“Enrico Fermi” High School
2,000 SQ. M. OF ACTIVE SURFACES® PANELS FOR THE “FERMI” JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL IN TURIN, ITALY Iris Ceramica Group – via Fiandre Architectural Surfaces brand - has contributed to the renovation of the “Fermi” junior high school in Turin, carried out by Fondazione Agnelli, by donating nearly 2,000 sq. m. of eco-active panels with ACTIVE SURFACES® technology.
In fact, the antibacterial properties of Active are ideal for bathroom and changing room cladding. ACTIVE surfaces eliminate 99.99% of bacteria and more than 99% of viruses. Recent studies conducted by the Active Research and Development Department of Iris Ceramica Group, in collaboration with the renowned technical-scientific committee of the two departments of the University of Milan confirm that ACTIVE SURFACES® eliminates SARS-CoV-2 by 94% after just 4 hours of exposure to low-intensity UV light (natural light and conventional light bulbs).
The renovation of the “Fermi” junior high school is part of the “Torino fa scuola” project, promoted by two foundations, Fondazione Agnelli and Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, in collaboration with the City of Turin and Fondazione per la Scuola.
A total of 300 Italian and foreign architectural firms participated in the call for bids for this project, which was awarded to Studio BDR Bureau of Turin with a project engineered by the firm Sintecna.
“Torino fa scuola” was launched in 2015 as a result of a cultural and architectural reflection on the decisive role that learning environments can play in the quality of schooling. Sustainable and more welcoming buildings, with modular and flexible spaces, designed from scratch or by renovating the existing ones in line with modern educational approaches and innovative, personalized and inclusive teaching practices, can help students learn and improve the well-being of those who spend time or work at school: this is the basic concept behind the project.
The decision to use ACTIVE SURFACES® is in keeping with the concrete measures put in place to ensure the well-being of students and the general improvement in the conditions of access to school life and activities.