The outline area assigned for this building, sets in an existing school complex. The plot appointed for the building is allocated Easter in the school premises. It has particular qualities such as a sharp orthogonal geometry and a maritime pine forest as a west borderline. These attributes set the proposal school building morphology.
The two floor building encloses in a ring that envelops the central courtyard area and opens towards South, to the maritime pine forest that works as an extension from the central courtyard to an informal playground area, protected by the existing tree canopies.
The main building faces north, where the entrance atrium, management area and cafeteria are allocated. Facing south, there are the gymnasium and double head height multipurpose rooms, that are directly linked to the outdoor playground area and the existing forest.
The courtyard works as a clearing – a light space – that allows the students to set intimate relations with the world and with the school, innate to their childhood universe.
LOCATION CALVÃO, VAGOS
PROJECT COMPETITION, 2008
DEVELOPER CÂMARA MUNICIPAL DE VAGOS
GROSS FLOOR AREA 4 734,58 M2
aRCHITECTURE JOSÉ ADRIÃO – PRINCIPAL
DUARTE CALDAS, RUI DIDIER, TIAGO MOTA, VESNA MIHELJ
STRUCTURE ENGINEER ARA
SERVICES ENGINEER ACRIBIA
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE ROSÁRIO SALEMA
QUANTITY SURVEYOR PERFECTUS
3D IMAGES JOSÉ ADRIÃO ARQUITECTOS