[Alvisi Kirimoto and Studio Gemma Progettazione - New Luiss University Building - COVER IMG] View from the Campus Plaza©Photo by Marco Cappelletti

New Luiss University Building

Firm LocationRoma, Italy
CompanyAlvisi Kirimoto and Studio Gemma Progettazione
Lead ArchitectMassimo Alvisi and Cristiano Gemma
Design TeamAlvisi Kirimoto e Studio Gemma: Massimo Alvisi, Junko Kirimoto (Alvisi Kirimoto) Cristiano Gemma (Studio Gemma) Project Team: Vasiliki Maltezaki (AK), Chiara Quadraccia (AK), Daniel Costa Garriga (AK), Alessandro Speranza (SG), Federica Vola (SG)
ClientLuiss Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli

In the proximity of the Villa Ada Park in Rome, Alvisi Kirimoto and Studio Gemma designed a new hub for the LUISS Guido Carli University Campus. Surrounded by greenery, the building seems to dissolve into the landscape, resonating the classic tree house, from which it borrows its outline. Cladded in natural wooden slats and glass, the upper floor floats among the treetops, creating a privileged dialogue between architecture and context.Developed in two levels, the ground floor houses the entrance, a classroom, and service areas, while the upper floor an amphitheatre and two classrooms.