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

  • 01:00 - 3 July, 2010
Les Carolines Playground and Dinning Room / Pablo Ribera Pons  + Joseán Vilar Pons, © Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 
  • Architects

  • 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  +13

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 
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Les Carolines Playground and Dinning Room / Pablo Ribera Pons + Joseán Vilar Pons" 03 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/67107/les-carolines-playground-and-dinning-room-pablo-ribera-pons-josean-vilar-pons/>