The new gymnasium in the Sant’Andrea in Casale school complex is a candidate for funding provided by Pnrr. The project, which will allow to increase the spaces for teaching and learning activities that already exist, includes the construction of a multi-purpose sports facility next to the new middle school – which opened in April 2019 – and located in the immediate vicinity of the theater and the Justinian Villa car park.
“With this project signed by the architect Edoardo Preger – explains Mayor Mirna Cecchini – we are creating the conditions for a modern center of kinetic activities perfectly organized and suitable for the multiple needs expressed by faculty and students. In addition, we respond to the entire local community , in a continuous demographic growth, taking into account the requests of many sports clubs for equipped facilities to be used even outside school hours. In the recent expansion of the elementary and middle school, changing rooms have already been built in anticipation of the gymnasium that we are now offering to receive NRP funding. Thus, it will complete The gymnasium is a high-quality civic centre, at the service of the rapidly developing small village which is already home to the industrial center of the province of Valconca, together with the car park at the Villa theater level also intended for the market area and for summer events scheduled in the open. In the event that the conditions for the project not to receive access to the funds of the National Natural Resources Program occur, the administration in any case will maintain its commitment and continue to operate independently.
New sports facility
The new gymnasium that supports the Sant’Andrea school complex in Casale will have an interior surface area of over 400 square meters and a height of 6.50 meters (about one meter more than expected standards). The facility’s properties will allow the main indoor sports – mini basketball, volleyball, handball and futsal – along with other so-called free-body activities (including gymnastics, martial arts and dance). The area can be organized in a multifunctional way by marking the playing fields in different colors on the ground. The floor of the structure will be laid with parquet. On the rooftop of the gymnasium – on the roof of the facility – another outdoor playground and sports field are planned to double the opportunities for use of the structure. The school will be connected via a stair lift structure articulated between the two buildings, ensuring the vertical and horizontal passage between the three levels of the complex.
“The gymnasium – says public works consultant Christian D’Andrea – is designed to contain elements of environmental well-being – starting with sound insulation -; high-tech energy-saving solutions, LED lighting systems and windows with shatterproof windows. The seismic sensitivity of the selected area is a positive result to fully ensure public safety.”