(Descriptive text by Estudio Campo Baeza) CONTEMPLATING MOUNT ARARAT Can you imagine the emotion of an architect when he is commissioned to build a building in front of the Ararat mountain? In front of the mountain where Noah’s Ark ran aground! In fr
In 1889 Antoni Gaudí was commissioned to build a school pavilion in Barcelona for the Teresian Religious Community of Ganduxer. Over the years …
With room for 55 children between 0 and 3 years of age, this early-education center in Llubí, a town in the comarca of Llano de Mallorca, becomes after school hours a multipurpose space for the community at large to use, thanks to mobile panels that
To reduce the project to a domestic scale, the program is divided into several sequenced spaces that go from the collective to the private. Local resources are combined with strategies aimed at making the building work on its own...
For the very first time in the history of the prestigious German institution, one of its centers scattered all over the world will occupy a building expressly designed for the purpose. Rising behind a wall that keeps out traffic noise, the building e
Shortlisted for the 2022 International FAD Awards, this work is an extension of the Villa Magisterial school in the district of Cerro Colorado, in Arequipa Province. The jury considered its attention to dignity in an environment of scarcity, its capa
In Turin’s Nizza Millefonti district, the firm BDR bureau – Alberto Bottero and Simona Della Rocca – has worked on a school first built in the 1960s, adapting its architecture to the new pedagogical needs of students in the 11–14 age range. The entra
In the Basque city of San Sebastián, on Aldapeta Galtzada, stands this new-build educational center run by Marianists, high on a promontory called Alto de Aiete that looks over rooftops and out north towards the Concha Bay. Directed by Antonio Lorén
The complex includes a programmatic addition of elementary school, high school, and sport center, arranged in an enfilade and connected by footbridges to form a single infrastructure that can evolve and adapt to new activities over time...
Ubicado en los históricos jardines de Versalles, el conjunto escolar evoca el rigor técnico y la optimización formal de los invernaderos. En su cubierta integra un pequeño jardín hortícola que sirve como herramienta pedagógica y favorece la biodivers
The Catalan firm SUMO arquitectes – Marc Camallonga, Jordi Pagès, Pasqual Bendicho – renovated and enlarged this school in Barcelona, organized in three volumes and combining concrete and wood. The 1950s building has undergone a thorough revamp. The
Cal Maiol School draws on the character and the past of Can Batlló, associated with industrial activity. The new complex includes the existing transformer station and establishes a relationship with it in terms of type, construction, structure, and p
Designed as adaptable, open, multifunctional, and interchangeable spaces, each learning area is composed of articulated classrooms. A covered section in the courtyard invites to take activities outdoors...
Located on the slope of the Loma del Peyé, in Cartagena, the megaschool for the Pies Descalzos Foundation was conceived as an architectural and urban project with a significant social impact and the capacity to become a strong motor for change for t
This building, with its striking white facade looking seaward, is conceived as a continuation of the long, extensive walls of the old ‘maritime’ cemetery of Cádiz. The project works on the full volume, which mends the urban fabric within the limits m
The building lies on the edge of the Valterna residential area, on a stretch of land located between the dwellings and the En Dolça ravine, which separates Valterna from the expansion area of La Pinada, of the same property as the school. The first d
The future EESI is a school that functions as learning machine, a place consisting of flexible spaces characterized by their simplicity and economy of means, and that pays special attention to context and the history of the city...
Through the three intertwined scales – city, architecture, and user –, the proposal defies the established and obsolete codes of teaching to provide the Society of Jesus with a building that meets its educational and social aspirations...
In Sarriguren, a municipality 4 km south of Pamplona, this educational complex encompasses a built area of 25,000 square meters. A bold volume on the north side of the site blocks the usual cold wind blowing in from the mountains close to the basin,
This theatre for Horris Hill School in Newbury, a town in the county of Berkshire, England, is built with cross laminated timber (CLT) and Viroc composite panels – with a mix of wood fibers and cement particles – whose reddish tones resemble those of
This secondary school on Calle María Lombillo in Madrid is a work of the local practice of José María de Lapuerta and Paloma Campo. The design is focused on the Passivhaus strategy. Aside from diaphanous and extendable classrooms, it creates points o
Shortlisted in the international section of the 2020 FAD Awards, the project submitted by Albert Faus Madrid (Barcelona, 1972) involves reorganizing the Bangre Veenem educational complex, with its existing primary school serving the village of Youlou
The Helvetia School is an institution that was founded in 1949 by a group of Swiss citizens living in the north of Bogotá, who wanted to provide their children with an education in accordance with that of their country of origin, allowing them to con
As someone who makes a living from teaching, I occasionally have the apprehension, while watching my students fiddling with their laptops and cell phones during my lectures, that soon my role will be downsized by digital technologies. Most experts in
A school is walls and masters. Architecture and pedagogy make up the school buildings, and we want to think that their importance is equivalent. It is not so: a school can do without walls, but not without masters.If André Malraux theorized about a m
Un exterior rotundo, duro y compacto, en vivo contraste con la variedad de los espacios interiores —con las aulas dispuestas en forma de peine hacia el interior y el espacio libre fragmentado conformando numerosos patios— es la imagen que ofrece el i
Una pila de cajas de vidrio de diferentes alturas, rodeadas de cerchas trianguladas de acero, define la ampliación proyectada por el arquitecto suizo Christian Kerez para un complejo escolar en Leutschenbach, a las afueras de Zúrich. El proyecto trat
Como muestra Bertrand Tavernier en la película Ça commence aujourd’hui, la escuela ya no es sólo el lugar para la alfabetización sino para la formación del niño en el sentido más amplio y para la interacción social; interacción demandada por los camb
Actualmente nadie duda de que el periodo más importante de la vida de cualquier hombre o mujer son sus primeros días, sus primeros meses y sus primeros años. Antes de entrar en un aula escolar a los seis años, el niño ha desarrollado la mayor parte
La historia de la educación infantil (escolar y preescolar) es larga y compleja. Hasta hoy los más importantes pedagogos continúan el debate sobre la originalidad y primacía de sus respectivas doctrinas. Si se consideran las ideas radicales como el f
The Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China Academy of Art has in the countryside renovated an education center in the image of a village, with stacked volumes combining prefabricated elements, pitched roofs, and transparencies and color