Prefabricated Public Schools: 7 Brazilian Projects in Plan and Section

Prefabricated Public Schools: 7 Brazilian Projects in Plan and Section
Telemaco State School Melges / UNA Arquitetos. Image © Nelson Kon
Telemaco State School Melges / UNA Arquitetos. Image © Nelson Kon

Great school design is more than just a good piece of architecture. Particularly in vulnerable areas with poor public infrastructure, schools symbolize the role of the state and education as a transforming agent for social improvement. They can also become areas for community life, sports, courses, among other uses. Unfortunately, these projects do not always receive the attention they deserve. 

Schools require diverse and complex programs and flows, therefore, developing an educational project is one of the greatest challenges for architects. Due to the economy, rationalization, and speed of work, Brazil's largest portion of school projects are designed from prefabricated concrete elements with rigid modulations and, in rare cases, steel. But what may seem to limit at first, can actually become an exercise in structural creativity. 

In an attempt to elucidate the systems used to materialize these projects, we've selected a compilation of seven prefabricated schools in plan and section to create incredible spaces for learning. 

Telemaco State School Melges / UNA Arquitetos

© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

Implantação. Image Cortesia de UNA ArquitetosPlanta Primeiro Pavimento. Image Cortesia de UNA ArquitetosPlanta Segundo Pavimento. Image Cortesia de UNA ArquitetosPlanta Terceiro Pavimento. Image Cortesia de UNA ArquitetosCorte Longitudinal. Image Cortesia de UNA ArquitetosCorte Transversal. Image Cortesia de UNA Arquitetos+ 50

CHB Campinas F1 State School / MMBB Arquitetos

© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

Planta Térreo. Image Cortesia de MMBBPlanta Primeiro Pavimento. Image Cortesia de MMBBPlanta Segundo Pavimento. Image Cortesia de MMBBPlantas. Image Cortesia de MMBBCortes. Image Cortesia de MMBBCortes. Image Cortesia de MMBB+ 50

Public School in Votorantim / grupoSP

© Carlos Kipnis
© Carlos Kipnis

Térreo. Image Cortesia de grupo SPPlanta Segundo Pavimento. Image Cortesia de grupo SPCorte Longitudinal. Image Cortesia de grupo SPCorte Transversal. Image Cortesia de grupo SPCorte Transversal. Image Cortesia de grupo SP+ 50

State School New Cumbica / H + F Architects / H+F Arquitetos

© Pedro Napolitano Prata
© Pedro Napolitano Prata

Implantação. Image Cortesia de H+F ArquitetosImplantação e Térreo. Image Cortesia de H+F ArquitetosPlanta Primeiro Pavimento. Image Cortesia de H+F ArquitetosPlanta Segundo Pavimento. Image Cortesia de H+F ArquitetosPlanta Terceiro Pavimento. Image Cortesia de H+F ArquitetosCorte. Image Cortesia de H+F ArquitetosCorte. Image Cortesia de H+F ArquitetosCorte. Image Cortesia de H+F Arquitetos+ 50

FDE - Golden Park School V / Apiacás Arquitetos

© Fran Parente
© Fran Parente

Planta Praça. Image Cortesia de Apiacás ArquitetosPlanta Térreo. Image Cortesia de Apiacás ArquitetosPlanta Segundo Pavimento. Image Cortesia de Apiacás ArquitetosCorte. Image Cortesia de Apiacás ArquitetosCorte. Image Cortesia de Apiacás Arquitetos+ 50

FDE Public School / FGMF

Cortesia de FGMF
Cortesia de FGMF

Implantação. Image Cortesia de FGMFPlanta Primeiro Pavimento. Image Cortesia de FGMFPlanta Segundo Pavimento. Image Cortesia de FGMFCorte. Image Cortesia de FGMF+ 50

Campinas School / bvy arquitetos

© Bebete Viégas
© Bebete Viégas

Planta Inferior. Image Cortesia de bvy arquitetosPlanta Superior. Image Cortesia de bvy arquitetosCorte Transversal. Image Cortesia de bvy arquitetosCorte Transversal. Image Cortesia de bvy arquitetos+ 50

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Cite: Pereira, Matheus. "Prefabricated Public Schools: 7 Brazilian Projects in Plan and Section" [O uso de estruturas pré-fabricadas em escolas públicas brasileiras] 22 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. (Trans. Montano, Zoë) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/906367/prefabricated-public-schools-7-brazilian-projects-in-plan-and-section> ISSN 0719-8884
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