The Andria Cooperative studies and builds homes starting from the housing needs of its members, which means satisfying the needs of the whole family, including those of the little ones. For this reason, precisely in 1995, Andria started a new project named Coriandoline, the houses that respond to a different way of living, suitable for children.
To accomplish the project required 13 years of research, carried out with the contribution of 700 children from the nursery schools of Correggio and Rio Saliceto (towns in Reggio Emilia province), who worked alongside educators, technicians, artisans, scholars and artists.
After 4 years of reflections, workshops and exhibitions, in 1999 the Manifesto” of children’s housing needs was born, a document in which emotions, ideas, moods and desires of children were collected. From this work, it was taken a decalogue that inspired the realization of the project: Coriandoline houses are transparent habitable, hard outside, quiet, playful, soft inside, decor, intimate, adults, children, magical.
In September 2008, this study finally came to fruition: in the municipality of Correggio (RE), the colorful Coriandoline district was inaugurated.