Escola Gavina

Gradolí & Sanz

Authors: Carmel Gradolí, Arturo Sanz, Carmen Martínez Gregori, architects.
Location: Partida La Martina, Picanya, Valencia, Spain.
Project: 2011.
Construction: 2013-2014.
Client: Escola Gavina Cooperativa.
Photographer: Mariela Apollonio.

The expansion of educational facilities of the “Escola Gavina” involves the construction of a pavilion which can host all type of mass events (meetings, parties, theatrical and musical performances, etc.) in addition to regular use as sports ground. The program comes complete with one music room and a psychomotor one.

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The new building gets in relation with the existing building dates from 1980, this is a quadrangular prism with the portal frame marking composition. The volume is partially empty while the structure is preserved. The composition of our building reinterprets the original keys with a different constructive solution: a quadrangular prism structure with concrete walls with all the corners emptied, where we located the access. A spatial structure solves the roof, and his geometry give place to triangular skylights.

 

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Site Plan

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North & South Elevations

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East & West Elevations

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Sliding South Wall Detail
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Builder: ENSECON, Obras y Servicios, S.L.
Team: VALTER, Valenciana de estructuras. Structural Engineering; Pablo Gómez Sanchez, Electrical and Hydraulic Engineering, Francisco Vallet Ferrer, Construction Management and Quantity Surveillance.
Builded surface: 1.348 s.q.m.
Urbanized area: 4.000 s.q.m.
Costs: Urbanization, 330.000 €; Building, 1.120.000 €; Total, 1.450.000 €, Urbanization unit, 82,50 €/s.q.m.; and Building unit, 831,00 €/s.q.m. (VAT included).
Materials: Structure, reinforced concrete walls, ceiling spatial structure; Facades, white concrete, glass and acrylic on steel structure, steelwork, woodwork, retractable ceramic and glass enclosure, solar protection blinds made of recycled PE; Cover, light cover deck type; Siding, white concrete, ceramics, sound absorption by perforated brick and rock wool; Flooring, smooth concrete in the sports,wood in classrooms and circulation, ceramics in bathrooms; Sustainability, natural lighting, passive solar control, natural cross-ventilation, biomass heating, recovery of rainwater for irrigation, use of recycled PE in the lattice.