The “Redi” school is coming, here is the complete project: start of work, starting 2023

BAGNO A RIPOLI – A brand new auditorium with up to two hundred seats to host initiatives, concerts and gatherings.

Nineteen new environments including classrooms for students, rooms for teachers, study rooms and laboratories for integrative activities.

In addition to a recording room for music that is open to everyone, even in the afternoon, as a modern Civic Center, a youth room where girls and boys of all ages can meet, study, express and share their creativity.

Outside three new sports fields, lots of trees and greenery instead of concrete in the square and “green class” for outdoor teaching.

A pedestrian path will connect the nearby library, to create a real “citadel of knowledge”. All with one password: eco-sustainability, with solar panels on the roof for clean energy.

The high school “Francesco Redi” is growing and looking forward. The municipal council of Bagno a Ripoli has just approved the final project, which draws its new face, with a massive extension and conversion project worth over 6.5 million euros.

One of the main elements of a more comprehensive plan for school construction, where the municipality in total allocates over 15 million euros to all schools in the area, including new construction and upgrading of the existing one.

As for the “Redi” middle school in Ponte a Niccheri, the next step, in the coming weeks, is the preparation of the executive project to be used as a basis for the public tender to identify the executing company. To then start the work at the beginning of the new year, that is the goal of the administration.

The new Redi, larger and functional

The project for the new “Redi” school involves the construction of a new building.

It will have the shape of an “L” and will complete the architectural layout as a single building along with the existing one. It rises on two floors in an area of ​​almost 2,700 square meters and develops around a central agora with trees and flower beds, a new crossroads and center of gravity for the life of the school community.

Inside, each room will be functional in relation to the didactic activity, including corridors, no longer simple hallways, but fully experienced by students and equipped with tables and chairs, in accordance with the principles of the Manifesto of School Architecture developed by Indire on the basis of MIUR guidelines .

The new building will house the auditorium (with 100 places for school activities, 200 for leisure activities) and 19 new environments: 8 classrooms, 2 classrooms for supplementary activities (group rooms), 4 laboratories for special activities, 1 inclusion, 1 teacher’s room / school secretariat, 1 library / study room, 2 music laboratory rooms, one of which has a recording room, which will be the youth room and “Medborgerhuset”, which is open to the local community also during outdoor school hours.

Solar cell on the roof: “Password sustainability”

Eco-sustainability will be the main figure in the new Redi school: the project was actually carried out on the basis of the LEED protocol (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

Therefore, it is not a simple energy certification, but a real project philosophy that is able to combine virtuous performance in key areas that include social, mobility, environmental and energy aspects in the evaluation of the future building, up to the management of The construction site.

This framework includes the construction equipment that includes installation of solar panels, use of electric heat pumps for air treatment, recycling of rainwater, LED lighting: energy saving is the beacon of design.

The school will also be connected to the new system of cycle paths that will connect all the area’s main cities.

The Redi school will also be one of the focal points of the first “energy community” in Bagno a Ripoli that the administration is working on.

The goal is to create a significant pole for energy production from renewable sources, based on photovoltaic systems, utilization of the public areas in the areas Antella and Ponte a Niccheri, including just taken at the new school, where the planned installation will be able to produce 165 kW / h .

Outside, sports fields and “green class”

Outside, three new multifunctional outdoor courts for basketball, volleyball and five-a-side football will be created.

In the access area, lawns and trees will replace concrete to create – with a subsequent lot – “green” outdoor spaces.

Everything will be harmoniously connected to the nearby Municipal Library through wood-paneled walkways that will create a true “Citadel of Knowledge”, which will enhance the green area and garden at the back of the Library, which is now underutilized.

Partnership with Cassa Depositi e Prestiti and Indire

Along the way, the municipality will have Cassa Depositi e Prestiti by its side, which as part of this innovative project will provide the administration with technical-administrative advice to support the interventions.

And a collaboration will come from the Indire National Institute of Documentation, Innovation and Educational Research, which has shared with the municipality the indications proposed by the “Spaces 1 + 4” manifesto for the creation of an innovative school, where each space is intended as a place of learning .

The rebuilding of the west wing

When the new construction is completed, the west wing will be rebuilt, where the management and administration offices will be located, where methods and timing are still under investigation by the administration.

School building, max floor of DKK 15 million

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

In addition to the new wing of “Redi”, there is actually the construction of three new schools: the primary “Enriques Agnoletti” in Padule, entirely in wood and nearing completion (inauguration scheduled for September with the start of the new school year) ; the new crèche 0-3 years and the new kindergarten 3-6 years in front of the “Redi” school with the establishment, in the area, of a center for training and education that will include and integrate, alongside school facilities, also the municipal library and the sports facility “Pazzagli”.

For these last two interventions, the administration has sought tenders for school construction as part of the national restoration and resistance plan.

Similarly in the case of the project for the Padules School’s new gymnasium, which is specially designed to be used by the disabled as well, and for the renovation and remodeling of the canteens and school kitchens in the “Michelet” primary schools in Antella and “Marconi” by Grassina.

The planned interventions also include the redevelopment of the “Arabam” nursery in Osteria Nuova.

“The new” Redi “comes alive with the largest investment in schools among those made so far – explains the mayor of Bagno a Ripoli Francesco Casini – An innovative, sustainable project, aware of the environment, for new models of teaching and design of spaces, the result of the school’s participation, awarded by the recognition of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti and Indire ”.

“It will meet the need for new places on the part of the constantly growing school – he notes – while creating a Civic center for all young people in the area. It is an area, in the heart of the Ponte a Niccheri, dedicated to culture, education and training, connected to the library and soon integrated by the new 0-6 year old center, which will be built together with the kindergarten and the new kindergarten. A pact for the future of our society and with the new generations of which we are truly proud. “

“The new school” Redi “is the flagship of our municipality’s school building strategy – declares the school councilor Francesco Pignotti – After completely renovating the east wing, with this intervention we deliver an innovative school for the boys and girls of today and the future. With an internal agora that becomes the new heart, new classrooms, laboratories and green areas, and above all an auditorium and music laboratories that are open in the afternoon. It will be the youth center that was lacking in Bagno a Ripoli, and which will mark a revolutionary turning point in youth participation for our territory “.

“As often happens, especially in a school like” Redi “, now an important reality in the area that welcomes not only Ripole’s users but also the neighboring municipalities, the building that houses it was no longer functional for innovative teaching and with corridors “explains the head of the comprehensive Institute” Antonino Caponnetto ” Maria Luisa Rainaldi.

“The municipality – he adds – has listened to and accepted the school’s wishes and the places that will be created will be an expression of our educational offer, which will finally be compatible with school buildings. We thank the administration for this, which has been forward-looking, because investing in school buildings means having a long-term vision, and we are happy with the dialogue that has been set up ”.

“Finally – concludes Rainaldi – alongside the new environments for classrooms and laboratories, we also get the new auditorium, which will not only provide new opportunities for the sections of the school’s musical address, the only ones in southern Florence. But more generally for the whole society, of a school that is increasingly open to society ”.

From left: Pignotti, Casini, Rainaldi and Samuele Borri from Indire


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