Artà, Mallorca, Spain
The proposal for the new extension of the existing school is set in three separate volumes located at ground floor separating the three different programs for primary school, nursery and dinning hall. The constructions are placed to minimize earthworks while facilitating accessibility to handicapped. These three small-scale volumes are within the language of children, and the school breaks its total volume creating and new scale closer to a house and the surrounding buildings. Each of these pieces arises independently and are situated on the site depending on parameters such as topography, vehicle accesses, circulation spaces and playgrounds. The arrangement of the three volumes generate “in-between” spaces that thanks to their geometric, spatial and material qualities, outdoor activities can be easily performed.
The resulting typology consists of a ring of classrooms around the multipurpose room generating a deep building perforated by generous skylights bringing light and ventilation to these spaces.