Loris Malaguzzi International Centre

The Loris Malaguzzi Centre, opened in February 2006, is a dedicated meeting place where professional development and research intersect for people in Reggio Emilia, Italy and the world who wish to innovate education and culture.


The Centre is an international place open to all ages, to ideas, different cultures, to hope and imagination. A place of the possible, both necessary and useful for the concept of a city ascribing value to change.


A large space in which research, innovation, and experimentation are carried out on educational content and processes in the different fields of knowledge.

The Centre is located on the site of the former Locatelli warehouses, purchased in 1998 by the Municipality of Reggio Emilia and destined to become the catalyst and symbol of the transformation of the city’s northside.


A place of the possible, both necessary and useful to the city and the changing neighborhood. A place that keeps the central focus on children and their potentials, that aims to offer opportunities for creativity to children, youth, and families, and new opportunities to the international educational community and to all those who embrace and pursue learning and innovation.


The development of the Malaguzzi Centre is promoted jointly by Reggio Children and the Istituzione of the Municipal Infant-toddler Centers and Preschools of Reggio Emilia.


The Loris Malaguzzi International Centre houses the new Urban Ateliers, the Ray of Light Atelier, the Marco Gerra exhibition hall, the Reggio Children Bookshop, the Documentation and Educational Research Centre of the Municipal Infant-toddler Centres and Preschools of Reggio Emilia, the Annamaria and Marco Gerra Auditorium, the Research and Innovation Space, and since October 2011, in progressive development, the spaces dedicated to food at Pause – Atelier of Tastes (cafeteria, restaurant, grocery shop).


The Loris Malaguzzi International Centre is open to visitors daily, Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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News Centro Internazionale

Pause: summer 2016

The Cafeteria and BookFoodShop close at 3.30 pm from July 15 to August 31.   Pause Restaurant offers a summery and aromatic lunc in the period August 1-5 and 22-31.

International Study Group November

The Reggio Emilia Approach to Education
November 13-18, 2016

Opportunities to visit the International Centre

Opportunities to visit the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre and its exhibitions, ateliers, and spaces

Ray of Light Atelier

A place for research and experimentation with light in its various forms, located at the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre

City Ateliers
Urban Ateliers

Ateliers placing the central focus on the approach to knowledge-building that characterizes the educational experience of the infant-toddler centers and preschools of the city of Reggio Emilia, cultivated since the inception over 50 years ago, where the primary attention is given to creative thinking and the quality of the process.

One City, Many Children

The story of the experience of the Municipal Infant-toddler Centres and Preschools of Reggio Emilia, viewed in the wider context of Italian history and culture, with a guiding thread that follows world history.



Edtion dedicated to the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre

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