Mare de Déu de Montserrat / Mestura Arquitectes

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Architects: Mestura Arquitectes
Location: , Barcelona, Spain
Design Team: Humbert Costas, Manuel Gómez, Jaime Blanco, Carlos Durán, Josep M. Estapè
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

Project Area: 2187.83 sqm
Collaborators: David Capellas, Manuel Comas, Boma, Miquel Angel Sala, Gerc Inartur

The building is characterized by a clear implementation geometrically subject to and conditioned by the existing sports equipment, positioned in the central part of the performance. The site has distant visual domains and ample natural lighting.

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The development of the building is raised on the ground floor, with the main north-south axis what guides the grouping of three bodies in a figure edificatory “U” between them and thus framing the sports hall. The whole volume longest school offers education primarily spaces for the primary cycle, north closes with a space area of south-up and develop early childhood education spaces and collective uses: dining room, library, etc …

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The interrelationship between the various teaching areas and outdoor spaces, patios and sports center, form the main matrix for compositional layout of the proposal.

For the realization of the building have been considered building systems, materials and compositional criteria consistent with optimizing environmental factors serving criteria durability, low environmental impact and adaptation to the environment.


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