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Modernisation of Sebastião da Gama School / RCJV

  • 01:00 - 8 March, 2012
Modernisation of Sebastião da Gama School / RCJV
Modernisation of Sebastião da Gama School / RCJV, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Setubal, Portugal
  • Architects

     RCJV - Ricardo Carvalho & Joana Vilhena Arquitectos
  • Team

    Joana Vilhena, Ricardo Carvalho, José Maria Rhodes Sérgio, José Roque, Francisco Costa and SebastiãoTaquenho
  • Project Year

    2010
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From the architect. The Modernisation Project for the Sebastião da Gama School is based on improving the school and its relationship with the city of Setúbal. This process includes both exterior and interior areas. The basis of all public spaces, and particularly schools, is about the balanced relationship between both. This relationship is responsible for the memory of the first collectively shareable areas in a community. The project orders, rearranges and locates not only the programme and circulations but also the design of the outside area.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

The starting point for the project is the setting – both symbolically and functionally – of an exterior central space, which regularises and completes the area where people circulate, creating a paving plan that is perceptible as the centre of the school. The structural presence of Learning Street (in line with the School Network programme) was interpreted as a way of intercepting all areas of the school, reacting to the succession of interior and exterior, covered and open spaces, finishing off an area of student and teacher activity easily perceptible as a distributive scheme.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

For this system to become intelligible and effective, the creation of the new building (which contains the library, multi-use room, copy room, café and outdoor playing field) between the main class building and the gymnasium was very important. This aims to be the logical conclusion of a system that is today considered to be unfinished.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

The Project involves:

- Construction of a new porter’s building next to the main gate of the school.

- Rehabilitation, infra-structural and anti-seismic intervention. Improvements in the area of heating/air-conditioning, acoustics and accesses, such as vertical communications (with the installation of a lift in the west atrium).Emphasising the central nature of the Atrium and from there establishing links with all the programmatic areas.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

- Improvements to the workshops and conditions in the area of heating/air-conditioning, acoustics and accesses. Changes to the old mechanics workshop, in order to allow the creation of an indoor football pitch, changing rooms and stands. This provides a covered sports area with natural light, which can be used by the local community without affecting the smooth running of the school.

- Improvements to outside areas, restoration of paved areas, creation of shaded areas, installation of fixed furniture and leisure zones with planting of trees.

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axonometric

The project puts the programmatic areas into order, establishing a hierarchy of use and inter-relation, using their scale and dimensioning vocation, their position in relation to the Atrium and other available areas within the existing space as a starting point. The main teaching area groups were kept and diffuse uses were changed, concentrating uses with programmatic similarities.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Modernisation of Sebastião da Gama School / RCJV" 08 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/214767/modernisation-of-sebastiao-da-gama-school-rcjv/>
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16 Comments

Potter&Wilson · March 14, 2012

Great battened facade on this school in Portugal via @Archdaily by RCJV http://t.co/illIRwci

Ines · March 13, 2012

Another one of the many school renovations in Portugal that cost over 400% (!) — really, four hundred percent! — more than the estimated budget.
When this happens it is can only be considered bad architecture...

siddhu · March 11, 2012

arch daily is good to have a knowladge about new architectural ideas.

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João Morgado · March 10, 2012

Online Archdaily | Escola Sec. Sebastião da Gama, Setúbal
Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena Arquitectos http://t.co/u6JsJkYH

Strang Architecture · March 10, 2012

Pleasing school in Portugal #kidslovedesign http://t.co/AfshM7Hg

Ernst Haagsman · March 09, 2012

Strategische ingrepen van Carvalho&Arquitectos #transformeren school tot integraal onderdeel van samenleving. #prachtig http://t.co/uuF6gtpf

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