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Vergilio Ferreira High School / Atelier Central

  • Architects: Atelier Central
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Architects: Atelier Central
  • Landscaping: Global
  • Electrical Installations: Lmsa | Eng.º Pedro Gonçalves, Eng.ª Sílvie Cruz, Eng.º João Branco, Eng.º Luis Frazão
  • Hvac: Lmsa | Eng.ª Gabriela Ferreira
  • Energy Certification: Lmsa | Eng.ª Gabriela Ferreira
  • Acoustics: Lmsa
  • Integrated Security: Lmsa | Eng.º Joaquim Pereira
  • Solid Wastes: Lmsa
  • Health And Security Plan: Lmsa | Eng.º João Estevão
  • Photographs: João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado

From the architect. The intervention focused on the rehabilitation and reorganization of the existing buildings and to introduce a new entrance building, which includes administrative services and is in contact with the buildings that contain the library, spaces for teachers and spaces to welcome parents and guardians.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

The spaces dedicated to the permanence of students and academic areas are distributed among the several buildings. In one of the buildings has been made an extension so that the space dedicated to the experimental arts and sciences could answer to the existing demands. The sporting facilities and their support areas were also remodeled.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

The links between the different buildings constitute light elements of metal structure coated with golden aluminum profiles. The convergence of these elements in the entry block allows for answers to the demands of accessibility and generates a strong link between internal and external space. The effect produced by chaining the profiles around the remains of a fountain near the entrance building creates an environment that highlights the importance of the centrality of the areas that surround it.

Text provided by Atelier Central

© João Morgado
© João Morgado
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