❮ Projects


The expression "It takes a village to raise a child" portrays schools as an educational community that fosters lifelong learning. The goal is to build a space for integration and socialization, not only creating the perception of the school as a "home" but also encouraging a balanced education that leads to comprehensive personal development.
The architectural object is presented as a metaphor for the crossroads between vertical and horizontal learning, being in complete harmony and integration with the surrounding environment.
The proposed object is understood as a solid of pure geometry, specifically a parallelepiped, sculpted by the subtraction of other solids. To standardize its volumetry, giving it the appearance of a single solid, a structure is developed that envelops the different volumes. This element, composed of orientable translucent blades, not only dynamizes the facade but also controls the interior lighting by rotating different sets of elements, resulting in light effects with changes in transparency and color levels.
Maintaining the accesses to the west and east as required, two overlapping central atriums are developed, with double height near the entrances, providing visual permeability between the floors. These spaces are connected by a helical staircase with symbolic and sculptural value, resulting in a reception space folded in half.
Within the volumetric compound, there is a high functional organization and efficiency in the relationship and interaction of different functional cores, emphasizing a successful programmatic division per floor.
More dynamism is added to the proposed building through the use of stimulating chromatic elements, predominantly the color yellow and similar hues, and the creation of green roofs over the gyms.


Location: Smíchov, Praga
Year: 2018
Client: CCEA MOBA - Concurso
Area: 2815.98 m2
3D Visualization: MA Arquitetos