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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Alfredo Payá Benedito, Playa Flamenca Seconday School in Orihuela (Alicante)

This public high school has garnered the 2019 FAD Award for Architecture for Alfredo Payá Benedito and his Alicante-based practice, noname 29. Besides addressing an educational program, the design creates a rich inner passage that helps withdraw the school from its rather unattractive surroundings, close as it is to a motorway and some tourist accommodations. With 7,953,607 euros budgeted for the material execution of 8,943.36 square meters, the building pursues a clear linear scheme, 220 meters long, to harbor classrooms in two huge metal lattice beams stretching along the enclosure longitudinally. The classroom block rests on a framework of supports resolved with concrete screens rising from the floor and forming a series of small constructions. These are organized in autonomous, program-based  packages that follow one another transversally to to the upper piece. A sequence of interlinked open courtyards connects the entire premises.
Premios FAD 2019

Premios FAD 2019

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