Roman countryside.
The design of the school campus looks for the blend of natural and artificial elements, including the history of the place and the needs of a modern school that generates a sense of belonging and identity.
Developed on psycho-pedagogical studies, the school campus Divino Amore is a place of education suitable for children (and teachers).
It fosters experiences linked to growth in a natural environment, safe but full of external stimulations.
The classrooms are set around inner courtyards and spaces dedicated to free activities in a pattern distribution straightforward and transparent.
The project provides intermediate environments between interior and outdoor spaces mitigating the temperature both in winter and summer.
The school complex becomes a kind of ecosystem in which children can grow along with the nature around them by developing new relationships with the outside world and a new sense of responsibility towards the environment.
The classrooms, developed trying to capture the intimacy of family living, are articulated into spaces that encourage the sense of security, welcome, socialization and the discovery of the outside world.

OBR design team:
Paolo Brescia e Tommaso Principi
Michele Renzini
Izabela Sobieraj
Laura Mezquita

Project team:
Favero & Milan Ingegneria S.p.A.
Emanuela Bulli
Giuseppe Senofonte
Michele Crò
Vincenzo Rizzi

Comune di Roma


built area 5.600 sqm
site area 12.000 sqm

2008 Concept design
2007 Design competition (1st prize)