The Sant Jordi public school, designed by MBM on the early seventies, needed some extra space. Vilanova also needed to house, in the midterm, their public foreign languages school. So the program was to design a school that might be easily transformed into a languages school, that would be totally independent from the former, in a few years.
The commission is the result of a one phase public competition. Hidden amongst the documents, there was a plan designed by the Departament d'Ensenyament. During the first meeting we were told that the plan had to be followed. We found out in the next meeting that they meant it -literally. Such are the strange conditions of some public commissions these days.