Matilde Rosa Araújo Elementary and Secondary School Laboratories / GGLL atelier

Matilde Rosa Araújo Elementary and Secondary School Laboratories / GGLL atelier

Matilde Rosa Araújo Elementary and Secondary School Laboratories  / GGLL atelier - Exterior Photography, BrickMatilde Rosa Araújo Elementary and Secondary School Laboratories  / GGLL atelier - Exterior Photography, Door, FacadeMatilde Rosa Araújo Elementary and Secondary School Laboratories  / GGLL atelier - Exterior PhotographyMatilde Rosa Araújo Elementary and Secondary School Laboratories  / GGLL atelier - Exterior Photography, FacadeMatilde Rosa Araújo Elementary and Secondary School Laboratories  / GGLL atelier - More Images+ 15

  • Architects: GGLL atelier
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  1991 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
  • Photographs
    Photographs :JM Figueiredo
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Adobe Systems Incorporated, AutoCAD, Laborial
  • Lead Architects : Gabriela Gonçalves, Leonel Lopes
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Matilde Rosa Araújo Elementary and Secondary School Laboratories  / GGLL atelier - Exterior Photography
© JM Figueiredo

Text description provided by the architects. The laboratory construction is located in an over-elevated landscape area, within the school limits, which consists in a set of pavilions organized according to a rectilinear structure.

Matilde Rosa Araújo Elementary and Secondary School Laboratories  / GGLL atelier - Exterior Photography, Door, Facade
© JM Figueiredo
Matilde Rosa Araújo Elementary and Secondary School Laboratories  / GGLL atelier - Image 16 of 20
Plan
Matilde Rosa Araújo Elementary and Secondary School Laboratories  / GGLL atelier - Image 17 of 20
Section 01
Matilde Rosa Araújo Elementary and Secondary School Laboratories  / GGLL atelier - Exterior Photography, Facade
© JM Figueiredo

The two laboratory modules were raised on an existing concrete wall, the first aligns with the classroom pavilions and the second moves forward, allowing to create an access ramp to a third volume, where the entrance is located and where the preparation room was designed.

Matilde Rosa Araújo Elementary and Secondary School Laboratories  / GGLL atelier - Interior Photography
© JM Figueiredo
Matilde Rosa Araújo Elementary and Secondary School Laboratories  / GGLL atelier - Image 20 of 20
West and East elevation
Matilde Rosa Araújo Elementary and Secondary School Laboratories  / GGLL atelier - Exterior Photography, Brick, Facade
© JM Figueiredo

While the entire building façades were lined with hexagonal concrete tiles that remind the structure of carbon molecules, their absence creates a second, deeper plane that represents the artistic molecular formulas and allows the natural light to enter the classrooms. The windows sit behind these gaps, providing distance and privacy to the inner user.

Matilde Rosa Araújo Elementary and Secondary School Laboratories  / GGLL atelier - Exterior Photography
© JM Figueiredo

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Address:Cascais, Portugal

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Cite: "Matilde Rosa Araújo Elementary and Secondary School Laboratories / GGLL atelier" [Laboratórios Escola Básica e Secundária Matilde Rosa Araújo / GGLL atelier] 02 Nov 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/970951/matilde-rosa-araujo-elementary-and-secondary-school-laboratories-ggll-atelier> ISSN 0719-8884

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