Caneças High School / ARX Portugal

Caneças High School / ARX Portugal

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  • Principals In Charge : Nuno Mateus, José Mateus
  • Work Team : Ricardo Guerreiro, Fábio Cortês, Ana Fontes, João Dantas, Sofia Raposo, Mariana Sá, Emanuel Rebelo, Diana Afonso, Miguel Torres, Filipe Cardoso, Bruno Martins, Marc Anguill, Gaia Pelizzari, Rodrigo Henriques
  • Graphic Design : Pedro Falcão
  • 3 D Modelling : Traços na Paisagem
  • Client : Parque Escolar
  • City : Caneças
  • Country : Portugal
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Caneças High School / ARX Portugal - Facade
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Text description provided by the architects. The existent school is located in the outskirts of Caneças, Odivelas, in a territory of intense discontinuities. The proposal is structured beginning in a double interpretation of the learning concept: formal learning and informal learning.

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Ground Floor Plan

Those two types are translated in the building in two different architectural approaches, maintaining a dialogue between them. In consequence, the stiffness of the existent blocks, where the class rooms are placed, are structured like “learning machines”, in contrast with the informality of the new parts, enabling the “informal learning “in the collective spaces.

Caneças High School / ARX Portugal - Table, Windows, Chair
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Considering that in the school, every spaces are teaching spaces, that each one as its own importance, the organization and articulation between spaces is meant to fluid, with physical and visual permeability, allowing a more spontaneous and creative appropriation, leading to the willing of learn through space.

Caneças High School / ARX Portugal - Facade
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The human relations and activities are, in the end, in the base of all knowledge. From a tectonic point of view, the solutions adopted give the building an idea of matter unity and grant the space an elementary and abstract character.

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Address:Caneças, Portugal

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Cite: "Caneças High School / ARX Portugal" 02 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/394104/canecas-high-school-arx> ISSN 0719-8884

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