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SANT JORDI SCHOOL


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SANT JORDI SCHOOL


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resources


resources


As the project is an extension to a MBM (Martorell Bohigas Mackay) building from 1974, we were suggested by the clients to use the same kind of materials. They were produced forty years ago, they are not available anymore.
So we just decided to use whichever systems and materials that were easy to get. For still in 2014, material stock is an issue after the country's economic downfall.

Architecture: Jordi Adell, Alex Gallego, Gerard Puig, David Tapias.

Structural engineer: Manel Arguijo. 
Contractor: Tarraco.

Architecture collaborators: Júlia Nabona, Ricard Pau, Carlos Gonzalvo.

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plan / search


plan / search


 

The commission is to add six classrooms, a dining room and a library to the existing Sant Jordi school, designed in the mid-seventies by MBM (Martorell Bohigas Mackay). There was a design scheme made by the Departament d’Ensenyament that had to be followed. As it had some basic design mistakes which we were not allowed to change, we had to come up with a ‘solar building’, with an outer porous skin that brought optimal light and climatic conditions to the inside.

A hard, bare CMU block façade, which creates these conditions by very simple variations, creating patios, galleries and privacy veils. The structure has to allow a probable first floor in the near future, because the new classrooms might become an independent languages school for the whole town of Vilanova i la Geltrú.

A light and high pergola unites the new and existing constructions, a shade for the kids playground, and a protection net for the football pitch.

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materialization


materialization


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a day in the life


José Hevia. 15 October 2015

a day in the life


José Hevia. 15 October 2015

On October 15th 2015, we visited the school with José Hevia. The students were there since September. We'll come back during 2017 to document the changes in its life.

All photographs © José Hevia

In January 11th 2017, José came back to the school.

All photographs © José Hevia

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lifecycle


lifecycle