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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.

La Baldufa Municipal Kindergarten in Baix Llobregat, Barcelona by ONL Arquitectura

 
March 7th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ONL Arquitectura

As the site is small and triangular in shape, the project design has to focus on devoting as much exterior space as possible to the playground, in a single area oriented to the south. The simplicity of the exterior building envelope, in particular the roof which has a single slope, is only broken by two skylights which provide the natural light needed inside the classrooms in a uniform way.

Image Courtesy © Gianluca Giaccone 

  • Architects: ONL Arquitectura
  • Project: La Baldufa Municipal Kindergarten
  • Location: Carrer Conflent, Olesa de Montserrat, Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Gianluca Giaccone
  • Team: Joan Nogué, Txema Onzain, Félix López
  • Project Data: 2008
  • Construction Data: 2009-2010
  • Surface in m2: 898 m2
  • Budget: 948.000€
  • Developer: Ajuntament d’Olesa de Montserrat
  • Constructors: SEPISA, S.A.
  • Collaborators: Arch. Gianluca Giaccone, Arch. Giorgia Sgarbossa, Mar Balcells, estudiant
  • Installations: Font i Armengol enginyers.
  • Structure: BIS Arquitectes

Image Courtesy © Gianluca Giaccone

The linear exterior, which contrasts with the curved design of the interior building envelope and the visual interplay of the open spaces, provides spatial continuity to the different groups of classrooms. The large porches on the southern side accentuate the building’s linear design. Large-scale latticing, which filters the sunlight as it enters the classrooms and the exterior playground, creates a change of scale different to the one normally associated with a one-storey building.

Image Courtesy © Gianluca Giaccone

Image Courtesy © Gianluca Giaccone

Image Courtesy © Gianluca Giaccone

Image Courtesy © Gianluca Giaccone

Image Courtesy © Gianluca Giaccone

Image Courtesy © Gianluca Giaccone

Image Courtesy © Gianluca Giaccone

Image Courtesy ONL Arquitectura

Image Courtesy ONL Arquitectura

Image Courtesy ONL Arquitectura

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