AZAB has finished the expansion of a school in northern spain. situated on the edges of igorre, a network in the basque nation, the new building is clad with punctured framing that shields the structure from direct daylight. the new development fills in as an expansion of the current elementary school building, planned by d. josé luis burgos, which goes back to the 1960s.
the brief AZAB was given required an expanded number of homerooms, with an accentuation on the new building’s course. halls and courses were to be wide and without impasses — spaces normally accepted to be unfavorable to a youngster’s prosperity and security. in the mean time, the whole building is arranged towards the play area, subsequently making the enormous open air space some portion of the school complex.
clad with punctured light blue sheets, a concertina-like façade is displayed to the play area. ‘this grid guarantees a viable sun oriented control for this west direction and simultaneously it offers adequate mechanical assurances to confront the games tracks,’ clarifies the plan group. the dynamic utilization of shading broadens inside, with brilliant yellow window casings and blue entryways found all through.