Art school in Valladolid

estudio Primitivo González | e.G.a 

This art school stands on what historical maps say was taken up by the food gardens of Valladolid's Convent of Discalced Carmelites. This marked the design from the start, through a play of opposites. The exterior shows an architecture of black brick walls, which enclose a bright interior determined by an architecture of courtyards devoted to creativity, with formal allusions to industrial architecture, to production. One courtyard defines the classrooms zone in two levels. The other one organizes the workshops under a plane of folded concrete that appears straight on the facade and fragmented inward.