Velas Basic and Secondary School

Nº 90, 2º ANDAR, SALA 4,
4470-145 MAIA

Velas Basic and Secondary School

| Azores |

Construction Owner > Education and Training Reg. Department of the Autonomous Region of the Azores

Public Design Competition (3rd Place)

The aim was to respect the dynamics of space use by the age groups in question, and simultaneously promote the safety and comfort of students. Separate playgrounds were defined for kindergarten and the 1st cycle, with the rest of the area being freely accessible to second and third cycle students, as well as those attending secondary education.
The adopted design language arises from the modular rhythm imposed by the windows on the building’s elevations and the cadence of the roofs, which in turn is deconstructed in the design lines that organize the exterior space and define functions and environments.