Font Del Roure Nursery / ONL Arquitectura

  • 29 Nov 2012
  • Educational Selected Works
© José Hevia

Architects: ONL Arquitectura - Joan Nogué, Txema Onzain, Felix Lopez
Location: C/ del Pont s/n, , Anoia,
Collaborators: Félix López, Borja Iglesias, Tapio Lassmann, Mireia Marès
Constructor: EMCOFA, S.L.
Structure: BIS Arquitectes
Budget: € 2,847,390
Photographs: José Hevia

© José Hevia

In this case there were several prefabricated modules already on the site, which helped determine the location of the school. In contrast to other Nurseries and Primary Schools we did in the past, we had to make this design more compact, replacing the large central patio for a regular series of patios to enlarge the visual perception of the ground floor passages, and to create a place where the two different age groups could come together.

© José Hevia

The plaza from where the nursery and primary school are accessed is a sheltered landscaped area, and a communal area for both schools. It is designed to ensure that each unit has the best orientation for the sun. The block which houses the communal services protects the patio from strong winds.

© José Hevia

The design for the school blocks closest to the street plays on a juxtaposition of size and colour, harmonised by the positioning of the two entrances, which provide a strong presence on the street and bring the public space inside.

First Floor Plan

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Cite: "Font Del Roure Nursery / ONL Arquitectura" 29 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 May 2015. <>
  • landscapearchitect

    Devoid of color and landscape – is it a nursery/school or jail

    • Frosty

      Totally agree – looks more like a detention center. Not saying it’s a bad object, just that it seems like an inappropriate form / aesthetic for it’s function.

  • Gia Gia

    Good design!
    Optimal choice of neutral colors to highlight the future work of children!

  • Gia Gia

    Good design!
    Optimal choice of neutral colors to highlight the future work of children.