Primary School In O Revel / Cendón – Vázquez Arquitectos

  • 03 Sep 2012
  • Educational Selected Works
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Architects: Cendón – Vázquez Arquitectos
Location: Pontevedra,
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Manuel G. Vicente

Project Area: 930.0 sqm
Technical Architect: Alejandro Martínez
Structural Calculations: Antonio Reboreda
Calculation Of Fittings: Quicler-López

The site is surrounded by roads on two sides (East and South) and the “campo da festa” on its west side.So we opted for a neutral solution and closed towards East Side and opened to the “campo da festa” which also give us an adequate sunlight to use the playgrounds (in the afternoon).

© Manuel G. Vicente

It´s a single storey building in order to allow easier access for users with special requirements. This solution is possible due to the plot is substantially horizontal and it has loose dimensions to accommodate the building.

© Manuel G. Vicente

It builds on the condition of the parcel corner to generate convenient access for vehicles of parents, without hindering the flow of traffic from access roads.To do this we project a small roundabout for access road, where also will be located the teachers´ parking.

© Manuel G. Vicente

The volumetry of the school is designed as a children construction game, as a sum of colored pieces.First was established organization to achieve that the school would work perfectly.Then We gave shape and color to each function, and finally when we had gotten all the tiles from the game, We joined them by a corridor, building the final result.

© Manuel G. Vicente

We tried that every space were flooded with light to seem spacious and bright.The corridor is opened through windows to the gardens placed between the volumes.

© Manuel G. Vicente

As a result the building looks modern, fun and expressive. Each function is reflected outside, easily understandable and above all are based only in order and functionality criteria.


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