Villafranca Polyfunctional Center


  • Premio Architettiverona 2011

    Selected project

  • Medaglia d’Oro all’Architettura Italiana 2009

    Finalist project & Honorable mention

Villafranca Polyfunctional Center

The project is located in direct relation to the west side of the Dossobuono school in a peripheral context that blends single-family houses with remnants of the beautiful agricultural fabric. The connection to the existing school occurs through contact with the internal corridor of the schools. The architecture presents itself as a suspended elementary prism, framed by a white metal profile containing facades in screen-printed glass. The building, with a trapezoidal floor plan, is spread over two levels. The first, partially underground, houses the local music band (-3.50m) and is connected to the ground with two opposing stair accesses. The other, intended for the school cafeteria (+1 m), is connected with two ramps that lean on the steel structure. The ramps are opposed to the fronts they rest on, generating a rotation effect relative to the volume.

Strong is the contrast between the immateriality of the addition and the corporeality of the existing structure

The architecture constructs two simple and unitary spaces, with particular attention to climatic and lighting conditions



Villafranca di Verona (VR) - Italia


Municipality of Villafranca

Total area

970 mq

Built area

440 mq


canteen, multipurpose center

Architectural Design
Arch. Camillo Botticini

Paola Martinelli, Michela Cibaldi, Ignazio Marchetti

Structural Design
Ing. Franco Palmieri

Systems Design
Studio Valzelli

Construction Company

Project drawings

Related project

Category: Public

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