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School of Education, University of Zaragoza / Javier Maya + Estela Arteche Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 31 December, 2014
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
School of Education, University of Zaragoza / Javier Maya + Estela Arteche Arquitectos
© Jorge Allende
© Jorge Allende

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  • Site Management

    Elena Sánchez, Jon Pérez, Enrique Morales
  • Building Services

    Pilar Peco
  • Structures

    Antxon Lanchas
  • Construction

    U.T.E Educación (Sacyr e Ideconsa)
© Jorge Allende
© Jorge Allende

Text description provided by the architects. It is a fortunate location within the campus. Surrounded by schools, colleges and next to the core of the campus.

© Jorge Allende
© Jorge Allende

Our proposal has been:

  •          To contribute a relationship with the exterior.
  •          To open up to the university environment.

© Jorge Allende
© Jorge Allende

Layout on the environment

Given the importance of the building on the environment, we have opted to group the program into:

© Jorge Allende
© Jorge Allende

TEACHING. Superimposed strata, offset, with slightly obtuse angles and richer spatial responses.

© Jorge Allende
© Jorge Allende

NON TEACHING. Disintegration of volumes that qualify the relationship with the ground, with an upper layer that protects, guides and signals the access.

Courtesy of Javier Maya, Estela Arteche Arquitectos
Courtesy of Javier Maya, Estela Arteche Arquitectos

We sense that there are spaces that can be accessed through a door, and there are others in which the indoor-outdoor transition needs another scale.

© Jorge Allende
© Jorge Allende

The arrangement of the two volumes directs, signals and orients the access path.

A fragmentation of the non-teaching volume qualifies the transition of access to the atrium which is responsible for receiving and distributing.

© Jorge Allende
© Jorge Allende

TEACHING.  A space that houses classrooms, overhead lighting with slabs to avoid direct natural lighting, perimeter galleries, with the role of hosting, distributing and communicating physically, visually and spatially.

© Jorge Allende
© Jorge Allende

NON TEACHING.  Space that houses different administrative programs, meeting rooms, offices, faculty, library ...

© Jorge Allende
© Jorge Allende

We think that curves are good, they facilitate circulation, orientation and lighting, resulting in spaces between volumes through which the user flows.

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Cite: "School of Education, University of Zaragoza / Javier Maya + Estela Arteche Arquitectos" [Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación Universidad de Zaragoza / Maar Arquitectura] 31 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/580297/school-of-education-university-of-zaragoza-javier-maya-estela-arteche-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884

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