Authors: Miguel A. Alonso del Val, Rufino J. Hernández Minguillón, Jorge Gambini Ons, Pablo Frontini Antognazza. Collaborators: Cristina González, Sebastián Fernández de Córdoba. Engineering: ED Enginyeria. Developer: GISA. Constructor: Construcciones Rubau. Project Date: May 2007. Completion Date: September 2008. Gross external area: 3.534,06 sqm. Photographer: Jorge Gambini Ons, Pablo Frontini Antognazza. Awards: Construmat 2009 finalist.
This building encompasses two perpendicular wings that define the area of the sports court and playground. One of the blocks, where the entrance is located, is two storeys high, whereas in the other perpendicular block there is just a single level.
The entrance hall is on the ground floor of the block that runs from east to west parallel to the main road, at the point where the two perpendicular blocks meet. The entrance hall is slightly below street level. There is the main and pedestrian access to the school, reached by a gentle ramp. It is set back from the pavement and boundary of the lot to make it safer for users to exit and generally move around, since the users require special attention. This wing of the building, on the ground floor, houses the south-facing children’s classrooms, the dining hall, kitchen and some of the administration facilities. The head teacher's offices are in the other side, facing north, looking out onto the playground.
On the upper level of this wing we find some of the primary classrooms together with a group of WCs and other classrooms for small groups and drawing. On the ground floor and in the other wing of the building we find the remaining primary classrooms, looking out onto the street, and classrooms where music and IT activities are carried out, overlooking the playground. The modular design, resulting from the method of construction, is reflected on the front of the buildings, creating a series of modules marked by the axes of the structure with columns and sandwich panels mounted in strips over the frames.
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Construmat Awards 2009:
"CEIP Mediterrània", selected work in Construction category