To start this week’s Round Up, we bring you previously featured educational architecture from Spain, Portugal, France, and Slovenia. Enjoy!
Rafael Arozarena High School / Felipe Artengo… The building is set on a plot of land that is very close to the historic town centre of La Orotava and this large building blends in perfectly with, and relates to the urban lay-out, the topography of the land around and in its visual relations from the near-by listed buildings. The school has been resolved as a plinth for the buildings located on the edge of the city centre, on the axes Colegio Street – S. Francisco Street (read more…)
Faculty of Mathematics / Bevk Perović arhitekti New building for the Faculty of Mathematics, built in the main University area in Ljubljana is not a building in a standard sense of the word. It is, in fact, an addition, a three story slab built on top of the existing two story building, containing completely different programme. The new building literally grows out of the old structure, but despite its dominant role it allows the old structure its independence and dignity (read more…)
Barreiro College of Technology / ARX The building site assigned for the School is located in the outskirts of the city of Barreiro. These are rural territories which were invaded by recent constructions intersecting green-gardens and reed plots. Residence houses are predominant and other functions were not predicted for this area and so this neighbourhood is now just a suburb with little urban life (read more…)
Research Facilities in UMH University / SUBARQUITECTURA The building is located inside the Campus de los Desamparados in Orihuela, next to a lemon orchard. There, the conditions of light, lack of rain and heat are really extreme, exceeding 40º C during the summer months. Laboratories and departments are grouped by a structure of interspersed rings, which contain a system of semi-outdoor courtyards connected with each other at different levels (read more…)
Renovation of workshops at Joliot-Curie / Atelier Phileas The renovation project presented a major advantage as well as a major difficulty. The advantage: the school is nested in a tree-shaded park. The difficulty: after asbestos removal, rooms in use had to be renovated. Due to this constraint, the architecture had to be both rigourous and structured. During the restructuring-extension of the workshops, our aim was to harmonise both existing and new architectures (read more…)