Joaquim Carvalho High School

Figueira da Foz, PT . 2008-2011

Joaquim Carvalho High School
Figueira da Foz, PT . 2008-2011

Reuse requires the reading of what the history is leaving, and that has to be done each time in shorter time intervals, recognize a structure reinventing a way to inhabit it, reveal its qualities, understand its purpose and decide how to transform.

Adaptation of the school program at today's education requirements. the fundamental themes are: the school opened to the community, the school as a space of freedom for children.

A building constructed in 1969, in good condition. A school that always occupied the space with great intelligence and care.

Decide what to amputate in a body that apparently works, but that does not resist the introduction of the new program.
Subtract: ancillary buildings, the central body of the school and digging up a patio.

Add a new body to reconnect the existing constructions, three cores that solve accesses and technical areas.

Reuse the original buildings recovering systems and constructive materials
Draw the new buildings as pieces of the outer voids.
Clarify the circulations.
Expand the possibilities of relationship with the outside world.
Introducing comfort.

Inês Lobo with João Rosário, João Vaz, Gilberto Reis, Júlia Varela, Filipe Soares, Sérgio Silva, Sérgio Pereira, Henrieta Selcová, Vasco Lopes,, Job Morais, Pedro Coelho, Rafael Marques
Structures: ADF Engenheiros Consultores; Pedro Morujão
Hydraulic Installations: Fernanda Valente
Electrical Installations,Telecommunication and Security: GPIC Projectos Consultoria e Instalações; Fernando Aires, Alexandre Martins
Heating, Ventilation, Building Physics, Thermic and Acoustics: NaturalWorks; Guilherme Carrilho da Graça
Landscape Architecture: Global Arquitectura Paisagista Lda, João Gomes da Silva
Project Revision: Rui Prata Ribeiro Lda; Rui Prata Ribeiro, Paula Balseiro
Construction Company: Casais

Photographer: Leonardo Finotti

Nomination for the Secil 2012 Prize


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