Eco Middle School
The competition brief required a modern and sustainable building school hosting a total of 525 alumni that included also a gymnasium and spaces for extra scholar activities. The selected project area is already occupied with several school facilities that will be replaced with new ones. This condition has suggested our design about the localisation of the main functions within the area and the building priorities.
Our proposal aims to generate a complex building unique and recognizable to be completed in three phases in order to facilitate the school function during the construction works.
Each phase is characterized by the realisation of a piece of the complex, starting from the school building that host the classrooms, a multifunctional space for socializing and exams, an open library and administration offices. The second phase is about the realisation of the new gymnasium with bleachers. Finally, the third phase provides the building of the school cafeteria, study rooms, exhibith area and an auditorium with recording studio.
We have provided the school with several outdoor activities to enhance the creativitiy and the socialisation between alumni, teachers and parents. On this basis, we have designed an outdoor auditorium and a multi-purpose playground. This last, is served by a sloping garden to play free.
The modular building system proposed aims to reducing the construction times and costs and facilitating the reuse of the construction materials and structures at the end of their life-cycle.