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  5. Ricardo Bak Gordon
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  7. D. Dinis Secondary School / Ricardo Bak Gordon

D. Dinis Secondary School / Ricardo Bak Gordon

  • 01:00 - 21 August, 2014
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
D. Dinis Secondary School / Ricardo Bak Gordon
D. Dinis Secondary School / Ricardo Bak Gordon, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chelas, 1950 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Architecture

    Ricardo Bak Gordon
  • Collaborators

    Luís Pedro Pinto, Pedro Serrazina, Sónia Silva, Vera Higino, Walter Perdigão
  • Project Area

    2200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photography

  • Construction

    Mota-Engil
  • Landscape

    Proap
  • Structures and Building Services

    Betar
  • Electrical, Safety, Acoustics and HVAC

    LMSA
  • Client

    Parque Escolar EPE
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Text description provided by the architects. Architect's description. In recent years, starting in 2007, a government program was developed in Portugal that aimed to modernize public secondary schools, providing them with new functional spaces and infrastructure from the perspective of enhancing school spaces and the quality of teaching.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

This school was renovated as a pilot project to test future models of applicability.

This is a school originally built in the 1970s, made ​​of independent pavilions and poor construction.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

The new functional spaces have given way to a building that was installed at the center of the school, transforming the entire project into a single building.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The shape of this new pavilion, which seeks to develop without a beginning or an end, settles in between pre-existing buildings and contrasts with the regular geometry of the original buildings.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

Inside is a kind of "learning street" where the links between all the blocks develop around the new functions such as library, auditorium, computer rooms and informal work spaces.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

The roof of the building remains at the same level, it gains headroom as the ground adapts to the natural topography of the land, enhancing the value of the internal street.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "D. Dinis Secondary School / Ricardo Bak Gordon" [Escola Secundária D. Dinis / Ricardo Bak Gordon] 21 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/538086/d-dinis-secondary-school-ricardo-bak-gordon/> ISSN 0719-8884