Architects: Julián Zapata Jiménez, Pablo Moreno Mansilla
- Year: 2019
Photographs:Alvaro Viera Architectural Photography
Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Argapref, Carpinsa, EMILIO SANCHEZ, I Guzzini, Lucerglass, MORTEX, Tarkett, Yofra
Lead Architects: Pablo Moreno Mansilla, Julián Zapata Jiménez
- Structure: ISTEN, Jose Ignacio Viñals
- Collaborators: Iskra Sergeeva Martsenkova, Elena López Oterino, Manuel Sánchez Hernández, Adriana Culla Leal
- Clients: Fundación Educación Marianista Domingo Lázaro
- Construction: Construcciones y Obras CASPEÑA S.L.
- Engineer: PLENUM Ingenieros
- City: Valladolid
- Country: Spain
Text description provided by the architects. We have faced this project understanding it as a metaphor for the difficulties we encountered during our career, while searching for knowledge.
It is the result of a plastic, almost sculptural exercise where a new accessible ramp grows with a constant slope.
The ramp generates a series of terraces along its ascent, creating new spaces. To create spaces in order to grow.
An easy access surrounded by terraces for interaction turns the old basement into an Acess Floor.
A space excavated up to that level transforms a disused garden into the new school’s vital center. An access, passage, meeting, work, play, interaction, study or meditation space.
The courtyard coverage organizes the space and irradiates light to all perimeter areas and uses that surround it.
A mathematically structured wooden frame sifts the light, converting the courtyard coverage into an altarpiece that looks at the sky.
We have pursued the achievement of an open, transversal space through uses that always communicate between them, either visually or physically. Crossed glances that generate synergies, relationships, never indifference.