Refurbishing modern school buildings

Why the talk is inspiring?

The talk presents, through some case studies, the deli-cate issue of preserving modern architectures for education. Although the use of school building remained constant, the rapidity of changes in educational theories, school programs and building standards made school buildings susceptible to major alterations or even demolition.

The conversation is arranged in collaboration with VGTU Faculty of Architecture.

The talk is held on Thursday, 8.00 p.m. at the National Art Gallery (NDG), Konstitucijos av. 22, Vilnius.

Entrance is free of charge.



Marco Di Nallo

How the speaker is exceptional?

Architect, gained a PhD from the Politecnico di Torino and the Academy of Architecture of Mendrisio, with a thesis on Swiss school buildings in the 1950s and the 1960s. Between 2010 and 2014 he was teaching assistant of Restoration and Reuse of 20th Century Architecture in Mendrisio (CH). Recently guest lecturer at the Antalya International University (Turkey). Co-founder of the architectural office +R | piùerre (www.piuerre.com)


Schulhausbau. Der Stand der Dinge / School Buildings. The State of Affairs : The Swiss Contribution in an International Context

Hochbauamt der Stadt Zürich / The City of Zurich Building Authority

Why the book is worth reading?

The book (published in 2004) presents the current debate on pedagogy and architecture, mainly in Switzer-land. It includes an historical overview and many Swiss and international case studies with photos, maps, images and information about the architecture and the basic pedagogical idea.