Elementary School S. João Brito / CorreiaRagazzi arquitectos

Elementary School S. João Brito / CorreiaRagazzi arquitectos

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Text description provided by the architects. In a characteristic lot of the city of Oporto, with its particular dimensions of 7,5 x 45 m, it was built initially a construction for the four years of elementary school.


During the work, it was purchased an adjacent lot with a small chalet, that on a second phase was fully renovated and transformed into a nursery and finally, it was built a multi-function pavilion that regulates and stabilizes the surroundings, defining with the recreational area the quality and continuity of the outside spaces, and also for the materialization of the three buildings that make up the set.

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The three stages of construction, combining the two lots, embody not only the programmatic needs, but especially resolve the problem of inserting an urban amenity into a small-scale residential area.

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  • 1st Phase:Elementary School 1993-1994
  • 2nd Phase:Nursery 1999-2000
  • 3rd Phase:Multifunction Pavilion 2001-2004
  • 1st Phase Architecture:Joaquim de Almeida and Graça Correia
  • 1st Phase Project Coordinator:Gaspar Ribeiro
  • 1st Phase Structure And Foundation Engineering:Eng. Nuno Farinha
  • 1st Phase Hydraulic Engineering:Eng. Carlos Matos
  • 1st Phase Technical Facilities :GET
  • 1st Phase Coordination:Joaquim de Almeida and Graça Correia
  • 1st Phase Construction Area:430 m2
  • 2nd Phase Architecture:Graça Correia
  • 2nd Phase Collaborators:Ana Neto Vieira e Ana Cardoso dos Reis
  • 2nd Phase Hydraulic Facilities:Empalme
  • 2nd Phase Technical Facilities :Empalme
  • 2nd Phase Coordination:Graça Correia
  • 2nd Phase Construction :Empalme
  • 2nd Phase Construction Area:220 m2
  • 3rd Phase Architecture:Graça Correia
  • 3rd Phase Collaborators:Ana Neto Vieira, Filipe Couto, Nuno Ferreira
  • 3rd Phase Structure And Foundation Engineering:STRENG
  • 3rd Phase Hydraulic Engineering:Eng. Carlos Matos
  • 3rd Phase Technical Facilities :GET
  • 3rd Phase Coordination:Graça Correia
  • 3rd Phase Construction :Empalme
  • 3rd Phase Construction Area:235 m2
  • Site Area:830 m2
  • City:Porto
  • Country:Portugal
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Address:Porto, Portugal

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Cite: "Elementary School S. João Brito / CorreiaRagazzi arquitectos" 06 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/573405/elementary-school-s-joao-brito-correiaragazzi-arquitectos> ISSN 0719-8884

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