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Educational Centre in El Chaparral / Alejandro Muñoz Miranda

  • 01:00 - 3 October, 2010
Educational Centre in El Chaparral / Alejandro Muñoz Miranda
Educational Centre in El Chaparral / Alejandro Muñoz Miranda, © Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    18290 El Chaparral, Granada, Spain
  • Collaborators

    Gregorio Morenate Navío y Nayra Fernández-Valencia Caballero
  • Structure

    Jesús Muñoz Miranda
  • Construction Engineering

    Patricia Muñoz Arenas
  • Industrial Engineering

    Antonio Blas Pérez García
  • Artist

    Jose Manuel Darro
  • Client

    Cityhall of Albolote
  • Construction

    UCOP
  • Budget

    617,078.24 €
  • Area

    915.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. The project essentially consists of walls and a ceiling with a variable section; these elements create a sequence of compressed and decompressed spaces.

The changes in section are determined by use (corridor, classroom access and bathrooms, classroom, porch-outside covered corridor, garden, exterior covered playground) but also by the movement of the sun and the longitudinal slope of the plot. The compression-decompression game works for both longitudinal and transversal space sequences: corridor – classroom and access to the bathrooms – class¬room – porch – garden – outside covered playground as well as classroom – bedroom – classroom.

© Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

The orientation creates a tension that is expressed through the system of apertures. The spaces opening towards the North and the courtyard get large window panels, while towards the south and the public, light is admitted only through glazed “cracks”. The fissures corresponding to the corridor and the exterior covered playground are brightly colours, while for the classrooms only clear glass is used. The classrooms are differentiated according to age groups (two classrooms for children up to1 year with bedroom, two classrooms for children from 1 to 2 years with bedroom and three classrooms for children from 2 to 3 years without bedroom). All the classrooms on the same level can be connected for larger group activities. Even if the mobile partitions are closed, visual continuity is still present through the glazed upper parts of the dividing walls.

© Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

The whole structure evolves around the exterior covered playground, that becomes the heart of the educational centre, linking the classrooms and the interior circulation with the garden. To the East lie the kitchen and dining areas, the administration and a gym.

© Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

On the exterior, the use of white massive volumes makes for an adequate integration in El Chaparral, a district of Albolote that emerged in the 1950s as a colonization village.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Educational Centre in El Chaparral / Alejandro Muñoz Miranda" 03 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/79913/educational-centre-in-el-chaparral-alejandro-munoz-miranda/>
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51 Comments

reza · April 14, 2014

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laura · March 05, 2013

wow, so much winging regarding the colours...I think kids would love this space BECAUSE of the colors!!

Revista Bité · May 25, 2012

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Kristen Giera · January 24, 2011

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Peter Klick · January 24, 2011

EducationalCentre great color concept: http://www.archdaily.com/79913...

bernard · October 23, 2010

Nice detail how the vertical glass meets a horizontal glass on the ceiling - nice effect - hopefully it doesn't leak

D Kim · October 21, 2010

Some pretty cool architecture - http://bit.ly/cJ5WP9

house42 · October 20, 2010

The colored corridors are really intense. Thinking of nursery schools, we prefer more subtle solutions, like in the Le Corbusier's Unité d'Habitation.

For some pictures check http://www.house42.com/2010/10...

Ivonne Robledo · October 15, 2010

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Gus Rols · October 13, 2010

Colour alone doesnt make architecture-This ***** architect will cause many emotional / psychiatric problems with kids behavior-take an acid tab to really enjoy this madness

Yiannis · October 07, 2010

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Tiago · October 07, 2010

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Florin · October 06, 2010
YAMS™ · October 05, 2010

I Wish I Were a Kid Again So I Could Go to This Psychedelic School - http://goo.gl/yjlP

CRISTIAN · October 05, 2010

Why is it always when "education" is involved a building colours just pup-up like there were fundamental?
Don`t get it.

silvana popa · April 03, 2011 07:49 PM

good observation!

Nesko · October 05, 2010

Colourful School http://bit.ly/cJ5WP9

Dylan Pask · October 05, 2010

My elementary school didn&#39t look like this: http://bit.ly/cX5AiL

Bussaya Bussabong · October 05, 2010

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Nicholas Patten · October 05, 2010

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aj · October 05, 2010

Cutting-edge school or secret government hallucinogenics experiment? You decide. http://goo.gl/yjlP

Peter Stupica · October 05, 2010

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Morris Mookers R · October 05, 2010

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Mercurius · October 05, 2010

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DS26 · October 05, 2010

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damla ozdemir · October 05, 2010

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kelly · October 05, 2010

the colors are a bit intense in some of the photos. thankfully the architect designed the actually classrooms to have clear glazing.

so glad to read that the exterior covered playground and garden are the heart of the center. very appropriate for this age of kids. the colored glazing at these areas is a great idea.

up_today_arch · October 05, 2010

Night view is amazing...

Architektourist · October 04, 2010

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Vanesa Le Pica · October 04, 2010

Edificio Educacional de Alejandro Muñoz Miranda en España. ¡Es Hermoso! http://tiny.cc/772yy

Alexandra Rios · October 04, 2010

Besoin de couleur ! - Alejandro Munoz Miranda - http://bit.ly/cJ5WP9

karine tito · October 04, 2010

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gfjkfj · October 04, 2010

little kids will be stressed with that lighting.

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