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Externato Carvalho Araujo / Atelier Carvalho Araújo

  • Architects: Atelier Carvalho Araújo
  • Location: Avenida de São Frutuoso, 4820-142 Real, Portugal
  • Architects: Atelier Carvalho Araújo - José Manuel Carvalho Araújo
  • Design Team: Daniel Silva; Manuel Ribeiro; Nuno Capa; Pedro America; Pedro Macedo; Sandra Ferreira, Nuno Capa, Raul Carvalhais
  • Client: Externato Carvalho Araújo
  • Photographs: Pedro Lobo

© Pedro Lobo © Pedro Lobo © Pedro Lobo © Pedro Lobo

From the architect. A large property nowadays too divided. We tried not to aggravate their characterization and to safeguard the reference of the existing building. It was important for us to preserve the environment of the existing entry of the manor house, and reduce the environmental impact of new volumes, looking in all to make a new front to enrich the future city park.

© Pedro Lobo
© Pedro Lobo

• Administrative and social services - existing building
• Classrooms
• Sports Pavilion

© Pedro Lobo
© Pedro Lobo

The set consists of three buildings, each corresponding to a specific area structured according to a north / south axis.

© Pedro Lobo
© Pedro Lobo

We favor the preservation of some important species / green areas and developing of others, like the roofs of new buildings, we seek greater continuity and fundamentally serenity of the outdoor spaces.

© Pedro Lobo
© Pedro Lobo

The buildings are semi-buried and its development are characterized by the treatment and respect of the coverage, extension of the outdoor spaces, giving a image of platforms, where the exterior walls act as retaining walls, like some preexistence constructions.

© Pedro Lobo
© Pedro Lobo
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