Castelldefels Primary School, Barcelona Building

Castelldefels Primary School, Barcelona Education Building, Project, Photo, Design, Image

Primary School in Castelldefels, Barcelona

Education Development in Catalonia, Spain – design by Estudio Carme Pinós

10 Feb 2009

Castelldefels Primary School

Barcelona, Spain


Design: Estudio Carme Pinós

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The plot presents two problems: being exposed to the view of the houses around it and the noise of the train. The project could be understood as the answer to both facts.

We separate the building from the houses to protect the playing area from the noise of the train. The ground floor is used for common spaces which are freely placed and allow transparency on both sides, giving the impression that both spaces are located in the middle of the garden.

The classrooms are located at the upper floors, facing the interior of the plot, showing their back to the railway.

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The facade, parallel to the street and the railroad tracks remind us of an elevated train. We have chosen to use a tilted roof considering the roof top as just another façade that is exposed to the houses around it.

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Primary School in Castelldefels – Building Information

Location: Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain

Client: Generalitat de Catalunya

Competition: 2003
Basic Design Project: 2003
Detail Design Project: 2004
Start of Construction: 2005
End of Construction: 2006

Built: 3.496m2
Site: 4.288 m2

Final Cost: 4.121.623€

Main architect: Carme Pinós Desplat

Architects: Juan Antonio Andreu, Samuel Arriola, Matteo Caravatti, David Sebastián, Agustín Pérez Torres

Structure: Robert Brufau
Plumbing, electricity: RC Enginyers
Quantity surveyor: CBA Josep Camps

Construction Company: COPCISA

Photographs: Duccio Malagamba, COPCISA

Location:Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain