Secondary School Miranda de Ebro / Virai Arquitectos

© Jose Manuel Cutillas

Architects: Virai Arquitectos
Location: Calle de Francia, , Spain.
Design Team: Marta Parra, Juan Manuel Herranz
Assistants: Jorge Garrudo Álamo, Christian Álvarez Gómez, Zina Petrikova, Florian
Gibis (architects) Structure: GV408. Installations: LFV y asociados

Quantity Surveyor: Jesús Armendáriz Recalde
Client: Consejeria de Educación de Castilla León
Area: 2,500 sqm
Cost: 1,910,000 euros
Completion: 2009
Photographer: Jose Manuel Cutillas


© Jose Manuel Cutillas

The project extends and completes an existing school building in Miranda de Ebro. The school is located in the outskirts of the city of Burgos, adopting the L-form inside a squared plot. The new proposal extends the continuity of the existing form. The overall project is therefore understood as a unity created in two parts. Continuity, versatility and communication are the key words of the proposal. A lightweight body that contains the stairs connects both parts. The overall proposal closes with a U-form around the courtyard, and opens into the main street. The fourth side of the parcel opens to the city and protecting itself by a row of trees. The project brings spaces together according to the needs and uses of each moment. Therefore the existing spaces are reorganized and related directly to the new areas.

© Jose Manuel Cutillas

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Cite: "Secondary School Miranda de Ebro / Virai Arquitectos" 21 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 18 Sep 2014. <>


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