Ceip Martinet / Mestura Arquitectes

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Cornellà de Llobregat, Spain

Text description provided by the architects. On a lot of small size, as the standard for this type of center, one floor is organized in a "U" around the kindergarten playground, releasing the rest of the site for the primary playground.

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© Pedro Pegenaute

In a first volume of ground floor, in continuity with the primary yard, lie the nursery and primary hallways and all support units of the school.

Ceip Martinet / Mestura Arquitectes - Facade, Windows
© Pedro Pegenaute

The classrooms are designed as a three-storey volume in which children's classrooms, oriented south, have direct contact with its own patio with a porch and elementary classrooms located in first and second floor, which is accessed by a corridor oriented south, north facing light comes from.

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© Pedro Pegenaute

A ceramic lattice acts as protection for passive solar south facing corridors giving access to primary classrooms. The faces of these parts most exposed to the sun-glazed surface have 2 ranges of 3 different colors each. The exposed faces west orientation combine a range of 3 color green "spring", while those exposed in the east combine a range of 3 earthy colors "fall."

Ceip Martinet / Mestura Arquitectes - Windows, Facade
© Pedro Pegenaute

The lattice functions at various scales, from the Ronda de Dalt the main facade of the school is very visible, and becomes a big announcement that is integrated into the landscape of large containers nearby industrial area, while underscoring the middle distance is three-dimensional geometry of the parts. From the inside is a double façade that controls the light and creates a play of light and shadow that changes over time.


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Address:Cornellà de Llobregat, Barcelona

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Cite: "Ceip Martinet / Mestura Arquitectes" 20 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/270964/ceip-martinet-mestura-arquitectes> ISSN 0719-8884

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