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  7. School in Vilaflor / TECHNE

School in Vilaflor / TECHNE

  • 01:00 - 8 June, 2014
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
School in Vilaflor / TECHNE
School in Vilaflor  / TECHNE, Courtesy of TECHNE
Courtesy of TECHNE

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  • Architects

  • Location

    38613 Vilaflor, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    José Manuel Rodríguez Peña
  • Engineer

    Nelson Hernández Dorta
  • Project Year

  • Photography

    Courtesy of TECHNE
Courtesy of TECHNE
Courtesy of TECHNE

Text description provided by the architects. The building is located in the historical district of Vilaflor, the birthplace of Santo Hermano Pedro in the seventeenth century, whose Order of Bethlemitas Sisters is responsible for the future management of the school.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

It is dedicated to a small school with three units, its form evokes the archetypal image of the house in the drawings of children. A pure geometry easy to interpret.

Courtesy of TECHNE
Courtesy of TECHNE

The volume is broken into two parts connected by a walkway, creating a courtyard that connects the upper floors with the basement playground, favoring the integration of the building into an urban fabric in which small traditional buildings abound, with which the project establishes a dialogue about scale.

Courtesy of TECHNE
Courtesy of TECHNE

Outside, a white ceramic skin designed in the shape of a ventilated facade has great energy efficiency with respect to the rigors of local climate. It wraps around the entire building further simplifying the perception of the volumes.

Courtesy of TECHNE
Courtesy of TECHNE

Inside, the spaces are neutral and diaphanous, awaiting for the colorful environments of children to conclude the project.

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Cite: "School in Vilaflor / TECHNE" [Escuela Infantil en Vilaflor / TECHNE] 08 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884