The project was implemented in Ausias March Park, and the classrooms fit plastically among the mulberry trees to form a central courtyard with lobes. The courtyard is the heart of the project, linking together different classrooms and workshops and connecting open and closed spaces, while the deciduous trees provide natural control of sunlight as the seasons change.
On the outside, the building is closed in by a continuous façade opening up only at the door and a large window overlooking the old town centre. The façade and the roof are covered with white ceramic tiles: three-dimensional elements vaguely reminiscent of a bamboo fence, reflecting the strong sunlight to protect the interiors from high temperatures in summer.
Architects: Paredes Pedrosa arquitectos (Angela García de Paredes, Ignacio Pedrosa), Álvaro Oliver, Álvaro Rábano, Lucía Guadalajara, Ángel Camacho, Laura Pacheco (Project team)
Location: Parque Ausías March, Gandía. Valencia - Spain
Photo credits: Luis Asín