The building is conceived structured in four levels: two below ground, for parking and three above ground containing the program divided into six areas: common areas, located on the ground floor and composed mainly of vestibular areas, cafeteria, library, auditorium, gymnasium, stationery, photocopying; teaching area, located on the first floor and part of the second floor, comprising classrooms and workshops for students; departmental area, consists of the offices and meeting areas and consultation teacher, on the second floor; management and secretarial area, located on the ground floor; parking area, located in the semibasement and basement of the building, has 300 spaces for vehicles; and hurch, with separate entrance from the outside.
The initial idea of providing an architecture close, almost family both in the composition of spaces as in the treatment of light and texture that providing ceramic skin. The materiality of this building is linked from the beginning to the argument of the project process. Ground floor is projected as a threshold space compressed by the building itself its upper floors. One can say that this building project is the ceramic surround their classrooms that hangs over the city map. This basic approach results in the structural solution adopted for this project based on the study of the section: a roof truss, containing the two upper floors of classrooms and departments, supported by two lines of media saving a long span, under which common areas are developed in continuity with the outside areas of landscaped terraces and protected by a powerful cantilever.
Ceramic piece. Terracotta pieces made of clays and ground grog. Extruded and flint fired at high temperature in a slow process. The project develops a terracotta’s ventilated façade, this type of facade improves its energetic passive efficiency due to the terracotta’s 9 cm piece. The facade consists of the following layers: Ceramic piece (90 mm) + Air-gap (100 mm) + Galvanized metal sheet corrugated with exterior high-density polyurethane (70 mm) + Rockwool acoustic isolation (50 mm) + Double plasterboard partition wall. Four main parts were used in the piece’s extrusion molds: two of them flat and two round (one concave and the other convex).
Tile of Spain Awards ASCER 2012. Prizewinner Interior Design category
CID Awards 2013. Honourable mention International Design category
Archdiocese of Granada
Sergio García (Installations)
Anton Amann, Mikel Juarrero, ALS Lighting (Lighting)
DISSET (Ceramic covering engineering)