Barcelona Design Week

Barcelona, Spain
6-7 June 2018

Knowledge Design Week 2018

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
13 June 2018


Reggio Children

Reggio Emilia, Italy


The competition for the extension of a kinder garden in Reggio Emilia (RE) is the occasion to envision a spatial declination of the innovative didactic principles of Malaguzzi method, and to shape the space through unprecedented digital tools supporting pedagogy.

The structure of the new building comes from the landscape lines emerging in a new guise as walls, ramps, columns, glass panels, rows of trees, green stripes, waterlines.


Inside, the building has a layer system which, through different degrees of transparency, selects and channels views, puts in contact internal functions and external elements of the landscape, allows people to find orientation.


The digital technology used in the project merges with the architecture and relates with the functions empowering expression and supplying an active tool to the pedagogy.

The walls of the school really become active interfaces which teacher and children can use in an intuitive way.



A project by Carlo Ratti Associati for the design of a new infant school at the ‘Centro Internazionale Loris Malaguzzi’ in Reggio Emilia. Consultants: Vittorio Neirotti (Structural Engineering), Carlo Micono (Systems Engineering), IEC - Marco Vigone, Paulo Vigone (Structural Engineering & Construction and Safety Management).


Carlo Ratti Associati design team: Carlo Ratti, Antonio Atripaldi (project leader), Alberto Bottero, Andrea Cassi, Andrea Galanti, Pietro Leoni, Giovanni de Niederhausern, Walter Nicolino, Rena Yang, Jenni Young.