Castilenti’s Secondary School
Italy, 2017 – 2021
Client: Municipality of Castilenti
Castilenti’s secondary school was gravely damaged by the earthquake on April 6, 2009, and significant damage was sustained by the r.c. structure and the non-structural elements. Originally, a project was planned to return the structure to operable status and bring it up to code. However, surveys of the building revealed that the school had deteriorated past the point for repairs to be sustainable. The costs to repair the damage and modernize the fixtures to bring them up to code were no longer feasible or even reasonable, as the original structure was outdated and not in line with today’s educational needs. Asdea s.r.l. worked as the project lead for the development and construction of a new first-rate secondary school designed with seismic resistance in mind. The project seeks to create a highly functional school whose architecture lends itself to the needs of 21st-century education.