David Chipperfield Architects . + professione architetto
David Chipperfield Architects Milan, in collaboration with the engineering company Steam, has won an international design competition organised by the University of Padua for the construction of the new campus of Social and Economic Sciences, PiaveFutura. Among the other practices selected for the restricted procedure competition were Bak Gordon, Barozzi Veiga, Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos, Foster + Partners and Sauerbruch Hutton.
The competition called for the recovery of the former Caserma Piave complex to accomodate the new campus. These former barracks comprise approximately 50,000 square meters of land in the south-west of Padua’s historic centre and within the medieval walls. The existing complex also includes buildings of the former Sant’Agostino convent, which have been used as part of the barracks since the nineteenth century.