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Kid's University in Gandía / Paredes Pedrosa

  • Architects: Paredes Pedrosa
  • Location: Parque Ausías March, Gandía. Valencia, Spain
  • Design Team: Ángela García de Paredes, Ignacio Pedrosa
  • Collaborators: Álvaro Oliver, Álvaro Rábano, Lucía Guadalajara, Ángel Camacho, Laura Pacheco
  • Technical Control: Antonio García Blay
  • Structure: Alfonso G. Gaite. GOGAITE, S.L.
  • Mechanical Engineer: JG S.A.
  • Client: Municipality of Gandía
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Roland Halbe, Luis Asín

© Luis Asín © Luis Asín © Luis Asín © Roland Halbe

From the architect. The Kid University in Gandía (UPI) is an experimental initiative proposed by the Municipality of Gandía. The UPI is not a conventional kindergarten, but a group of specialized classrooms and workshops located in a natural setting where kids can develop their creativity and have fun beyond a school context.

© Luis Asín
© Luis Asín

The proposed volume does not alter the Ausías March Park’s layout. Indeed, it respects the position of six existing white mulberry trees, arranging the classrooms around them and shaping a central lobulated courtyard. This courtyard will be the core of the Kid University, linking open spaces, covered areas and indoor rooms. Towards the exterior, the building exhibits a sober and continuous facade, serving as a sort of palisade, that avoids building up fences, built up with ceramic tiles.

© Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe
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