Our proposal for school Can Fabra is located within the scope of the old Fabra i Coats factory perimeter, now blurred due to the demolition of the wall that enclosed the area. The project was sensitive to this fact and wanted to restore the original design wall as walking around the perimeter of our project. This wall was broken on the ground floor to allow both visual and physical communication between street, school and various public spaces around him.
The proposal is located in historic Fabra y Coats factory, formed by different industrial buildings of the beginning of twentieth century.
The pieces are organized according to two main axes defining the traces of the building. The ground floor hosts zoned for uses, the green spaces and common areas. The first floor is for nursery classrooms, the second floor is for elementary classrooms. The deck floor is accessible for elementary students and has located its outdoor patio.
The first project decision was to extend the existing wall to retain its original layout. The idea was that this would spread all around the ground floor by defining the limits of our project. This wall was broken only on points that interest us to have access or visual communication between different neighboring public spaces (plaza, library, equipment, etc..)
In the project for the new school we made an energy efficiency study to see which could have the affectations, whether owned or produced by the surrounding buildings (insolation, cast shadows, etc.)
Laura Alcaraz / Andreia Faley