Architects: ONL Arquitectura - Joan Nogué, Txema Onzain, Felix Lopez
Location: Carrer Conflent Olesa de Montserrat, Spain
Design Team: Gianluca Giaccone, Giorgia Sgarbossa, Mar Balcells (student)
Area: 898 sqm
Photographs: Gianluca Giaccone
Installations: Font i Armengol enginyers
Structure: BIS Arquitectes
Budget: 948,000 €
Constructor: Sepisa S.A.
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.
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.
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.
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.