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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro Secondary School in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal by SousaSantos

 
May 6th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: SousaSantos

The new building is rooted in the slope between the two sports fields of the school. In the south end of the building will be posicioned the public program, the library and the amphitheater enhancing the relationship of the school campus with the urban fabric of the city.

Night View (Images Courtesy João Morgado)

  • Architect: SousaSantos
  • Name of project: Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro Secondary School
  • Location: Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
  • Client: Parque Escolar
  • Built: 2008
  • Construction: 2010
  • Architecture: Jorge Sousa Santos, Bruno Ferraz, Patricia Costa, Ismael Prata, Sofia Oliveira, Vítor Ribeiro
  • Photographer: João Morgado

The upper level of this building is constructed with thin metallic columns that create a matrix in the library room. This columns end in a skylight creating an architectural paradox, a support that finishes in the sky. All the new buildings are supposed to be read as a unitary architectural statement. The construction proposes the spatial narrative and the formal choices contribute for the former.

Bird Eye View (Images Courtesy João Morgado)

Exterior View (Images Courtesy João Morgado)

Exterior View (Images Courtesy João Morgado)

Exterior View (Images Courtesy João Morgado)

Interior View (Images Courtesy João Morgado)

Interior View (Images Courtesy João Morgado)

Interior View (Images Courtesy João Morgado)

Interior View (Images Courtesy João Morgado)

Interior View (Images Courtesy João Morgado)

Exterior View (Images Courtesy João Morgado)

Exterior View (Images Courtesy João Morgado)

Exterior View (Images Courtesy João Morgado)

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