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  7. Kid's University in Gandía / Paredes Pedrosa

Kid's University in Gandía / Paredes Pedrosa

  • 00:00 - 12 September, 2012
Kid's University in Gandía / Paredes Pedrosa
Kid's University in Gandía / Paredes Pedrosa, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Luis Asín © Luis Asín © Luis Asín © Roland Halbe + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Parque Ausías March, Gandía. Valencia, Spain
  • Design Team

    Ángela García de Paredes, Ignacio Pedrosa
  • Collaborators

    Álvaro Oliver, Álvaro Rábano, Lucía Guadalajara, Ángel Camacho, Laura Pacheco
  • Technical Control

    Antonio García Blay
  • Structure

    Alfonso G. Gaite. GOGAITE, S.L.
  • Mechanical Engineer

    JG S.A.
  • Client

    Municipality of Gandía
  • Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. The Kid University in Gandía (UPI) is an experimental initiative proposed by the Municipality of Gandía. The UPI is not a conventional kindergarten, but a group of specialized classrooms and workshops located in a natural setting where kids can develop their creativity and have fun beyond a school context.

© Luis Asín
© Luis Asín

The proposed volume does not alter the Ausías March Park’s layout. Indeed, it respects the position of six existing white mulberry trees, arranging the classrooms around them and shaping a central lobulated courtyard. This courtyard will be the core of the Kid University, linking open spaces, covered areas and indoor rooms. Towards the exterior, the building exhibits a sober and continuous facade, serving as a sort of palisade, that avoids building up fences, built up with ceramic tiles.

© Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

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Cite: "Kid's University in Gandía / Paredes Pedrosa" 12 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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