Vilela School / CNLL

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Goães, Portugal
  • Architects: CNLL
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3597
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2010
  • Architecture’s Coordination: Nuno Lacerda Lopes
  • Architecture Colaborations: CNLL, Márcia Areal, Vanessa Tavares, Hélder Lopes
  • Specialties: CNLL, IPC, Ac + Coger
  • 3 D Simulations: CNLL
  • Model: CNLL
  • Client: Câmara Municipal de Paredes
  • Lot Area: 10.440 m2
  • City: Goães
  • Country: Portugal
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Vilela School / CNLL - Facade
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Text description provided by the architects. Standing on a promontory, with a unique view of its surroundings, is the Vilela school. Like a tem­ple, this building has a strong presence in the built environment, giving it structure and a point of reference.

Vilela School / CNLL - Table, Windows, Chair
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Ground Floor Plan
Vilela School / CNLL - Windows, Handrail
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Given the location and its prominence in the landscape, the design of this school was influenced by a desire for transparency. It was therefore designed as a glass body that is dominated by a sinu­ous roof, which simultaneously unifies, integrates and characterises the entire structure.

Vilela School / CNLL - Windows, Facade
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

With its strikingly dramatic design, this school represents the search for a degree of de-material­isation of the structure. This is achieved through the use of glass, which creates a flexible, almost graphic line of light and shadow that typifies the entire façade of this school.

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It has its own language that veers away from a need for consensus and passiveness. The aim is to achieve a school that stands out, an active space that is open to participation and change, thus stimulating, developing abilities and awakening feelings. It is a flexible space, open to the local community and their future appropriation of it.

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© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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Address:Paredes, 4720 Goães, Portugal

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Cite: "Vilela School / CNLL" 24 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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