AD Round Up: Educational Architecture Part III

Projects from South America and Europe in this third part of our educational architecture selection. Check them all after the break.

Gerardo Molina School / Giancarlo Mazzanti As the Project will be winding and turning it will be opening to the city, leaving space for small squares and exterior parks for public usage, leaving behind the bars and walls that stereotyped education institutions as closed spaces. The conformation of small squares and green spaces with trees direct on the surrounding streets, accompanied by the auction modules, will redefine direct accesses (read more…)

Duoc Corporate Building / Sabbagh Arquitectos After the requirement of a building for the central offices of Duoc, there were four additional topics which were essential and needed to be solved. The first one, was the fact that the building’s location was in the yard of Antonio Varas branch, former German School and typical building of the neighborhood (read more…)

Performers’ House / SHL Architects The project – centred on a 19th-century paper mill – was commended for the simplicity of the design, characterised by the choice of materials as well as the successful transformation of an existing historic boiler house. The new building is linked to the refurbished boiler house by a new square where many folk high school activities take place, reinforcing connections with the local community (read more…)

Los Silos Youth Centre / Lavin Arquitectos The concrete plane like a tectonic plate, folds the land and incorporates, by way of an embracing gesture, a recreation of fragments of nature, the landscape and vegetation which spirals in a single centripetal movement to absorb the visual and spatial flows of its surroundings. The design combines versatility, ambivalence y permeability, to generate an interrelation of interior spaces and to project these towards the exterior (read more…)

Bondy School / Atelier Phileas The project is developed on the basis of a programme consisting of 15 classes, a canteen and a leisure centre, with a special feature: two spaces (multi-purpose hall and computer room) are open to the public outside school time. In view of the environmental approach, in particular prevailing winds and an attempt to make use of free solar power, we chose to place the classrooms on the east and split the programme into two parts (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Educational Architecture Part III" 06 Apr 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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