Babylife, the eco-sustainable nursery school opens today in CityLife public park

08 June 2018 - 15:11

Innovative experiential journeys will encourage children's educational development and learning

Milan - The BabyLife nursery school was inaugurated today in CityLife public park in Milan, and will open its doors to 72 children from 0 to 36 months next September, at the beginning of the new school year. The opening ceremony was held in the presence of Giuseppe Sala, Mayor of Milan, Laura Galimberti, Councilor for Education and Instruction, Pierfrancesco Maran, Councilor for Urban Planning, Green and Agriculture, Gabriele Galateri di Genola, Chairman of Assicurazioni Generali, Philippe Donnet, CEO of Generali Group, Aldo Mazzocco, CEO of Generali Real Estate and Chairman of CityLife and Armando Borghi, CEO of CityLife.

BabyLife is the first nursery school in Milan made entirely of wood with the «Leed platinum» certification objective, an innovative example of sustainable architecture for children. With its 3,000 square meters of garden and 1,000 square meters of internal structure, the nursery school is located in a public park of 173 thousand sqm with over 2000 trees. The building has been created with eco-sustainable techniques and materials with low environmental impact for energy saving, the containment of water consumption, the use of high-efficiency heating systems and insulation systems. 

The new BabyLife crèche was created with the objective shared by the City of Milan, Assicurazioni Generali and CityLife to create an educational structure of excellence that encourages pedagogical learning and educational development and make it available to the community.

The children will be accompanied and encouraged in their cognitive explorations through common laboratories both inside and outside the nursery school. These spaces include the garden, with its tactile paths and educational gardens, in addition to play areas.

To celebrate this inauguration, Generali will give 72 large trees to the city of Milan, one for each child, which will be planted in the public areas of City Hall 8. This is further evidence of the Group's attention to the community and to public parks.

The BabyLife nursery school was designed by architectural firm O2Arch, winner of the competition promoted by CityLife in collaboration with Federabitazione Lombardia in 2014 and aimed at young architects under 35.

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