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ESL / Carvalho Araújo

  • 00:00 - 27 May, 2012
ESL / Carvalho Araújo
ESL / Carvalho Araújo, © Hugo Carvalho Araújo
© Hugo Carvalho Araújo

© Hugo Carvalho Araújo © Hugo Carvalho Araújo © Hugo Carvalho Araújo © Hugo Carvalho Araújo +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lousada, Portugal
  • Architects

    Atelier Carvalho Araújo - José Manuel Carvalho Araújo
  • Design Team

    Joel Moniz, Sandra Ferreira, Ricardo Tojal, Álvaro Pereira, Pedro Mendes, Ana Vilar, Ana Carvalho
  • Client

    Parque Escolar, EPE
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

   

© Hugo Carvalho Araújo
© Hugo Carvalho Araújo

ESL belonged to a similar group of schools spread throughout the country, changing the configuration as the topography and lay of the land, strongly disconnected from their relationship with the context. So we got to emphasize the need for harnessing the intangible heritage. The intervention uses part of the existing buildings, primarily structural elements and some facades. We used this preexistence to provoke an initial impetus for the project, creating greater diversity.

© Hugo Carvalho Araújo
© Hugo Carvalho Araújo

We had particular interest in the idea of evolution from a school type to an identity school, based on the context of urban integration, perception of school as a symbolic element, in its outstanding features and a general understanding of the school principal, that had clear ideas about the operation and image of the school.

© José Campos
© José Campos

This development process generated a building with its own code, like DNA, something individual and unique, identity or personality. The ESL is a plaza surrounded by buildings and gardens. The project emphasizes the idea of openness to the community and strengthens its institutional character. In the upper floors are located the main teaching areas and in ground floor the areas for the community and students.

1st floor plan
1st floor plan

The skin of the building is a sheet that creates a merged transition between the environment, vegetation and the core of the building, making the boundary more delicate, revealing a relationship between the new and existing constructions. The project creates a set of blocks more compact and there is a new construction more transparent that occupies the interstitial spaces, which resets the facades, causing two reading levels, depending on where we stand or the position of the sun, as if there are two different facades.

© Hugo Carvalho Araújo
© Hugo Carvalho Araújo

This skin defines the new language of the school, and also allows solar protection, implementation of external infrastructures and potted plants that will slowly take ownership of the facade. Sometimes green, others yellow, the color of the school will be the color of the season.

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NCEF · May 29, 2012

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