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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.

CEIP 215 in Girona, Spain by H ARQUITECTES

 
March 9th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: H ARQUITECTES 

The job of reforming and extending a school in more than double its current area, required a new wide-scale interpretation of the project and the way it fits into its surroundings.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

  • Architects: H ARQUITECTES
  • Project: CEIP 215
  • Location: Vidreres, Girona, Spain
  • Photography: Adrià Goula
  • Collaborators: Montse Fornés, Anna Bonet, Blai Cabrero, Carles Sala, Carla Piñol
  • Surface: 3748m2
  • Project: 2007-08
  • Construction: 2011-13

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

From an initial state where autonomous buildings were placed without any apparent criteria, we propose to consolidate it into a single building that, by means of its letter “T” shape, allows the absorption of the existing school unit “Fuensalida” (1980s).

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

While the current entrance keeps the administration, in the connection between the original building and the extension appears a new central covered space which joins the two playgrounds and provides access to both the infant school and the primary school and the communal services.

The infant school is structured in the shape of  a comb with the courtyards opening out towards the neighbouring park.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

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