Interior design international students of the Institute of Design in Florence

Skylit Kindergarten and Nursing Home with Lush Inner Yard are one of the various interior design projects in our last school show, organized by the Florence Institute of Design International.


Ten outstanding projects were completed by students in the final year of the interior design program taught by Alejandro Amador and Giovanni Pierantoni at the Italian School of Design.


School: International Institute of Design in Florencel (FIDI)
Courses: Design research project and building systems, interior design
Degree: BA (Hons) design
Tutors: Alejandro Amador and Giovanni Pierantoni
Final review jury: Federico Grazzini, Silvia Scarponi, Chiara Sabatini and Leonardo Rossano

School statement:

FIDI is an international school of design is located in the center of Florence in Italy. Research Project Projects and Building Systems Courses are held during the last year of the three-year Interior Design program.

“Each design proposal is approximately 3,000 square meters and each student develops it individually in relation to social and cultural development, with an emphasis on sustainable solutions. Images, plans and cross-sections are accompanied by extensive studies on building systems design, lighting acoustics and housing work.” details.

“The three-year program offers intensive classes on various aspects of interior design to acquire advanced skills and knowledge, and the development of professional practitioners in the international design community.


Cultural Center – When culture and nature meet, Daniela Kovaciceva

“Daniela Kovacicova views nature as part of culture and cultural heritage. Her project restores and turns the ruins of the historic abbey of San Galgano in Siena into a functional and mobile facility. The center is designed to be divided into modules and could be packaged, transported to exist on another place.

“The focus of this research project was to facilitate the experience of nature, a deep connection with it and confirm its importance in today’s world through detailed and sustainable products, furniture, architecture and interior design.”

Student: Daniela Kovacicova
Degree: BA (Hons) design


DIA Palestinian Center for Arts and Culture, Zeina Yaghmour

DIA Palestinian Center for Arts and Culture, Zeina Yaghmour

“The DIA is a museum dedicated to Palestinian history, art and culture. For its project, Yaghmour explored the role of artistic expression in affirming national identity.

“She intended to design a center that incorporates traditional Palestinian architectural elements into the building’s layout and structure, as well as the choice of materials used. The workshop, study, projection and exhibition site has a unique history tunnel and library ramp that extends vertically to many levels.”

Student: Zeina Yaghmour
Degree: BA (Hons) design


BFM LGBTQ + Center, Clementine Lumia

BFM LGBTQ + Center, Clementine Lumia

“This site is an inclusive LGBTQ + center designed for the BFM building, located on the Rhone River in Geneva, Switzerland. Through interaction with architecture, the psychology of shapes and colors, the center provides a space for gathering, integration and foundation.

“All architectural details of the building, including building details, materials, lighting and acoustics are covered by the student presentation.”

Student: Clementine Lumia
Degree: BA (Hons) design


A visual representation of the secular social center of Umani, Mohamed Zaky

Umani Mohamed Zaky

“Umani is a secular community center designed to accommodate anyone and everyone who has been excommunicated and interested in spiritual growth and development as a human being. Inspired by traces of human activity in marble and stone quarries and the application of light to evoke the experience of wonder, Zaky’s approach is was the creation of a space in which the human is considered an extension of nature.

“Featuring human nature and relationships in Umania’s architecture and interior design, the center offers an auditorium, living quarters and a recording studio, as well as spaces for workshops and reflection.”

Student: Mohamed Zaky
Degree: BA (Hons) design


The care center was designed by Elisabeth Mayr

One of Elisabeth Mayr

“Eden is a community-based care center designed to facilitate a supportive environment for the elderly. Mayr based her design on research into neuroarchitecture, biophilia, and the impact of space on well-being.

“It consists of four buildings, each dedicated to a different pillar of life – family, body and soul, individuality and community – the facility is located inside an inner courtyard with lush greenery.

“Mayr has carefully designed the details of each element – the stairs, the acoustics, the lights, the individual items – to meet the specific needs of the elderly residents and create a safe space to experience community and care.”

Student: Elisabeth Mayr
Degree: BA (Hons) design


Skylit kindergarten proposal

Sofia Echalie Nieto Children’s Circle

“The children’s circle is a kindergarten created by Sofia Echalie Nieto based on her research on preschool growth and learning. Nieto has taken into account different needs when designing a space that facilitates the cognitive, emotional and social development of young children.

“By deciding to make changes to the structure of the building, opening the skylight and tearing down the walls on the ground floor of the open plan, it has increased the availability of natural light that is known to improve well-being and academic performance.

“Colors are intentionally used for orientation and as a means of stimulating cognitive processes. All furniture and spaces are designed according to safety guidelines for young children.”

Student: Sofia Echalie Nieto
Degree: BA (Hons) design


Officina Dell'Arte, Vanessa Lortal

L’Officina Dell’Arte, Vanessa Lortal

“L’Officina Dell’Arte is a center for the Venetian community and youth designed to host community members interested in participating and exploring creative pursuits. The therapy room, art studio, workshop spaces and lecture halls provide opportunities to learn new things skills and create stronger connections through art production.

“In its design, Lortal combines elements that are historically significant for Venice, redesigned here in a contemporary style.”

Student: Vanessa Lortal
Degree: BA (Hons) design


Ariston Student Center - a place for everyone, Eva Kolka

Ariston Student Center – a place for everyone, Eva Kolka

“Eva Kolka’s project is a large object for students, inspired by the shape of a circle and its depiction of continuity and integrity. The obvious way curves are used to define the flow of space and the way people move within them is their function is practical and brings quality dynamics and activities.

“The center offers a variety of spaces for students, such as computer classrooms, dormitories, group and private classrooms, libraries, cafes, tea rooms, yoga rooms, and even a zen garden and counseling.”

Student: Eva Kolka
Degree: BA (Hons) design


Nord Museum of Memory and the Environment, Hedda Klar

Nord Museum of Memory and the Environment, Hedda Klar

“The Nord Museum, located in the Swedish city of Helsingborg, is designed to make people understand that memory and culture are a reflection of the environment that surrounds them. The museum educates visitors about the unique environment of the Nordic countries through an interactive exhibition that evokes feelings of nature.

“In the design, traditional materials, tar wood and original brick are mixed with glass and steel. This creates an open and modern environment, while still rooted in the Nordic tradition.”

Student: Heddar Klar
Degree: BA (Hons) design


The Journey of Yifat Levy

The Journey of Yifat Levy

“Il Cammino is a center for adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Dedicated to optimizing well-being and balancing functionality with aesthetics, it was created with the sensitive principles of design theory and a holistic approach to design.

“The choice of materials, colors and lights, as well as the concept behind the organization of the space are motivated by the need to offer comfort and silence, while ensuring safety and visual consistency of designed spaces. Il Cammino facilitates social experiences and serves to integrate the community and spread awareness of ASD. “

Student: Yifat Levy
Degree: BA (Hons) design


Content of the partnership

This school play is a partnership of Dezeena and the Florence Institute of Design International. Learn more about the contents of the Dezeen partnership here.

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