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Camilo Mora Carrasquilla School / FP arquitectura + Mauricio Montoya

Camilo Mora Carrasquilla School / FP arquitectura + Mauricio Montoya

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Medellin, Colombia
  • Construction:Consorcio Ménsula Ecco
  • Promotor:Secretaria de Educación de Medellín- Fundación Argos
  • Designers:José Puentes, Mauricio Montoya
  • City:Medellin
  • Country:Colombia
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Text description provided by the architects. Camilo Mora Carrasquilla school is located in the Fuente Clara neighborhood, west of the city of Medellín, in an area with difficult pedestrian and vehicular access, and with little presence of facilities and public spaces. So its construction had a great social impact on the people, becoming a landmark that transforms the environment.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

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For the development of the project, a site was destined that when subjected to the strong building regulations in the area, only 38% of the site area was useful for building, consequently forcing two considerations: to maximize the surface, adjusting the building shape to the geometry of the useful area of the property, and to grow in height to meet the required program.

© Alejandro Arango
© Alejandro Arango

As a result, the project is consolidated in two volumes, one with a trapezoidal plan, which contains the collective program, such as library, computer rooms, and administrative areas. While the classrooms and bathrooms are grouped in another volume, more elongated and rectangular. In order to meet the required free areas, we chose to put terraces on the top level of the buildings, accompanied with sports programs such as a multipurpose court and outdoor gym.

© Alejandro Arango
© Alejandro Arango

A lattice of sunshades built into the western facade minimizes the impact of west sunlight in the classrooms. While on the eastern side, a large ramp unfolds opening laterally to form a courtyard.

© Alejandro Arango
© Alejandro Arango

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Address:Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

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Cite: "Camilo Mora Carrasquilla School / FP arquitectura + Mauricio Montoya" [Colegio Camilo Mora Carrasquilla / FP arquitectura + Mauricio Montoya] 20 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/588858/camilo-mora-carrasquilla-school-fp-oficina-de-arquitectura> ISSN 0719-8884

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