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.
CEIP RAIGUERO DE BONANZA in ORIHUELA, ALICANTE, SPAIN by MACLA Arquitectos
June 15th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: MACLA Arquitectos
The project responds to the surrounding landscape defined by two different topographies: one horizontal plane oriolana garden, where it supports the building, and on the other the ubiquitous mountain in the north facing the delimitation. The volume of the building reflects this duality fragmenting the different volumes that comprise this mechanism to recognize the profile of the mountains to the opening. The building consists of two classrooms of children, four primary classrooms, a gym and a dining room for one hundred students in two shifts, plus all associated teaching spaces.
The arrangement of the pieces better teachers respond to internal functional relationship between these view and response to solar orientation. Therefore, the block is oriented south infant while the remaining program is in the east-west direction perpendicular to the previous. The primary courtyard defined by these volumes is open to the mountains of Orihuela thus enhancing their role in the landscape. Strict climatology has led to further efforts to control aspects of sunlight achieved considerable internal thermal comfort which has resulted in a considerable reduction in energy consumption of the building and the materials caunto have been chosen those with minimal maintenance criteria and visual comfort.
The geometric distribution center volumes, is a consequence of the formal distribution program which seeks to protect the most vulnerable students and in turn give them a space for outdoor use than the other students. That is why outdoor play areas, are bounded by the main volume of the building, primary, and the gymnasium, the Sierra de Orihuela and volume of smaller, child. In turn, this last volume and the boundary of the garden plot, define the playing area of the infant children, allowing views to a sheet abstract geometries endless as is the garden of the Vega Baja.
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