Serra de Noet Secondary School / Fabregat & Fabregat Arquitectes

Serra de Noet Secondary School / Fabregat & Fabregat Arquitectes

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  37663 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2019
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Joan Guillamat
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  AutoDesk, TEJAS BORJA, Arcelor Mittal, Cadwork informatik AG, KLH
  • Lead Architects : Joan Fabregat Pla, Josep Maria Fabregat Estraguès
  • Design Team : Natalia Salvador, Aleix Piè
  • Client : Generalitat de Catalunya
  • City : Berga
  • Country : Spain
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Serra de Noet Secondary School / Fabregat & Fabregat Arquitectes - Exterior Photography
© Joan Guillamat

Text description provided by the architects. The new High School Building Serra de Noet project located in Berga (Barcelona) is the result of a public project competition called by Catalonia’s Government. The project consists of three volumes of clear lines. The main one contains the classrooms and administration block, with three floors. The remaining two are low pieces that meet the needs of the program: school cafeteria/catering/dressing rooms/ gym / multifunctional room.  A continuous porch connects the three buildings, drawing a “U” shape creating an exterior playground in front of a multisport track.

Serra de Noet Secondary School / Fabregat & Fabregat Arquitectes - Interior Photography
© Joan Guillamat

The built area has over 3.500m2, being one of the biggest wooden CLT structures constructed in the region over the last years.

Serra de Noet Secondary School / Fabregat & Fabregat Arquitectes - Exterior Photography
© Joan Guillamat
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Plan - Ground floor
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General section
Serra de Noet Secondary School / Fabregat & Fabregat Arquitectes - Interior Photography, Facade
© Joan Guillamat

Wooden panel prefabricated system, CLT (cross-laminated timber) was used for both vertical and horizontal structures, playing an important role in the way they were conceived.

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Despiece sistema constructivo

This system minimizes the environmental impact of both structure and facade. Every cubic meter built with wood implies a reduction of emissions of around two CO2 tons. Furthermore, the water consumption is close to 0.

Serra de Noet Secondary School / Fabregat & Fabregat Arquitectes - Interior Photography, Wood
© Joan Guillamat
Serra de Noet Secondary School / Fabregat & Fabregat Arquitectes - Interior Photography
© Joan Guillamat

The massive wooden enclosures contribute to the hygroscopic environmental regulation and the users’ comfort, improving the student’s academic achievements and making spaces more pleasant for the users.

Serra de Noet Secondary School / Fabregat & Fabregat Arquitectes - Interior Photography
© Joan Guillamat

The wooden CLT structural panels are lined when needed (due to thermic, acoustic, fire protection reasons) and remain uncovered when possible, as seen in the Main Hall and part of the roof’s interior face, where the wood has the leading role.

Serra de Noet Secondary School / Fabregat & Fabregat Arquitectes - Interior Photography, Stairs
© Joan Guillamat

One of the main requirements was the optimization of the construction process, which was solved with BIM technologies.  Every wooden panel of the building has been designed to avoid material waste and to improve the result.

Serra de Noet Secondary School / Fabregat & Fabregat Arquitectes - Exterior Photography

We opted for dry construction techniques, using sustainable, recyclable, and proximity materials: ceramic tiles roof with wooden substructure, dry constructed floors, and a stone wool facade insulation system.

Serra de Noet Secondary School / Fabregat & Fabregat Arquitectes - Exterior Photography
© Joan Guillamat

The building obtained an Energy Certification Class A thanks to the optimization of the enclosure construction design and the facilities. High-efficiency criteria for lighting, thermal installations, air conditioning, ventilation, and DHW. Biomass-fired heating boiler.

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Address:08600 Berga, Barcelona, Spain

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Cite: "Serra de Noet Secondary School / Fabregat & Fabregat Arquitectes" [Instituto de Enseñanza Secundaria Serra de Noet / Fabregat & Fabregat Arquitectes] 25 Oct 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/970558/serra-de-noet-secondary-school-fabregat-and-fabregat-arquitectes> ISSN 0719-8884

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