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.
Infant and Primary Educational Centre “Ángeles Martín Mateo” in SEVILLE, SPAIN by gabriel verd arquitectos
February 11th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: gabriel verd arquitectos
In no Man’s Land, in an aggressive environment surrounded by heavy traffic, heavy industry, along a poor neighborhood on an old slag lies the plot of the school. There is a gap of almost four meters that will be used to protect the building from the noise of the highway A-92, providing adequate protection in addition to parents and students during the hours of entry and exit to the centre, keeping a safe distance from the busy roads surrounding the site.
The idea is to create a building following the Arabic-Andalusian tradition, leading the life of the edifice towards the interior, to liveable patios and portico galleries for circulation and staying. Fundamental was the distribution of uses, positioning all classrooms near to the quiet green areas, and other uses towards the exterior.
The three lineal parts which conforms the building, originate a U that encircles the central patio thought as infant playground. We tried to give an image of individualized architecture, reflecting its institutional character; the target was to offer a comfortable, happy and clean environment which contributes not only to facilitate teaching activities but at the same time to develop in students habits of cohabitation and good relation with scholar surroundings.
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