Filed Under: Schools / Universities
Ramon Esteve sent us their project, the Jaume I Secondary School, that was completed in 2010. The building was built using prefabricated concrete panels.
Starting from defined conditionings, as the lands topography, irregular geometry, pre-existent building and the programs complexity, it is designed a whole of four volumes interrelated, holding the program total, defining its own exterior.¬† The volumes are white-colores, made of prefabricated concrete panels. Are situated alternately, these forms areas enclosed by the architecture and vegetation. This way the sports ground, play ground, vegetable garden, parking and the ground kept for the extension are located harmoniously.¬†
The main building is like an axis which orders the whole complex, lodging the common areas and articulating the different volumes through porches and glass connections.¬† It is conceived as a solid with vertical subtractions as colourful courtyards, working as a source of light and freedom.¬† These courtyards bring dynamism to the interior course and enhance the scene.¬† The other three buildings that complete the complex, like the gym and workshops, show an industrial typography, wide and high ceilings, designed as solid volumes which are ventilated and lighted through great openings at the roof.
Due to a coordinated scheme, it is obtained a homogeneous whole in conception and construction.
Jaume I Secondary School
IES JAUME I. ONTINYENT
Arquitecto: Ramon Esteve
Arquitectos Colaboradores: Mar√≠a Daroz, Olga Bad√≠a, Rub√©n Navarro, Catherine Genet
Colaboradores: Juan A. Ferrero, Rafael Esteve, Angels Quiralte, Silvia M. Mart√≠nez, Annia Povloska, Patricia Campos, Tudi Soriano
Arquitecto T√©cnico: Emilio P√©rez
Jefe de Obra: Jorge Mart√≠nez
Superficie construida: 12.200,26 m2
Finalizaci√≥n obra: 2010
Fotograf√≠a: Xavier Moll√†