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Ex Locatelli premises - Loris Malaguzzi International Centre

The Locatelli premises, not operative anymore, were recently purchased by the Reggio Emilia Town Council in order to create the "International Centre for children's culture and creativity".

Address and contacts

Via Bligny 1/A - 42124 Reggio Emilia
Phone 0039 0522 513752 - Reggio Children
Email info@reggiochildren.it
Website Loris Malaguzzi International Centre

Opening times

The visit to the spaces and ateliers is possible and free from Monday to Friday: 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Before arriving, check online the closures of the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre

> Opportunities to visit the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre

How to get there

Reggio nell'Emilia

The International Centre is located outside the city centre, beside the train and bus stations on Piazzale Europa

By car
Exit the motorway at Reggio Emilia, take the “tangenziale” ring-road, direction Modena, take exit 3 “Aeroporto di Reggio Emilia”

By train
Arriving at the Central Station, take the pedestrian underground passage, and exit in Piazzale Europa
High Speed “AV” Train: arriving at the AV Mediopadana Station take bus No. 5 or 9, and alight at Central Station. Take the pedestrian underground passage and exit in Piazzale Europa

Historical notes

Ex- Locatelli, outside

In the first industrial area born in the north of the town, among the various well-made complexes, one of the most significant settlements is certainly the one that hosted Locatelli, a brand of which Reggio Emilia is proud, an important part in the history of the town. The Locatelli buildings, the result of an intelligent industrial architecture of the 1920s, were purchased by the Municipality of Reggio Emilia to host the "International Centre for the culture and creativity of boys and girls" as commitment of all citizens and public institutions.

The Centre - dedicated to Loris Malaguzzi, the pedagogist initiator and animator of the Reggio Emilia educational experience - is a meeting place for children and families, researchers and teachers, administrators and entrepreneurs but also as a particular opportunity for innovation and transformation of a space important of Reggio Emilia.
Inaugurated in February 2006, it has a total area of ​​about 12,000 square metres and includes: workshops, exhibition areas for permanent and temporary exhibitions, places for training and research, meeting and conference rooms, documentation and research centre, a bar-restaurant, a kindergarten and a primary school as well as the Reggio Children headquarters.