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School for El Coporito / Antonio Peña + Juan Garay + Alexis Ávila

  • 01:00 - 23 May, 2013
School for El Coporito / Antonio Peña + Juan Garay + Alexis Ávila
School for El Coporito / Antonio Peña + Juan Garay + Alexis Ávila, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Zaruhy Sangochian © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo + 23

© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

Text description provided by the architects. This project came from a governmental program in which some Mexican architecture schools participated. The idea is to bring functional and well planned schools to Mexico’s poorest regions, in this case a community named “El Coporito”. The school, which was completely designed by students with the supervision of architects Fermín Andrade and Juan Carlos Cano, was chosen as the best option in a competition planned by the institution in charge of delivering education. 

© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

Upon being chosen, a group of 8 students moved to the community for 2 months to participate in construction.

© Zaruhy Sangochian
© Zaruhy Sangochian

The idea of this school was to have multipurpose buildings that would allow the whole community to use it in several other ways, rather than just a school. Every material used in construction came from site, such as the stabilized dirt bricks (dirt+concrete).

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Cite: "School for El Coporito / Antonio Peña + Juan Garay + Alexis Ávila" 23 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/375149/school-for-el-coporito-antonio-pena-juan-garay-alexis-avila/> ISSN 0719-8884
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