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Vilela School / CNLL

  • 05:00 - 24 August, 2015
Vilela School / CNLL
Vilela School / CNLL, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Paredes, 4720 Goães, Portugal
  • Architecture’s Coordination

    Nuno Lacerda Lopes
  • Architecture Colaborations

    CNLL CNLL I Márcia Areal, Vanessa Tavares, Hélder Lopes
  • Area

    3597.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

  • Specialties

    CNLL I Central de projetos, IPC, Ac + Coger
  • 3D Simulations

    CNLL
  • Model

    CNLL
  • Client

    Câmara Municipal de Paredes
  • Lot Area

    10.440 m2
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© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© 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.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© 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.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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