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Vila Vicosa School / Cândido Chuva Gomes

  • 01:00 - 29 February, 2012
Vila Vicosa School / Cândido Chuva Gomes
Vila Vicosa School / Cândido Chuva Gomes, © José Campos
© José Campos

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Evora, Portugal
  • Architects

     Cândido Chuva Gomes
  • Client

    Parque Escolar, E.P.E.
  • Building Contractor

    Lena Construções / Abrantina / MRG Engenharia e Construção
  • Project Year

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From the architect. The intervention area consisted of school grounds, vast and arid, where, between the existing buildings, three large pine trees grew.

© José Campos
© José Campos

The central block had social and management functions; other two held classrooms and laboratories, another was still devoted to workshops and, finally, a sports pavilion.

© José Campos
© José Campos

Functionally outdated, formally unattractive and structurally fragile, it denoted an aging prematurely equipment and an obvious inability to become warm and friendly to the school community.

© José Campos
© José Campos

Beyond the aspects listed above, it also became urgent and essential to solve the thermal, acoustic and air handling problems, as well as architectural barriers, outdoor spaces, etc. This reality is the starting point for a new school concept based proposal.

© José Campos
© José Campos

Firstly, the buildings to preserve were selected, and the drawing found its way into a unique final object. Maintaining both classroom buildings and the sports pavilion, the answer became to fulfill the spaces between them, creating new volumes and thus becoming a continuous element.

© José Campos
© José Campos

This “new” school building re-organized, and started by marking its entrance and a dignified hall. That space extended itself outdoors, joining an exterior square. On the inside, a clear, simple and bright image was wanted, with obvious paths, easing the connection between the several operational entities.

© José Campos
© José Campos

Externally, a solid artisan brick covering provides protection to the building, reducing maintenance costs, while giving unity to the whole complex. The GRC grid allows the control of light intensity and provides uniformity to the outside image of the building, boosting the integration of pre-existing blocks. The entire surrounding area was redesigned, enhancing outdoor activities, the relationship with the interior spaces and assuming an improved framework for the building.

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James Lemanis · March 01, 2012

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Guest · March 01, 2012

What a great hospital!
It will make very good patients!

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