ARD Associati Rimondini and Donà of Bologna came up with the interior design project for the "Vecchia Scuola Bolognese", the famous cooking school run by Alessandra Spisni, master chef on the television programme "la prova del cuoco".
The architects chose to cover the floors and walls with Iris Ceramica’s ACTIVE Ceramic porcelain tiles combining aesthetic quality with an effective bactericidal and anti-pollutant action.
The spaces in the school, including kitchens, a reception area and service areas, are arranged around the main hall, with its dining tables and chairs, and the main fulcrum of the project: a huge brickwork kitchen for preparation and tasting of traditional local dishes.
In these spaces intended for food preparation and consumption, in addition to meeting legal health and hygiene requirements, the architects wished to adopt all the possible new ways of reducing the presence of pollutants from outside and above all unsuspected pollutants from within the building itself due to emissions from heating and air conditioning systems, cooking, cigarette smoke, etc.
This is why they chose ACTIVE Clean Air & Antibacterial Ceramic™, floor and wall tiles, which make an active contribution to reduction of pollutants and of the principal strains of bacteria thanks to the action of Titanium dioxide which is fixed on the tile surfaces in micrometric particles at high temperatures. This proceeding, which poses no risk to humans or the environment, is naturally triggered in the presence of light (either solar or artificial) and the moisture in the air.