Teresa Godes School in La Juncosa del Montmell (Tarragona)
Lluís Jubert   Ferran Pelegrina i Associats  

Teresa Godes School in La Juncosa del Montmell (Tarragona)

Lluís Jubert   Ferran Pelegrina i Associats  


Surrounded by trees and vineyards, the school has a porch that gives shelter and shade to the kindergarten and primary-level children enrolled. The outcome of a 2018 competition, the new school is located in El Montmell, the largest municipality of the Catalonian comarca Baix Penedès, specifically in La Juncosa de Montmell 430 meters high, the municipality's largest town.

The sober volume, compact and rising two floors, was designed to reduce building and maintenance costs, through a composition based on the proportions and the rhythm of the windows. Its position within the plot allows harnessing the southwest orientation for the preschool classrooms at ground level, and the northeast for the elementary-level classrooms upstairs, and separates the two courtyards naturally, leaving no residual spaces. Inside, wood gives a sense of warmth and large windows frame views of the rural landscape and the Montmell mountains.