The revolution designed by Stefano Boeri Interiors is born. Delivered the first prototype of the classroom of tomorrow, as part of the Igiene Together project by Napisan

The first prototype of the Classroom of the Future designed by Stefano Boeri Interiors within the framework of Napisan's Igiene Insieme project, thanks to the contribution of the Municipality of Rozzano, was presented at the Collodi primary school of the Barozzi Beltrami Institute in Rozzano (Mi). A new concept of school space, which was created with the aim of creating an innovative, multifunctional environment open to multiple uses, at different times of day; a space that can guarantee life even in extracurricular hours for learning spaces, focusing on rigorous hygiene standards that respect collective health, innovative teaching methods and an increasingly versatile use of spaces.

Hygiene Together

"When we started the journey of 'Hygiene Together' three years ago, we did so with a deep sense of responsibility, which led us to intervene with our Napisan brand alongside the world of schools, which is in great difficulty due to the pandemic," explains Ferran Rousaud, CEO Reckitt Hygiene Italia. "This classroom is a gift, as well as a wish. For the children who will be able to use it, but also for the future of the school in general. We hope that our path as a private entity at the service of the community can be an inspiration to many, and we hope that this project can contribute to making the place where future generations grow up and are formed more and more modern and innovative."

The Classroom of the Future

Stefano Boeri Interiors' challenge is to think about models of educational environments that allow the experimentation of a broad spectrum of educational formats and the opening of the school to different activities even during extracurricular hours. Light, colours, technology and furnishings are among the protagonists of this new way of thinking about the boundaries of learning: flexible spaces that change and adapt to every need, also becoming music rooms, craft workshops and dance schools if necessary, changing throughout the day. A school that is free and open to all forms of learning, at the service of sociality and the entire community.

A flexible space

"We are happy to present this prototype classroom, which demonstrates how the basic cell of our school can be easily transformed into a flexible space, open not only to different formats of teaching (not only frontal), but also to different uses during the same day. We have designed a classroom that is iridescent in its furnishings and composition; a space that can be designed and modified in real time by its users (starting with students and teachers)," says Stefano Boeri, architect and co-founder of Stefano Boeri Interiors. "A multifunctional classroom that represents the condition to open Italian schools to the life of their urban communities and transform them into centres of sociality and creativity."

Multifunctionality and co-design

A project that envisages flexible and modular classrooms, with movable walls that guarantee the variation of space on the basis of different needs and in the sign of multi-functionality, open spaces oriented towards co-design and integrated with the rest of the school, furniture designed to involve students and stimulate all their senses. A new lease of life for the panorama of school facilities in Italy that puts technology, safety and healthiness first. Every surface contributes to the definition of functionality and flexibility: the floor facilitates students and teachers in the configuration of the necessary space, each time recreating the layout suitable for the specific time of day: small group work, frontal lesson, informal teaching, etc.

Learning and sharing

"The Classroom of the Future is a device for learning, sharing, designing and building. A place to inhabit and transform according to multiple needs and objectives: a scalable and multifunctional space, capable of adapting to the times and uses of teaching and the entire community," explains architect Giorgio Donà, co-Founder and Director of Stefano Boeri Interiors. The classroom is also equipped with advanced technological systems designed to improve the quality of distance learning, as well as the quality of the environment itself, a fundamental element that contributes to the improvement of learning and belonging processes. Hygiene education, adaptability to possible spacing requests, air cleaning devices, ordinary cleaning activities and the search for washable and antibacterial materials are pivotal themes for a conscious restart and to rethink the concept of hygiene and indoor pollution.

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