바르셀로나의 Escorial Street에 있는 Virolai Petit 유치원은 비공식적인 교육자인 Virolai를 위한 오랜 전통을 가진 교육 센터이다. 북쪽의 인접한 건물은 스포츠 센터이고, 건물의 각 층은 날씨가 적절한 경우 교육활동을 할 수 있는 파티오 발코니를 겸비한 3개의 강의실이 있다. 이번 프로젝트의 주요 목적 중 하나는, 금속 케이지가 추가된 지붕달린 놀이터를 갖춘, 기존 학교의 이미지에서 탈피하는 어떤 것을 만들어 내는 것이었다. 이러한 이유로 지붕달린 놀이터는 마치 피렌체의 궁전을 연상케하는 건물이 되었다.
The Virolai Petit kindergarten has been built on the Escorial Street in Barcelona for the private developer Virolai, which has a long tradition in teaching centers. An adjacent building at the north is a big sports center, while on all the other sides the school has free facades. A closed facade at the Escorial Street protects from the noise, and it opens onto an interior with views of green areas on three levels that are terraced in a fan starting from the roof. The levels are turning their forged fronts in order to create schoolyards on each level and to improve the orientation of the classrooms.
Each floor has three classrooms with balconies to the patio for the educational activities, when the weather is appropriate. One of the main intentions of the project is to flee from the typical image of schools with roof playgrounds that look like metal cages added to the building.
For this reason, the enclosure of the roof playground extends to the street with a composition reminiscent of that of a Florentine palace, with a tripartite division of the façade in which the classical bossages are now a Flexbrick fabric of white ceramic plaques that unifies the three levels. These mixed concrete panels and ceramic platelets on the base of the building contemplate an important technical innovation: as the internal reinforcement of the ceramic fabric does not contain a concrete perimeter frame, the ceramic pieces can reach the ends of the panel.
Location: Carrer de l'Escorial, 113, 08024 Barcelona, Spain
Area: 692.0 m2
Project Year: 2017
Photographs: Joan Guillamat
Manufacturers: MARAZZI, Flexbrick