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Menjarosa / dooa arquitecturas

  • Architects: dooa arquitecturas
  • Location: Torrevieja, Alicante, Spain
  • Architects: dooa arquitecturas
  • Project Team: Asunción Díaz García, Vicente Pascual Fuentes, Miguel Pérez de Sarrió Fraile
  • Contributors: María Amorós Gonzálvez (engineers), José María Vidal Coves (engineer), Santiago Lloret Fuentes (structure)
  • Client: Consellería de Educació de la Generalitat Valenciana
  • Constructor: JOST S.A.
  • Area: 34424.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Pepe Pascual Fuentes

© Pepe Pascual Fuentes © Pepe Pascual Fuentes © Pepe Pascual Fuentes © Pepe Pascual Fuentes

From the architect. Do you remember those unforgettable moments playing with your friends at school in the courtyard? It´s exactly there, in the funniest place, where it´s necessary to build new school’s canteen. The project tries to minimize the playground lost, becoming an extension of the childhood area, able to interact with the children.

© Pepe Pascual Fuentes
© Pepe Pascual Fuentes

A big wall where it's possible to draw in closes the school’s canteen towards the classrooms. The trees that existed before remain and “enter” in the building through a big glass wall which allows children to have lunch next to the vegetation, in close contact with it.

© Pepe Pascual Fuentes
© Pepe Pascual Fuentes

And why that color? Maybe because of a distant memory of the famous pink salt lakes in Torrevieja, the place where the project is, or maybe just because we “felt” it that way.

© Pepe Pascual Fuentes
© Pepe Pascual Fuentes
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