ROW Studio shared with us their new Fine Arts School design for the Universidad Autonoma Benito Juarez de Oaxaca. Their proposal in posed as an alternative to contrast the actual project for the state school, which is already under construction. For ROW’s proposal, the school aims to create all the necessary spaces for the teaching the varying techniques and fields of artistic study, while preserving the green areas of the campus.
The slopes are an extension of the greenery from which the classrooms seem to appear, giving the impression that the space emerges as mounds similar to the primitive idea of the pyramid. The large expansions of greenery provide the opportunity for students to bring their studies beyond the confines of the classroom, allowing the natural environment to inspire some of their work.
Fine Arts School
Architects: ROW Studio – Álvaro Hernández Félix, Nadia Hernández Félix, Alfonso Maldonado Ochoa.
Use: Fine Arts School
Contributors: Alejandro Maldonado, Ana Mancera.
Date of the Project: October 2007