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Flor del Campo Educational Center / Giancarlo Mazzanti + Felipe Mesa

  • Architects: Giancarlo Mazzanti + Felipe Mesa
  • Location: Bolívar, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Collaborators: Rocío Lamprea, Jairo Ovalle, María Alejandra Pérez, Fredy Pantoja, Andrés Sarmiento, Juliana Angarita, Marcela de la Hoz
  • Promotor: Ministerio de Educación y FONADE
  • Contractor: Consorcio Barrancabermeja
  • Client: Secretaria de Educación del Distrito de Cartagena de Indias DT y C
  • Area: 6,168 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Cristobal Palma, Courtesy of Giancarlo Mazzanti + Felipe Mesa

© Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma

© Cristobal Palma
© Cristobal Palma

From the architect. This project is characterizedby four “Rings”, each of which is defined by two levels with different thicknesses, rounding different playgrounds. The perimeter is as important as the interior space formed by the rings, projecting physical areas that can express the function that will be developed. It was inspired by the shapesof tropical plants and trees in the area, taking us to a recreational atmosphere of games, educational exchanges, etc.

© Cristobal Palma
© Cristobal Palma

The open space created by the building’s form lends a durable space to both students and public alike and generates a dynamic exchange between public and private.

© Cristobal Palma
© Cristobal Palma

The school projects an image of a colorful, fluid, light and peaceful architecture, contained within a transparent division that connects the public outside area and the interior of the building.

Courtesy of Giancarlo Mazzanti + Felipe Mesa
Courtesy of Giancarlo Mazzanti + Felipe Mesa
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