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Les Carolines Playground and Dinning Room / Pablo Ribera Pons + Joseán Vilar Pons

  • Architects: Pablo Ribera Pons , Joseán Vilar Pons
  • Location: C/ Morera 5, urb Lloma de la Verge, Picassent (Valencia), Spain
  • Architects: Pablo Ribera Pons & Joseán Vilar Pons
  • Collaborators: Uno Uno arquitectos
  • Promotor: Escola les Carolines S.Coop.V.
  • Cost: 1,750,000€
  • Area: 1711.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Fernando Alda 

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda 

From the architect. The cooperative Escola Les Carollines needs to grow so they decide to create a new building to hold the playground and a new dinning room for the entire school. 

© Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

The construction must be placed in a 2,900 m2 parcel that has been used as a garden. Its complex geometry has to solve a program that would fill up it’s entire surface. In order to maximize the free space, uses must be superposed, which means a conflict with child’s mobility.

plans
plans

It´s proposed a building that coils up in the parcel adopting a spiral shape that solves the connection between levels, making the most of the natural slope of the land to stay semi-buried.

© Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

This operation gives us the possibility to use the roof as a garden and a part of the schoolyard as well. The spiral born in the ground, turns defining a patio, and keeps on rising until it becomes a belvedere projected towards the landscape. The rusted concrete walls help to integrate the piece in the environment.

© Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 
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