Solar panels and green classrooms for 600 children: the new primary school in via Viscontini inaugurated in Milan

Solar panels and green classrooms for 600 children: the new primary school in via Viscontini inaugurated in Milan
Solar panels and green classrooms for 600 children: the new primary school in via Viscontini inaugurated in Milan

“Eight years have passed and suddenly here we are, all in all very fast but it seemed like an eternity …”. The students welcomed in music, on the notes of Azzurro, the mayor Beppe Sala arrived in the Bonola area to inaugurate the new Viscontini elementary school. An institute, built with an investment of 12 million, which for the mayor “fully embraces the idea of ​​how a school should be: accessible, sustainable, functional and safe, placed at the center of the life of the neighborhood. The most beautiful institutes are there. building on the outskirts, the one in via Adriano will soon arrive “.

Teachers and students will bring the school to life from September. “I am proud to be able to open this school – explains the principal Milena Ancora -. The structure will host innovative teaching: students will learn in the school and with the school”. The building – with solar panels on the roof and reduced energy consumption – was designed involving staff, parents and students. Proof of this is the drawing of the little Vittoria, on the basis of which the facade was built. “It is an example of how we imagine the schools of the future – explains the councilor for school buildings, Paolo Limonta – beating hearts of the neighborhoods”.

The Viscontini, which will host up to 600 children and is in a green area of ​​1,270 meters (with games, vegetable garden, “Il bosco” green classroom) is open: gym, auditorium and library will be available after school hours. Meanwhile, while waiting for the end of the naming process, our thoughts turn to Francesca Scalabrini, vice-principal of the school who passed away last spring for Covid. “She would have liked it – says her daughter Federica, 19 -. Mom pushed for the realization of the school, she would be proud and happy that children can grow up in such an environment”.

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