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Nursery School in La Milagrosa by Pereda Pérez Arquitectos situated in Plaza Alfredo Floristán, Pamplona, Spain | The Hardt
Nursery School in La Milagrosa by Pereda Pérez Arquitectos situated in Plaza Alfredo Floristán, Pamplona, Spain. The project is characterized by the use of prefabricated concrete elements. On the one hand in the ribbed floors that allow spaces of great lights, versatile and constructive celerity. And on the other hand, the latticework of the facade also made with a concrete and prefabricated form of concrete that singles out the building. This, as a mechanism of protection of the school with respect to the square that without isolating it, guarantees a good control of sunlight, and more privacy in a building of these characteristics located on ground floor.
On the kindergarten project in Pamplona, the value of the site is the main constraint, without it this project would not be easy to understand. The plot, result of a reallocation project, is located on the edge of a suburb in Pamplona. The geometry of such plot had practically a triangular shape, where two of its sides had the nature of dividing walls corresponding to the rear of a row of buildings, while the third side, and with the longest length, was orientated to the south, open to the square where the access is built. Due to the extreme conditions of the plot and the program we thought that it was an exercise where firstly the common sense and the logic should be imposed in relation with the layout of the uses of the building and the priority of exploiting the sunlight prior than any other approach of highest complexity or exuberance.
For that reason, the proposal was not adjusted to an isolated construction in an aggressive location; we understood it as the plinth of the preexisting buildings. For that reason, we understood that the project should keep those values and to act as such. In that way was conformed, as an independent cell, which perimeter of changing concrete is placed and integrated on the plinth of this dividing wall. From this design, it was generated, with architectural mechanisms the different manners to light and to ventilate.
The project from the site and the program expected to work from the contrast adapting to the two situations; In one side the outside treated as an abstract plinth, in an ordered manner, modular and categorical. And on the other side, the inside of the section treated as uneven, permeable, friendly and luminous. The program was basically adjusted to five educational modules, a big general space to organize the prior mentioned spaces and to allow to be used as entertainment space when the climatologic conditions prevent to enjoy the two outdoor playgrounds, with its arcades, also requested, besides additional indoor spaces for administration, services, and facilities.
It was decided to place, from the organizational logic, the educational modules, understood as main spaces, at the only external side of the plot in order to ensure on those the direct sunlight and the views to the public space as the only values where the plot contribute with. From this decision it was developed the rest of the program in a natural way with the physical constraint of the plot: the educational modules were centered considerably on the linear development of the square edge to release to its sides and at the ends the spaces planned to be used as outdoor playgrounds where the own geometry of the plot made difficult different uses and reinforce the idea that the spaces planned for children always have direct sunlight.
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