Domingos Sequeira Secondary School / BFJ Arquitectos

© FG+SG – , Sergio Guerra

Architects: BFJ Arquitectos – Francisco Amaral Pólvora
Co-authors: Bernardo Campos Pereira, José Amaral Pólvora, Francisco Amaral Pólvora
Location: Leiria,
Project area: 14,730 sqm
Project year: 2008 – 2010
Photographs: FG+SG – , Sergio Guerra

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

The modernization of the Domingos Sequeira Secondary School in Leiria is part of the secondary school modernization program promoted by Parque Escolar – EPE, and can be resumed in the following operations:

Construction of a new building, which will function as the new school entrance, taking advantage of its location and configuration to serve as a connection between the existing buildings. This new block will incorporate common spaces, allowing for a greater integration and interaction between the various school users, thus creating a new centrality.

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Apart from the administrative and executive spaces, this building will include the new library and resource center and other support spaces for the schooling community such as a convenience store, the copy centre, the students’ association and a snack bar that will complement the current cafeteria.

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

The school’s central atrium is a large space with natural light, serving as a meeting point for the entire school community. Spatial features are enhanced by the paintings produced by the school students.

Remodeling the existing buildings in order to enhance their spatial and construction qualities, ensuring the fulfillment of the current demands in terms of comfort, security and accessibility.

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Building of a new covered sports field, including support facilities (shower, change-rooms and support spaces).

Remodeling of the school’s exterior areas and detachment between pedestrian accessibility and automobile parking zones.

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Cite: "Domingos Sequeira Secondary School / BFJ Arquitectos" 11 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <>
  • PatrickLBC

    Wasn’t this project featured last week? I’m confused.

  • BC Pereira

    Both projects are by BFJ Arquitectos and are part of an extensive public secondary school renovation programme implemented in Portugal, which included the complete remodelling of over 330 schools nationwide.
    The project published last week was a high-school in the city of Beja, located 300kms South of this high-school, which is in Leiria.
    Unfortunately, initially some of the images and the Google map on that post was wrong since it did show this site.