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St Martí's Primary School forms part of a Multi-facility Municipal Building with an Adult Education Centre and a two storey underground public car-park, in the neighbourhood of Poblenou in Barcelona The car-park’s structural grid outlines the buildings above. How could we re-think the school starting from the urbanity of its location? Nowadays, the regulations and the guidelines that guide the development of this type of facility buildings are indifferent to their surroundings. The requeriments of outdoor and indoor spaces are the same for a school in a rural environment as for one in a dense urban surroundings. These poorly considered requeriments result in a very extensive, wide and open schools in rural and on the other hand, in schools too compact and indifferent to the city-scape of the urban environments. View more View full description
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