The design of the building uses an organizational scheme directly related to the structural matrix of the territory and more decisively the tree formations which are the most prevalent and enhanced elements of the site.
An outdoor space was created and associated with each unit, enabling and independence for children with mobile disabilities. In addition to these spaces, interior patios were created as well.
Common services used by the students and teachers are located in the central axis of the building complex.
The central axis in a longitudinal direction that relates to the slope of the terrain and contains the common areas or services such as library, cafeteria and a central space for teachers to access all the other components of the complex.
This route is distinguished vertically in two levels, the first level for the students and at the second level, for the teachers. Source by Cerejeira Fontes Arquitectos.
Location: Barcelos, Portugal
Architects: Cerejeira Fontes Arquitectos (Imago-Atelier de Arquitectura e Engenharia)
Project Team: André de Moura Leitão Cerejeira Fontes António Jorge de Moura Leitão Cerejeira Fontes, Asbjorn Andresen
Engineer: TDP- Projectos e Fiscalização, Lda
Área: 13 000m2
Photographs: Benjamin Alstrup Velure, Courtesy of Cerejeira Fontes Arquitectos