Made from a PEI notice (Procedure for Expression of Interest), this proposal for MG State Schools seeks to define an architectural identity linked to a modular and flexible solution for the new teaching units in primary and high school.
The proposed solutions start from blocks of program which aim standardization. The range of block options allows varied accommodation in diverse terrain morphologies and topographies. A school open to the community was taken as a basic organizing principle of the buildings: the community spaces (multi-use rooms, dining room, court and stage, covered patio) were sectored in order to maintain a physical separation of the classrooms, concentrated on a back position of the land and with an independent access.
All blocks have its natural light regulated depending on the sun orientation. They are protected by precast concrete brise soleil aligned along the corridors, so it can dampen excessive sunlight and also act as a seating area. Such louvers also provide a unique architectural language to schools, where each floor is marked by a chromatic hue with minor tonal variations setting the rhythm of all facades. In addition, some zones with larger openings provide intense natural lighting in loitering areas, and draw syncopated gaps in the facades to escape the typical monotony of standard designs.
The project was done in partnership with M3 Arquitetura.