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La Baldufa Kindergarten / ONL Arquitectura

  • Architects: ONL Arquitectura
  • Location: Carrer Conflent Olesa de Montserrat
  • Design Team: Gianluca Giaccone, Giorgia Sgarbossa, Mar Balcells (student)
  • Area: 898.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Gianluca Giaccone

© Gianluca Giaccone © Gianluca Giaccone © Gianluca Giaccone © Gianluca Giaccone

  • Installations: Font i Armengol enginyers
  • Structure: BIS Arquitectes
  • Budget: 948,000 €
  • Constructor: Sepisa S.A.
© Gianluca Giaccone
© Gianluca Giaccone

From the architect. As the site is small and triangular in shape, the project design has to focus on devoting as much exterior space as possible to the playground, in a single area oriented to the south. 

© Gianluca Giaccone
© Gianluca Giaccone

The simplicity of the exterior building envelope, in particular the roof which has a single slope, is only broken by two skylights which provide the natural light needed inside the classrooms in a uniform way. 

© Gianluca Giaccone
© Gianluca Giaccone

The linear exterior, which contrasts with the curved design of the interior building envelope and the visual interplay of the open spaces, provides spatial continuity to the different groups of classrooms.

© Gianluca Giaccone
© Gianluca Giaccone

The large porches on the southern side accentuate the building’s linear design. Large-scale latticing, which filters the sunlight as it enters the classrooms and the exterior playground, creates a change of scale different to the one normally associated with a one-storey building.

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