Carducci secondary school in Modena: green light to the project for a new gym and the new theatreGreen light to the project for the demolition of the sports facilities at the Carducci Secondary School in Modena, supervised by Ingegneri Riuniti, and the subsequent reconstruction of larger facilities and a theatre that will be used for educational activities and will be available to the public, too. Please find the project sheet at the following link. Please find the article published by the Gazzetta di Modena at the following link. Please, find below the release of the Municipality of Modena including the details of the project: Green light to the executive planning for the first phase (750 thousand Euros) and the demolition of the sports facilities: the new building will be bigger. Entertainment hall with up to 250 seats. The intervention planned for the Carducci secondary school in Modena will concern both the gym and the auditorium, which are currently not used, aiming at creating wider sports facilities and a theatre with up to 250 seats, that will be used for educational activities and will be available to the public, too. A few days ago, on a proposal from the Assessor for Public Works, Gabriele Giacobazzi, the Town Council has approved the executive planning of the first part of the intervention, based on a programme set in accordance with the school; this programme includes a first phase in which the demolition and reconstruction of the prefabricated structure will be implemented, by using the resources already allocated by the Municipality, for a total amount of 750 thousand Euros. The completion of the gym will be part of the second phase of the works, together with the demolition and reconstruction of the portion of building that houses the auditorium, which has been deserted for years as it is not accessible any more. In order to conclude the intervention, a further cost of about 5.5 million is expected (2.2 to complete the gym); it will also be possible to count on regional funding as far as post-earthquake interventions are concerned. The gym facilities will be available to the school and to the town for the 2019-2020 school year, then it will be the turn of the new theatre. In the meantime, as far as the physical education activity, the school will have the possibility to use the nearby gym of the Gino Nasi school, with a transport service provided by the Municipality that will also take into account the needs of students with disabilities. The building where we will intervene in order to enhance the school's equipment was built after the one hosting the classrooms, where the analyses on the structure gave positive results; therefore, the technicians did not indicate the need for safety interventions on the building designed in the 1960s. On the contrary, the gym and the auditorium were built subsequently and independently from the school complex. The extension of the building is over 300 square metres (from 742 to 1,094 square metres) as far as the gym is concerned; not only the gym will be widened, but also the height of its playing area will be increased by two metres, going from 5.30 to 7.30, thus becoming a Silver 1 category structure, approved for sports such as basketball and volleyball. There will also be a stand with 211 seats for the public, four changing rooms for teams or classes, changing rooms for referees or teachers, infirmary and toilets for the public; moreover, the architectural barriers will be removed and an elevator will be installed in order to allow easy transit from the gym floor to the basement. As far as the theatre is concerned, we have planned to build a stage with a width of 11 metres and a depth of 7.5, 250 seats in the stalls, dressing rooms, storage rooms, warehouses and service rooms. Access will also be possible from outside, in order to use the facilities for public initiatives. As part of the intervention, we will also create some areas, in accordance with building regulations, that will host record offices and additional teaching spaces available to the school.