It also intends to update a local tradition, common to several schools in the area, of outdoor education and pragmatic learning-by-doing approach. Thus, children will inhabit a daily sequence of outdoor activities that will take them from sports to culture (inside a new, inflatable pocket library that will act as a lantern at dusk), and nature (in a future vegetable garden to be planted on the roof).
Inside the house, all rooms are cleared from obstructions to obtain three large, flexible spaces where groups of classrooms will be located, spaces that can be easily reconfigured thanks to movable partitions. A continuous and colored piece of furniture covers the whole interior perimeter of these three spaces, adapting itself to the existing limits. This piece contains all functional uses such as blackboards, cupboards, shelves, storage, fixed furniture or resting niches. Its silhouette and shapes echo those of an urban elevation, turning classrooms into indoor streets in a playful and instructive scale shift.
Project: New classrooms for private school
Status: Competition-First Prize (2018) Under development
Location: El Viso, Madrid, Spain
Team: Jacobo García-Germán, Raquel Díaz de la Campa, Miguel López, Marta Roldán, Lucía Álvarez, Daphne Vakaloupou
Photograph: José Parreño