A cultural reflection on new learning spaces. Enrico Fermi School by BDR bureau

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BDR bureau.- Alberto Bottero, Simona Della Rocca. 
Structural and Executive Planning.- Sintecna srl. General contractor.- D’Engineering s.r.l. Mechanics and Eletrical Advisor.- Proeco ss. Sustainavility and acoustics advisor.- Onleco srl. Furniture design.- BDR bureau. Construction.- Sintecna srl. Project manager.- FCA Partecipazioni S.p.A. Benches and chairs.- VS school furniture. Pouf, Small sofas, folding steel tables.- Pedrali. Canteen and auditorium chairs.- Infiniti.
5.096 sqm.
Via Biglieri 19, Turin, Italy.

Alberto Bottero, Simona Della Rocca. BDR bureau

BDR bureau is a Turin-based architectural firm founded by Alberto Bottero and Simona Della Rocca in 2016. It develops projects ranging from the temporary dimension to the urban research through public and private competitions and assignments. The studio pays particular attention to the architecture of re-use and the re-adaptation of living, work and educational spaces.

BDR bureau’s projects originate through a broad interpretation of the sites and a deep understanding of the context, with the capability of transforming limits into opportunities. Each project experiments with spatial solutions based on the idea of an open, simple and innovative architecture that meet the evolving needs of our times.

The studio has received awards in various international competitions, including: Torino Fa Scuola (2017), Kodrina masterplan (2016), Esporre il Compasso D’oro (2014), YAP MAXXI (2013). Many of its projects have been exhibited at international level (MAXXI, Rome; MoMA, New York; Istanbul Modern, Turkey; Constructo, Santiago of Chile) and published in various magazines.

BDR bureau has also participated in two editions of the La Biennale di Architettura in Venice: in 2016 (Venice Pavilion, with a vision on the future of Porto Marghera) and in 2018 (Italian Pavilion, with a research project on the re-use of the railway yards).

The studio’s work has been extensively featured in magazines and publications, including: Unbuilt Rome, Piccole Utopie/Small Utopias by Fondazione MAXXI, Domus, Dezeen, Il Sole 24 Ore, La Stampa, La Repubblica, Casabella, Living – Corriere della Sera, and many others.



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